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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Volunteers needed to help with the Louisiana High School State Wrestling Championships in Bossier

Volunteers needed to help with the Louisiana High School State Wrestling Championships in Bossier

The best of the best in high school wrestling will be in Shreveport – Bossier to compete in the State Championships.  Volunteers are needed to help with the scoring table and in other areas area. 

The biggest need is scoring table volunteers.  Knowledge of the sport is a plus and we will have a training class that Thursday before the event

The Louisiana High School State Wrestling Tournament is Fri. Feb 16 and Sat. Feb 17, 2018.

You can help with one day or both.  You can also help with multiple shifts if you would like.

            CenturyLink Center in Bossier City

Volunteers are needed:

Friday Feb 16

Scoring Table volunteers
(Knowledge of the sport a plus but not a must and advance training will be available)
             1st shift: 8am - noon
2nd shift:  11:30am – 4pm
             3rd shift: 3:30pm – until

Floater - check in door + runner + water filler
 1st shift:  5am – 11am
              2nd shift:  10:30am – 4:30pm
              3rd shift: 4pm – until

Saturday Feb 17

Scoring Table volunteers
(Knowledge of the sport a plus but not a must and advance training will be available)
             1st shift: 9am - noon
2nd shift:  11:30am – 4pm
             3rd shift: 3:30pm – until   (If you work 3 or more shift you can request to work the finals)

Floater - check in door + runner + water filler
 1st shift:  6am – 11am
               2nd shift:  10:30am – 4:30pm
              3rd shift: 4pm – until

Volunteers will get a meal for each shift you work.

If you would like to help let me know which day, shifts and please include your cell phone number. I will then send you a confirmation email with all the need to know information.

We need a lot of volunteers for this one so please feel free to forward this email on to anyone else that may want to help.

Important note: Volunteers must be 18 or older to help.

Teresa Micheels, Volunteer/Project Manager
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
629 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Your Sports Connection
318-429-0628 or 800-551-8682, ext. 146

A division of the Shreveport – Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

Friday, January 26, 2018

BHP Billiton YMCA Just for Miles 3-Day Triathlon - Volunteers Needed

Friday, March 9th (BHP Billiton YMCA, 50-metre pool)
Swim lap counters and timers.  Volunteer shifts are two-hour shifts, starting at 5:00 AM and ending at 7:00 PM.  Volunteers can choose any time(s), contact Misty Alexander with time preference. 

Sunday, March 11th (BHP Billiton YMCA)
10 volunteers for water stations for the half marathon 6:30 AM

5 volunteers for the finish line 7:30 AM

For questions or sign-up, contact:

Misty Alexander 
Wellness Director 
YMCA of Northwest Louisiana
Phone: 318.674.9635 
Cell: 318.469.4602

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Volunteers needed for upcoming community events.

Volunteers needed for upcoming community events.

If you have questions or would like to help please email me and include your cell phone number and I will send you more information.

Battle on the Hardwood this weekend
Multi State High School Basketball Tournament 
Help in the Hospitality/VIP room and collecting surveys
            Date: Fri Nov 17 from 3:30pm - 10pm 
Date: Sat Nov 18 from 3pm - 10pm volunteers
Location: Centenary Gold Dome

Shreveport - Bossier Tourist Bureau open house
Help keep the food areas clean and give directions to VIP, community dignitaries and the 300 plus guest.
              Date: Fri Dec 1
             Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Shreveport – Bossier Tourist Bureau office, downtown Shreveport

Red River Balloon Rally and U.S. Hot Air Balloon Nationals (Balloon Crew and Measuring Team training)
There will be a training for those that are interested in being part of a chase crew or helping on the measuring team for the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Championships in July 2018.
           Training Date: Tue Dec. 5
           Time: 5:30pm and it will last about an hour
Location: Shreveport – Bossier Tourist Bureau office
(This training is for those interested in volunteering to get a better idea on what their duties will be and what they will experience.

Teresa Micheels, Volunteer/Project Manager
Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission
629 Spring Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Your Sports Connection
318-429-0628 or 800-551-8682, ext. 146

A division of the Shreveport – Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Young Scholars Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking for students (high school or college) to assist with an event on Saturday, November 4th. If your club, sorority, or fraternity needs community service hours, this is the perfect opportunity. Details listed below:

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017
Time: 9am-12pm, lunch provided
Location: Shreveport Convention Center, College Fair
Duties: Greet visitors, distribute brochures, etc.

Attire: Tee shirt provided, jeans or khakis, comfortable shoes

If interested, please call (318) 934-0093 for more information.  

Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit competition volunteers needed

The Cyber Innovation Center’s National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) is kicking off the 2017-2018 Regional Autonomous Robotics Circuit (RARC) of Northwest Louisiana season, and we need an army of energetic volunteers to help make our competitions organized and fun for the 1,000 participating students. No previous robotics experience is needed!  There are many roles available, and instruction will be provided.

RARC competitions allow students in grades 3-12 to showcase their cyber and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills by competing in challenges against other students within their divisions (elementary, middle, and high school).  Our theme this year is Small Wonders, Big Possibilities. The students (grades 3-12) will explore concepts like chemistry, biology, nanotechnology, and, of course, robotics while participating in challenges on a competition mat designed to look like a laboratory.

Our first RARC competition will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Bossier Civic Center (620 Benton Road, Bossier City, LA 71111).

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up at<>. Also, please help us spread the word about this rewarding volunteer experience by forwarding this email and sharing or posting the RARC volunteer flyer found here<>.

Please contact me with any questions. Thanks for your support of RARC!
JoAnn M. Marshall
Cyber Innovation Center
318-759-1609 - phone
318-759-1622 – fax<

Monday, October 23, 2017

YWCA NWLA Opportunities

Opportunities available through the YWCA NWLA: Please contact Lauren Jackson at if interested. 

Giving Tuesday- We are participating in the national social media campaign to raise funds that are critical to our programs. (What is Giving Tuesday? “Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for purposes of hashtag activism, refers to the Tuesday after U.S. Thanksgiving in the United States. It is a movement to create an international day of giving at the beginning of the Christmas and holiday season.)  We are looking for social media ambassadors to post to their followers about our organization to raise funds and awareness for our mission and programs.

We would love to have a Christmas Free Gift Wrapping. We would provide the materials, and the girls can provide the time, to offer free gift wrapping to the community, either at our location or on campus.

We also hope to offer presentations to the college campuses on Human Trafficking 101, information on workshops we offer (Trauma Informed Care, “Before You Say I Do”, Business Legal Advice, and Divorce 101), also opportunities for girls to work with the underserved girls we serve in our LEAD program, or as Mentors for our high school girls on our LEAD Teen Advisory Board.

The LEAD (Leadership Empowerment, and Development) program for at-risk teen girls in local schools and community centers focusing on building leadership, communication, decision making, goal setting skills, healthy choices and lifestyle with the goals of reducing high school drop-out and teen pregnancy and preparing girls for college.   Last year, the program served 450 girls in five locations.  This year, we have expanded to 14 locations, including Linwood Charter, Fair Park, Broadmoor and Booker T. Washington Middle Schools, Woodlawn and Northwood High schools, social service programs such as Boys and Girls Club, Lighthouse Girls Club and CADA, as well as in public housing centers such as Wilkinson Terrace and Barton Manor.  Next year, we expect to serve over 500 girls through groups and over 200 girls through workshops.

The Trauma Recovery Counseling program provides counseling and advocacy for teens, women, and senior women.  Last year, we served 43 counseling clients 50 senior women. 

The parent education and support program focuses on early childhood development and support and education for parents of all ages of children.  This year, we will serve over 250 parents.

The racial justice program provides community forums and the Dialogue on Race 6-week series. Last year, the Dialogue on Race program provided 6-week groups sessions to over 50 participants

The FREE coalition is a collaboration of local entities that coordinate efforts to eliminate sex-trafficking. Coalition members include YWCA, Caddo Parish Juvenile Services, Gingerbread House, Purchased, FBI Child Exploitation Task Force, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, Shreveport Police Department, Bossier City Marshall’s Office, Caddo Parish District Attorney’s Office, Caddo Parish Juvenile Defender’s Office, The Center for Children and Families, Hope for the Homeless, Jewel House, Changing Behavior Services, United Way, Project Celebration, Catholic Charities, Volunteers for Youth Justice, the Department of Children and Family Services.  In the past year, we trained over 3,000 participants.

The Fresh Start program focuses on economic empowerment of women, particularly women who are underemployed, in low-wage jobs, or in a transition time in their lives