VOLUNTEERISM | Volunteer Louisiana



Join us in highlighting the exceptional work of volunteers across the state of Louisiana!



Layne McDaniel - 2021 Greater Capital Area Champion of Service

Layne’s volunteerism spans over years and through various organizations in Baton Rouge, but he’s always had a focus on youth, financial education, and entrepreneurship. He serves in multiple leadership roles, including as the Chair for Greater Baton Rouge and Acadiana Board of Directors of Junior Achievement Greater Baton Rouge & Acadiana Inc. and as a high school mentor for the Trust Your Crazy Idea competition.



Brooke Foy - 2021 Northeast Louisiana Champion of Service

Brooke is an assistant professor at the University of Louisiana Monroe and volunteers with several art projects throughout West Monroe. She teaches art workshops, spearheads public art projects, and volunteers with various festivals and events. Earlier this week, we presented Brooke her award, and it was amazing to see the support Brooke has from her community. Many describe her as a go-getter, and we are inspired by how she turns her ideas into reality. You can see two of Brooke’s public art projects in our photos. Herons on the Bayou is an initiative that created and installed 51 sculptures throughout West Monroe. Brooke also helped revitalize murals throughout downtown, including the West Monroe mural.



"Volunteerism shows the strength of Louisiana's character and the resilience of our spirit." - Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser 

Last year, more than 929,000 Louisiana residents volunteered, contributing 81.1 million hours of service at an estimated economic value of more than $1.9 billion.

If you are interested in finding volunteer opportunities in your area, visit Volunteer Now.


Additional Volunteer Resources

Volunteering in America Report