PR & Development Coordinator Hired in Central Louisiana

Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana is pleased to announce the hiring of Meghan Odom, Public Relations and Development Coordinator.


Odom shares, “There are so many reasons I was initially attracted to Volunteers of America. Growing up all I wanted was to help impact the lives of others in a positive manner and eventually that turned into a passion for reaching others through Public Relations and Nonprofit work. When I discovered Volunteers of America, the mission and values so closely aligned with everything I hold dear that I knew this was an organization where I would love to serve.” She adds, “I’ve always wanted to make the world a better place and help those most critically in need. I couldn’t think of a better way to do so than with Volunteers of America.”


Odom recently moved from Florida to Louisiana. She brings a breadth of knowledge in event planning, as well as excellent customer service and public relations skills to the agency. Previously, she has worked at The Walt Disney Company, Orlando Magic, AmericanKidz Adoption Services and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


In her new role, Odom will be assisting Regional Vice President, Joshua Blackwell, in the community. Blackwell writes, “As Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana expands its reach in our community to include more individuals needing our ministry of service, we are beyond excited to announce the newest member of our team, Meghan Odom.  Meghan will be at the forefront of our marketing and fundraising initiatives as we seek to increase involvement from our community to serving the most vulnerable.


Odom is also ready to begin her new career opportunity. “I am most looking forward to helping Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana grow and impact the lives of even more people in need within our area,” Odom said. “As I am brand new to Central Louisiana, I really look forward to making meaningful and long-lasting connections in the community!”


About Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana:

For 30 years, Volunteers of America in Central Louisiana has transformed lives by providing opportunity and offering support, so each person can reach their full potential. Central Louisiana services began in 1986 with just one program, adoption and crisis pregnancy services. Today, we have over 10 programs touching the lives of over 1,500 children and families, Veterans, people with disabilities, and those seeking affordable housing each year. For more information, visit or call 1-318-442-8026.

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