Volunteer Opportunities

For more information contact Shelby McCarty, Community Engagement Coordinator,  at 318-221-2669 or shelby.mccarty@voanorthla.org.




Volunteer job Location Available dates/times Job description
Tutor LightHouse

Community Sites: Downtown LightHouse (820 Travis Street, Shreveport La) and Bossier City LightHouse (2101 Scott Street, Bossier City, La); Mondays-Thursdays.

School-Based Sites: Creswell Elementary, Westwood Elementary, J.S. Clark Elementary, Fair Park Middle; Broadmoor Middle; Booker T. Washington High School. Tuesdays- Thursdays.

Tutoring children and helping them with their homework during the school year. Reading to children, helping with arts and crafts, sports, etiquette and other enrichment activities.
Tutor Communities In Schools Booker T. Washington; Fair Park; Broadmoor; Oak Park; Creswell
J.S. Clark 
Tutoring children in subjects where they have difficulty and helping them with their homework during the school year. Volunteers hours available in am and pm.
Teen Club Speaker LightHouse

Community Sites: Downtown LightHouse (820 Travis Street, Shreveport La) and Bossier City LightHouse (2101 Scott Street, Bossier City, La); 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs

Speaking to high school students about your career, personal story, hobbies, etc.
Arts and Crafts leader LightHouse 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs Plan and lead and arts and crafts activity for the children ages Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Teach a Physical Activity Class Corbitt Lodge 10 a.m. on a Monday or Tuesday Teach a physical activity class for residents, such as stretching or chair yoga.
Teach a Creative writing class Travis LightHouse 4 to 5:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs Plan and implement activities that will increase and enhance our middle school youth’s creative writing and poetry skills.
Community Gardeners Greenwood Lodge and Travis LightHouse daytime hours Assist children and/or people with disabiltiies in the maintenance and care of the community garden and growing station.
Adult Life Skills Trainers Veterans Home Weekdays Speak to Veterans about common life skills such as money management, owning a home, health care





Volunteer job Location Available dates/times Job description
Provide a Sunday Dinner Veterans Home 4-6 p.m. Sundays Prepare and serve Sunday dinner for the 48 residents of the Veterans Transitional Living Center. Meals must be prepared and ready to serve upon arrival.
Table Server/Host Highland Center 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays Join Highland Center Ministries in serving dinner to the local community at weekly meals.
Bingo Caller Corbitt Lodge Twice a month – 4:30 p.m. Wed. Call Bingo games for a group of residents
Check Blood Pressure Corbitt and Independence Lodges

Corbitt: 2 or 3 p.m. Thursdays or Fridays

Independence: 2 or 3 p.m. Mondays or Tuesdays

Conduct biweekly blood pressure checks for our residents. 
Lead an Activity South Pointe Place once a month or more often Lead an activity, such as quilting, card games, or educational talks with group of residents. South Pointe Place is a 50 unit apartment complex for low income senior adults..
Plan an Ice Cream Social Corbitt and Independence Lodges Noon (12 p.m.) Thursdays or Fridays Plan a fun social and provide ice cream for 10 residents.
Fitness Class LightHouse Teen Club 6-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays Lead teens in a fitness class. They are up for anything from dance to kickboxing to yoga!




Occasional or Ongoing (in other words, whatever works best for you!):

Volunteer job Location Available dates/times Job description
Prepare a meal Group homes Evenings or weekends Prepare and serve dinner with the residents of our group homes for people with mental illness. Facilities house between 6 and 9 residents.
Teach a Topic Vision of Hope 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Fri Provide educational/recreational workshops for participants, i.e.teach an art or nutrition class. Visions is our day program for people with mental illness.
Landscaper/painter Veterans Home  Daytime hours – could be weekends Landscape the patio and front of the home.
Guest speaker LightHouse 3 to 5:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs or
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon-Thurs in the summer
Provide educational/recreational workshops for students ages kindergarten through 12th grade, such as art projects or healthy living
Host a collection drive   ongoing Host a collection drive to fill our program wish lists
Share your recipes   ongoing Teach a group of children or senior adult residents your favorite no-cook recipe. Volunteers would need to supply ingredients and bring needed kitchen tools.
Share your hobby   ongoing Are you passionate about a particular sport, topic or interest? Come share it with our clients. Bring pictures and a slide show to help engage everyone!
Plan an outing Veterans Facility Evenings or weekends Plan a trip to go fishing, bowling, attend a sporting event or go to the movies for a group of men from the Veterans Transitional Living Program
Friend of Volunteers
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varies varies Sometimes we need help for a few hours with a special event. Let Shelby McCarty know you want to be a friend, and you will receive regular updates of how you and/or your group can: run check-ins, organize donations, serve food, or help with various other tasks for one of our one-time events.