Office of Global Engagement

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

VOA Highland Center Wish List

  • Children's CD's (lullaby's, ocean sounds, Raffi, Wiggles, etc)
  • Educational Computer Games and School Age Board Games
  • New Pullover Bibs or Disposable Bibs
  • Diapers- All Sizes
  • Kleenex, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Baby Wipes
  • Liquid Antibacterial Soap, Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Sprays (ie: Lysol)
  • Construction Paper, Glue Sticks, Bottles of Glue
  • Tickets to the Movies or Sci-Port

For more information, please call Brandy McNeill at (318) 221-8404. Supplies may be brought to the Volunteers of America Highland Center, 520 Olive Street, Front Desk, M-F, 8-5 p.m.

The Providence House is Looking for Donations and Volunteers!

The Providence House is a residential development center for homeless families with children, providing comprehensive support services for improving the family structure and moving the family into independent living to break the homeless cycle. The singular aim of the program is to break the cycle of homelessness by helping families gain the resources necessary to move permanently into independent living.

Currently, The Providence House helps over 65 families a day, and are in need of donations for the following supplies:

Cleaning supplies, diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6), Hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and paper towels.

For more information about donating call Sarah Causey at (318) 221-7887 or email her at email to sign up.

The Glen Needs Computer Tutors

The Glen is looking for volunteers to teach their senior residents about computers at a Level 1 skill set. Interested volunteers are asked to bring their own computer if available to use.

The times and days of the week would depend on the volunteer's availability. For more information contact Susan Skinner at email.

H.E.L.P. Law Offices

H.E.L.P. Law Offices provides legal advice and assistance for homeless and low-income residents of Caddo and Bossier parishes. This service takes place every 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:30am-8:30am at the Centerpoint Community Services building located at 2121 Fairfield Ave. in Suite 130.

Legal assistance is only given for civil legal issues only, criminal issues are not addressed. Appointments are necessary to see an attorney. To do so call (318) 221-2205 or (318) 227-2100.

This service is co-sponsored by Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project and Centerpoint Community Services.

The Meadows Museum of Art - Docent Program

The Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of Louisiana is an educational unit of the College charged with the collection, conservation, preservation and interpretation of visual art works of museum quality from the permanent College Collection inclusive of the Indochina Collection of Jean Despujols. The Museum augments its permanent collections by maintaining a rigorous temporary exhibition schedule designed to reflect the diversity and interests of the regional community by presenting the highest level of aesthetic achievements of individuals and cultures.

If you would be interested in helping the museum to fulfill this need by acting as a docent you can contact Helen Field, docent-school coordinator for the museum by phone at (318) 841-7271 or by email at email.

Mentoring Program with Volunteers of America

Interested in mentoring a child one hour per week, becoming a role model in their life and helping them to succeed?

Contact Brandy McNeill, Executive Director of the Highland Center, at (318) 221-8404 Ext. 318.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is a state-of-the-art computer lab to help adults learn to use basic software programs, write resumes, etc. Workshops on a variety of topics are held. Volunteers are needed to assist students on the computers and to lead workshops.

Interested in helping? Contact Shantell Dennis at (318) 221-8404.

Families Helping Families Parent Support Group

Are you a parent or know a parent of a child with a disability? Families Helping Families has a support group for parents of children with all disabilities and abilities from ages 0-9 years old.

For more information contact Early Steps Program Coordinator, Monica Stampley, at Families Helping Families of Northwest Louisiana at (318) 221-0315 or 1-888-989-0315.