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Voluntourism Opportunities

in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana

Giving back to local communities is an important part of group/meeting activities today. Known as "voluntourism," the positive impact of social responsibility is evident through the donations of time, money and supplies given by visiting associations and corporations, not to mention the team building qualities that happen as a result of working together. 

Here are a few organizations you can reach out to that may love to work with you while you are in town.

  • United Way of Southwest Louisiana
    For over 78 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community. Help them transform lives and create opportunities for a good life for all! Learn more at https://www.unitedwayswla.org.
  • Friend Ships Unlimited
    Every year natural disasters destroy entire communities, leaving thousands of people homeless, their crops and possessions destroyed and their livestock dead. These people need medical assistance, food, shelter, and supplies to help them make it through the devastating time. The organization works through the collection, delivery, and distribution of food, medical supplies, clothing, and building materials and by providing medical services and disaster relief and training. We provide aid to people of all races, nationalities, and religion. Programs give help to children, families, and individuals who are impoverished, refugees and/or victims of natural disaster and to the institutions who assist them. Friend Ships operates with all full time and part time unpaid volunteers, working within the US and in many areas around the world. Learn more at http://www.friendships.org.
  • Abraham's Tent
    This beloved Lake Charles institution has been feeding hot wholesome lunches to hungry people since 1986. Help restore supplies that the pantry needs, serve a lunch or volunteer in a variety of capacities.
    Learn more at here.
  • Habitat for Humanity Calcasieu Area Inc.
    Habitat for Humanity: Calcasieu Area, Inc. works in partnership with God, the community, and people in need by building and renovating homes to make affordable housing a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates safe, affordable houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build more houses and further the mission of the affiliate.
    Learn more at http://www.hfhca.org/

Events for Charity

There are also many events throughout the year that benefit various charities when you participate.

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