SWLA Volunteer Opportunities
As Southwest Louisiana is rebuilding and moving forward in a positive direction, there are many agencies and organizations that are developing volunteer opportunities to uplift communities throughout Calcasieu Parish. Please submit events open to volunteers by utilizing the form below. If you are a volunteer coordinator, you may also fill out this form to be included in future communications from the Visit Lake Charles team.
Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana:
Monetary Donations: Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana
Grant Opportunity: The rapid grant program is open now and accepting applications through mid October. Qualified nonprofits can apply by filling out a simple form at FoundationSwla.org/grants-apply.
Samaritan’s Purse Operations
Locations in DeQuincy, Jennings, DeRidder, and Lake Charles.
Volunteer Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Donation Drop-Off Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Southwest Louisiana
Volunteer Hours: M-F 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Text Hurricane to 84576 for daily updates on relief efforts in SWLA
Second Harvest Food Bank
All Hands and Hearts
*All Hands and Hearts is geared toward out of town volunteers willing to commit to a 12-week work session.