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  • More than 50 Red Cross volunteers providing aid across region

    May 31, 2014 11:55 AM

    The American Red Cross continues helping residents after heavy rains flooded communities across south Louisiana this week - and rain is ongoing in some areas. In Maurice, a Red Cross shelter remained open overnight with about a dozen residents staying there. More than 50 trained volunteers and staff have... more »
  • 773 LSU volunteers help spruce up EBR schools

    August 26, 2013 8:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Nearly 800 Louisiana State University students spent one of the last days of vacation in school - one of 20 East Baton Rouge public schools. The students were helping with jobs that were needed but low on the to-do list - work like painting walls... more »
  • Advisory board needs volunteers

    March 18, 2013 9:16 AM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The Lafourche Office of Community Action is seeking residents to serve on its advisory board. The Courier reports there are five seats to be filled by those who can provide input into the office's mission. The office administers programs to low-income residents of the parish. The... more »
  • Flooding Continues, Dozens Rescued

    January 12, 2013 10:55 PM

    From St. Landry to Vermilion Parishes, high water has covered much of South Louisiana. One major problem, backwater flooding. Crowley is one of the hardest hit areas. Water covers Parkerson Avenue as well as exit 80 westbound on I-10. One of the hardest hit neighborhoods, North Cherokee Drive... more »
  • As Searches Wind Down, Mickey's Mom Says They're Not Giving Up Hope

    June 10, 2012 8:43 PM

    For the Shunick family, it's been an agonizing three weeks. KATC sat down with Mickey's mother, Nancy Rowe, Sunday afternoon. "It's literally hellish, we want to know, we want her back. If she's still alive, no matter what's happened, you know we can handle that. If not, we'll handle... more »
  • Day 12 in Search for Mickey, Family's Spirits Lifted by Youngest Volunteers

    May 31, 2012 11:39 PM

    With volunteer searches for Mickey Shunick back up Thursday, after a day off, there seemed to be a renewed sense of hope at the volunteer headquarters at Blackham Coliseum. Even though no new evidence surfaced Thursday, Mickey's sister, Charlie Shunick, said she is confident her sister is out there and... more »
  • Library volunteers spend day working

    June 24, 2011 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American Library Association will send volunteers to 15 public and private libraries on Friday to help out. The daylong event will see the workers doing everything from shelving books, reorganizing and updating collections, and record entering and cataloging. Additional volunteers will assist with landscaping, painting... more »
  • American Red Cross - Volunteers Needed

    May 11, 2011 5:56 AM

    Sign up continues today at the American Red Cross. The relief organization is looking for volunteers to be trained and ready in the coming weeks in light of the approaching floods. The Acadiana chapter has about 300-trained volunteers, but more are needed because of the recent natural disasters across the... more »
  • Call for Volunteers for Chitimacha LA Open

    March 14, 2011 6:35 PM

    Unlike most professional sports, the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour rely on volunteers to help conduct their events. And the Chitimacha Louisiana Open is no different. In fact, the Open is actively soliciting volunteers for its 20th renewal, scheduled March 21-27 at Le Triomphe Country Club, and hopes... more »
  • Rebuilding Communities in Spirit of MLK Day

    January 17, 2011 10:54 PM

    In the spirit of Martin Luther King Day, volunteers are helping rebuild a community in Acadiana. Monday was the first day of work and more than 75 volunteers and AmeriCorps members from across the country were already making a difference. "It's a matter of community investment and not so... more »
  • The Acadiana Center for the Arts needs your help

    November 1, 2010 9:30 AM

    The Acadiana Center for the Arts needs your help to make The Grand Opening Series of events a success! All the action begins Nov. 4 Opening Night with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and continues up until ArtWalk Nov. 13! You can help AcA out while you enjoy a performance,... more »
  • 2 Million Katrina Volunteers

    August 27, 2010 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - From celebrities to everyday people, more than 2 million volunteers are estimated to have poured into Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005. They rebuilt houses, fed families, provided medical care, hauled debris and created playgrounds. And they helped give the devastated... more »
  • Volunteers Ready but Left Out of Spill Cleanup

    July 2, 2010 5:45 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP and the Obama administration face mounting complaints that they are ignoring foreign offers of equipment and making little use of the fishing boats and volunteers available to help clean up what may now be the biggest spill ever in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast... more »
  • Classes For Volunteers To Help Oil Spill Efforts

    May 12, 2010 3:30 PM

    BP is holding free classes this week at the Berwick Civic Complex for anyone interested in volunteering to help with the Gulf of Mexico's oil spill efforts. Two-hour classes will be held twice daily, Monday through Friday, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Participants will be given an overview of... more »
  • Festival International Organizers Looking For Volunteers

    March 11, 2010 12:30 PM

    Lafayette, LA - Festival International is only two months away and we need your help! Festival International is truly a community event. Our volunteers are an integral part of the Festival team, and are vital to our longevity and success. The Festival offers an array of opportunities for volunteers, such... more »
  • MLK Day Inspires Haitian Support

    January 18, 2010 1:54 PM

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day, for many Acadianians, is not only a day to honor his past, but also a day to look at the present and future. Celebratory events took place at the Martin Luther King Center in Lafayette Monday, and locals found that MLK day has inspired... more »
  • Local Oil Company to Haiti

    January 17, 2010 3:11 PM

    An Acadiana company is bringing a much-needed commodity to Haiti. Locally-owned company Macro Oil is part of the relief effort, providing fuel for the military. Sunday morning 41 volunteer workers left with 25 trucks and 40,000 gallons of fuel-- it is all going from Broussard to Haiti. Owner... more »
  • Bailey's Annual Thanksgiving Lunch

    November 26, 2009 2:57 PM

    The Bailey's 17th Annual Thanksgiving Lunch took place Thursday. This Lafayette restaurant serves about 800 people in Acadiana during the event. Restaurant owner Ema Haq started it to help those who cannot afford a Thanksgiving meal, or have no other place to go because they have no family or... more »
  • Santa's Mail Canceled

    November 20, 2009 9:04 AM

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A group of volunteer "elves" in Alaska's frigid interior has set out to save a popular holiday letter service featuring the North Pole's most beloved icon. The group is looking to counter a decision by the U.S. Postal Service to end a program begun in 1954... more »
  • Red Kettle Volunteers Needed

    November 12, 2009 11:42 AM

    LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Corps of The Salvation Army needs volunteers in the Lafayette, La. area this holiday season for its annual Red Kettle Campaign. The campaign collects funds to support local charitable services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for... more »
  • Hospice Compassus Is looking for Volunteers

    November 10, 2009 7:16 PM

    Hospice Compassus is looking for compassionate, caring, and loving volunteers. Volunteers will visit patients, provide grief support, and run errands among other duties. Volunteer trainings are held monthly. If you'd like to participate, contact Lynne Durel by email at or by phone at 337-235-8690.
  • Hospice Compassus Seeking Volunteers

    November 10, 2009 12:05 PM

    Hospice Compassus is looking for compassionate, caring, and loving volunteers. Our volunteers give their time, talent and hearts generously and unselfishly - yet commonly feel that they receive more than they give. Volunteers can assist with a variety of activities - from listening, visiting patients, providing grief support, running errands,... more »
  • Performers needed at Acadian Village this Christmas

    October 19, 2009 3:23 PM

    Entertainers are needed for the upcoming Noel Acadien au Village scheduled for December 4-23 in Acadian Village. The Cox Pavilion Stage is booked, but LARC still needs small groups for the AT & T Pioneers Chapel. Small choirs, gospel groups, acoustic bands, storytellers would be a great fit! Christmas... more »

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