Volunteer

 

Application

 

Dragon Boat Festival

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. The festival is Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. Click here to register. 

 

Rock 'n Read

Our littlest friends (birth to 3 years old) love to hear a relaxing story or be rocked to sleep at rest time daily! 

R-N-R Volunteer Requirements:

  • 18+ years old
  • 1-4 hour monthly commitment
  • Criminal & background record check (scholarships available to cover cost)

 Click here to learn more.

 

Community Garden

Located in Downtown Monroe, 117 Hall Street, the Family Garden is a 25 raised-bed “family” garden and outdoor learning center to promote healthy eating, positive family interactions and garden-based learning and play.

Currently under construction, the garden and outdoor learning center will support Coalition programs and the community by growing fresh food for Early Head Start centers, training early childhood educators in garden-based learning and providing a space for families to grow, play and learn together. 

The Coalition is working closely with

  • LSU Ag Center
  • Master Gardeners of Ouachita Parish
  • Northeast Louisiana 4H Leaders
  • DoMo RiverMarket
  • Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
  • NELA Food Bank
  • Chef Cory Bahr

 

Super Saturday 

Super Saturday will be held every third Saturday of the month, beginning in June. 

Super Saturday is part of the revitalization effort in downtown Monroe and will coordinate with compatible third Saturday events as well be a meet up for United Way 211 volunteer opportunities both in the garden and in the community. 

Super Saturdays include

  • Garden-based activities for children and adults
  • Early Childhood activities in the outdoor learning center
  • Community health fair in the parking lot
  • Seminars for parents of children 0-18 in main hall
  • Volunteer opportunities in the garden and in the community