Volunteers of America North Louisiana is a faith-based ministry of service providing opportunity, promoting dignity and inspiring change in all who who find their way us.
Volunteers of America of North and Central Louisiana is a locally-governed and locally-managed affiliate of one of the nation's oldest, largest and most diversified faith-based charities. Our national organization has more than 115 years of experience and service with a mission to "reach and uplift" the American people. Today, we touch the lives of thousands in need. We help everyone from inner-ci
Operating as usual
to the KeyMakers of North Louisiana employees tour day. It was a nice way to network with coworkers, collaborate across programs, and be inspired by the work we are doing to serve those in need. 💛
So much GOODness yesterday!! 💚
Wow! We are blown away and so grateful to everyone who donated yesterday - $37,573 raised by 58 donations! Your investment in our work means we are able to continue to serve the most vulnerable in our community, including veterans, individuals living with disabilities, the elderly, children, teens, and families.
On their behalf, THANK YOU for your generosity! 💚
Join us for our Give Back Night at Fat Calf Brasserie today hosted by Visionaries! Volunteers of America North Louisiana will receive 15% of the night’s proceeds to support our programs, like the LightHouse.
Overflow parking is available at Columbia Park north of the restaurant and a short walk away!
Can’t make it? Follow this link to our Give for Good page >> https://www.giveforgoodnla.org/voanorthla
It’s an amazing thing when one gift can have a ripple effect in our community and make a huge difference in someone’s life!
Choose to give GOOD today❤️
is here! Make a donation at giveforgoodnla.org/SMB to support SMB's performances and community arts outreach, including our Chance to Dance collaboration with the Volunteers of America North Louisiana.
And THANK YOU to our first donors of the day - Jill Carnie, Sonya Raber, Lisa Hunter, Jenifer Hill, and Preston DeLaune!
It’s Give for Good Day! 💚
Your donation, small or large, will go a long way in fulfilling our mission. We provide services in our community to address veteran homelessness, caring for the elderly and those living with disabilities by fostering their independence, and serving children, teens, and youth in need.
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💛 We’re very proud for our Teen Club students who are putting in long hours and hard work into this project. Their talent is shining bright! ⭐️
For months, these VOA Teen Club students have been learning to design their own light shows for the "Bakowski Bridge of Lights." They are putting final touches on their light design projects at the Highland Center this week AND are become lighting design certified!
Congrats Shreveport Regional Arts Council and Volunteers of America North Louisiana teams for creating such an awesome opportunity!
Are you ready? Give for Good, North Louisiana's largest giving day, is happening tomorrow on Tuesday, May 3!
We are thrilled Visionaries and Fat Calf Brasserie partnered up to host Give Back Night celebrating and supporting those we serve! Happy hour starts at 4 p.m., so plan to stop by after work or eat dinner. Reservations are encouraged.
Less than a week away from our Give Back Night hosted by Visionaries and Fat Calf Brasserie!
Did you know roughly 70% of Caddo Parish students live in poverty? As a Visionaries supporter, you can make a difference! Whether it is dropping off requested donations, attending a Visionaries event like our Give Back Night, or supporting Volunteers of America North Louisiana during Give for Good - you can change the life of a student! Plan to stop by after work or make a dinner reservation: https://fatcalfbrasserie.com.
Creswell LightHouse students had a great Tennis field trip to Querbes today. Thank you to Shreveport Association of Ladies Tennis and Community Tennis Association for providing this awesome opportunity! 🎾💚
Our Travis LightHouse students enjoyed using Glow Germ Gel and the UV Light! Thank you to NSU Nursing students for making hand washing so cool. 😎
Occupational Therapy students from Bossier Parish Community College recently volunteered their time with our Independence and Corbitt Lodge residents. They shared exercise techniques and skills, as well as a healthy snack demo.
Thank you for being very hands-on and compassionate with the residents! Everyone had a blast and can’t wait for you all to come back soon!
For over 30 years, our LightHouse after school program has provided academic, social, and emotional support to children and families in need. Whether it’s making shirts to commentate big nights or practicing flash cards, our dedicated staff make sure every LightHouse kid feels supported and special!
Thank you to our volunteers for giving your time, talents, and treasure to those we serve. Your dedication is an inspiration to others! Happy !!!
That’s a wrap! We are once again very grateful for a successful Cherish the Children of God event and we’re blown away by our community’s generosity. ✨
Last week, we shared some fun awards, amazing results, and our deepest appreciation to our 2022 table captains!
After a storm delay last week, LSU Med Students hopped over to have a fun egg hunt this afternoon with the Creswell LightHouse kids! Our volunteers are the best. 💛
Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week?!
When Volunteers of America was founded in 1896, volunteering meant stepping forward to commit yourself to a cause. Today, our dedicated and compassionate volunteers continue to step forward giving freely of their time and talent to support our most vulnerable neighbors.
Asbury UMC Bossier volunteers joined our Bossier LightHouse kids for a fun Easter Egg-stavaganza yesterday! Thank you to Lecie Alario Israel’s family and friends for donating the candy-filled eggs! 🐰💛
We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend celebrating the love and passion of Jesus Christ.✝️
** Our offices are closed today and resume normal business hours on Monday, April 18th. **
Yes, we all need this class!
Thank you Lowder Baking Company❤️
Thank you to the The Junior League of Shreveport-Bossier, Inc. M.A.G.I.C volunteers for pouring into our LightHouse Teen Club girls this week and planning a wonderful session together.
Topics included self care and wellness, and discussing influential women, old and new. For their activity, everyone did painting with a twist international women style!
Our annual Holy Week Worship Service.
“As we are seeking to serve, we ought to walk in the light Jesus has given us.” Dr. John Henson, Chaplain and Pastor at Church for the Highlands
Our 3rd through 5th grade LightHouse students at Westwood Elementary have worked incredibly hard and are ready to perform this weekend!
Chance to Dance is a wonderful program offered by Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet (SMB) giving students we serve an opportunity to learn ballet technique and history, and the chance to shine on stage! Support our kids and the SMB!
Tickets are still on sale for this weekends performances:
Saturday, April 9 at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10 at 2:30 p.m.
A peek behind the scenes. Our staff and volunteers work so hard to make sure it is seamless for our 800+ attendees to get in and out of the Breakfast. Amazing!
More pictures from the 2022 Cherish the Children of God Breakfast! Grateful we could be back in person and see everyone - it was a very special morning!
This is why we do what we do. Here's the video shown yesterday at our 2022 Cherish the Children of God Breakfast!
Meet Jaqueline, Alison, Marcus and Felicia!
2022 Cherish the Children of God Video Stories shared at Volunteers of America North Louisiana's annual Cherish the Children of God event on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
A wonderful 2022 Cherish the Children of God Breakfast!
Thank you to our speakers and our anonymous donors for leading the way with a $400,000 matching gift! Throughout the day, we will share more pictures telling the story of this amazing event which ensures we are able to close our financial gap of $2.5 million and continue to serve those like Corey who find their way to us. Thank you to our table captains and all of our guests who attended and chose to invest in our life-changing work!!
No fooling here! We could NOT do this work without our wonderful and dedicated volunteers. Last year, over 600 volunteers gave almost 3,300 hours to the people we serve. 💥
Michael, U.S. Army Veteran, entered the doors of our Veterans Transitional Living Facility over a year ago. He recently shared how this program has transformed his life:
1. The importance of having a community. He said, “It’s good to know you have someone, a fellow comrade, who can identify with you.”
2. It helped me find new perspective. “I’ve been able to experience freedom in areas of my life that have weighed me down over the years.”
3. I found purpose in my life. “My goal when I leave this program is to devote my life to assisting other veterans and their families.”
Our wonderful volunteer, Melanie, made a special delivery to our South Pointe Place residents! They were appreciative of the goodies they received to usher in the spring season complements of Karen and Keith Evans. 🥰
Funny story, one of our sweet residents thought the bath bomb was an Easter Egg, so she used the ceramic paint set to decorate the “egg”. Here’s a pic of the final product! 🐰💓✝️
Brandy shared her story at our Hope Begins Here tour last week. In 2019, she was living and working a full-time job in Houston when she experienced a near-death car crash. After brain surgery and beginning the steps to a full recovery, Brandy chose to move back to Shreveport to be closer to her family while she prayed for a new beginning. That’s when she found her way to Corbitt Lodge, our 12-unit apartment complex for individuals with disabilities.
Brandy shared, “It [Corbitt Lodge] is a peace of heaven for me…. we all treat each other like family. It’s just a wonderful place to be and I thank God for all you beautiful people.”
As a Personal Care Attendant, you will help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain life skills, build confidence and live as independently as possible.
You will make a difference every time you come to work.
Responsible for maintaining a healthy, safe, and therapeutic environment for individuals served and following through on their individual plans of care.
Essential Job Functions:
Ensure the health and welfare of the people we serve;
Assist individuals served with medication;
Assist individuals served with daily life activities such as: meal preparation, reading usage, use of telephone, use of community services (post office, mass transportation), housekeeping, clothing care, self-care, and personal hygiene;
Make food and non-food purchases for the home when requested;
Help individuals plan appointments and organize their schedule;
Provide individuals served with transportation arrangements – mileage reimbursed;
Assist individuals served with money management including budgeting, banking, and shopping;
Encourage engagement in social networks and communities;
Complete all required documentation in accordance with applicable state agency(ies) and Volunteers of America of North Louisiana’s policies and procedure
At least 21 years of age;
Must have a Driver’s License and keep car insurance up to date;
Meet and maintain all requirements of the applicable state agency(ies), including good standing with state abuse and neglect registry;
Shifts Available: Full- and part-time positions available
Days – 7:00am – 3:00 pm * 8:00am – 4:00pm * 7:00am-7:00pm * 8:00am – 8:00pm
Evenings – 3:00pm – 11:00pm * 4:00pm – midnight
MUST be able to work WEEKENDS!
Complete all PAID orientation and on-the-job training prior to starting work;
Work assigned shifts as required by management;
Attend all PAID training classes as required
30-40 hours a week guaranteed if full time;
Options to pick up extra hours;
Time-and-a-half for working holidays;
Regular schedules including weekends, evenings and overnight;
Stable employment! Volunteers of America is a Medicaid government funded agency;
Earn extra money for meeting our Retention plan
For additional information about this position call 318-213-1655 or email [email protected].
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