Real Needs to be Met by Geaux BIG Baton Rouge

LSU students, staff and faculty will work alongside community members to address needs across Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE – More than 1,000 LSU students, staff and faculty are expected to come together with Baton Rouge residents for the inaugural Geaux BIG Baton Rouge service project on April 20. Volunteers will work to improve homes, schools and non-profit organizations in areas of the city including Old South Baton Rouge, Mid-City and North Baton Rouge.

Geaux BIG Baton Rouge will bring together volunteers from across the community to complete projects requested by residents. More than 100 work sites are anticipated for the day, and will range from working in yards and painting to cleaning homes and visiting with the elderly. Volunteers will focus on real needs within the city limits by working on projects identified by Baton Rouge residents. Residents interested in requesting volunteers to assist in completing work at homes or non-profit organizations can complete a Job Request Form, found at http://geauxbig.lsu.edu, before Jan.18.

LSU students, staff and faculty, including student organizations, can register to volunteer between Jan. 22 and March 18 by visitinghttp://geauxbig.lsu.edu. Volunteering is a great way to learn about the community and Baton Rouge through meaningful service activities. It also gives volunteers the opportunity to meet other students, staff, faculty and community members.

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