Volunteerism is one of the noblest of human endeavors. That is why SMILE welcomes and appreciates volunteers as much as donations, sponsorship and partnerships. Not only can volunteerism transcend current market values for time and effort, but it also provides that special personal touch that is often lacking in today’s society.
SMILE needs volunteers in many areas of its operations. For instance, its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, known as RSVP, places senior volunteers throughout Lafayette in various positions.
In addition, SMILE needs professionals to volunteer as consultants, and provide in-kind service in their areas of expertise for training and workshops. The Agency can also use volunteers to provide general office assignments, or complete improvements to property such as painting and maintenance.
Community service can also be completed through the Department of Human Resources.
To Become A Volunteer
Persons interested in volunteering for SMILE should contact the Human Resources Department.
The volunteer process includes completing an application and a Record Update Form, as well as signing off on the Agency’s Confidentiality Statement, Drug-Free Work Acknowledgment and Sexual Harassment Policy Statement, and other applicable forms.
Volunteers must receive official approval for their service, and document their volunteer hours with a Sign-In/Sign-Out Form.
For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (337) 234-3272, Ext. 595.