Summer of Service

youth volunteers at a senior center

It is possible to build a stronger community where everyone has more opportunity to succeed—when we work together. Now more than ever, United Way of SWLA and volunteers can join forces to fight for change. We develop youth volunteers that understand the impact made and continue to give back throughout their lives. Our community thrives when everyone is healthy, happy and safe.

SUMMER OF SERVICE FOR 2023!

Please check back for information regarding our 2023 Summer of Service Initiative. If you would like more information please fill out the form below.

SO MANY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO VOLUNTEER WITH UNITED WAY BECAUSE WE FIGHT FOR LASTING CHANGE AND ARE JOINED BY MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD. OUR GLOBAL STRATEGY ACHIEVES BIGGER RESULTS, BUT OUR LOCAL UNITED WAY OF SWLA ENSURES WE TAILOR NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY. BY SHOWING CHILDREN THEY CAN MAKE AN IMPACT, WE CREATE CHANGE THAT WILL RESONATE FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

- Denise Durel, President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Louisiana

IS YOUR CHILD EXPERIENCING SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN?

United Way of Southwest Louisiana's Summer of Service program will have them off the couch, learning new things and meeting new people all over the community. Research has repeatedly shown the value of keeping young people engaged, active and using their brain during the hot months of summer. We listened and are giving area youth a fun and rewarding way to learn!

ABOUT SUMMER OF SERVICE

United Way of Southwest Louisiana's Summer of Service program is specifically designed for ages 13 to 18. 

Each project is expected to take one to three hours to complete and volunteers can sign up for any number of dates. 

Youth volunteers will aid United Way of Southwest Louisiana staff with projects in our community.  While fostering a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity in Southwest Louisiana, we will illustrate the value of serving those most in need.

Volunteers will follow social distancing protocols.

Transportation is not provided.

Liability Release: I hereby release and hold harmless United Way of Southwest Louisiana, the agency where I volunteer, and sponsors and supervisors of all activities, from any and all liability for any injury I may suffer (including any injury caused by negligence) in conjunction with the volunteer activity. I also certify that I am in good health and able to participate in the program activities. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older and am competent to contract my name as far as the above is concerned. I have read the foregoing release, authorization and agreement, before affixing my initials below and warrant that I fully understand the contents thereof.

Communications Release: I hereby waive any claim to the rights of photographic recordings made of me during United Way of Southwest Louisiana's volunteer activity. I hereby authorize the editing, duplication, reproduction, copyright, exhibition, broadcast and/or non-profit use and distribution of said recordings for purposes deemed suitable by United Way of Southwest Louisiana. I hereby waive any right to approve the finished products. I certify that I am 18 years of age or older and am competent to contract my own name as far as the above is concerned. I have read the foregoing release, authorization and agreement, by accepting I fully understand the contents thereof.

COVID-19 AGREEMENT & WAIVER

I understand that United Way of Southwest Louisiana is a trusted, community organization committed to serving people in need; therefore, I attest that I am not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as a fever or cough. Furthermore, I aware that I am expected to adhere to the safety and hygiene protocols that have been implemented by United Way of Southwest Louisiana including but not limited to Washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially before and after your volunteer shift, blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. • If soap and water are not readily available, I agree to use provided hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow when you cough or sneeze and to throw used tissues in the trash. • Waving to friends or acquaintances rather than hugging or hand shaking.