Volunteers at Baton Rouge General are committed to supporting patients and families through compassionate service and support. From offering a warm smile and cheerful “hello” to visitors, to helping someone find the perfect gift for a loved one, or rocking a newborn baby in our NICU, our volunteers are dedicated to service excellence. Our volunteers are an essential part of our Community of Caring, impacting so many of the General's patients, visitors, friends, doctors, nurses and staff. They provide the little extras that help to create that special experience people have come to know and love at the General.

For more information, click here to download a brochure or contact Volunteer Services at (225) 387-7079 or volunteers@brgeneral.org.

From patient care areas to special projects and events, Baton Rouge General has many exciting and fulfilling volunteer opportunities to offer. We take great care to match you to the location and position to match your interests, abilities and hours of availability. 

  • Gift Shop Attendant: Help customers select the perfect gift! Under the direction of the Gift Shop Manager, assists with inventory, wraps gift items and performs other duties as assigned. 100% of the proceeds of sales support Baton Rouge General.

  • Information Desk/Greeter and Navigator: Escort visitors to appointments, give directions and create a warm and welcoming environment.

  • Surgery Waiting Information: Provide information and comfort to families while offering support to staff members

  • Unit Volunteer: Assist staff where necessary in the care and maintenance of the unit

New volunteer opportunities arise every day, so if you don’t see something that matches your interest or skill set, contact us at (225) 387-7079 or volunteers@brgeneral.org –- we may have other opportunities. 

Throughout the year, Baton Rouge General’s Volunteer Services and Auxiliary host a variety of events to raise funds that support the patients and staff at our community, not-for-profit hospital. All events are open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Jewelry Sale

Mid City (Main Lobby) - November 16 - 17
Bluebonnet (Atrium) - November 19 - 20

Gingerbread Tea
December 6, 2015
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel
7000 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70810

For more than 100 years, people have been giving generously of their time and talents to serve as the foundation of our hospital. A group of volunteers called the "Blue Birds" served the hospital from 1927 - 1949 by holding annual charity carnivals and Linen Showers, where women in the community were invited to tea and asked to bring a bed sheet for use at the hospital. This event became an annual tradition and was later taken over as a major project by the hospital's volunteer auxiliary.

In 1953 hospital administration formed Baton Rouge General’s Volunteer Auxiliary Organization. These men and women of the hospital's Auxiliary have worked in nearly every department of the hospital and raised thousands of dollars for new equipment and expanded facilities since the volunteer service was organized in 1953. Today, 60 years later, our volunteer base includes more than 300 dedicated volunteers who contribute approximately 42,000 hours of service to the hospital each year.

Baton Rouge General Volunteer Auxiliary Officers and Board Members 

Vicki Pernici, President
Pam Causey, Past President
Deborah Reeves, President-Elect
Theresa Hay, Secretary

Board Members:
Emma Davis
Marsha Johnston
Deborah Reeves
Joyce Rodrigue
Katie Williamson

Hall of Fame Members

Gloria Anderson

Dee McKnight

Betty Bergeron

Patsy Miller

Angie Landry

Pauline Parish

Howard Marcellus

Natalie Roumain

Dotty Major

Dorothy Taylor

Do you love meeting, greeting and helping new people? Come share your skills with us by volunteering as a hospital greeter or in our hospital gift shop, The Gift Tree.

Our volunteers possess unique characteristics like yours to create that special experience that our patients and visitors have come to know and love at Baton Rouge General.

We have volunteer opportunities for everyone. Click one of the options below to apply today!

  • Community Volunteers

  • Student Volunteers