Volunteer opportunity with UWA, ARCH's ShareHouse and/or CASA




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This Valentine's Day, instead of just expressing your love to your friends and family, why not spread joy to your community as well? The Volunteer Center has several upcoming opportunities for you to plug in and give back. Here are a few needs I think you would be interested in:


·     United Way will host the first mass food distribution of 2021 on Saturday, February 20. Scroll down to learn more!


·     ARCH's ShareHouse is in need of help to sort, clean up and store donations, build move in kits, and assist with basic organization. Click here to sign up.


·     CASA is currently recruiting more court-appointed special advocates to make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.


Our February spotlights are on T.R.A.I.L. with its upcoming Cycle Zydeco event and Terri Roberts for her incredible work as a volunteer. Keep scrolling to read more!


Let's make a difference this Valentine's Day by showing our community a little love.


Logan Hensgens Pearce

Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager

United Way of Acadiana







United Way of Acadiana, Second Harvest Food Bank, and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will once again partner for a mass food distribution on Saturday, February 20. There are two opportunities to help:


·     Thursday, February 18 - Friday, February 19: United Way will host volunteers in its warehouse to package sweet potatoes ahead of the distribution. Multiple shifts available. SIGN UP HERE

·     Saturday, February 20: Volunteers are needed to distribute food into recipients' cars, collect data, and assist with traffic. Two shifts available. SIGN UP HERE


In 2020, over 500,000 pounds of food were distributed to those experiencing food instability through these distributions. I hope you'll join us as we help our community one box of food at a time.




TR.A.I.L. (Transportation Recreation Alternatives in Louisiana) is in need of volunteers for Cycle Zydeco - Louisiana's Cajun & Creole Cycling Festival!


This multi-day event has several different opportunities for volunteers, from event setup to manning hydration stations and more. With a wide array of volunteer needs, there's something to interest everyone.





Terri Roberts is a full time employee of Woman's Foundation, wife, and soon-to-be mom of three who selflessly volunteered for every United Way opportunity in 2020. She is reliable, has the best attitude, and goes above and beyond to help!


When asked how she lives united, Terri said:

"To Live United means to care for others, to support, encourage, and be there for each other. To Live United there are no divisions in race, status, economics, education, or other barriers that separate us as a people. Everyone working together for the betterment of life, for the betterment of their community, for the betterment of all to have a healthy, safe and good quality of life is Living United."




United Way of Acadiana

215 E. Pinhook Road

Lafayette, LA 70501

P: 337-233-8302