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Annually, the Lafayette Volunteer Committee hosts a poster contest. In recognition of all volunteers in the City of Lafayette, the Lafayette Volunteer Committee sponsors the poster contest with the winner to receiving a cash prize awarded at the September Art Night Out in Festival Plaza, Lafayette 311 S. Public Road. Traditionally, the City of Lafayette honored it’s volunteer’s by nominating a volunteer of the year and having a celebration during National Volunteer week.
The Volunteer Committee is a cross-departmental group that was formed to promote volunteerism within the City. The current members are: Sarah Owsiany, Public Works, Kris Kron Recreation Supervisor at the Bob L Burger Recreation Center, Rob Burdine Open Space Superintendent and Penny Ford, Human Resources. For more information, email the the Volunteer Committee.
Yes, if a volunteer will have one-on-one, unsupervised contact when serving others they will be thoroughly background checked. Volunteers not having direct, unsupervised contact with individuals may not be required to have a background investigation. For more information, email the the Volunteer Committee.
The City of Lafayette occasionally offers unpaid internships for academic credit or professional experience. For more information, email the the Volunteer Committee.