Family Friendly Volunteer & Donation Opportunities

Local Non-Profit Guide

December 31, 2019

When this project first began we could not believe the hundreds of local non profits that are listed in Acadiana. This tells us that at some point someone saw a need to help in a way that was much needed in our community. And we wanted to make helping even easier. This guide lists the top 50 (active) non profits who would more than love your families assistance whether through volunteering or donating. All the contact information is listed to find further information. This is a great way to teach the kids about helping out as well. A little bit of kindness goes a long way! #MKAOK 

1005 Jefferson St. Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 232-4357
232-Help/LA 211 is an information and referral agency.  Their mission is to help those in crisis return to a healthy and productive lifestyle in the community.  The agency is able to locate more than 1500 resources to help with health issues, rent and utility assistance, food, clothing, education, and volunteer and donor opportunities.
Acadiana Animal Aid
142 Le Medicin Rd. Carencro, LA 70520
(337) 896-1553
Acadiana Animal Aid is a no-kill animal welfare organization for dogs and cats in the Acadiana area.
Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 West Vermillion St. Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-7060
AcA is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana by supporting creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across Acadiana.
Acadiana Symphony & Orchestra
412 Travis St. STE A Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 232-4277
ASO's vision is to bolster our cultural economy and uphold unparalleled civic value through the power and joy of music by providing excellence in orchestral performances of diverse repertoire and education experiences to inspire and enrich our future generations, thus creating a vibrant community in which to live and work.
Affiliated Blind of Acadiana
409 West St. Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 234-6492

Affiliated Blind's mission is to teach people who are blind and deaf-blind the skills that lead to independence, employment, and community integration.
American Red Cross
215 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 234-7371
The American Red Cross provides disaster response, disaster preparedness, blood donations and access, support for members of the armed services and their families, and skills training.
Autism Society - Acadiana Chapter
3108 W Pinhook Rd Ste 101, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 235-4425
Support for families affected by autism.  Offers stipend programs for members and families who need to procure assistive devices or technology for their child with an autistic disorder.
Basin Arts
113 Clinton St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 718-5008

Basin Arts is a place where dance artists, visual artists, theater artists, musicians, writers, composers, and more can come together to share, collaborate, and learn all under one roof.  
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana
123 E. Main St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 269-0454
BBBS is an organization geared toward mentorship for youths facing opportunity gaps with the goal of improving future opportunities.
Boy Scouts of America - Evangeline Area Council
2266 S. College Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 235-8551
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Boys & Girls Club of Acadiana
1405 W. Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 268-9555
The Boys & Girls Club provides educational support for students, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Cajun Area Agency on Aging
110 Toledo Dr, Lafayette, LA 07596
(337) 572-8940
Cajun Area Agency on Aging exists to identify the needs of persons 60 and older and to coordinate agreements for the delivery of services.
Camp Bon Coeur
300 Ridge Road, Suite K, Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 233-8437
Camp Bon Coeur's mission is provide a safe summer camp environment in which children with heart defects can grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, and socially while learning lifelong coping skills.
Catholic Charities of Acadiana
405 Saint John St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 235-4972
A faith-based organization providing a wide range of assistance services, including St. Joseph's Diner, the St. Joseph Emergency Shelters, the St. Bernadette Clinic through Our Lady of Lourdes, the Stella Maris Center for improving hygiene opportunities for the homeless, and re-housing programs.
Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Lafayette
4400 Ambassador Caffrey Pkwy #A-307, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 258-2349
CYT is the largest after-school theater arts training program in the country.  Affiliates across the country offer classes in drama, music, dance, technical theater, and more.  Camps and classes available for ages 4-18, and full-scale productions for ages 8-18.
DREAMS Foundation of Acadiana
113 Oil Center Dr, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 610-0707
The D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation of Acadiana (Disability, Resources, Education, Activities, Management, and Services) is a special-needs nonprofit that helps individuals with special needs, their families, and educates the public.  Services include sports leagues, organized activities, job creation and placement, and advocacy.  
Eat Fit Acadiana
Eat Fit Acadiana is an initiative powered by Ochsner Health Systems, helping to make healthy eating the easy choice in Acadiana.
Festival Acadiens Et Creole
PO Box 53761, Lafayette, LA 70505
Largely known for their yearly fall music & arts festival, the mission of the Festival is to invest in Cajun and Creole art forms (music, art, language, and food) as well as to develop and maintain beautification of the Festival's home of Girard Park.
Foster the Love LA
PO Box 53593, Lafayette, LA 70505
(337) 205-2155
Foster the Love Louisiana is a support and resource center for the foster community, focusing on the Acadiana area.  Their mission is to care for the children in the Louisiana foster system, support the families that care for these children, and educate the community of the needs of the foster care system.
Friends of the Lafayette Public Library
211 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70501
(377) 501-9209
Friends of the Lafayette Public Library supports the library in Lafayette Parish through donation collection activities, such as the Bi-Annual Book Sale.

Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf
1720 Kaliste Saloon Rd C-1, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 984-1142
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Goodwill Industries
2435 W. Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 261-5811
Using income from retail locations selling community donations, Goodwill Industries provides job training and job placement assistance, emergency assistance, housing assistance, and other services.
Habitat for Humanity
823 W. Congress St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 261-5041
A global, nonprofit housing organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide by constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
Healing House
160 South Beadle Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 234-0043
Healing House provides support and education for grieving children, their caregivers, and the Acadiana community.
Healthy Acadiana
(337) 789-0176
It is the mission of Healthy Acadiana to build a healthier Acadiana by providing improved social, economic, and physical environmental factors that contribute to a healthier mind, body, and spirit for Acadiana residents.
Hearts of Hope
PO Box 53967, Lafayette, LA 70505
(337) 269-1557
Hearts of Hope provides help and healing to survivors of sexual trauma and violent crime, providing help to lessen the trauma experienced by child victims.  Conducts skillful and compassionate forensic evidence collection with certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE). Provides advocacy, mental health services, and school educational programs.
Junior League of Lafayette
504 Richland Ave, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 988-2739
Junior League of Lafayette is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Kiwanis Club of Lafayette Foundation
PO Box 52802, Lafayette, LA 70505-2802
Community foundation with a focus on service, education, and charitable giving for children.
Lafayette Art Association & Gallery
1008 E Saint Mary Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 269-0363
The Lafayette Art Association was established with the purpose of promoting, encouraging, and supporting education in the visual arts.  LAA operates an art gallery, leased art studios, and several "satellite" galleries.  Offers workshops and classes for adults and children.
Lafayette Community Health Care Clinic
1317 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 593-9208
Provides quality outpatient health care for the eligible working uninsured and develops and provides programs to address community health care needs through collaborative partnerships. Services include outpatient medical services, GYN clinics, dental clinics, and pharmaceutical services, all at no cost to eligible patients.

Lafayette Education Foundation
PO Box 53649, Lafayette, LA 70505
(337) 234-3229
LEF promotes and supports excellence in education by developing supportive relationships between the private sector and the Lafayette Parish public school system; providing private sector support through grant funding to launch creative education initiatives; implementing strategies to stimulate optimism and inspiration among educators, parents, and students; and encouraging and facilitating lifelong learning initiatives.
303 New Hope Rd, Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 984-6110
Dedicated to helping those dealing with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Staff, volunteers, and donors work together to empower these individuals to live their lives to the fullest.
Louisiana Association of Outdoor Adventure and Recreation (LASOAR)
PO Box 52822, Lafayette, LA 70505
(337) 250-1093
The mission of LA SOAR is to reconnect children to the natural world and promote the power of play by providing year-round opportunities for youth to get outside and get active with their Outdoor Adventure Kids program, Recreational Classes, and Neighborhood Sports.
Louisiana Crafts Guild
219 E Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA 70501-6931
(337) 266-7999
The Louisiana Crafts Guild teaches and promotes creative expression and artistic excellence in Fine Crafts.
Maddie's Footprints
205 Chevalier Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 534-4209
Provides support to families coping with infant loss from miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant up to one year of age.  Offers grief resources, support groups, and assistance with end-of-life expenses.
Miles Perret Cancer Services
2130 Kaliste Saloon Rd Ste 200, Lafayette, LA
(337) 984-1920
Miles Perret Cancer Services is a nonprofit organization that provides emotional support, guidance, and programs to local individuals and families with cancer.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Lafayette
PO Box 51903, Lafayette, LA 70505
(337) 504-4752
NAMI's mission is to improve the lives of those affected by mental illness by offering hope and help to those in crisis and continuing struggle with mental illness.  Support is provided to those with mental illness, their families, care providers, and the community.
Project Front Yard
705 W University Ave, Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 291-8306
Project Front Yard is a community-driven initiative that began under the auspices of Lafayette Consolidated Government to address a variety of needs facing Lafayette Parish.
Rebuilding Together Acadiana
PO Box 3177, Lafayette, LA 70502
(337) 291-9910
Rebuilding Together works to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities.  Affiliates provide free rehabilitation and critical repairs to the homes of low-income Americans.
Safe Haven Animal Rescue (SHARE)
141 Demette Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
SHARE is a foster home based animal rescue serving Lafayette Parish and surrounding areas.  

Second Harvest Food Bank of Acadiana
215 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 237-7711
Leading the fight against hunger by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response.  Offers food distribution programs, community kitchens, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance.
Southwest Louisiana Area Health Education Center
103 Independence Blvd, Lafayette, LA 70506
(337) 989-0001
A community-based agency that offers a range of health care programs and services, including health care promotion, wellness awareness, clinical support and medical staff recruitment services, and educational and disease presentation services.
St Martin Iberia Lafayette Parish Community Action Agency (SMILE)
501 Saint John St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 269-0454
SMILE Community Action Agency empowers people and communities for economic independence through education, human, and social services.  Programs include Head Start and Early Head Start.
The Clearport Learning Center
210 West Pine St, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 534-8398
The Clearport Learning Center's mentoring program provides member students with a mentor who visits the center monthly to spend time with the girls and hold small group discussions about responsibility, goal-setting, and other life skills.
The Extra Mile - Region IV
7320 St. John, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 237-2090
Help meet the needs of clients referred by state agencies (such as the Office of Behavioral Health, Acadiana Area Human Services District, and Department of Children and Family Services) through a variety of in-home and community-based education and skills building programs, donations of goods and services, volunteers, and peer support specialists.
The Family Tree
1602 W Pinhook Rd Ste 100A, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 981-2180
Family Tree's mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families over the life course through education, counseling, and information services that are delivered in a professional, accessible, and compassionate manner.
The TECHE Project
PO Box 165, Arnaudville, LA 70512
(337) 277-4645
The Teche Ecology, Culture, and History Education Project is an organization dedicated to making the Bayou Teche a healthier waterway for fishing, kayaking, canoeing, boating, tubing, and swimming.  In addition, they advocate for improved water quality in the Bayou Teche watershed through the reduction of non-point source pollution.
United Way of Acadiana
215 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70501
(337) 233-8380
United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.  United Way offers financial education and services, crisis and disaster response, and services to assist students with literacy and with graduating high school on time.
Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation
300 Fisher Rd, Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 233-4077
Vermilionville is a living history museum, whose purpose is to preserve and interpret authentic elements of folklife cultures of the Attakapas area between 1765 and 1890.
Volunteers of America  
114 Exchange Pl, Lafayette, LA 70503
(337) 291-2815
A faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families gain self-reliance, dignity, and hope.  Serving the Greater Baton Rouge area and Acadiana.

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