PARISH PROUD AND UNITED WAY OF ACADIANA ANNOUNCE VOLUNTEER CENTER
Parish Proud is thrilled to announce that they are the proud sponsor of United Way of
Acadiana’s Volunteer Center digital platform. The platform is volunteer management software
which makes it easier and quicker for Lafayette’s volunteers to connect with service
opportunities that improve our community.
The software aligns volunteers and service-based not-for-profits with needs and
interests. It helps bridge the gap between people wanting to give back and those organizations
in need of volunteers. It also helps streamline the registration process, event planning and
communication options, making volunteerism accessible and fun for the whole community!
“We are grateful to Parish Proud for its collaboration and sponsorship of the new phase
of the Volunteer Center,” said United Way of Acadiana’s President/CEO Carlee Alm-LaBar.
“This is just the next step in a partnership that recognizes the need for connection of volunteer
According to VolunteerLouisiana.gov, more than 929,000 citizens of Louisiana
participated in a volunteer event last year. Those numbers totaled 81.1 million hours of service
across the state with a $1.8 million estimated economic value. Parish Proud hopes that with
increased participation from Acadiana’s volunteers, those numbers will grow even higher in the
years to come.
The platform currently features volunteer asks for the weekly food drives hosted by
United Way of Acadiana. Organizations can share specific needs and expectations with
interested volunteers so everyone is aware of what is needed, when and where, and how to
If you’d like to learn more about the Volunteer Center and ways that you can connect
with Parish Proud visit the Parish Proud Volunteer Center page here.