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Volunteer

Volunteer categories and descriptions

  • Core Volunteers at the Cancer Center – Join us as a volunteer and assist with guest services, and clerical support or provide that caring and compassionate “personal touch” for our patients. Volunteers’ services are an essential part of what makes the patient experience so unique and meaningful at all of our cancer center locations. Adults 18 years or older committed to working at least one 4-hour shift per week.
  • Event Volunteers – Volunteers at least 16 years or older who are interested in playing an active role in planning and executing one of our signature events or be a day-of volunteer. All talents, interests and time availabilities are welcome to serve on a fundraising committee for one of our signature events or host your own event to raise awareness and funds to support the fight against cancer.
  • Community Organization Volunteers – Organizations such as Healing Place Cancer Ministry and Tiger Pets Pet Therapy that are committed to providing a service to our cancer patients.
  • Student Volunteers – Students 18 years of age or older who are interested in obtaining volunteer hours at Mary Bird Perkins. Must have two non-related references/letters of recommendation prior to the first volunteer shift.
  • Team Member Volunteers – Team members who are interested in volunteer opportunities. These individuals will be notified when volunteer opportunities are available within the organization.
  • Survivor Volunteers – Patients and cancer survivors interested in giving back to the Cancer Center by way of sharing their experiences and emotional support via support groups, time, or donations.

Current Volunteer Needs

  • Baton Rouge General Guest Services: Mon – Thurs 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. -2 p.m.
  • Woman’s Pavilion – Guest Relations:  Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. PRN shifts (as needed)
  • Cancer Services  – Office/Distribution Center : Tues, Thurs, & Fridays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 1 p.m. – 4p.m.
  • MBPCC Hammond – Guest Services:  Mon – Fri 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 12 p.m. – 4p.m.
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Volunteer requirements

  • Volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated and submit TB related information. (Day of event volunteers are not required to be vaccinated)
  • During the influenza season (October 1 – March 31) volunteers must receive or submit proof of receiving an influenza vaccine.
  • Volunteers must commit to at least one 4-hour shift per week.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Two non-related references must be submitted along with the application.
  • Volunteers must attend volunteer orientation.
  • New volunteers must shadow existing volunteers 1-2 shifts before their first shift alone.

Fill out an Application Today

For more information on volunteer opportunities at the Cancer Center, please email Madison Carr at mcarr@marybird.com or call:

Baton Rouge: (225) 215-1226
Covington: (985) 875-1409
Gonzales: (225) 644-1205
Hammond: (985) 542-5000
Houma: (985) 850-6304

Awards

Louis D. Curet Volunteer Fundraiser Award

With a devotion to engaging volunteers for major fundraising projects, as well as a commitment to the advancement of philanthropy in support of the Cancer Center, Mr. Curet was honored for his many efforts by the board of directors when they established and presented this award to him in 2009. Each year this award is presented to an individual, organization or foundation that has launched a significant philanthropic effort in support of the Cancer Center.

  • 2020 – Gonzales Area Foundation
  • 2019 – Tom J. Meek, Jr., M.D.
  • 2018 – The Lane Family
  • 2017 – Blanchard E. Sanchez, Jr.
  • 2016 – Merrill Lynch
  • 2015 – Thomas J. Moran (posthumous)
  • 2014 – St. Joseph’s Academy and St. Michael the Archangel High School
  • 2013 – Karnival Krewe de Louisiane
  • 2012 – Rubicon, LLC
  • 2011 – Gail and Bill O’Quin
  • 2010 – Greg and Ashley Stringfellow
  • 2009 – Louis D. Curet

D. Jensen Holliday Memorial Award

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center’s board of directors established this award as an expression of gratitude for the significant contributions Mr. Holliday made to the organization as a board member for 10 years, including the two years he served as chairman (1998 – 2000) prior to his death from cancer. The annual recipient of this award is one who best reflects his vision and dedication to the greater good of the community while making a sustained and measureable difference in the fight against cancer.

  • 2020 – Dr. Sandra Brown
  • 2019 – Marty and John Engquist
  • 2018 – Sheila Moore, MD
  • 2017 – Ashley Walker Ferguson
  • 2016 – Janet and Bob Leslie
  • 2015 – Kim and Trey Bowman
  • 2014 – Jana Poche’
  • 2013 – Jo Paula Lantier
  • 2012 – Maurine LaCour
  • 2011 – David Leader
  • 2010 – Gloria Graham
  • 2009 – Louis D. Curet
  • 2008 – Warren E. Buckley
  • 2007 – Julia Bradford Moore
  • 2006 – John McNulty, M.D.
  • 2005 – Hillar C. Moore, Jr.
  • 2004 – Mary Jane Howell

Anna B. Lipsey Memorial Volunteer Service Award

In the late 1960s, Mrs. Lipsey helped organize 16 community leaders who founded what was to become Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and established its mission to provide the highest quality and compassionate radiation care. She also served as secretary-treasurer of the board of directors from 1968 until shortly before her death in 1985. This award is presented each year to honor a Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center volunteer who best exemplifies the volunteer spirit and dedication to helping others for which Anna B. Lipsey was known.

  • 2019 – Barbara Barriner
  • 2018 – Jean Wilcox
  • 2017 – Bob and Bev Jones
  • 2016 – Bob Evans
  • 2015 – Evelyn Traylor Gautreau
  • 2014 – Kay Deumite
  • 2013 – Jack Stokeld
  • 2012 – Trudy LeBoeuf
  • 2011 – Judy and Robert Cancienne
  • 2010 – Chuck Stanton and Lou Fitzmorris
  • 2009 – Connie Planche
  • 2008– Ed Burke
  • 2007 – Jack Carmena
  • 2006 – Guy Jenkins
  • 2005 – Marie Bruns
  • 2004 – Tom Harris
  • 2003 – David Leader
  • 2002 – Helen Badeaux and Sybil Metrailer
  • 2001 – Claudia Hebert
  • 2000 – Mary Wade and Margaret Biggio
  • 1999 – Hillar Moore
  • 1998 – Leo Hataway
  • 1997 – Amy Slowey, Sue Edrington and Jean Beskin
  • 1996 – Marion Amedee
  • 1995 – Melva Burgess
  • 1994 – Mary Johnston and Fabien Daigle
  • 1993 – Betty Gold
  • 1992 – Annette Federbusch
  • 1991 – Dot Terito
  • 1990 – Neila Eckler
  • 1989 – Bonnie and Roy Fugler
  • 1988 – Lucile Munson
  • 1987 – Buford Hebert and Virgil Watson
  • 1986 – Betty Perrin

Hillar C. Moore, Jr. Outstanding Service Award

Because of Mr. Moore’s unwavering dedication and sense of responsibility for Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and his outstanding leadership efforts, the board of directors established and presented this award to him in 2009 to honor and recognize his extraordinary service. Each year, this award goes to an individual who likewise has made a significant and unique service contribution to the Cancer Center’s philanthropic initiatives.

  • 2020 – J. Gerald “Jerry” Jolly 
  • 2019 – Rose J. Hudson
  • 2018 – Gerald “Jerry” T. Goss
  • 2017 – J.H. “Jay” Campbell, Jr.
  • 2016 – Sheldon A. Johnson, M.D.
  • 2015 – James R. McIlwain
  • 2014 – Bill Peters
  • 2013 – Donna Saurage
  • 2012 – Dudley Coates
  • 2011 – Lee Griffin
  • 2010 – Richard and Susan Lipsey
  • 2009 – Hillar C. Moore, Jr.