BATON ROUGE - In 2013, more than 800 students signed up for the first Geaux Big Service Day at LSU, followed by 1,200 this year. They complete 29 service projects across East Baton Rouge Parish and are looking for more work.
So far, the group has 47 job sites and will accept more until Thanksgiving Day.
"Whether it's painting washing windows, cleaning up their yards, raking leaves and anything we can do as students, we'll do," Geaux Big Executive Director Bryce Bourgeois says.
"I love this project because it gives students the opportunity to go out and learn more about what the community has to offer," Associate Director Arenn Martin explains. "We get to really thank the Baton Rouge community for all they do for us as students."
Any resident, non-profit, school or small business is eligible to request volunteers. All labor and tools are covered at no cost to the homeowner with the exception of paint. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank knows first-hand the impact student-help can have.
"We're very involved with the pantry on campus, Kitchens on the Go brings food to us, it's a great working relationship," Mike Manning told 2une In's Rebecca Buchanan. "It's tremendous for us to get this kind of assistance because we're so dependent on volunteers."
Email geauxbig@LSU.edu or visit (225) 578-5160 to apply. Click on the video links or visit our 2une In page for more information.