For more than a century, community residents have generously donated their
time and talents to Baton Rouge General. From 1927 to 1949, a group of
volunteers called the "Blue Birds" served the hospital by hosting
annual charity carnivals and “linen showers,” in which women
collected new bed sheets for use at the hospital. In the early 1950s,
another volunteer group called the “Pink Ladies” raised money
for the hospital through various special events.
In 1953, the hospital’s administration formed the Volunteer Auxiliary
Organization. Since then, volunteers have worked in nearly every department
of the hospital, raising money for new equipment and expanded facilities,
and donating countless hours of service to the hospital each year.
In 2018, over 440 volunteers provided more than 40,000 service hours throughout
the hospital system which is valued at $953,845 in in-kind donations based
on Louisiana's value of volunteer time.
President - Laura Parr
President-Elect - Bev Varnado
Past President - Deborah Reeves
Secretary - Krista Lowery
Hall of Fame
Howard Marsellus, III