Get Involved

Volunteers need no special background or experience; just a heart to serve and desire to make a difference. Contact us today to learn more about the many volunteer opportunities available with VYJ!

CASA Advocate

Advocate for children in the foster care system.

Tyler Spears

CASA Recruiter/Trainer

Contact Tyler Spears for more information on the CASA Program.

TBRI® Advocate

Educate caregivers in relational trauma intervention.

Lucinda Miles

TBRI® Program Coordinator

Contact Lucinda Miles for more information on TBRI® Programs.

GEMS & GENTS Mentoring

Provide support and guidance to youth in our community.

Candice Mills

Mentor Coordinator

Contact Candice Mills for more information on GEMS & GENTS Mentoring.

Teen Court Volunteers or Guest Speakers

Volunteer for our monthly Teen Court or be a guest speaker at our Youth Diversion program.

Shonda Houston-Dotie

Youth Programs Director

Contact Shonda Houston-Dotie for more information on Volunteers for Youth Justice’s Youth Programs.

Event Volunteer

Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators
CASA Superhero Run and Various Fundraising Events

We have various events but Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators is our largest event t and fundraiser.  This is a gumbo cook-off that takes place at Festival Plaza in Shreveport during March each year.  Our normal attendance is approximately 50 cooing teams and over 6,000 attendees.

  • Gumbo Committee Member – Participate on our gumbo committee throughout the year.
  • Day of Event Volunteer – Volunteer for one of the many spots we have available during the event.  (approximately 4 hours)

Amie Caskey

Development Director

Contact Amie Caskey for more information on volunteering with our “Battle of the Gumbo Gladiators” event.