Why can’t the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging be run entirely by volunteers?

Council on Aging Executive?Director Tasha Clark-Amar says the idea is interesting and worth exploring?but that taking such a step could present practical problems. She said managing and operating the Council on Aging,?or any other nonprofit organization, involves intense work and requires the same or similar skills as managing a for-profit enterprise. She said other nonprofit organizations do not rely solely on volunteers.

However, she said, the services of volunteers are valuable and?the COA welcomes parish residents who would like to volunteer their time and skills to help provide parish seniors with?programs and services.?

“As part of our strategic plan for the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, increasing the number of volunteers who serve our constituents is a high priority,”? Clark-Amar said.

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