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Since 1971, Emerge has recognized volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the Baton Rouge community. In the past five decades, more than 400 Volunteer Activists have been honored. 
The 2024 Baton Rouge Volunteer Activists Luncheon will be held on Friday, November 1st, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Renaissance Hotel.

Each year, this awards luncheon honors a class of individuals who give their time and talents to organizations across our community, above and beyond volunteer requirements, for the betterment of the Greater Baton Rouge area.

To view the past honorees, please click here.

Nominations for the 2024 Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activists are now open.

All nominations should be completed online through this form and are due by Monday, July 1st, 2024.


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