Volunteers Wanted for 2021!
It's a new year and LSU Austin is looking for Austin-area Tigers interested in volunteering for leadership roles to serve in 2021. If you feel called to volunteer, check out our available positions listed below!
Our team focuses on “party with a purpose” – hosting events during the year that support our efforts to send local students to LSU! As a board member, we ask that you commit to regularly attending our board meetings (typically the 3rd Tuesday of each month after work, either online/in person once that is back), attend events, and that your $50 membership dues are kept current with LSU. (Sign up here: https://geaux.lsualumni.org/austin)
Here are some of the positions we're looking for:
Board Secretary – are you great at keeping board minutes/recording votes during our meetings, keeping track of board attendance, getting our filings organized, and good at sending out meeting reminders via email and Facebook? This role is for you!
Student Send-Off Chair – Do you want to send our local LSU students off to Baton Rouge in style? Then you will enjoy organizing our LSU Student Send Off Party for entering freshmen! You’ll need to work with LSU in Baton Rouge to get the list of accepted Students, secure the location & date (online or local), work with the Communications Chair to get the invitations out to parents and students, and organize the program, and get those swag bags loaded with some cool goodies for the students!
Auction & Raffle Chair – If you have the knack for finding some pretty cool LSU items (donations, or purchased at an “efficient” price!), and love to ask people for donations, then this role is for you! This includes finding & getting items to the events during the year (especially our Gumbeaux Dinner), organizing/tracking any items/funds, and setting up the displays at events. You’ll make sure that the winners receive their goodies, and work with the Treasurer to track payments/donations.
Sponsorship Chair – Do you have a connection to local companies / realtors / CPAs / doctors / dentists who would be interested in having our members learn more about their services? Help put together sponsor level packages for LSU AUSTIN events and work with the Board to ensure sponsorship benefits are fulfilled and sponsorship funds are collected. (And of course, as our mommas taught us – send out those Thank You notes!)
Gumbeaux Dinner Chair – If you want to get all of our Austin Tigers together to pass a really good time, then this is the event for you! For the past 40 years, there’s been a Gumbeaux Dinner to raise money for our scholarship fund! You’ll find the location, come up with the budget, theme, decorations, program, speakers or music, then organize & monitor the event ticket sales, work with the Communications Chair to get out the emails and social posts, work with the Treasurer to get any vendor payments made & monitor the budget, and work with the Auction & Raffle Chair to get those donations coming in!
Crawfish Boil Chair – Like it hot & spicy? So do we! Help organize our event by getting the location/date secured, organizing & monitoring the event ticket sales, work with the Communications Chair to get out the emails and posts, with the Treasurer for payment, and tackle anything else that might come along!
SEC Tailgate Chair – Do you like beer, cornhole, tailgates & talking football? Okay, this job is for you! Every August, the local SEC Chapters all band together and throw the biggest, baddest tailgate this side of the Mississippi! You’ll secure our food and beer donations to serve up at the LSU tents, and attend several Austin SEC meetings in the months before to coordinate with the other schools. The day of, you’ll have an LSU crew lined up to get to the location and setup the tents, tables, coolers, and make sure the food/beer is setup. You’ll help wrangle the breakdown and getting all the stuff back into storage. (Pickup truck/SUV for hauling is not required, but access is highly recommended!)
Be a Volunteer! - Unable to commit to one of these board positions and monthly meetings? Help us out by volunteering for projects throughout the year on an as-available basis! We’ll contact you when we have roles available; just let us know you’re interested, and we’ll be in touch.
Interested? Email us at
Thank you, and Geaux Tigers!