Docent Greater Baton Rouge Zoo, 1974-1977, 2002-2004. Volunteer American Red Cross, 1989-1999, 2005-2006, Capital Area Court-Appointed Special Advisory, 1997-1999, Louisiana State University International Hospitality Foundation, Hospice of Baton Rouge, since 2005. Trails and rails volunteer National Park Service, since 2008.
Member East Baton Rouge Parish Commission on Governmental Ethics, 1992-1993, Cajun Clickers Computer Club, since 1997. Council appointee Baker Strategic Planning Committee, since 2003. Mayoral appointee Baker Mobile Home Review Board, since 1990.
Council appointee Baker Litter Committee, since 2008. Vice president Baker History and Cultural Foundation, 1990-1993. Board member Baker Heritage Museum, since 1993.
Member Baker Interclub Council, 1990-1991. Treasurer Baker Civic Pride, since 2004. Organizer human-animal therapy service Baker Manor Nursing Home, 1994.
Board member Baker Charitable Foundation, since 2005. Member 1st class Citizens Basic Police Training Academy, Baton Rouge Police Department, 1994. Chairpub. relations, board directors Panama Canal Museum, 1998-2001.
Member American Association of University Professors (secretary-treasurer Louisiana conference 1988-1989, secretary 1992-1993, chairman public relations 1994-1995), Association Education Journalism and Mass Communications, American Newspapers Publications Association (national cooperative committee on education in journalism 1989-1992), Women in Communications (president Baton Rouge chapter 1982, national judge Clarion awards 1987), Public Relations Association Louisiana, Louisiana State University Journalism Alumni Association (president 1977), Society Professional Journalists (president Southeast Louisiana chapter 1982), American Journalism Historians Association, Oral History Association, Louisiana State University Alumni Association (president East Baton Rouge Parish chapter 1978-1980), Popular Culture Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, Baker Team City, American College of Surgeons Relay Life, Baker Chamber of Commerce, Red Hat Society, Toastmasters (administrative vice president Baton Rouge 1977), Pilot Club of Baker.