Volunteer opportunities are provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way. To learn more, contact the listed agency directly.
STEP OUT WALK, American Diabetes Association — Treva Lincoln (504) 889-0278, ext. 6074, or TLincoln@diabetes.org: Volunteers needed for the Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes on Nov. 16 at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Opportunities include set-up, registration, breakfast/lunch help, rest stop volunteers and more. Volunteers receive a T-shirt, food and entertainment.
A CHILD NEEDS YOU, Capital Area CASA — Jennifer Mayer (225) 379-8598: Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association is a nonprofit that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in need of safe, permanent homes.
No special experience is required. Volunteers must be 21 years old. A brief orientation will be held at the CASA office. Call (225) 379-8598 or visit casabr.org for dates and more information.
OPPORTUNITY FOR ANIMAL LOVERS, Companion Animal Alliance — Cathy Coates (225) 774-7701: Volunteers are needed at the East Baton Rouge shelter to walk dogs, socialize cats, transport animals, answer the phones, enter data and more. For more information, visit caabr.org. While you are there click on “I Want To Help” then “Volunteer” to fill out the volunteer application online.
STEP BACK IN TIME, Old State Capitol — Susan Vincent (225) 924-0573 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Make history come alive for visitors at the Old State Capitol by volunteering as a docent, who tell stories about the colorful people and history of the Old State Capitol, its architecture and its place in Louisiana’s political history.
Docents also engage visitors and inform them about the exhibits and events held there.
KIDLINE VOLUNTEER, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, Dr. Shannon Hanaki, (225) 925-9520 or Shannon@pcal.org: Volunteers are needed for KIDLINE, 1-800-CHILDREN, an anonymous, confidential, toll-free telephone line that offers crisis intervention, information on child maltreatment, parenting help and referrals to community resources. KIDLINE serves the families of Louisiana from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days per week.
Volunteers are trained to provide support to callers who are in crisis, stressed or who simply need parenting support and referrals to community-based services. Volunteers must be at least 18, pass a criminal background check and volunteer 12 hours per month for a minimum of six months.
HELP PICK UP DONATIONS, St. Vincent de Paul — Gail Gaiennie at (225) 383-7837, ext. 207: Two to three volunteers with a truck or SUV are needed for two hours in the mornings to help gather food donations from local groceries and markets.