Volunteer opportunities, provided by Volunteer! United (formerly Volunteer! Baton Rouge), are outlined in this column every Sunday. To learn more about these opportunities, contact the listed agency directly.
DO YOU LIKE CATS? Cat Haven — Candy Ray, (225) 636-2680 or email@example.com : Cat Haven is seeking volunteers to be PetSmart Adoption Center caretakers. The caretakers provide daily care of all the cats at its offsite adoption centers. This includes cleaning cages, providing food and water, monitoring the health of each cat, and providing socialization for individual cats. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Contact Ray for more information.
A WALK/RUN TO REMEMBER, Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area — Teri Brantley, (225) 334-7494: Alzheimer’s Services will hold its annual Walk/Run to Remember 5K on Oct. 20 at the LSU Old Front Nine. This is the group’s largest awareness event which raises money for many programs and services which support individuals affected with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
About 8,000 people participate in the Walk/Run, and volunteers are needed to assist in putting it on. Enjoy a fun-filled morning, jambalaya, drinks and a live band while participants enjoy a Children’s Village with activities for kids and a Memory Market exhibitor area. For more information on volunteering, visit http://brhope.com/ or contact Brantley.
HELP FAMILIES AFTER LOCAL DISASTERS, American Red Cross — Barbara Bourgeois, (225) 456-5555 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Be part of the team that provides the initial response to local disasters, particularly house fires, ensuring that those affected have basic necessities such as food, shelter and clothing. Serve the community or the region. Become immediately active after a brief orientation, then receive hands-on training during response and classroom training during the first year of service. Contact Bourgeois.
VOLUNTEER TO JAM, Capital Area United Way — Kristin Menson, (225)382-3503 or email@example.com: Volunteer at Capital Area United Way’s signature event, the Jambalaya Jam. Held in downtown Baton Rouge on Oct. 11, it features live music, jambalaya and lots of fun. Visit http://www.cauw.org/jam and click volunteers to learn more about helping. Contact Menson with questions.
HELP FAMILIES BE HEALTHY, Family Road of Greater Baton Rouge — Levyette Matthews, (225) 201-8888, ext. 3016, or firstname.lastname@example.org: Volunteers are needed for Family Road’s Healthy Family Fun Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Possible assignments include helping to set up, assisting with concessions, passing out directions and more. If interested in helping at this event, contact Matthews for more information.
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