Volunteer for Aug. 27, 2013

Volunteer opportunities, provided by Volunteer! United (formerly Volunteer! Baton Rouge), are outlined in this column every week. To learn more about these opportunities, contact the listed agency directly.

VOLUNTEER IN THE OUTDOORS, Trees and Trails at Burden Center — Pamela Rupert, (225) 763-3990 or email T nTDocents@gmail.com: Trees and Trails at Burden Center, sponsored by Burden Horticulture Society and LSU AgCenter’s Botanic Gardens, is looking for additional volunteers to help lead or guide students through their outdoor environmental programs. Fun, interactive activities for grades K-2nd and 3rd-7th are conducted from mid-September through mid-November, teaching students about the value of nature. Volunteers select the days that work best with their schedules. For more information, come to an orientation and overview from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Sept. 13, at the Burden Conference Center, I-10 at Essen Lane. More in-depth training will be after lunch for those interested in participating. Lunch will be provided. Contact Rupert to sign up. For more information on Trees and Trails, visit http://www.treesandtrails.com .

EMPOWER LOUISIANA’S SENIORS TO PREVENT MEDICARE FRAUD, Louisiana Senior Medicare Patrol — Sunny Lawless, (225) 248-7077: Volunteers are needed to help share important Medicare fraud prevention information with seniors in East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes. Contact Lawless or visit http://stopmedicarefraudla.org/ for more information.

O PPORTUNITY 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 http://www.caabr.org . While there click on “I Want To Help” then “Volunteer” to fill out the volunteer application online.

H UNGRY? HELP PUT ON A PARTY! Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge — Sarah Lomax, (225) 927-2273 or slomax@cancerservices.org: Volunteer with Cancer Services’ Capital Chefs’ Showcase at the Baton Rouge River Center Thursday, Sept. 5. Assistance is needed in various roles throughout the day, including help with day-of set-up, registration, assistance with the silent auction, and take-down. If interested in volunteering with the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser to support the mission of improving the life of those living with cancer, contact Lomax.

JA MOBILE FINANCE PARK, Junior Achievement of Greater Baton Rouge — Paula Bradley, (225) 928-7008 or pbradley@jabatonrouge.com: JA Finance Park helps middle school students understand personal financial decision-making through an experiential, real-life simulation. Volunteers are needed to guide the students through the process by spending a day at Finance Park. The event will be held Oct. 1 through Nov. 6. Contact Bradley or visit jabatonrouge.com for more information.