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.
ADOPTION COUNSELOR, Cat Haven — Candy Ray, (225) 636-2680 or email@example.com: Cat Haven is seeking volunteers for adoption counselors. Counselors build relationships with potential adopters and assist in finding cats that are a good match.
Volunteers may also assist with setup and/or take down of adoption materials at off-site locations. They 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 needs volunteers for its annual Walk/Run to Remember 5K on Oct. 20 at the LSU Old Front Nine. This is the organization’s largest awareness event which raises money for programs and services.
About 8,000 people participant in the walk/run which includes jambalaya, drinks, a band, a Children’s Village with activities and a Memory Market exhibitor area. For more information on volunteering, visit BRhope.com or contact Brantley.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Junior Achievement — Paula Bradley, (225) 928-7008 or firstname.lastname@example.org: 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 by spending the day at Finance Park from 8 a.m. until about 1:30 p.m. This event will be held Sept. 26 through Nov. 2. Contact Bradley for more information.
HELP FAMILIES AFTER LOCAL DISASTERS, American Red Cross — Barbara Bourgeois, (225) 456-5555 or email@example.com: 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. Become active after a brief orientation, then receive hands-on training during response and classroom training during the first year of service. To learn more, contact Bourgeois.
CORN MAZE VOLUNTEERS, Burden Horticulture Society — Simone Kramer, (225) 235-8896 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Volunteers are needed to help with a corn maze, pumpkin painting, hayride, straw mountain and balloon launch at Corn Maze at the Burden Center. The event will be Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23. For more information, contact Kramer.
CHILDREN NEED HELP TOO, Betty’s Hope with Warrick Dunn Charities — Ebony Christophe, (225) 931-8018 or info@Bettyshope.org: Betty’s Hope is looking for volunteers to provide grief support to children and families. An interest meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.
For more information, contact Christophe or visit http://www.wdc.org/bettyshope.