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.
VOLUNTEER TO JAM, Capital Area United Way — Kristin Menson, (225)382-3503 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Volunteer at Capital Area United Way’s signature event, the Jambalaya Jam.
This event held in downtown Baton Rouge on Oct. 11 features live music, jambalaya and lots of fun creating a memorable evening.
Visit http://www.cauw.org/jam and click volunteers to learn more about helping at the Jambalaya Jam.
Contact Menson with questions.
DO YOU LIKE SHARING OR TEACHING? The American Red Cross — Barbara Bourgeois, (225) 456-5555 or Barbara.Bourgeois@redcross.org: Volunteers are needed to work with the community outreach program to help neighbors learn how to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Volunteers will be trained to share preparedness education information at community health fairs and presentations to faith-based groups, senior groups, organizations and the public. To learn more, contact Bourgeois.
VOLUNTEER AT THE ZOO! BRECs Baton Rouge Zoo — Ashleigh Duet, email@example.com: Help out at a merry not scary trick-or-treat. BREC is looking for volunteers for all shifts.
The event will be held Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28.
Shifts on both Saturday and Sunday run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., noon to 3:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If interested in helping out, contact Duet.
PHONE MESSAGE/EMAIL ATTENDANT, Cat Haven — Candy Ray, (225) 636-2680 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Cat Haven is seeking volunteers to review phone and/or email messages that come into the organization and forward them to the appropriate contact person.
For more information on this opportunity, contact Ray.
LOOKING FOR A REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE? GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship — Courtney Finnan, (225) 766-1614 or courtney@s: GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.
The faith-built volunteer-based center has volunteer opportunities for those with and without horse experience. A comprehensive training program will be provided for all interested parties.
For more information on how to become a volunteer, contact Finnan.