Volunteer opportunities, provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way, are outlined in this column. To learn more about these opportunities please contact the listed agency directly.
A CHILD NEEDS YOU, Capital Area CASA – Jennifer Mayer (225) 379-8598. Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association is a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in need of safe, permanent homes.
Community volunteers are needed to provide an advocate for every child who needs one.
No special experience is required other than a willingness to get involved and to learn.
Volunteers must be 21 years old and attend a brief orientation at the CASA office.
Visit casabr.org for dates and more information.
NUT RUN NEEDS VOLUNTEERS, Tri Us., Mark E. Morrison (225)933-3520 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Volunteer at the Harvest Festival Nut Run in downtown New Roads on Oct. 19.
This nutty race offers 5K- and 1-mile options with an additional challenge to do both. Volunteers are needed from 7:30-10:30 a.m. to help with registration, water stops, cheering on runners and more.
For more information, visit harvestfestivalonfalseriver.com.
CARING INDIVIDUALS NEEDED, Baton Rouge General Hospital, Shannon P. Dietz (225) 763-6601: Seeking enthusiastic and caring individuals to volunteer at both Mid City and Bluebonnet locations. A variety of shifts and departments are available at either campus.
olunteers are asked to provide a commitment of one four-hour shift per week. Strong customer service skills are a plus. Visit brgeneral.org/volunteer and download an application or call the office.
BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING GREAT, Girl Scouts Louisiana East, Kari Vicknair (225) 927-8946 ext. 1229 or email@example.com: Looking for energetic and dedicated individuals to become council adult education Learning Facilitators, who can be college students, career professionals, seasoned Girl Scout members or community volunteers with little or no Girl Scout experience.
Learning Facilitators support the principles of Girl Scouting, work effectively with other adults, follow through with commitments, serve as role models for adult volunteers and more.
LOOKING FOR A REWARDING VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE? GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship, Shelly Rose (225) 766-1614 or firstname.lastname@example.org: GaitWay Therapeutic Horsemanship is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities through therapeutic riding and hippotherapy.
A comprehensive training program will be provided. Previous experience with horses is not necessary.