Volunteer opportunities, provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way, are outlined in this column. To learn more about these opportunities contact the listed agency directly.
STEP OUT WALK, American Diabetes Association, Treva Lincoln (504) 889-0278, ext. 6074, or TLincoln@diabetes.org: Volunteer with American Diabetes Association for the Step Out Walk To Stop Diabetes on Nov. 16.
The walk will be held at Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Volunteer to help with setup, registration, breakfast/lunch help, rest stops and more. Volunteers get a T-shirt, food and entertainment.
A CHILD NEEDS YOU, Capital Area CASA, Jennifer Mayer (225) 379-8598: Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Association is a nonprofit 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. The first step is to attend a brief orientation at the CASA office.
Visit casabr.org for orientation dates and more information.
CARING INDIVIDUALS NEEDED, Baton Rouge General Hospital, Shannon P. Dietz (225) 763-6601: Enthusiastic and caring individuals are needed to volunteer at both the Mid City and Bluebonnet locations. A variety of shifts and departments are available at either campus to fit your schedule.
Volunteers are asked to commit to one four-hour shift per week. Strong customer service skills a plus.
Visit brgeneral.org/volunteer to download an application or call the office.
KIDLINE VOLUNTEER, Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana, Dr. Shannon Hanaki, (225) 925-9520 or Shannon@pcal.org: KIDLINE, 1-800-CHILDREN, is an anonymous, confidential, toll-free telephone line that offers crisis intervention, information on child maltreatment, parenting help and referrals to community resources.
KIDLINE serves the families of Louisiana seven days per week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers are trained to provide support to callers who are in crisis, stressed or who simply need parenting support and referrals to community-based services.
Volunteers must be at least 18, pass a criminal background check and volunteer 12 hours per month for a minimum of six months.
HELP PICK UP DONATIONS, St. Vincent de Paul, Gail Gaiennie, (225) 383-7837, ext. 207: Do you have a pickup or an SUV and would like to help St Vincent DePaul gather food donations?
Two or three people are needed to volunteer for two hours in the mornings to pick up food and produce at local groceries and markets and deliver to St. Vincent de Paul.