Volunteer opportunities, provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way, are outlined in this column. To learn more about these opportunities, contact the agency directly.
HELP PICK UP DONATIONS, St. Vincent de Paul — Gail Gaiennie, (225) 383-7837, ext. 207: Two or three people with pickup trucks or SUVs are needed for two hours in the mornings to pick up food and produce at local groceries and markets and deliver them to St. Vincent de Paul.
CARING INDIVIDUALS NEEDED, Baton Rouge General Hospital — Katherine Neal, (225) 381-6601: Mid City and Bluebonnet locations need volunteers. A variety of shifts and departments are available at either campus to work with what fits your schedule. Volunteers are asked to commit to one four-hour shift per week. Strong customer service skills are a plus. Visit brgeneral.org/volunteer and download an application or call.
VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE, Capital Area United Way — Jillian Sergio (225)382-3507 or JillianS@cauw.org: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance volunteers are needed for the 2014 tax season. Volunteers will receive IRS training in October and November to provide free tax preparation for low-to-moderate income families. For more information, visit CAUW.org/taxprep or call.
BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING GREAT, Girl Scouts Louisiana East — Kari Vicknair (225) 927-8946, ext. 1229 or firstname.lastname@example.org: Energetic and dedicated individuals are needed to become council adult education Learning Facilitators. Little or no Girl Scout experience is needed. Training will be provided. Learning Facilitators support the principles of Girl Scouting and work 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 email@example.com: This organization is dedicated to improving the lives of people of all ages with cognitive, physical or emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. A comprehensive training program is provided for volunteers. Previous experience with horses is not necessary.
LEND A HAND, The Shepherd’s Market — Theresa Sandifer (225) 337-1306 firstname.lastname@example.org: This client-choice food pantry in south Baton Rouge is looking for volunteers to help serve clients. Three shifts are available for volunteers to help on pantry days: 4-7:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 8:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers are also needed to help stock large food deliveries, harvest fresh produce from the community garden and organize food drives. Spanish-speaking volunteers that can provide translation services for clients are especially welcome.