Volunteer column for Jan. 10, 2014

Volunteer opportunities, provided by Capital Area United Way, are outlined in this column. To learn more, contact the agency directly.

ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD, Capital Area United Way — Wendy Abboud, (225) 346-5804 or wendya@cauw.org: Community Investment Volunteers make lasting change in the Capital Area by evaluating the programs of Capital Area United Way Community Partner Agencies, determining how United Way dollars are invested and working to discover how to collectively meet immediate needs as well as make long-term changes in the lives of individuals.

Capital Area United Way is working through a long-term vision for the organization. Become a part of the process as a Program Investment Volunteer and/or as a participant in an upcoming community conversation in the coming months.

JOIN THE KREWE, Louisiana Marathon — Eric Engemann at volunteer@thelouisianamarathon.com: The 2014 Louisiana Marathon needs nearly 1,000 volunteers for important roles throughout Marathon weekend, Jan. 16-19, for before, during and after each race. Race Krewe members receive a Louisiana Marathon Race Krewe T-shirt and specials for future events, such as race registrations, clinics, event dinners, etc.

For more information or to volunteer, visit the volunteer registration page http://thelouisianamarathonvolunteers.eventbrite.com.

MAKE IT A DAY ON, Baton Rouge Delta Development Corp.: Join with several organizations on Jan. 20, the observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to provide a day of service, including physical service projects in the morning and a resource fair in the afternoon in the 70807 zip code.

Volunteer activities will include painting, litter pickup, landscaping, minor repairs and room organization at local elementary, middle and high schools. Register at http://tinyurl.com/mlkday14.

CARING INDIVIDUALS NEEDED, Baton Rouge General Hospital, Katherine Neal, (225) 381-6601: Enthusiastic and caring volunteers are needed at the hospital’s Mid City and Bluebonnet locations. A variety of shifts and departments are available.

Volunteers are asked to commit to one 4-hour shift per week. Strong customer service skills are a plus. Visit brgeneral.org/volunteer and download an application or call.

BECOME A PART OF SOMETHING GREAT, Girl Scouts Louisiana East — Kari Vicknair (225) 927-8946 ext. 1229 or kvicknair@gsle.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.