Volunteer news for March 14

To learn more about these volunteer opportunities provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way, contact the listed agency directly.

SPEAK UP FOR A CHILD, Capital Area CASA – Jennifer Mayer, (225) 379-8598: Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association, a nonprofit organization that recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children, will hold its next volunteer training class beginning March 25. CASA needs volunteers — especially men — to continue providing an advocate for every child who needs a voice. No special experience is required other than a willingness to get involved and to learn. Volunteers must be 21 years old. The first step to getting involved is to attend a brief orientation at the CASA office. Visit casabr.org for details.

BIG BUDDY PACKET STUFFING, Big Buddy Program — Laurie Hardison (225) 388-9737 or email lhardison@bigbuddyprogram.org: Do your part by helping the Big Buddy Program and Mid-City Redevelopment prepare for the Providence Corporate Cup.

Help is needed putting together race packets and gift bags for the runners and then distributing those packets. Volunteer hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, April 22-25. Help is also needed race day, Saturday, April 26, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

MOBILE FOOD PANTRY, Together Baton Rouge and The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank Mobile Food Pantries — Edgar Cage, edgarcage@att.net: Together Baton Rouge in conjunction with the GBR Food Bank need volunteers to help with their Mobile Pantries on March 29, April 12, April 26 and May 24. Contact Rogers to provide your availability, email address and names of other individuals in your family or organization who would like to volunteer.

BANANA BOX BOOT CAMP, Hope Ministries — Kelli Rogers (225) 355-0702 or volunteer@hopebr.org: Volunteers are needed to help unload Hope Ministries’ weekly delivery from the GBR Food Bank and help ensure your neighbors in need have enough food to provide nutritious meals for their families. Help is needed every Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hope Ministries, 4643 Winbourne Ave.

HELP PICK UP DONATIONS, St. Vincent de Paul, Tammy Feduccia at 225.383.7837, ext 207: Two or three people with a truck or SUV are needed to volunteer 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.