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

THANKSGIVING CAMP — Big Buddy Program, Jodi Altazan, (225) 388-9437: The Big Buddy Program needs volunteers to work with youth during its Thanksgiving Camp. Accompany youngsters on field trips to LSU and work with the athletes, learn about Environmental Science and about their community.

SATURDAY CLEANERS — Cat Haven, Melissa Dottley, (225) 636-2680: Help keep the Cat Haven Adoption Center sanitized and disinfected. This prevents the spread of disease and keeps the cats in care healthy and ready for adoption. To volunteer, submit an application at

RECEPTIONIST VOLUNTEER, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge — Katie Richard, (225) 336-8700, ext. 404: Help serve visitors by greeting, welcoming and directing them. Volunteers should be active listeners, uphold professionalism, be customer focused, organized and handle pressure well. Volunteers should also be skilled with a telephone, communication, Microsoft Office and supply management.

DIRECT CARE, The Hospice of Baton Rouge — Evelyn Ramirez, (225) 767-4673: Make a difference in the lives of hospice patients by helping them to live as fully and comfortably as possible. Volunteers provide companionship for patients and respite for their caregivers. Volunteers play cards with patients, read to them or just visit and provide someone to talk with.

FOOD PICKUP VOLUNTEERS, Happi Llandiers — Helen Whitfield and Peggy Casanova, (225) 635 – 2301: Volunteers are needed to help the organization pick up food from the food bank on the third Tuesday of the month and deliver it to their St. Francisville location. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity.