Volunteer opportunities, provided by Capital Area United Way, are outlined in this column every Friday. To learn more about these opportunities please contact the listed agency directly or visit volunteer.CAUW.org to sign up online.
PROGRAM INVESTMENT VOLUNTEERS, Capital Area United Way — (225) 383-2643: CAUW is seeking volunteers to help CAUW make lasting change in the Capital Area. Program Investment Volunteers help decide where donor dollars are invested by evaluating program funding requests through CAUW’s program investment process. Program Investment Volunteers help CAUW impact our community by working to discover how we can collectively change lives and make permanent change. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Rosalind Phillips at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARK(ing) DAY VOLUNTEERS, Mid-City Redevelopment Authority — (225) 346-1000, ext. 226: Do you enjoy talking to people? Mid-City Redevelopment Authority is looking for volunteers to interact with people about PARK(ing) Day Friday, Sept. 18. PARK(ing) Day is an annual event where artist and ordinary citizens transform unused parking spaces into temporary community spots for people to enjoy. There will be activities for everyone to enjoy including yoga, fitness, and much more. For more info contact email@example.com
DOG FOSTER CARE, Capital Area Animal Welfare Society — (225) 752-5801: Open your home and your heart and give needed attention to foster animals. Food, supplies and medical expenses are paid by CAAWS. You supply love, attention and a safe temporary home. You will be required to bring your foster animal to a specified number of Pet Adoption Days per month to give it the opportunity to find its permanent home. You will be under the supervision of and will received support from the Dog Foster Chairperson. For more information on fostering, visit caaws.org) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINANCIAL VOLUNTEERS, Junior Achievement, Jennifer Scripps at email@example.com — (225) 928-7008: Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge is looking for volunteers to spend the day with eighth-grade students helping them learn how to pay bills and manage their money from Sept. 23 to Nov. 5. Make an impact spending the day with a group of students making “real life” financial decisions. Each individual has their own tablet and spends the day shopping for groceries, cars, gas, etc. At the end of the day the student must have stayed within his/her budget. All volunteers are trained at 8 a.m. and students arrive at 9 a.m. Dress is business casual (no jeans or shorts please). Lunch served to volunteers.