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 recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected youth living in foster care to help them reach safe, permanent homes. No special background is required. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old. CASA is now accepting people into its next volunteer training course, which begins April 14. The first step to getting involved is to attend a brief informational session at the CASA office. Call, email or visit for details.

5K FOR GIRLS, Girls on the Run South Louisiana — Michele Dunbar, (225) 636-0800: Volunteers are needed for the annual 5K celebration. Volunteers will help with set-up, registration, pre- and post- 5K activities, food distribution and clean up. For more information, email Michele at

HELP SINGLE MOTHERS, The Life of a Single Mom — Jennifer Perry, (225) 341-8055 or Many volunteer opportunities are available for the national conference June 19-20. Volunteers will be needed to set up for the conference, greet moms, serve food and other tasks.

HOST A BIRTHDAY OR BINGO PARTY — Volunteers of America, Greta Patterson, (225) 408-3781 or Volunteers will engage residents of the Volunteers of America’s senior facility with a birthday or bingo party. Volunteers are responsible for choosing their own party items.