To learn more about these volunteer opportunities provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way, contact the listed agency directly.
RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT LEADERSHIP, American Cancer Society — Angela Nantamu, (225) 927-0782: Volunteers are need to serve on the team to plan the local Relay for Life event. Event Leadership Team volunteers will have a specific role, such as recruiting teams, mentoring teams on fundraising, planning logistics of the event, planning entertainment activities and organizing fundraising opportunities for team. The team will meet at least monthly until May 2015.
MALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Capital Area CASA — Jennifer Mayer, (225) 379-8598: Capital Area Court Appointed Special Advocate Association recruits and trains community volunteers who advocate for abused and neglected children living in foster care. CASA serves youth ranging in age from birth to 18. Male volunteers are needed to provide powerful voices for these children to help them reach safe, permanent homes. CASA is now accepting people into its next volunteer training course, which begins Jan. 6. The first step to getting involved is to attend a brief orientation at the CASA office. Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit casabr.org for details.
HOME REPAIR FOR SINGLE PARENTS, The Life of a Single Mom — Stefanie Ashford, (225) 341-8055: Serving Other Sisters (S.O.S. Works) provides home repair and improvement for single parent families in the greater Baton Rouge area. Volunteers will do such work as painting, flooring, bathroom, kitchen, roof, yard work, landscaping and house cleaning to ensure health and safety for single moms and their families.
VITA VOLUNTEER TRAINING, Capital Area United Way — Jillian Sergio, (225) 382-3507 or jillians@CAUW.org: The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program helps low-to-moderate income families by providing free tax preparation assistance. VITA reaches these individuals and families, saving them the cost of tax preparation and helping them claim all the tax credits for which they are eligible. CAUW offers free training on Tax Prep for those interested in volunteering.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORS, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition — Chris Parks, (225) 456-5752: The BRYC is seeking tutors for math, English, science and Spanish. Tutors are also needed for high-achieving high school students. Most tutoring occurs between 3-7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Saturday and Sunday slots are available as well.