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 or Rosalind Phillips at rosalindp@cauw.org: 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.

MALE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, Capital Area CASA — Jennifer Mayer, (225) 379-8598, email volunteer@casabr.org or visit casabr.org: Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association recruits and trains community volunteers who serve as advocates for youth living in foster care. Male volunteers are needed to provide powerful voices for foster youth to help them reach safe, permanent homes. CASA is now accepting people into its next volunteer training course, which begins Sept. 8. The first step to getting involved is to attend a brief orientation at the CASA office.

COMMUNITY GARDEN VOLUNTEERS, Mayor Kip Holden’s BR Proud Initiative — Mitchell Provensal, (225) 267-7152: Volunteers are needed to work in a community garden in north Baton Rouge. Schedule is flexible and no experience is required. Volunteers will help do regular maintenance of garden and will be able to harvest produce.

PARENT RESOURCE CENTER NEEDS ASSISTANCE, The Emerge Center — (225) 343-4232: The Emerge Center fills the gap in local therapeutic programs and makes sure services are accessible to those in need, regardless of financial background. The nonprofit center is looking for a compassionate, knowledgeable volunteer who would help with the parent resource center. Hours and duties are flexible.

DOG FOSTER CARE, Capital Area Animal Welfare Society — (225) 752-5801 or email caawsmail@yahoo.com: 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. More information on fostering can be found caaws.org.