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

PLAYING WITH PUPPIES, Companion Animal Alliance — Jackie Fellows, (225) 774-7701: Volunteers walk, play with and bathe adoptable pets, assist in taking professional photos to post of Petfinder, staff adoption days and special events and create their own fundraising involving and benefiting animals.

CAA is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at 2680 Progress Road Baton Rouge. Email for more information.

VOICES FOR CHILDREN, Capital Area CASA — Jennifer Mayer, (225) 379-8598: Capital Area CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Association, a nonprofit organization that recruits and trains community volunteers who speak up for abused and neglected children, needs volunteers to help these children reach safe, permanent homes. No special experience is required.

Volunteers must be 21 years old. The first step to getting involved is to attend a brief orientation at the CASA office. For details, email or visit

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORS FOR SPRING SEMESTER, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition — Chris Parks, (225) 456-5752: Volunteer tutors are needed for high-achieving high school students in math, English, science and Spanish. Most tutoring occurs between 3-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Tutors are also needed from 2-4 p.m. Sundays.

FOOD PICKUP VOLUNTEERS, Happi Llandiers — Helen Whitfield and Peggy Casanova (225) 635-2301: Volunteers are needed to pick up food from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on the third Tuesday of the month and deliver to the St. Francisville. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity.