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.

MAKE BROWN BAG LUNCHES, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge — Greta Patterson, (225) 387-0061 or email gpatterson@voagbr.org: Volunteers are needed to help make brown bag meals for the homeless on Thursdays, July 16 and 23. Provisions provided.

STUFF THE BUS, Volunteers in Public School — Kimberley Marcelle-Levy, (225) 226-4701 or klevy@ebrschools.org: Volunteers In Public Schools needs your help to “stuff the bus” on July 15.

Donations from the project help make sure that students who are in need have supplies at the beginning of the school year.

The event will take place at the Walmart on College Drive.

COMMUNITY GARDENS, Mayor Kip Holden’s BR Proud Initiative — Mitchell Provensal, (225) 267-7152: Volunteers are needed to help maintain community gardens throughout the city. No experience required.

Tasks include harvesting, weeding, planting, tilling, fertilizing, watering and more.

HOST A RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge — Greta Patterson (225) 387-0061: Volunteer groups are needed to host an arts and crafts class, a movie and popcorn party, or any other fun activity at one of the VOA’s residential facilities serving children, teens, adults with disabilities or the elderly.

Groups will provide supplies and/or refreshments.

PET PEACE OF MIND VOLUNTEER, The Hospice of Baton Rouge — Evelyn Ramirez, (225) 767-4673. Make a difference in a hospice patient’s end-of-life journey by assisting in the care of their pet.

Volunteers will provide basic pet care, such as feeding, walking, changing litter boxes or picking up food provided by hospice and delivering it to patients’ homes.

Volunteers also are needed to provide assistance by helping with adoption drives to find homes for pets whose owners have died.