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: The Court Appointed Special Advocate Association needs 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 and will be trained and supervised. 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.

AFTER SCHOOL TUTORS FOR SPRING SEMESTER, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition — Chris Parks, (225) 456-5752: The BRYC needs tutors in math, English, science and Spanish for high-achieving high school students. Most tutoring is between 3-7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tutors are also needed from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays.

SATURDAY CLEANERS, Cat Haven — Melissa Dottley, (225) 636-2680: Socialize with fellow volunteers and the kitties while ensuring the Cat Haven environment is sanitized and disinfected to prevent the spread of disease and keeps the cats healthy and ready for adoption. To volunteer, submit an application at

HOME REPAIR FOR SINGLE PARENTS, The Life of a Single Mom — Jennifer Perry, Ministry Relations, (225) 341-8055: Serving Other Sisters (S.O.S. Works) provides home repair and improvement for single-parent families in the area. Work includes painting, flooring, bathroom, kitchen, roof, yard work, landscaping and house cleaning.