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.
TUTORS NEEDED, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition (BRYC): Chris Parks (225) 456-5752 or firstname.lastname@example.org: BRYC seeks tutors in all subject areas who have ability to spend at least 1 day per week from 3-5 p.m. (timing is flexible) to provide support to students with their homework and other academic needs. If you are interested in serving in this vital role and helping our students continue to perform at a high level, please contact Parks.
HALLOWEEN PARADE, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank: Bonnie Bordelon (225) 359-9940, ext 207: Ready to give something back during a parade in downtown Baton Rouge? The GBR Food Bank is looking for volunteers to walk with the food bank truck to collect non-perishable food donations during the Halloween Parade that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1.
PET PEACE OF MIND, 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. Our volunteers provide basic pet care, such as feeding, walking pets, changing litter boxes or picking up food provided by The Hospice and delivering it to patients’ homes. Our volunteers also provide assistance, if needed by helping with adoption drives to find homes for pets whose owners have passed away.
COMPUTER COACH, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge: Katie Richard (225) 336-8700, ext 404: Become a computer literacy teacher and help assist a client in basic computer literacy in order that they can apply for and maintain employment. Volunteers should be at least 30 years old and have a basic knowledge of job search and computer skills, intermediate or advanced resume building skills, experience in teaching or working with a vulnerable population and have a background check. An experience in work release or reentry programs is preferred, but not required. For more information contact Richard.
THANKSGIVING CAMP, Big Buddy Program: Jodi Altazan (225) 388-9437: Are you looking for something to do during the Thanksgiving holiday? The Big Buddy Program invites you to work with youth during our Thanksgiving Camp. Accompany the youth as they take field trips to LSU and work with the athletes, learn about environmental science and about their community. For more information, contact Altazan.