To learn more about these volunteer opportunities provided by Volunteer! United at Capital Area United Way, contact the listed agency directly.
AFTER SCHOOL TUTORS FOR SPRING SEMESTER, Baton Rouge Youth Coalition — Chris Parks, (225) 456-5752: The BRYC needs tutors for math, English, science and Spanish. Tutors are needed for high-achieving high school students.
Most tutoring occurs 3-7:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tutors are also needed from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays.
HOME REPAIR FOR SINGLE PARENTS, The Life of a Single Mom — Stefanie Ashford, (225) 341-8055): Serving Other Sisters (S.O.S. Works) provides home repair and improvement for single-parent families in the greater Baton Rouge area. Work includes painting, flooring, bathroom, kitchen, roof, yard work, landscaping and house cleaning to ensure health and safety for single moms and their families.
COMMUNITY GARDEN, Mayor Kip Holden’s BR Proud Initiative — Mitchell Provensal, (225) 267-7152: Weekly volunteers are needed to help maintain community gardens in Northdale, Melrose, Scotlandville and north Baton Rouge.
Scheduling is flexible and no experience is required. Volunteers will help do regular maintenance of garden and help harvest produce.
SATURDAY CLEANERS, Cat Haven — Melissa Dottley, (225) 636-2680: Saturday Cleaners at the Cat Haven Adoption Center socialize with fellow volunteers and the kitties while ensuring the environment is sanitized and disinfected.
This prevents the spread of disease and keeps the cats in our care healthy and ready for adoption. To volunteer, submit an application at cathaven.org/volunteer.