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

HELP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Iris Domestic Violence Center — Jessica Beech, (225) 389-3002 or Iris Domestic Violence Center needs skilled social workers and counselors to volunteer with domestic violence clients.

HELP SINGLE MOMS, The Life of a Single Mom — Jennifer Perry, (225) 341-8055 or The Life of a Single Mom S.O.S. Ministry needs volunteers to assist with bi-weekly group meetings held at Healing Place Church Annex, 19202 Highland Road.

The group meets at 7 p.m. every first and third Friday. Volunteers serve as greeters, food team, registration table, floaters and assist with childcare. Free meals and childcare provided.

WORK WITH PETS, The Hospice of Baton Rouge—Evelyn Ramirez. (225) 767-4673 or Make a difference in a patient’s end-of-life journey by assisting in the care of their pet. Many patients experience stress when their pets have needs they can no longer meet. 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. Volunteers also provide assistance, if needed, by helping with adoption drives to find homes for pets whose owners have passed away.

HEART TO HEART YOUTH MENTOR, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge — Cecilia Weigel (225) 336-8700, ext. 404, or A mentor is a caring, responsible adult volunteer who serves as a trusted guide and role model to a youth. They support the youngster in developing important academic and life skills, and expose them to opportunities, resources and activities beneficial to their growth.