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

RECEPTIONIST NEEDED, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank — Bonnie Bordelon, (225) 359-9940 ext. 207, bonnie@brfoodbank.org: A volunteer is needed for one month to man the reception area. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from Feb. 18 to March 18.

CONSERVATION WORK, the Recreation and Park Commission for East Baton Rouge Parish, (BREC) — Monica Dugas, (225) 272-9200: Help BREC clear trails in local parks.

BREC will supply all necessary tools, but bring work gloves please.

DIRECT CARE, The Hospice of Baton Rouge — Evelyn Ramirez, (225) 767-4673: Make a difference in the lives of hospice patients by helping them to live as fully and comfortably as possible. Direct Patient Care Volunteers provide companionship for patients, and respite for their caregivers.

Volunteers play cards with patients, read to them or just visit.

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 will be able to harvest produce.