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 or visit volunteer.CAUW.org to sign up online.
PROGRAM INVESTMENT VOLUNTEERS, Capital Area United Way — (225) 383-2643 or email Rosalind Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org: CAUW is seeking volunteers to help CAUW make lasting change in the Capital Area. Program Investment Volunteers help decide where donor dollars are invested by evaluating program funding requests through CAUW’s program investment process. Program Investment Volunteers help CAUW impact our community by working to discover how we can collectively change lives and make permanent change.
DOG FOSTER CARE, Capital Area Animal Welfare Society — (225) 752-5801 or email Caawsmail@yahoo.com: Open your home and your heart and give needed attention to foster animals. Food, supplies and medical expenses are paid by CAAWS. You supply love, attention and a safe temporary home. You will be required to bring your foster animal to a specified number of Pet Adoption Days per month to give it the opportunity to find its permanent home. You will be under the supervision of and will receive support from the Dog Foster chairman. More information on fostering can be found at caaws.org.
HELP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Iris Domestic Violence Center — Jessica Beech, (225) 389-3002 or email@example.com: Iris Domestic Violence Center needs skilled social workers and counselors to volunteer with domestic violence clients.
WALK TO DEFEAT ALS PLANNING COMMITTEE, The ALS Association Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter — Jamie Craig, (225) 343-9880: The planning committee will assist with all aspects of preparing for The ALS Association’s signature event, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Highland Road Park in Baton Rouge. A variety of roles are available, including logistics, food and beverage, entertainment, sponsorships, volunteer management, and more.
HEART TO HEART YOUTH MENTOR, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge — Cecilia Weigel, (225) 336-8700 ext. 404 or email firstname.lastname@example.org: A mentor is a caring, responsible adult volunteer who serves as a trusted guide and role model to a youth mentee. They support the mentee in developing important academic and life skills. Mentors help to expose mentees to opportunities, resources, and activities beneficial to their growth.