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.
INSPIRE A CHILD TO LOVE MATH AND SCIENCE, StemUP Baton Rouge — Drew Henry, (225) 226-7936: The mission is to get STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) industry professionals to volunteer in local middle schools to lead hands-on projects and inspire kids to consider careers in the STEM fields.
All information sessions will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 5 at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Room 2D, Baton Rouge. For more information, visit StemUpBatonRouge.org.
HELP VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Iris Domestic Violence Center — Jessica Beech, (225) 389-3002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org: Iris Domestic Violence Center needs skilled social workers and counselors to volunteer with domestic violence clients.
HEART TO HEART YOUTH MENTOR, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge — Cecilia Weigel, (225) 336-8700 ext. 404 or email email@example.com: Adult volunteer mentors, who are caring and responsible, are needed to serve as a guide and role model to a youth.
Volunteers help youngsters develop important academic and life skills and expose them to opportunities, resources and activities beneficial to their growth.
CLUB INSPIRE, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge — Onya Carter, (225) 454-6333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org: Mentors are matched with a Boy & Girls Club member and commit to meet with them at least once a month for an hour. Mentors should provide encouragement and for club members’ success.
STRIDES AND STRIPES VETERANS PROGRAM, Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship — Shelley Rose, (225) 766-1614: Volunteers are needed to work in Gaitway Therapeutic program which offers veterans opportunities to learn riding skills and basic horsemanship. Volunteers will help them build meaningful relationships with the therapy horses.
BECOME A SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIM ADVOCATE, STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response) — Laneceya Russ, (225) 615-7093. Highly motivated and passionate volunteers are needed to work with sexual trauma survivors, providing support to survivors on STAR’s 24/7 hotline and accompanying survivors to the hospital day and night. Apply to volunteer at brstar.org.