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 cauw.org to sign up online.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR, The Salvation Army — Hope Ortego, (225) 355-4483, firstname.lastname@example.org: The Salvation Army is having a community health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30. Volunteers are needed to greet people, assist vendors and help clean up.
ORIENTATION TO THRIVE, THRIVE Academy — Channing Johnson, (225) 239-7820, email@example.com: THRIVE Academy needs volunteers at all times of the day with activities like tutoring, playing and coaching sports, healthy cooking and much more.
HELP CHILDREN LEARN TO READ, Volunteers in Public Schools — Kim Levy (225) 226-4701, firstname.lastname@example.org: VIPS promotes community involvement in public schools through its EveryBody Reads, EveryOne Counts, and Voyage programs.
HOST A BIRTHDAY OR A BINGO PARTY, Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge — Greta Patterson, (225) 387-0061, email@example.com: Volunteers will engage residents of VOA’s senior facility with a birthday or bingo party and other fun. Each volunteer will be responsible for a party item.
GIRLS ON THE RUN 5k, Girls on the Run South Louisiana — Michele Dunbar, Michele@girlsontherungbr.org: Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 9, for the Girls on the Run 5k, the culmination of its spring programming where the girls along with hundreds of other community participants are cheered across the finish line and congratulated for meeting their personal and physical goals.
Volunteers are needed for Inspiration Village pre 5k activities, registration and packet pick up, water stations, general set up, food distribution, clean up and more.
NATIONAL CONFERENCE VOLUNTEERS,The Life of a Single Mom — Jennifer Perry, (225) 341-8055, firstname.lastname@example.org: The Life of the Single Mom is hosting the annual Single Mom’s Conference at Healing Place Church June 19-20.
Volunteers are needed to welcome attendees, help set up, serve food and many other tasks.
STRIDES AND STRIPES VETERANS PROGRAM, Gaitway Therapeutic Horsemanship — Shelley Rose, (225) 766-1614: Gaitway Therapeutic horsemanship offers veterans opportunities to grow and take on new challenges.
Participants join fellow veterans to learn riding skills and basic horsemanship, building meaningful relationships with the therapy horses. Volunteers are needed to work with the veterans. Especially needed are adult volunteers.