Teens and other Ascension Parish residents looking to lend a hand this summer to those in need can turn to Volunteer Ascension for volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer assignments available are:

Companion Animal Rescue of Ascension: Needs two volunteers every Saturday and Sunday for pet adoption program at PetSmart in Gonzales. Duties include walk, water, clean and interact with cats and dogs up for adoption and assist with set up and take down of adoption area in store.

To volunteer email Erin Carnline @ caralagroup@gmail.com.

St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Store: Volunteers are need at the new St. Vincent De Paul Clothing Store, 1402 C-1 N. Burnside, Gonzales. Orientation will be given to all volunteers prior to start date. Volunteer responsibilities will include greeting customers, assisting customers, assisting in processing all donated items, ensure that all items are in reusable condition prior to placing on sales floor, assisting in store cleanliness and upkeep and recovery of sales floor. To volunteer, call (225) 644-2151

Council of Aging: Ascension COA and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at LSU are looking for people who may be interested in serving on the advisory and curriculum committees for the Ascension OLLI program. Call Darlene C. Schexnayder at (225) 473-3789

Council of Aging Gonzales Senior Center: Volunteer are needed during lunch time and to assist on the delivery of hot meals to area residents. Call Tommie Gordon at (225) 621-5750.

Court Appointed Special Advocates: Call Child Advocacy Services at (225) 647-2005 to learn about CASA program needs.

For more information, call Volunteer Ascension at (225) 644-7655.