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

CASA VOLUNTEERS, Court Appointed Special Advocates — Jennifer Mayer, (225) 379-8598: Volunteers are needed to provide a voice for every child who needs one. No special experience is required other than a willingness to get involved and to learn. Volunteers must be 21 years old.

The first step is to attend a brief orientation at the CASA office. For details, call, email or visit

RELAY FOR LIFE EVENT LEADERSHIP, American Cancer Society — Angela Nantamu, (225) 927-0782: Volunteers are needed to serve as part of a team to plan the local Relay for Life event. Volunteers serving on the Event Leadership Team will have a specific role which will include anything from recruiting teams, mentoring teams on fundraising, planning logistics of the event, planning entertainment activities and organizing fundraising opportunities for team. The team will meet at least monthly until May 2015.

SATURDAY CLEANERS, Cat Haven — Melissa Dottley, (225) 636-2680: Volunteers can socialize with others and the kitties while ensuring the environment is sanitized and disinfected. This prevents the spread of disease and keeps the cats up for adoption healthy. Please submit a volunteer application at

RECEPTIONIST VOLUNTEER, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Baton Rouge — Katie Richard, (225) 336-8700, ext. 404: Help serve visitors by greeting, welcoming and directing them appropriately as a receptionist volunteer. Volunteers should be good listeners, uphold professionalism, customer focused, organized, and handle pressure well. Volunteers should also be skilled with a telephone, communication, Microsoft Office and supply management.

MATH FRIENDS, Volunteers in Public School (VIPS) — Kimberly Marcelle, (225) 226-4700: Public school students need your help! More than 200 children in East Baton Rouge Parish are struggling with basic math concepts but do not have a VIPS Math Friend, who meets one-on-one with a first-, second- or third-grade student for 30-45 minutes weekly using instructive tools from the VIPS Math Bin to help improve a child’s math skills.