There’s more to be done – Support the strength of Baton Rouge’s giving heart by contributing to one of the causes most dear to its heart.

The 14th annual Day of the Mentor will be held Oct. 26 at the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators on Florida Boulevard. This event brings awareness to the service of mentoring and motivates community members to get involved. Volunteers are needed to be mentors for the day and also to help with the logistics of the event—greeting guests and assisting with food service, set up and take down. For more information, contact Laurie Hardison at 388-9737 or [email protected].

Are you handy with tools? Can you push a lawnmower? Like to do laundry? Hug a dog? These are just a few of the daily tasks performed by volunteers at Yelp! Baton Rouge. If you are interested in assisting this dog-saving organization or want to learn about all the ways you can help it, call 485-9200 or email [email protected] for more information.

The “I’m a Good Kid Too” Festival will be jointly hosted by the O’Brien House, BREC and City Year Baton Rouge Oct. 6 at the BREC Gus Young Neighborhood Park. This community event is meant to thank kids for making good choices. Volunteers will be needed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help with various duties. For more information, contact Tonia Escort at 344-6345, ext. 331, or [email protected].

Volunteer at Capital Area United Way’s signature event, the Jambalaya Jam! This festive event, Oct. 11, will feature live music, delicious jambalaya and lots of fun. No matter what your volunteer interests are, the Jambalaya Jam has something for you. Visit and click on “volunteers” to learn more about how you can give CAUW a hand by volunteering at this street party for a cause. All volunteers receive a complimentary event T-shirt and ticket for unlimited jambalaya! Contact Kristin Menson at 382-3503 or [email protected] with specific questions.

Aid in the effort to increase breast cancer awareness, fund programs to help local diagnosed women and celebrate survivors. Komen Baton Rouge affiliate needs help with all aspects of upcoming breast cancer awareness activities, like the Pink Ribbon Bowl on Oct. 21 and Race for the Cure on March 2, 2013. For more information on Komen Baton Rouge’s numerous volunteer opportunities, contact Janet at 615-8740 or [email protected].

Volunteer opportunities are provided by Volunteer! United, a wholly owned subsidiary of Capital Area United Way. For your volunteer needs or to submit a project, please contact Kristin Menson at [email protected].