HELP LOCAL ANIMALS
Your mission: Volunteer at the
Terrebonne Parish Animal Shelter to help get homeless dogs and cats adopted to
What you'll do: Shelter Manager
Valerie Robinson said because the shelter is under-staffed and takes on extra
programs to help send adoptable pets to other states, it always needs an extra
set of hands to help do temperament tests, clean up cages or bathe dogs before
they're sent on their way. The shelter is also looking for photographers to
take appealing pictures of adoptable animals to help them find loving homes.
Where: 131 Plant Road, Houma.
What's in it for you: Many of the
shelter's animals were abandoned, abused or neglected by owners. You can help
them find a forever home.
Who to contact: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word
“volunteer” in the subject line. Include your first name, phone number, age,
experience with animals and what you're interested in doing.
Your mission: Help to raise money to
provide services to all people living with cerebral palsy in Louisiana.
What you'll do: Donate your time or
man the phones at Cerebral Palsy of Louisiana's annual two-day telethon. It is
broadcast on Charter Communications channel 18, Comcast channel 5 and online at
event features live entertainment. The event is free and open to the public.
How long you're needed: 4-10 p.m.
Aug. 6 and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 7.
Where: Houma-Terrebonne Civic
Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd.
What's in it for you: You'll help people with cerebral palsy
and their families to purchase, rent and repair medical equipment; pay for
physical and occupational therapy, prescription shoes and evaluations; among
Who to contact: To volunteer, call 1-800-375-8275
. To make a pledge, call 868-0200 during the broadcast.
ASSIST CANCER PATIENTS
Your mission: Help locals seeking information about cancer
treatment and resources.
What you'll do: Volunteers are trained to assist cancer
patients, their families and caregivers with the latest in cancer-related
information and connect them to needed resources. They will also provide
information on community programs and services, along with dates and times for
local American Cancer Society events and programs.
How long you're needed: The center is open from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Officials say whatever time you can donate is
Where: Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center's American Cancer
Society Cancer Resource Center, 1978 Industrial Blvd., Houma.
What's in it for you: You'll receive all the training you need
to help patients, and you are rewarded by helping people in need get connected
with the American Cancer Society's local resources, said Shea Austin, health
initiative representative with the American Cancer Society.
Who to contact: Call the American Cancer Society office at
HELP HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Your mission: Work in the Bayou Area Habitat for Humanity
What you'll do: Various tasks, including sales, setting up
display, cleanup of donation and other day-to-day operation to run the store.
How long you're needed: The ReStore is open from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Where: 509 St. Mary St., Thibodaux.
What's in it for you: ReStore has only one full-time manager
on staff, so any volunteers will assist in helping the store run smoothly, said
Mattie Franklin, manager at ReStore.
“We need extra help this summer,” she said. “Cleaning and
running the register are an easy way to make a difference.”
Who to contact: For information, call 447-9743, 447-6999 or
COMFORT PATIENTS AND FAMILIES
Your mission: Volunteer at Hospice of South Louisiana to help
patients facing a terminal illness and their families with supportive care.
What you'll do: You can work directly with patients and
families to provide care and support as patients face the final stages of a
terminal illness. You can also volunteer for office and clerical work, special
events and fundraising, arts-and-craft programs, bereavement programs or
How long you're needed: Volunteers are needed year round.
Where: Hospice of South Louisiana, 6500 Main St., Houma.
What's in it for you: You'll provide spiritual, physical and
mental support for patients and families in the greatest need.
Who to contact: 868-3095
— Compiled by Chance Ryan, Staff Writer
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