The STAIR program holds regular two-hour training sessions for volunteers, who work one-on-one with public school students to develop reading and language skills. Call (504) 899-0820, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.stairnola.org.
The coffeehouse hosts an open-ended poetry hour.
The New Orleans Council on Aging seeks volunteers to assist seniors with personal and daily tasks so they can live independently. Visit www.nocoa.org or call (504) 821-4121.http://www.nocoa.org
The Jewish Family Service program seeks volunteers to teach suicide prevention to middle school and high school students. Call (504) 831-8475.
Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Carla Fisher at (504) 832-8111.
The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call (504) 717-4257 or email email@example.com.
The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to foundation development. Call (504) 821-5009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group hosts sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Books also are sold at the Algiers Regional Library (3014 Holiday Dr., Algiers) 10 a.m. Saturday.
The LA/SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete an orientation to work directly with animals. Visit www.la-spca.org/volunteer.