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One-Time Volunteer Opportunities


Below are one-time and ongoing volunteer opportunities for the Summer.  If you are interested in volunteering, simply contact the person listed at the end of each entry to make sure they still need volunteers.  This list is updated weekly, so check back often for updates.


Who - Urban Strategies and Flance Early Learning Center.
What - Volunteers are needed for a child safety fair at the learning center.  Help families and their children learn about bike safety and other important health issues, registration, directing traffic, etc.
When - Friday, August 28th, anytime 2pm - 7pm.
Where - Flance Learning Center, 1908 O'Fallon St. (click here for directions)
Contact - Sherri Nicholson, 314-327-8519 or

Who - BJC Hospice
What - Raise the Roof, a public display of 30 artist-designed children's playhouses that will be auctioned off this fall to pay for children's areas in BJC's soon-to-be-built hospice house. Volunteers are needed for three hour-shifts to keep an eye on the houses, staff an onsite gift boutique and sell raffle tickets.
When - Friday, Aug. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 29. from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where - Forest Park, at the World's Fair Pavilion (click here for directions)
Contact - Mary Lindsley, Volunteer Coordinator, at 314-953-1671, or

Who - Doorways Housing.
What - Volunteers are needed for our National Night Out, providing our residents with a fun afternoon of games, children's activities, music, dancing, and more! 
When - Saturday, August 29th, 10am-4pm.
Where - Address provided to volunteers once they register.
Contact - Register online by clicking here.  Contact Domonique Brown at 314-535-1919 or with questions.

Who - The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum.
What - Volunteers are needed for our Guinness® World Records title setting event, where we will set the world record for most children doing simultaneous jumping jacks! 
When - Saturday, August 29th anytime 9am-Noon.
Where - Edward Jones Dome (click here for directions)  ***METROLINK ACCESSIBLE!***
Contact - Melissa Swank at 314-288-2544 or

Who - Endangered Wolf Center
What - Assist with our Charity Polo Match, our biggest fundraiser of the year.  Help with parking, the children's area, photobooths, and more!
When - Saturday, August 29th, anytime 12:30pm-8:30pm.
Where - Blue Heron Farm Water Polo Club, 4020 Benne Rd. (click here for directions)
Contact - Ashley Rearden, or 646-938-5900.


Who - Great Rivers Greenway
What - Volunteers are needed for the 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Count, assessing the number of bikers and walkers during a given time in a various place.
When - Tuesday, Sept. 8th and Wednesday, Sept. 9th, both 5pm - 7pm.
Where - Various locations throughout city, some right by campus.  ***WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE!***
Contact - Register directly online by clicking here.  Contact Elizabeth Simons at or 314-932-4904.

Who - KidSmart - Tools for Learning
What - Volunteers are needed to sort and organize donations we have received from the annual Push For Pencils school-supply drive.
When - Wednesday, Sept. 9th 8:30am-11:30am.
Where - 12175 Bridgeton Square Dr. (click here for directions)
Contact - Tyler at 314-291-6211.

Who - Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed
What - Volunteer as a Hole-Monitor at the 3rd Annual Gateway180 Golf Tournament. All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting our Emergency Shelter, which houses 160 family members every day. 16 Hole Monitors are need to serve 3 hour shifts on our 4 "Prize Holes", measuring distances, confirming a hole-in-one, assisting golfers with directions, etc.
When - Thursday, Sept. 10th 8:30am-11:30am or 11am-2pm.
Where - Forest Park, The Courses - 6141 Lagoon Dr. (click here for directions)
Contact - Abby Nolen at 314-231-1515 or

Who - Saint Louis Art Fair
What - Assist children create art, help patrons use a special social media tool to win a prize, greet patrons, help sell merchandise for the fair, or view the sign up link to find another area!
When - September 11th - 13th, varying hours.
Where - Clayton's Business District (click here for directions)  ***METROLINK ACCESSIBLE!***
Contact - Sign up here or email or call 314-863-0278.

Who - Revitalization 2000, Inc. (a member of the Ville Collaborative)
What - Help us beautify our urban community garden in the Ville neighborhood of north St. Louis - no experience required!
When - Saturday, September 12th from 9:00am-12:00pm.
Where - 4300 W. Maffitt (click here for directions)
Contact - Steve Hutchison ( or Stephanie McClure, Ph.D. (

Who - Christian Friends of New Americans.
What - Pre-med and health students are needed for our free monthly health clinic for immigrants, assisting with health screenings, vision/dental exams, nutrition education, etc.
When - Saturday, September 12th from 9:00am-12:30pm.
Where - 4019 S. Grand Blvd. (click here for directions)
Contact - Laura Brink at

Who - SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
What - Volunteers are needed for the annual Glennon Gallop. All proceeds from this exciting polo match benefiting Danis Pediatric Center, which provides outpatient pediatric primary care services to children newborn to 18 years of age.
When - Saturday, Sept. 12th anytime 8am-10pm, 2 hour shifts.
Where - Kraftig Polo Club, 4020 Benne Rd. (click here for directions)
Contact - Meredith Kusky at 314-678-5477 or

Who - Alzheimer's Association
What - Volunteers are needed for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, enlisting partipants and crowd observers to become advocates for Alzheimer's Disease.  Training will be provided.
When - Saturday, Sept. 12th 7:30am - 11am.
Where - Scottrade Center (click here for directions)   ***METROLINK ACCESSIBLE!***
Contact - Gina Timme, or 314-801-0414.

Who - CHADS Coalition for Mental Health
What - Volunteers are needed for our Superhero 5K Run/Walk, assisting with course set-up, water stations, food tables, and more!
When - Saturday, Sept. 12th 6am or 8am until 10am.
Where - Sons of Rest Shelter, Tower Grove Park (click here for directions)
Contact - Ryan Kulage at 314-973-4349 or

Who - Peter and Paul Community Services
What - Volunteers are needed for our annual Street Soccer Tournament, assisting with all aspects of this national tournament for soccer teams of men experiencing homelessness.
When - Saturday, Sept. 12th anytime 11am-8pm.
Where - 2612 Wyoming St. (click here for directions)
Contact - Felicia Clay at 314-338-8191 or

Who - Youth Learning Center
What - A group of fun volunteers are needed to assist at our 2nd Annual Scavenger Hunt and BBQ!  he goal of this fundraiser is to raise money to provide scholarships for students to attend our before/after school program. Event volunteers will assist with registration, raffle tickets, and treasure pull items. All event volunteers will enjoy a delicious and FREE Pappy's dinner!
When - Saturday, Sept. 12th 2pm-8pm, timing is flexible and can be broken into shifts.
Where - 4471 Olive (click here for directions)
Contact - Anna Boston, 314-531-9916, ext. 25 or

Who - SLU Cancer Center
What - Volunteers are needed to help the Cancer Center run a free screening clinic at the United Black Drag Racers Association event. Volunteers will help with greeting guests, logistics assistance, and registering people for screenings.   
When - Saturday, Sept. 12th and Sunday, Sept. 13th anytime 8:30am - 4pm   
Where - Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison IL (click here for directions)
Contact - Michell Nickerson at 314-577-8923 or To register to volunteer, please note your availability on this Google Sheet

Who - TRI MY BEST TRIATHLON 2015 - sponsored by St. Louis Children's Hospital and The Carol and Paul Hatfield Cerebral Palsy Sports and Rehabilitation Center.
What - Volunteers are needed for Inaugural Adaptive Triathlon for school age children with motor disabilities.
When - Sunday, Sept. 13th from 8am-Noon.
Where - Wash U's Danforth Athletic Complex (click here for directions)
Contact - Jennifer Miros at 314-454-2604 or

Who - Habitat For Humanity
What - Volunteers are needed to help organize and sort our ReStore inventory!
When - Monday, Sept. 14th anytime 9am-3pm.
Where - 3763 Forest Park Ave. (click here for directions)  ***WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO CAMPUS!***
Contact - Beckie Fingland at

Who - Connections to Success
What - Volunteers are needed as ConnectMeal Providers, to donate and serve a meal to Connections to Success families during the Monday night Connect program.
When - Monday, Sept. 14th 5-7pm.
Where - 3000 Little Hills Expressway (click here for directions)
Contact - Miranda Bell at or 636-940-8027.

Who - March of Dimes
What - Volunteers are needed for our annual Signature Chefs Auction, which brings together St. Louis' top chefs and philanthropists for a night of food and wine.  Must be 21 years of age.
When - Thursday, Sept. 17th 6 - 9pm.
Where - Ritz-Carlton (click here for directions)
Contact - Katelyn Riegel at

Who - TREE House of Greater St. Louis
What - Volunteers are needed for our Annual Charity Polo Match, raising funds for adults and children with developmental disabilities to engage in animal-based therapy.
When - Saturday, Sept. 19th from 2pm-7pm.
Where - McGeHee Polo Field, 17879 Wild Horse Creek Rd. (click here for directions)
Contact - Kathy Castellitto, Volunteer Manager,, 636-332-4940 ext 211.

Who - The Cat Network, Inc.
What - Volunteers are needed for to help with our info booth during the Kirkwood Community Festival. We won't have any animals there, but will have information & photos about animals that are up for adoption, as well as selling t-shirts, carrier pads, pet beds, and hand made cat toys.
When - Saturday, Sept. 19th and Sunday, Sept. 20th, anytime 8:30am - 5pm.
Where - Kirkwood Park (click here for directions)
Contact - Kristi Hill,, 314-941-5813.

Who - National Kidney Foundation
What - Volunteers are needed for a public health fair for families and children. As "KEEP Healthy" volunteers, serve at the various stations to conduct personal kidney disease risk assessments. Volunteers serve in the following stations: Registration, Survey Station, Body Mass Index Station (BMI) etc.
When - Saturday, Sept. 19th  from 9am - 2pm.
Where - Hazelwood East High School, 11300 Dunn Rd. (click here for directions)
Contact - Volunteers can register directly online by clicking here. For questions, contact Suzanne McComb,, 314-961-2828 ext. 482.

Who - St. Louis County Parks
What - Volunteers are needed for our Trail Crew Maintenance workday, helping build and maintain trails at various local parks.
When - Saturday, Sept. 19th 9am-1pm.  Lunch provided!
Where - Greensfelder Park, Eureka, MO (click here for directions)
Contact - Sue Bell at 314-615-8822 or

Who - Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
What - Volunteers are needed to help with our Fall Awards Ceremony.
When - Saturday, Sept. 19th from 5-7:30pm
Where - Cabanne House in Forest Park, 5300 Lindell Blvd. (click here for directions)
Contact - Kathleen Henry at 314-231-4181 or

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