Below is a searchable database of the non-profit agencies that are seeking volunteers. You may search based on the population category the organization works with and services they provide.
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Remote Opportunities: Agencies under each category that are marked with a * indicate that remote opportunities are available.
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SLPS Adult Education and Literacy provides quality educational services to adults in the following areas: adult basic education, GED attainment, literacy skills enhancement, English for Speakers of Other Languages, workforce develo p.m.ent, and life skills.
- Literacy Tutors: Assist adults 17 years of age and older in developing basic reading, writing, and math skills in an adult education classroom under the direction of certified instructor.
- Mondays-Fridays: Anytime 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Days and times VERY flexible)
- Background Check
- Training Session
Our mission is to ensure equal access to healthcare, mental health, and social services for all, regardless of national origin or language ability, through the advocacy, education, and direct multilingual services that we provide.
- Education Volunter: Help a refugee from a war-torn country or oppressive government reach their most desired goal, becoming a U.S. citizen. Our volunteers help provide the one-on-one, in-home English and Civics instruction necessary to pass the citizenship exam. You do NOT have to speak any language other than English and do not need any prior teaching experience.
- Any day of the week, times up to volunteer. Very flexible, commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
- Background Check
- Orientation Session
Center for Women in Transition assists women in the criminal justice system because change is possible.
- Community Resource Volunteer: Assist with compiling resources in the St. Louis area for community members on specific issues such as homelessness, domestic violence victims, etc.
- Volunteer Office Assistant: Provide administrative assistance to the Center’s main office, including help with mass mailings, correspondence, filing, and answering the telephones.
- Special Classes Volunteer: Teach a class or give a presentation in an area of your interest. Do you love to cook, or garden? Are you a professional with experience that would be of use to the women we work with? Whether it's tax preparation or scrapbooking, share what you love with clients of the Center.
- Schirmer House Program Assistant: Provide administrative assistance to the Center's Schirmer House, including helping with correspondence, filing, case management and other house projects.
Generally anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays. For special classes, up to schedule of volunteer and clients.
- Criminal Background Check (if working with clients)
- Orientation (1-2 hours)
- Yes, but short bus ride down Grand.
Christian Friends of New Americans links you with opportunities to connect with immigrants and refugees living in the St. Louis region. CFNA partners with local Lutheran congregations, schools, and individuals, NGOs and various grant-giving foundations to offer a range of programs and services for New Americans.
- Adult ESL Assistant Teacher: Working with groups of 1 - 15, assist refugees and immigrants with the learning of the English language.
- After School Tutor: Helping students ages 5 - 19 with schoolwork, reading to children, preparing food, clean-up, etc. Lead educational presentations on any topic kids find interesting.
- Health and Wellness Saturdays: Registering clients, basic screening, and teaching basice health ex. dental hygiene, etc.
- Child Care for Heart to Heart Program: Watch children while moms are in Bible Study/community gathering.
Remote opportunities include:
- After School Tutoring: Reading, math and science assistance - by phone or video conferencing; expecting need due to COVID issues both in community and our Peace Center location - may not be able to have as many attending in person due to space/distancing issues.
- Adult ESL Assistant Teacher: Tuesdays and/or Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
- After School Tutor: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
- Health and Wellness Saturdays: Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Child Care for Heart to Heart Program: 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
- Background Check
- Christian Cooper
- 636-940-8027 ext 100
We inspire individuals to realize their dreams and achieve self-sufficiency providing hope, resources, and a plan.
- Connectkids Program Assistant: Plan and
execute Connectkids programming in alignment with themes. The volunteer will gain experience implementing meaningful family activities, providing building blocks for successful futures. The ideal
volunteer is committed to expanding the ConnectKids experience. Organize FAMILY engagement opportunities.
- Mentoring Program Assistant: Plan and execute mentor engagement events. Coordinate assigned pairing meetings. Track/store data for monthly mentoring touchpoints
- Connectkids Program Assistant: Mondays, 4 p.m.-9 p.m..
- Mentoring Program Assistant: Days and times vary - flexible.
- Yes, but some clerical volunteering may be done remotely from own home.
Easter Seals Midwest is a not-for-profit, registered 501 (c)(3) organization that is committed to helping individuals with develo p.m.ental disabilities - including autism - learn, live, work and participate in the community.
- Friend InDeed Program: Volunteers are paired one-on-one with a client to develop an engaging friendship. Visit the client at his/her home, engage in social activities with them, etc.
- Adopt-A-Home: Perfect for groups! Help perform maintenance on our clients' residences, painting, landscaping, and more. Office Assistance: Help with regular administrative duties including phone calls, data entry, assembling event materials, etc. Some work can be done remotely at the volunteer's
- Friend InDeed Program: Very flexible, up to schedule of volunteer. 2x per month for as little as 3 months.
- Adopt-A-Home: Very flexible - any day of the week! Office Assistance: Monday-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Bakground Check and Orientation if working with Friend InDeed Program
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is a collaborative effort among well established non-governmental organizations (NGOs) designed to provide complete and proactive support for members of all branches of the military and their families through pre-deployment, deployment, family reintegration and post-deployment.
- Warehouse Volunteer: Assist with managing, organizing, and delivering donations to veterans.
- Marketing/Communications Volunteer: Assist with our social media efforts, video/photography, etc.
Days and times are flexible and up to schedule of the volunteer.
- Varies - short bus ride up Grand on the 70 Bus.
Mission: St. Louis is an organization that empowers people to transform their neighborhoods. We work to create thriving, vibrant communities by connecting individuals/groups with communities in need through education, empowerment, and economic develo p.m.ent.
- Beyond School Volunteer (Virtual): As an Academic Mentor, you would be helping students grades 3-8 with literacy, academic and organizational skills, and building meaningful relationships with them. Beyond School has two sites that ask for a one day per week time commitment. Training is on-site and there are no special language speaking requirements.
- Meal Prep Volunteer: Our Job and Leadership Training meals offer a time for community-building. Volunteers may cook a meal during their Monday or Thursday evening class. We invite to volunteers to stick around for dinner.
- SkillUp Classroom Assistant: Classroom assistants help facilitate programming and assist the Case Manager with anything that will help class run smoothly. Commitment: 1 class per week for 3 weeks, sessions are periodic.
- Beyond School Volunteer: Monday-Thursday from 3:45-5:30 p.m. (St. Louis Language Immersion School); Monday-Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. (Lafayette Prep Academy)
- Meal Prep Volunteer: Monday or Thursday 4:15-5 p.m.
- SkillUp Classroom Assistant: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Background Check
- N - Phone work can be done from home
The goal of NSEC is to reduce or eliminate unemployment on the Near Southside by: · Developing job referral relationships with employers across the metropolitan area. · Screening and referring qualified applicants for available positions · Providing job skills through training at our locations · Training for job readiness and motivation · Working to reduce artificial barriers to employment, such as travel to jobs.
- Employment Assistant: Assist clients with developing resumes and online job applications and searches.
- Employment Clerk: Help with answering the phones, filing and online recruitment efforts (find job postings).
- Trainer: Train clients in computer skills, life skills area (finances, health, etc.), interviewing techniques.
Mondays - Fridays, anytime between 9 a.m.-3 p.m..
Our mission is to promote successful aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement. Founded in 1982 and based in St. Louis, the non-profit organization is now active in 40 cities across 24 states and serves more than 35,000 individuals each year.
- CATCH Healthy Habits Team Member – Join the fight against childhood obesity today! Join a team of 5+ volunteers to work with elementary school children to help prevent childhood obesity. Teach health tips, eat healthy snacks, and engage in FUN, LIGHT exercises like parachute or playing with beach balls to encourage positive change. Curriculum and all supplies are provided. Substitutes also welcome if one cannot commit on an ongoing basis. Our typical volunteer commitment is one hour per week for 8 weeks. Visit www.catchhealthyhabits.org to learn more about this OASIS program.
- Evaluator: Gain evidence-based research experience, for just 5 hours a semester, and do your part to combat childhood obesity. System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT) evaluators attend three one-hour sessions at our CATCH locations to record the physical activities of the children and adults. Training and evaluation tools will be provided. Options are available for individuals seeking either short-term or long-term positions. The 5 hour commitment includes a 2 hour training and 3 hours evaluation at the school locations.
- CATCH Healthy Habits Team Member – Mondays-Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (during after school programs); Summer hours are during the day
- Evaluator - Mondays-Fridays, 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (during after school programs); Summer hours are during the day.
- Background check
- Katie Schneider
- 314-726-5355 x21
Operation Food Search is a St. Louis food bank that distributes food free of charge helping to feed the poor and hungry. Cooking Matters is a groundbreaking nutrition-education program that connects families with food by teaching them how to prepare healthy, tasty, low-cost meals. Professionals, students, and passionate community members volunteer their time and expertise to lead hands-on courses that instruct adults, teens and kids how to get the most nutrition out of a limited budget.
- Distribution Volunteers: This recurring volunteer event includes helping with the distribution of food and other products to our agencies.
- Warehouse Volunteer: Help sort, package and distribute food for needy individuals.
- Cooking Matters Volunteer Chef: A professional chef or experienced home cook to teach the cooking portion of class. Professional experience/formal training not necessary – just a passion and interest in cooking healthy meals!
- Cooking Matters Volunteer Nutrition Educator: A nutrition/dietetics student or professional nutritionist/dietician to teach the nutrition portion of class. Formal training preferred.
- Cooking Matters Volunteer Class Assistant: Any interested volunteer to assist the Chef and Nutrition Educator in leading the class. No formal training or experience necessary - just an
interest in our mission!
- Distribution Volunteers: MWF, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
- Warehouse Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, anytime Noon-5 p.m.
- Cooking Matters Volunteer Chef: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Cooking Matters Volunteer Nutrition Educator: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Cooking Matters Volunteer Class Assistant: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Orientation (done at beginning of first volunteer session)
- Veronica Herndon-Jenkins
- N - Work can be done from home.
Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early develo p.m.ent, learning and health of children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers.
- Business Analyst/Project Assistant: Utilizing a variety of techniques to interpret business processes and communications requirements for a Learning Management System (LMS) implementation project
- Research and Evaluations Intern: Support data collection, analysis, and dissemination for various projects at the local, state or national level.
- Advocacy Intern: Opportunities to conduct entry-level policy research, writing, and some analysis. Exposure to real world advocacy experience on the state and federal level. Policy and advocacy communication skills preferred.
- Virtual Parent Education Initiative Intern: Assist with investigating effective uses of telecommunication and interactive technology methods to enhance family engagement and expand the reach of parent education delivery through technology. The intern will assist with assembling policies, procedures, and documentation. as well as develop criteria for vetting parenting technology.
Mondays-Fridays, anytime 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Background Check
- Training Session
We are a community group supporting immigrants and refugees as they begin a new life in St. Louis. We offer emotional and social support primarily by partnering volunteers with new families, specifically working with Syrian immigrants and refugees living at the Hodiamont Apartments.
- Readers: We need volunteers to read to children of immigrant families. Many of the parents do not know English very well and we want to make sure that the young children get a strong foundation to excel moving forward.
- Tutors: We need help with tutors for the children of our immigrant "New American" families in St. Louis. Most of our requests from families have been for math tutors but it could be any subject.
- ESL Adult Education: Many of our New American friends "Syrian Refugees" need help learning English and practicing English between classes. You could help by meeting in person for practice or calling on the phone.
All days and times are TBD, and up to the volunteer and family s/he is paired with.
- Interest Application