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Almost Home provides transitional housing to teenage mothers and their children who are homeless so they have the skills they need to become productive members of society.
- Child Care Volunteer: Almost Home offers weekly and monthly childcare opportunities for volunteers interested in working with children in a childcare setting. As a part of small group of volunteers, you will play, teach, and care for kids (between the ages of 6 months and 8 years old) while their moms attend life-skills class onsite. The position has flexible commitment requirements and can accommodate personal schedules including single monthly shifts. Hours for childcare are consistent throughout the year except during holidays and special events.
- Front Desk Assistant: Almost Home offers daily volunteer opportunities for volunteers interested in working at our front desk. The Front Desk volunteer is responsible for answering phones, welcoming guests, distributing collateral, assisting members, and regulating entrance to the building.
- Meal Preparation: Prepare meals for moms and their children.
- Tutoring/Life Skills: Help our residents with like skill develo p.m.ent, school work, studying, resume building, job applications, etc.
- Case Management Assistant: Help with case management, resident follow up, benefit applications, employment/housing searches, etc.
- Child Care Volunteer: Any day Mondays-Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.-8 p.m.; Some need during the day and on weekends.
- Front Desk Assistant:: Any day Mondays-Friday, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Meal Preparation: Late afternoons any day of the week
- Tutoring/Life Skills: Days and times flexible and up to volunteer
- Case Management Assistant: Any day Mondays-Friday, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Background Check (no cost)
- 1 hr. Training Session
- Y - short bus ride down Grand Blvd.
Assisi House plays a significant role in St. Louis' housing assistance sector and strives to, through the building of trusting relationships, serve as a positive force in guests' lives. Our ultimate goal is to end homelessness through the collaboration of members of our St. Louis community.
- Winter Shelter Volunteer: Residents spend time at the shelter during the day on Sunday and in the evening during the week. Biggest need is for people to spend time with residents - games, tv watching, talking etc. during weekday evenings.
- Construction and Home Repair: When the newest Assisi House shelter transitions into affordable housing, the home has renovation needs. along with routine maintenance, painting etc. Perfect for groups.
- Driver: Assisi House has received a dental grant to provide dental services to residents. The appointment locations an occasionally be difficult for residents to access and they need rides to and from appointments.
- Accompaniment Volunteer: Our permanent housing sites with residents of various ages and life experiences benefit from time spent with an individual. Some residents are interested in getting assistance/information with job applications and others would benefit from just being able to sit and talk with someone, this opportunity is relational in nature.
- Winter Shelter Volunteer: Sundays anytime, and weekday evenings.
- Construction and Home Repair: Days/time flexible.
- Driver: Usually Mondays-Fridays, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m..
- Accompaniment Volunteer: Days/times flexible, and up to schedule of volunteer.
Beyond Housing's mission is to strengthen neighborhoods, one family at a time. We do this by providing affordable housing, helping families achieve and sustain homeownership, fostering the well-being of families, and identifying and addressing neighborhood needs.
- Home Repair: Performance of routine property maintenance on single family homes that are included in our "Service Enriched Rental Housing Program" for low-income families. Dates and times are arranged on a project by project basis.
- Homework Assistance and Tutoring: Work with students in after school program to assist with homework. Monday-Friday afternoons.
- Food Pantry: Assist food pantry coordinator with sorting and preparing food products once per month for the monthly food pantry. Distribute food to an average 100 families each month at the pantry. Thursdays any time.
- Home Repair: Dates and times are arranged on a project by project basis.
- Homework Assistance and Tutoring: Monday-Friday afternoons.
- Food Pantry: Thursdays any time.
- Background Check if working with children
Covenant House Missouri welcomes youth who are runaway, trafficked, at-risk, or experiencing homelessness with unconditional love, absolute respect and a place to call home. Beyond shelter and basic needs, we deliver transformative solutions to help young people ages 16 to 24 build productive, independent and sustainable lives.
In-person opportunities include assisting with evening classes, helping youth with mock interviews, organizing donations in our clothing and goods store, and performing maintenance projects around the facility. Full calendar available at: https://www.covenanthousemo.org/volunteer-with-chmo.
In person opportunities are typically Tuesdays thru Thursdays from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Fridays from 9:00 a.m.-Noon, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m.-1 p.m..
- Application (on website)
DOORWAYS is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
- Activity/Event Assistant: Assist Doorways’ Activities Coordinator by leading and participating in recreational activities for residents. Assist residents with activities, arts and crafts, field trips and other activities. Plan, coordinate and participate in special events and fundraising activities of Doorways.
- Tutor/Mentor: Provide children in our family residential program with academic enrichment activities. Grow into a mentor and make a difference in a child’s life by offering friendship, support and positive reinforcement.
- Skilled Volunteer: Perform duties to improve our residents’ mind and body health. These opportunities include pastoral care, support groups, hair care, yoga, low or no-impact exercise, meditation, nail care, massage therapy, reflexology, and Reiki.
- Companion: Spend quality time with residents by visiting in public areas of the building, assist with letter writing, go on field trips, take a walk and host or eat meals in the dining room.
- Guest Relations Assistant: Assist staff by welcoming and directing guests, monitoring the front door and signing residents and visitors in and out of the building.
- Activity/Event Assistant: Mondays-Fridays anytime 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Tutor/Mentor: Days and times up to volunteer.
- Skilled Volunteer: Days and times up to volunteer.
- Companion: Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m.-7 p.m..
- Guest Relations Assistant: Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m.-6 p.m..
- Background Check (depending upon position)
- TB Test (depending upon position)
- Brief Orientation
EnergyCare provides energy-related services for low-income families with elderly, disabled, chronically ill and young children to enable a healthier and safer environment in their homes, and to protect against the effects of extreme weather.
- Home Weatherization: Perform weatherization and repairs on windows and doors homes in need. Perfect for small groups!
- Intake Counselor: Interview clients by phone who request assistance, to determine what services can be provided.
- Outreach Counselor: Provide follow-up year round to Energy Care clients to check on status and well-being.
- Home Weatherization: Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-Noon. (September thru March only).
- Intake Counselor: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (June, July and August only)
- Outreach Counselor: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (year-round)
- Short training session
- Donna Kestler
- email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
To be witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing transitional housing, food and social services for people and to feed the impoverished through the operation of a daily soup kitchen - all while maintaining the dignity of the human person.
- Greeters: Assist with front desk operations, greet guests, open doors, answer phones.
- Kitchen Aid: Help prepare meals and serve/eat with residents.
Any day of the week/weekend, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. or 4 - 6 p.m..
Gateway Homeless Services provides safe, secure and nurturing shelter services that empower homeless women children and families to move into transitional and independent housing.
- Kitchen Aid: Volunteer to help our primary kitchen workers to prepare meals.
- Child Care: Parents attend career develo p.m.ent classes and volunteers are needed to play with roughly 30 children.
- Intake Volunteer: Assist staff with the client intake process.
- Donation/Store Organization: Volunteers maintain a store of household items for families. Clients earn Gateway Bucks to spend at the store. Volunteers help with restocking and organizing shelves and labeling prices.
- Kitchen Aid: Any day of the week either 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 4 p.m.-6 p.m.
- Child Care: Saturday (9-11:30 a.m.) and Thursday (6-8 p.m.)
- Intake Volunteer: Mondays - Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5
- Donation/Store Organization: Mondays - Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5
- Background Check (if working with children)
- Melody Perkins
- (314) 367-8959
The Grace and Peace Winter Shelter has been offering temporary, overnight shelter during the colder months to homeless women of St. Louis since 1986.
Volunteers needed to cook and serve meals to homeless women staying at the shelter. Overnight volunteers also needed to assist staff member in overseeing shelter, helping with intake, clean-up, laundry, etc.
Any day of the week, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.. Overnight volunteer works from 6 p.m.-6am. Shelter only open from November thru March.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
- General Build Volunteer: Help construct homes at the build site from March-October. Full day Commitment required .
- ReStore Volunteer: Volunteers help with a range of tasks in the ReStore. Assignments vary from receiving and stock, recycling and deconstruction, inventory preparation, and customer service volunteers.
- General Build Volunteer: Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
- ReStore Volunteer: Tuesdays-Saturdays, anytime from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Serving women who are young, pregnant and homeless, The Haven of Grace provides a safe, nurturing home, educational programs and long-term support for mother and child. Founded in faith, we instill hope, dignity and the pride of independence, one family at a time.
- Childcare Volunteer: The Child Care Assistant provides babysitting in The Haven’s playroom or playgrounds, allowing the mothers to attend classes in the classroom and giving the mothers respite during non-class times.
- Front Desk Volunteer: The Receptionist works with members of The Haven of Grace staff in answering phone calls, greeting visitors, and maintaining safety through screening all visitors. (Must be willing to commit to 4 weeks at a time) Timing is flexible, can be from 1-4 p.m. or 2-5 p.m. if necessary.
- Childcare Volunteer: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
- Front Desk Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
- Background Check
- Orientation, 1 hr.
- Patricia McHugh
The Housing Partnership works to promote and enhance the quality of life in the community by creating a healthy and economically sustainable living environment for families. We accomplish this by collaborating and partnering with residents, businesses, educational institutions, and local government.
- Home Painting and Repair: Paint residents' homes, perform maintenance projects, clean yards, etc.
- Varies, can be done any day Monday-Saturday.
Helps families facing homelessness achieve stability in a safe and supportive community, providing the skills and resources they need to thrive.
- Childcare Provider: Care for children during parent support group session.
- Office Assistant: Assist with office duties and mailings.
- Childcare Provider: Saturdays 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
- Office Assistant: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 8 a.m. - 4 p.m..
- Background Check
- Orientation, 1 hr.
- Hannah Nodge or Mia Filipe
Labre is animated by the central goal of using food as an excuse for relationships. Internally, we as SLU students come together and cook so as to grow in fellowship and community. Following, we send students on various routes throughout the city of St. Louis so as to share in conversation and friendship with those experiencing homelessness.
Cook meals and then deliver them to people living on the streets of St. Louis.
Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.
EHOC seeks to ensure equal access to housing for all people through education, counseling, investigation, and enforcement.
Remote opportunities include:
- Tenant Advocate (Virtual): Tenant Advocates are trained in Missouri Landlord/Tenant law and have resources to advise, counsel and refer callers who are experiencing a housing crisis. Tenant Advocates help tenants understand their rights and obligations under state and federal laws. They help draft letters for tenants, assist people in searching for housing, and identify resources which may help a person out of a housing crisis. Tenant advocates are volunteers who are able to devote at least 2 hours a week to counseling tenants.
Other opportunities include:
- Tester for Housing Discrimination: Housing discrimination testing is a method used to uncover discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, familial status or disability. Testing is a controlled procedure to determine differential treatment in the quality, content and quantity of information and services given to home seekers by landlords, real estate agents, leasing agents and lenders. Testers are volunteers who are reimbursed for expenses. Testers must be 21 years or older, must be able to pass a criminal background check, must have reliable transportation, and must have excellent writing skills. Reasonable accommodations are made for testers with disabilities. Testers of all backgrounds are needed.
- Speaker's Bureau - EHOC has opportunities for volunteers to conduct trainings for the general public on fair housing and landlord-tenant rights, as well as staffing an EHOC table at resource fairs.
Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m..
- Background Check
- Sister Lila Rose
- (314) 533-2777
Missionaries of Charity, a programs sponsored by the Sisters of Blessed Teresa, provide support and outreach to women and children who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.
- After-School Program: Volunteers help assist the sisters with the after-school program for young children. Once children are dropped off from their school, they stay from 3:30 p.m. until around 6 p.m.. We prepare food for the kids, provide activities for the kids to play, provide Catechesis for them, and pray with them.
- Sunday Mass Program: Volunteers help assist and drive kids, several of whom are refugees, from the apartment housing on Hodiamont Ave. to Mass at various Catholic Churches in the city. Volunteers meet the sisters and the children at the housing on Hodiamont Ave. and will drive several kids to Mass at nearby Catholic Churches. Volunteers will help feed the children before or after Mass.
- Tutors: Mondays through Fridays, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday Mass Program: Sundays from 9 a.m. - Noon.
- Protecting God's Children Training (includes Background Check)
Our Lady's Inn provides pregnant women and their children shelter and hope for a new life through humble acts of love.
- Child Care: Assist with caring for children of mothers staying at the home.
- Meal Volunteer: Cook and serve lunch or dinner to the mothers and their children.
- Thrift Store Volunteer: Work in our thrift store merchandising, tagging and hanging clothing.
- Child Care: Mondays thru Thursdays, anytime 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
- Meal Volunteer: Sunday-Thursday anytime 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
- Thrift Store Volunteer: Tuesday-Saturday anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Background Check (at no cost)
Peter and Paul Community Services provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless, especially those who are living with a mental illness or HIV/AIDS.
- Shelter Volunteer: At our Emergency Shelter, volunteers help the staff and the clients by passing out toiletries and towels, socializing with clients and serving a meal. The meal is either one that the volunteer/s created or one that another volunteer group or staff member made.
- College Overnight: College Students that are interested in the College Overnight experience would volunteer as a regular shelter volunteer, but would also stay through the night until 6:30 a.m.. We will have cots for the volunteers so that they can sleep when the clients sleep.
- Meal Hall Volunteer: The meals hall is open the 2nd-21st of every month for families and individuals who are low income or experiencing homelessness to receive a home cooked meal prepared by volunteer groups. We have an industrial size kitchen available for volunteer groups (ideal group size is a minimum of 10-12 individuals) to cook a meal beforehand. We expect volunteer groups to stay to serve the meal.
Remote opportunities include:
- Write thank you notes to our staff and notes of encouragement to our clients who are missing interaction from our volunteer.
- Social media ambassador.
- Shelter Volunteer: Any day of the week (Monday-Sunday), 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
- College Overnight: Friday nights, 5:45 p.m.-6:30 a.m.
- Meal Hall Volunteer: On weekdays, starting as early as 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.. Weekends, as early as 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m..
- Jamie Greenfield
- (314) 535-5600, ext. 211
- Practicum for MSW Students
Mission “Provide caring, effective services to help those with the greatest challenges recover from mental illness and associated chronic illnesses.” Vision Through the provision of accessible, efficient, effective and accountable treatment services; individuals and families served will reach their full potential for a purposeful and meaningful life.
- Adult Education Tutors: Are you a college student wanting to get involved in the human services field? Do you want to have a positive impact on your community? Help the people we serve on their recovery journey and reach their educational goals by helping them learn about high school level math, language arts, science, geography, and composition.
- Recovery Center Volunteers: Our PSRC program provides opportunities for clients to work on health/wellness, social/recreational, and vocational/educational recovery goals. As a volunteer in the PSRC Recovery Center, you will get to know our clients, help to prepare a meal alongside experienced staff and people we serve, and give back to your community.
- Wellness Volunteer: The Wellness Center is available to all people served by Places for People and provides clients a safe and reliable place to progress toward goals of fitness and health. As a volunteer in the Wellness Center, you will supervise, assist, and empower clients as they use the equi p.m.ent available. More than this, you will help clients create fitness goals and will work with them to reach these goals! Must be CPR/First Aid certified (certification class available through Places for People).
- Residential Facility Volunteer: We have group homes where some of our clients live, which are open 7 days a week and provide flexible hours for volunteers looking to get involved with clients! West Pine Group Home - houses around 8 clients, is a traditional group home with a shared common area, kitchen, and back yard. Located on West Pine Ave, in the Central West End. Joyce, the team leader, is interested in having volunteers assist clients in job searching, resumes, and completing applications, as well as basic education (budgeting, using a computer, some reading/writing).
- Adult Education Tutors: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
-Recovery Center Volunteers: 7 days per week , anytime 9 a.m.-3 p.m..
- Wellness Volunteer: Mondays (anytime 9:30-2), Wednesdays (9:30-11:00) or Fridays (anytime 9:30-2:00)
- Residential Facility Volunteer: Days and times up to volunteer - 24/7.
- Background Check
- Must commit to one semester
Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Room at the Inn provides emergency shelter and a stabilizing support system to women and families in need in St. Louis County, using a collaborative, interfaith effort of congregations and organizations throughout the St. Louis Region.
- Child Care Volunteers: Volunteers would plan and help supervise recreational activities for groups/individuals by using arts and crafts, videos, board games and the playground.
- Site Volunteers: Volunteers would assist with cleaning and sanitizing various areas of the shelter, sort donations, stock shelving, loading and unloading.
- Mentors: Volunteers would act as role models, provide emotional, social, and physical support, and assist clients in his/her effort to reach a specific goal.
All opportunities are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Background check if working with children
- Sherida Miller
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
- COVID-19 Opportunities:
● Help deliver food boxes to the homes of elderly, shut-ins, and those homebound during
● Help with our weekly drive-by food pickups, assisting families in need load their cars,
help with traffic flow, etc. Locations vary.
● Remotely work the telephone assistance lines for people seeking assistance from the
Generally Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m..
- Background Check (online)
- N (On Campus)
We, the members of St. Francis Xavier College Church, form a welcoming Jesuit parish community. As followers of Jesus Christ, we praise God, love our neighbors as ourselves, celebrate liturgy and the sacraments, engage in lifelong formation and proclaim God’s reign of justice, mercy and peace.
ID Progam: Volunteers are needed for our Tuesday ID program, where we assist individuals who are homeless with obtaining their needed documents such as birth certificates, social security cards, etc. Assist with either direct support with clients or helping to set-up the ballroom space, greeting, bathroom/hall monitor, etc. Training and ample on-site support will be provided. All CDC and social distancing protocols will be followed.
Tuesdays any 2 hr. block from 9:00 a.m. - 3 p.m..
- N (MetroLink)
St. Patrick Center provides opportunities for self-sufficiency and dignity to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Individuals achieve permanent, positive changes in their lives through affordable housing, sound mental health, employment and financial stability.
- Serving Lunch: Volunteers are needed to serve lunch to clients living at the shelther.
- Preparing and Serving Dinner: Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve dinner to 15 women in our Women's Night Program.
- Donation Center: Assist center staff with handling donated items, organizing them, etc.
- Serving Lunch: Any day of the week from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m..
- Preparing and Serving Dinner: Any evening 5-7 p.m..
- Donation Center: Any day of the week Monday-Friday, anytime 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Orientation Session (1/2 hr)
Believing in the power of potential, Youth In Need’s mission is to provide nurturing environments and educational opportunities so children, youth and families will find safety and hope, achieve their goals and build a positive future.
- Head Start - Classroom Assistant: Help directly with the children in the classrooms and daily activities; prepare materials for future activities and organize supplies.
- Head Start - Story Teller/Reader: Volunteer s read stories to classroom in a creative, engaging and educational manner.
- Head Start - Classroom Assistant: Mondays-Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- Head Start - Story Teller/Reader: Mondays-Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.