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SLU Community Partners Database

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.

Each menu allows you to click on a specific agency and bring up their profile. Profiles include contact information, a link to their website, a brief description of their mission and objectives, service opportunities, any requirements and directions. Please note that some agencies may be listed in multiple menus.

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Campus Kitchen
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Campus Kitchen at Saint Louis University rescues food that would otherwise be thrown out from Dining Services, as well as various grocery stores and food banks. Students then turn this food into delicious and nutritious meals that are delivered to neighborhood homeless shelters, transitional living homes, and low-income families and senior citizens. The Campus Kitchen also runs a Culinary Job Training program to prepare adults looking for gainful employment for careers in the food service industry.

Service Opportunities:

- 2hr cooking shifts

- 2hr delivery shifts

- 1-2hr food sorting shifts

- Food rescuing

Days/Times:

- Sundays

10:30 a.m.-Noon - Food Pick-Up

1 p.m.-3 p.m. - Cooking

3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Meal delivery to North City families, Council Towers

- Mondays

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Meal delivery to GrandView Towers

4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Cooking

7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Meal packaging

- Tuesdays

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Meal delivery to South City Families

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Meal delivery to Council Towers, YWCA Transitional Housing Program, Central West End families

- Wednesdays

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Meal delivery to GrandView Towers

4 p.m.-6 p.m. - Cooking

7 p.m.-9 p.m. - Meal Packaging

- Thursdays

3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. - Meal delivery to Council Towers, YWCA, North City families

Volunteer Prerequisites:

Sign up to volunteer at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054fafab28a2f49-spring

City Greens Market
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y - Close to campus
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To provide access to fresh, quality and affordable produce, to promote healthy living in the community, and to support the local food economy through working with small farms and food entrepreneurs.

Service Opportunities:

- Market Volunteer: Keep the market running smoothly by stocking shelves, packaging produce, interacting with customers, tidying up, and organizing various materials. General grocery duties.

- Education and Outreach Coordinator: To further City Greens' community health and communication programs, specifically: Partnering with community organizations like Midtown Community Services to promote healthy living; Coordinating visiting field trips and educational tours; Building and executing a communication plan; assisting with marketing and communications at the market.

Days/Times:

- Market Volunteer: Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

- Education and Outreach Coordinator: Wed-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

The Fit and Food Connection
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Some work can be done from home
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To empower those in need to live a healthier lifestyle through free fitness and nutrition offerings.

Service Opportunities:

- Food Assistance Program: Help with intake of families looking for food assistance, manage phone calls, etc.; Help deliver healthy food to families in need

- Nutrition Assistant: Help our staff coordinate programming for families and organizations focused on healthy eating and/or fitness/exercise.

- Fitness Instructor: Assist with coaching participants in our Group Fit and One on One Program, . helping clients learn the benefits of exercise.

- Garden Helper: Help run and work in our community garden, Tuedsays or Thursdays at 4 p.m..

Days/Times:

Days and times vary, and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Food Outreach Inc.
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Food Outreach is the only St. Louis area organization whose mission is to provide nutritional support and enhance the quality of life of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer.

Service Opportunities:

- Client Grocery Box Packing: Assist filling orders for our clients, putting together food boxes from our store.

- Grocery Stocking: Help refill shelves with items.

- Client Meal Cooking and Packaging: Cook/prepare and package nutritious meals for clients.

Days/Times:

- Client Grocery Box Packing: M/W/R anytime 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesdays either Noon-4 p.m. or 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Grocery Stocking: Mondays anytime 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Client Meal Cooking and Packaging: Wednesdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fridays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m.-Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application and registration online at https://foodoutreach.volunteerhub.com/

Good Life Growing
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Good Life Growing is an urban community develo p.m.ent organization that supports the advancement of an agricultural zone in the 4th Ward of the city of St. Louis. It is our mission to revitalize the 4th Ward by directly tackling the issue of food insecurity that is pervasive in North St. Louis. Good Life Growing supports the advancement of economic and communal revitalization that is for and with the local residents of the neighborhoods in which we operate. We encourage healthy living, community life, and economic and community growth.

Service Opportunities:

- Farm Assistant: Assist in various areas of routine maintenance vital to sustaining grow operations.

- Grow Technician: Assist in the continuous seeding, transplanting, and maintenance of product across all methods of growing used.

Days/Times:

Weekdays or weekends, anytime 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

Harvey Korbblum Food Pantry
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Inspired by Jewish tradition, Jewish Family and Children’s Service provides quality social services to the Jewish and general communities empowering people in need to meet the challenges of daily living. Jewish Family and Children's Service shall inspire hope and improve the lives of individuals and families by offering social services that reflect the values of Jewish tradition.

Service Opportunities:

- Food Pantry Shopper:Volunteers serve as assistant shoppers to clients while the client can pushes a grocery cart and participates in making his/her own food selections with the volunteer’s guidance.

- Food Pantry Packer/Stocker: Volunteers help sort produce and/or canned goods and/or breads. They also help re-stock pantry shelves with foods from the warehouse.

Days/Times:

Tuesdays from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Labre Ministries for and with the Homeless
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

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.

Service Opportunities:

Cook meals and then deliver them to people living on the streets of St. Louis.

Days/Times:

Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

North Sarah Food Hub
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Holistic Organic Sustainable Cooperative Organization (HOSCO) (pronounced: hoss-koh) is a local 501(c)3 organization operating a food hub/commercial kitchen located at 1038 N Sarah to support communities and flatten the curve on the spread of COVID-19. Through our pickup and delivery model we have served over 40,000 meals for Homebound Seniors and families residing within North St. Louis City and County.

Service Opportunities:

- Meal Packing for Homebound Seniors, Disabled and Families: Each week we produce over 3,000 meals and these meals are pre-package at our kitchen for distribution. We have had over 30 volunteers come in to assist us with this pre-packaging process.

- St. Louis Housing Authority Drivers: We also seek drivers to deliver meals to homebound Seniors and families through our partnership with St. Louis Food Angels, St. Louis Housing Authority and United Way. The delivery areas exist throughout the North/South City and County neighborhoods. To participate in this opportunity you would need a valid driver’s license and a maximum of 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete a delivery route.

Days/Times:

- Meal Packing for Homebound Seniors, Disabled and Families: Any day Tuesday, Thursday or Friday from either 2 p.m.-4 p.m. or 3 p.m.-6 p.m..

- St. Louis Housing Authority Drivers: Any day Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9 a.m.-Noon.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

Project Downtown Saint Louis
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to provide essential services for homeless and impoverished segments of the St. Louis community. Furthermore, the organization strives to uphold the principles and spirit of Islam in our endeavors. We believe we can promote a positive image of Islam through such social work and adherence to Islamic ideal.

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteer: Prepare and provide food to the needy in the city of Saint Louis. Collect and give away clothing donations to those in need.

Days/Times:

- Volunteer: Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None

St. Louis Food Angels
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

St. Louis Food Angels’ mission is to serve at-risk community members by handling last-mile deliveries for partner nonprofits, providing direct grocery delivery services and donating healthy food boxes to those in need.

Service Opportunities:

- Meal Delivery: We are partnering with HOSCO to deliver free, nutritious meals to residents who the St. Louis Housing Authority (SLHA) have identified as being "in need." You will be picking up meals from the North Sarah Food Hub (1038 N Sarah St, St. Louis, MO 63113) and delivering to public housing residences.

- Meal Packing: We are partnering with HOSCO to help pack free, nutritious meals for next-day delivery to residents. You will be packing meals at the North Sarah Food Hub (1038 N Sarah St, St. Louis, MO 63113).

- Meal Delivery: We are partnering with Fit and Food Connections to deliver free, nutritious meals to several senior citizens' residences. 2115 Chambers Rd, 63136 (food pantry/church)

- Grocery Delivering: We are partnering with LifeWise STL every other Thursday, ~1 p.m. (flexible timing). LifeWise is a large local nonprofit dedicated to providing resources to members of the community. On Thursdays, LifeWise relies on volunteers to pick up large grocery bags (filled with free milk, eggs, produce, vegetables, and fruit) at 1321 S 11th St, St. Louis, MO 63104 and drive and deliver to several low-income senior citizens’ houses. You will be given a short list of addresses (ex. 3-5 addresses), which takes 1-2 hours total.

Days/Times:

- Meal Delivery: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Sundays 2-4 p.m..

- Meal Packing: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 2-4 p.m..

- Grocery Delivering: Thursdays, times up to volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

Third Baptist Church
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Third Baptist is a caring congregation of believers who have accepted by faith the saving power of Jesus Christ and who are committed to the advancement of God's kingdom. Our purpose is to worship God and share Jesus Christ, ministering in love to the spiritual and physical needs of all people.

Service Opportunities:

- Tutors: Volunteers are needed for tutoring youth from nearby SLPS schools on reading, math, etc. and for general homework assistance. Also, assist with various educational and recreational activities as part of the after-school program.

- Food Pantry: We partner with a local food bank to provide groceries to people in need. Assist with organizing, helping customers, checkout, etc.

- Crossover Basketball League: Assist with weekly basketball program for children and families! Help monitor, coach, referee, and more!

Days/Times:

- Tutors: Tuesdays, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

- Food Pantry: 3rd Saturday of each month, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

- Crossover Basketball League: Saturday mornings 9 a.m.-Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None, unless working with children.

Urban Harvest
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (MetroLink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Urban Harvest STL grows organic, healthy food for people who need it most in our communities. We put peoples need for food first, and welcome community members of all ages to participate in our urban farming programs, opportunities, and experiences.

Service Opportunities:

Community Volunteer Days: Help tend our rooftop garden that provides fresh produce to food desert areas throughout St. Louis! Perfect for individuals or groups.

Days/Times:

Community Volunteer Days: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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