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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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Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Some work may be done from home
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The holistic betterment of our community; reversing the effects of racism one person and cause at a time.

Service Opportunities:

- Education Advocate: Support elementary students in a school setting with tutoring, mentoring, and performing education research.

- Food Justice Advocate: Research healthy food impacts, draft program descriptions, and help raise funds.

- Policy Intern: Help with education and food policy, civic engagement projects.

- Marketing/Publicity Intern: Help promote programming to targeted demographics, create social media and print content, distribute same.

Other remote opportunities include:

- Phone banking

- Data entry

Days/Times:

- Days/times are flexible and up to schedule of volunteer

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

ArchCity Defenders, Inc.
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Varies - some work can be done from home
Mission Statement and Objectives:

ArchCity Defenders (ACD) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit civil rights law firm providing holistic legal advocacy to the poor and homeless ACD fights the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color.  ACD uses direct services, impact litigation, and policy and media advocacy as its primary tools to promote justice, protect civil and human rights, and bring about systemic change on behalf of the poor and communities of color directly impacted by the abuses of the legal system.

Service Opportunities:

- The Director of First Impressions: Assist with providing the first contact/impression of the agency for people contacting us for service or information. He/she will answer the phone; process/distribute mail; assist with mailings; screen calls for Executives; support legal professionals, case managers and other staff; assist with company communications and projects as needed.

- Data Entry Specialist: From either letter/correspondence or Direct attorney team member notes, complete report on the identity and contact information of the direct client requester, legal situation/problem, jurisdiction or jurisdictions and other relevant information for the pursuit of the case by ACD. Handle

phone calls from potential direct clients to record same information listed above. Provide summary excel spreadsheet of pending /backlog cases.

Days/Times:

All positions are up to schedule of volunteer - days and times are flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Center for Women in Transition
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Center for Women in Transition assists women in the criminal justice system because change is possible.

Service Opportunities:

- Grocery Shopping: Pickup groceries for women living in the center; volunteer provided with gift cards and list - then curbside drop-off at the Center.

- 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.

Days/Times:

Generally anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays-Fridays. For special classes, up to schedule of volunteer and clients.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Criminal Background Check (if working with clients)

- Orientation (1-2 hours)

Crime Victim Advocacy Center
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Empower people impacted by crime to move from crisis to resiliency.

Service Opportunities:

- Victim Advocate: Provide crisis intervention, case management, safety planning, and referrals to victims of crime.

- Volunteer Counselor: Providing individual trauma focused counseling for victims of crime.

- Community Engagement Volunteer: Provided flyers, brochures, and awareness of CVC to neighborhoods and communities highly effected by crime.

Days/Times:

- Victim Advocate: Mondays - Fridays, anytime 9 a.m. - 5 p.m..

- Volunteer Counselor: Mondays - Saturdays, anytime 9 a.m. - 7 p.m..

- Community Engagement Volunteer: Days and times up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Criminal background check (at no cost)

- Training Session

Criminal Justice Ministry
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

CJM’s mission is to improve our communities by supporting and empowering those impacted by incarceration. We envision a future for those impacted by incarceration where their relationships and communities are safe and supportive, incarceration is minimized, and recidivism is eliminated.

Service Opportunities:

- Direct Service: Assist the FIRST Services department of CJM with organizing and distributing resources to returning citizens.

- Child Tutor: Tutor kids ages 5-16 who need homework help while their mothers are in a support group.

- Research Project: Contact CJM to learn more about new or ongoing research needs.

Days/Times:

Most opportunities are flexible and up the schedule of the volunteer; tutoring takes place on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 1408 S. 10th St.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Family Court of St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Family Court of St. Louis serves youth and their families that have come to the attention of the Court for delinquency offenses.

Service Opportunities:

- Citizen Deputy Juvenile Officer: Volunteers needed to assist with

aspects of case management, community develo p.m.ent, programming,

residential care work, etc.

- Mentor: Volunteers needed to mentor young children going through the court process

- Clerical work w/ database and files

Days/Times:

Any day of the week, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Criminal background check (at no cost)

- Training session

FOCUS St. Louis
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of FOCUS St. Louis is to create a thriving, cooperative region by engaging citizens to participate in active leadership roles and to influence positive community change.

Service Opportunities:

- Community Policy Voluneeter: assisting with a citizen task force project or developing a defined product with a citizen committee, working on community engagement projects, tracking and monitoring initiatives through the legislature and news media, preparing background information on topics, performing supervised field work as required, reviewing source documents, and conducting surveys and internet research. Policy areas of focus are affordable workforce housing, educational outcomes for immigrants, and disaster

preparedness.

- Develo p.m.ent/Events Volunteer: researching funding sources, helping with donor history files, assisting with membership campaigns and individual giving initiatives, assisting with all aspects of major events, including vendors, volunteers, program, sponsors, and logistics.

- Communications/Marketing Volunteer: providing support for the marketing of programs by writing and designing communications pieces, assisting with media relations, compiling and updating FOCUS database information, and coordinating policy updates.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary - will work around volunteer's schedule.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Great Rivers Environmental Law Center
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (MetroLink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to provide free and reduced-fee legal services to individuals, citizens’ groups and organizations that seek to protect the environment and public health.

Service Opportunities:

- Air Quality Research Intern: Engineering students needed to conduct tests on the quality of air and water in certain areas of St. Louis.

- Pollutant Health Effect Research Intern: Public Health students needed to research effects of pollutants on the health of St. Louis residents.

- Economics of Pollution Control Intern: Business students needed to research economic factors involved in pollution control policies.

- Community Organizing and Outreach Intern: Assist in the building of grassroots support for pollution reduction among the community.

Days/Times:

Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Resume

Juvenile Detention Center - St. Louis City
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

It is the mission of the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center to provide a safe, non-punitive, controlled and secure custodial environment for juveniles coming within the jurisdiction of the Court when their temporary detention is necessary pending legal action, to protect the community and in accordance with Missouri law.

Service Opportunities:

- Tutoring program: Tutors are asked needed to assist residents with school work, etc., as well as to engage with them in conversation, participate in skill-building activities, education, etc.

Days/Times:

Tues-Fri anytime from 3:30-8:30 p.m., or Saturdays anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Group Tutoring Session). Tutors are asked to commit to one hour per week.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application, including background check and Child Abuse check (cost covered)

- Orientation Session

- Must be 21 years of age, unless working in Group Session on Saturdays.

Kids Voting Missouri
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Kids Voting USA® is a national non-profit, nonpartisan program in which students in grades K-12 go to the polls with their parents or other adults on Election Day and cast Kids Voting ballots for the same candidates and issues as adult voters. In the weeks leading up to the election, students in Kids Voting school districts study grade-specific lessons on democracy and the electoral process and also learn to "register" to vote, giving all students an opportunity to benefit from the program.

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteering at kids voting polls

- Education for children about the voting and political processes

- Working at election polls

Days/Times:

Days and times vary - will work around volunteer's schedule.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing Opportunity Council*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

EHOC seeks to ensure equal access to housing for all people through education, counseling, investigation, and enforcement.

Service Opportunities:

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.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Orientation

Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Varies - some work can be done from home
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The MICA Project works with immigrant communities to address the issues affecting people's lives.  We work with community members and leaders to determine what these issues are and to decide how to address them.

Service Opportunities:

- Legal and Administrative Assistance: Help office staff with immigration and citizenship cases, including assembling evidence, drafting documents, legal research, and preparing for cases. Also assist with various clerical tasks at the office.

- Interpreters and Translators: Working remotely with our attorneys to interpret for meetings or workshops and translate for documents. Spanish fluency preferred.

Days/Times:

Any day Mondays-Fridays, anytime 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Translator work can be done remotely, so up to schedule of volunteer!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Interview

- Volunteers are typically asked to commit to 5 hours per week during the school year if at all possible.

*Missouri Jobs With Justice*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Missouri Jobs with Justice is a solidarity network of labor, community, faith, and students that work for worker's rights and economic justice.

Service Opportunities:

COVID-19 Opportunity: Engage in advocacy around MO Amendment 3 - call legislators, inform voters, and engage virtually with education and awareness raising.

- Canvasser: Jobs with Justice runs campaigns that focus on public policy that supports working families. Examples include increasing the minimum wage, protecting collective bargaining rights, and limiting the influence of money in politics. Volunteers would help talk to voters about how to support these issues.

- Mobilizer: Jobs with Justice often mobilizes volunteers for direct actions in support of workers seeking justice at the job. This includes mobilization for rallies, strikes or pickets. We often need volunteers to help call our supporters and turn them out in support of workers.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty*

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Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - work can be done virtually
Mission Statement and Objectives:

"Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) is a statewide organization working to repeal the death penalty in Missouri by educating citizens and legislators regarding the costs and consequences of capital punishment. We seek to empower murder victim family members, exonerees, communities, racial justice advocates, various faith and conscience traditions, as well as individuals, to collaborate in creating new opportunities for abolition. With coalition partners, we address root causes of capital punishment by soliciting direct advocacy to oppose individual executions and the systemic conditions which permit them. Through alerts to our members, media placements, and educational events, we work to stop executions and to make lasting change to the criminal legal system."

Service Opportunities:

- MADP Pen Pal Program: Connects with someone living with a death sentence in Missouri. Email and written mail opportunities available.

- Monthly Meetups: Participate in virtual monthly meet ups - join MADP on the 4th Wednesday of each month, at 7 p.m. to learn about the death penalty system in MO and actions you can take to stop executions.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - all work done from home.
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Moms Demand Action supports the 2nd Amendment, but we believe common-sense solutions can help decrease the escalating epidemic of gun violence that kills too many of our children and loved ones every day. Whether the gun violence happens in urban Chicago, suburban Virginia, or rural Texas, we must act now on new and stronger gun laws and policies to protect our children.

Service Opportunities:

- Educational Outreach Assistant: Learn about the work of Moms Demand Action and be an ambassador to students and student groups about our work so we can increase our number of supporters and be a greater instrument of legislative change on gun violence prevention.

- Advocacy Assistant: Go with Moms Demand Action to meetings with elected officials and to our state capitol to make your voice heard on bills related to gun violence in Missouri.

- Phone Call Assistant: Learn more about Moms Demand Action and become part of our welcome call team to welcome new members and encourage them to become more involved in the gun violence prevention issue.

Days/Times:

Flexible - we will train you and will work around your schedule.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

Training session

*Mothers Against Drunk Driving*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Varies - some work can be done from home
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes, and prevent underage drinking.

Service Opportunities:

- Court Monitor: See the criminal justice system in action by monitoring DWI cases in municipal and circuit courts. Observe court proceedings and collect pertinent information to analyze and recommend constructive improvements to our judicial system.

- Under Age Drinking Program: With a trained staff member, go into schools to deliver educational presentations on the dangers of underage drinking.

Remote opportunities include:

- Data mining for DWI cases form casenet into our national database

- Making cards for victims

Days/Times:

- Court Monitor: Mondays-Fridays, time flexible.

- Under Age Drinking Program: Mondays - Fridays during regular school hours

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Orientation

Peace Economy Project
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Peace Economy Project researches military spending, educates about the hazards of an unchecked military-industrial complex and advocates for conversion from a military to a more stable peace-based economy. We focus our attention on local weapons manufacturing and its connection to global militarization. We collaborate with other organizations to raise consciousness of where our tax dollars are invested and to encourage others to reinvest in their communities.

Service Opportunities:

Grassroots Lobbying: Get the word out about our Appeal to Congress to reduce Pentagon waste to make room for investment in human needs. Interns will be hitting the streets and using social media to engage St. Louis residents of the dangers of an unchecked military budget, and the need to reign in defense spending while collecting signatures for the appeal. Duties and Responsibilities Include:

- Communicating with community members about the importance of military reduction and investment in human needs

- Canvassing in high traffic areas to collect signatures for appeal to Congress

- Using social media effectively to generate activity for the appeal and bring awareness to an unchecked military budget

- Educating the community on the need to reallocate resources from Pentagon spending to human needs

Days/Times:

Up to schedule of volunteer

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office-Victim Services Unit
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Victim Services is dedicated to assisting crime victims with the aftermath of violent crimes and acts a liaison between victims and the criminal justice system.

Service Opportunities:

- Intern Advocate Caseworker: Maintain commitment to Furthering the Mission of Victim Services; Case Management; Criminal Justice Advocacy and Support;

Days/Times:

Tuesdays -Thursdays anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

Transformative Justice Initiative
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Transformative Justice Initiative (TJI) serves the community to improve system health and safety, and support prevention of incarceration and successful transitions from criminal justice settings.

Service Opportunities:

- Conduct pre-trial assessments of individuals to help determine their post-release needs such as healthcare, housing, transportation, etc.

Days/Times:

Any day Monday-Friday, any 2 hour block between 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

St. Louis Court Appointed Special Advocates
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

STL CASA advocates for abused and neglected children and youth in St. Louis by representing their best interests in court and in the community.

Service Opportunities:

- CASA Volunteer Advocate: CASA advocates are sworn officers of the court charged with advocating for the best interests of child victims of abuse and neglect. They ensure that the child – the person with the most to gain or lose and typically the least power in a care and protection court proceeding – has a powerful voice. A voice in critical decisions that will impact his or her life immediately and long into the future.

- Office/Support Volunteers: Office/Support volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis to help with

various administrative tasks including filing, database entry, training material assembly, and information distribution.

Days/Times:

- CASA Volunteer Advocate: Times vary, but must make a 1 year Commitment.

- Office/Support Volunteers: Any day Monday-Friday, anytime 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Intensive training for CASA Volunteers

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

To educate and empower older adults and their families for quality living across the continuum of long-term care.

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteer Ombudsman: Under the direction of the Regional Coordinator the Volunteer Ombudsman educates residents on their rights and provide advocacy to individuals who live in long term care facilities. Ombudsmen act as mediators for residents, families and facility staff in order to help resolve resident complaints. The goal of the Ombudsman is to improve quality of life for residents. Ombudsmen serve as an important communication link between resident and staff, becoming a relied-upon source of information and assistance, benefiting everyone involved.

- Office Volunteer: Help research answers to callers' questions on tong-term care options and direct support. Respond directly to calls on long-term care questions.

Days/Times:

- Volunteer Ombudsman: Days and times very flexible; 2-3 hours per week.

- Office Volunteer: All opportunities are any day Monday-Friday, anytime 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation and Training

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