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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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Achilles International - St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Empower people with all different types of disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics in order to promote personal achievement, self-esteem, and lowering barriers to living a fulfilling life.

Service Opportunities:

- Guide/Volunteer: Achilles International- St. Louis is looking for volunteers/guides who would be interested in running or walking with athletes with different types of disabilities who run, walk, or roll (use a handcycle or wheelchair). Guides are responsible for providing verbal cues on and off the course, and make sure the athlete you are with is comfortable with the pace the athlete picks, gets snacks and waters after practice, and make sure both the athlete and guide are having a great time during their run, walk, or roll during practices.

Days/Times:

Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8:00-9:30 a.m. (rain or shine)

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Volunteer Form

Annie’s Hope: The Bereavement Center for Kids
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Annie's Hope is a community based nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive support services for children, teens and their families who are grieving the death of someone significant.

Service Opportunities:

- Family Support Group Volunteer Co-Facilitator: Volunteers will co-facilitate an 8-week grief support group for children, teens, and their families. Groups are facilitated at Annie’s Hope. Annie’s Hope offers 5 sessions of Family Support Groups per year. Volunteers will work with at least 1-2 other co-facilitators and are never on their own. Each group will have approximately 8-10 group members. Each FSG session is a 9-week commitment; approximately 3 hours (6-9 p.m.) per week.

- School Support and Education Volunteer: Groups are facilitated in schools throughout the St. Louis area. Volunteers will drive themselves to the school and can specify geographic location/dates/times they are available to volunteer. Volunteers will work with an Annie’s Hope staff member or volunteer and can facilitate groups independently if/when ready. A school professional (social worker, counselor, etc.) is required to be present at each group. Each group will have approximately 6-9 group members. Each School Support Group is a 6-week commitment; approximately 2 hours per week.

- Horizons Anticipatory Grief - Home Visit Volunteer: Visits are facilitated at the family’s home, hospital, hospice house, etc. Volunteers will drive themselves to the family’s location and can specify geographic location/dates/times they are available to volunteer. Volunteers will work with an Annie’s Hope staff member or volunteer and can facilitate visits independently if/when ready. An adult, other than the ill person, is required to be present at each visit. Family size varies: 1 child + 1 adult; multiple children + multiple adults. Home visits typically happen once a week and each visit is approximately 60-90 minutes.

Days/Times:

- Family Support Group Volunteer Co-Facilitator: Tuesday or Wednesday evenings, 6 - 9 p.m..

- School Support and Education Volunteer: Days/times vary, but held during standard school day times.

- Horizons Anticipatory Grief - Home Visit Volunteer: Weekdays during after-school hours.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

- Interview

Boys and Girls Town of Missouri
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Boys and Girls Town improves the lives of children with emotional and behavioral problems through superior, family-focused services

Service Opportunities:

- Tutors: Assist foster care case managers at the homes of foster parents with activities for the children during therapy sessions.

- Office Assistant: Answer phones, file paperwork, stuff envelopes and other office duties as assigned

Days/Times:

- Tutors: Monday-Friday, anytime from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

- Office Assistant: Monday-Friday, anytime from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background check

- Application

Central Institute for the Deaf
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

CID's mission is to teach children who are deaf or hard of hearing to listen, talk, read and succeed

Service Opportunities:

Assist with a variety of learning and develo p.m.ent activities for our students.

Days/Times:

Any day Mondays-Thursdays, anytime 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background check

- Application

- Orientation

CHADS Coalition for Mental Health
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

CHADS Coalition saves young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of suicide and depression.

Service Opportunities:

- Community Ambassadors: Community ambassadors will represent CHADS at events hosted by schools and other community partners. They will hand out literature, answer questions, and have a general knowledge of CHADS programs. Community Ambassadors will be given training in advance.

- Survey Scoring Team: Every year, CHADS will distribute over 40,000 surveys to students all over the greater St. Louis area. These surveys help us determine the attitudes young people have regarding mental health and suicide, as well as help us find out what students are learning through our programs. The volunteers on our survey scoring team are integral to helping CHADS rate its own efficacy as well as helping CHADS secure funding through our exceptional outputs and outcomes. This is an extremely flexible volunteer opportunity, with the ability to check surveys out and volunteer from home.

Days/Times:

- Community Ambassadors: Varies, generally evenings and weekends.

- Survey Scoring Team: Flexible - days and times up to volunteer!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments is to help children who are blind or visually impaired reach their full potential through family-centered and specialized services and support.

Service Opportunities:

- GRADS group volunteer: Provide support and assistance as needed to pre-school and school-age children with visual impairments as they develop their social skills, build friendships, gain independence, and participate in a variety of community activities.

- Family Support Activities: Provide support and assistance at special activities planned quarterly for DGC kids and their families at area attractions (eg. Magic House, Ice Skating, Holiday Party).

Days/Times:

- GRADS Group Volunteer: pre-school group is 2nd Saturday of each month from noon-1:30 p.m.; school-age group is 3rd Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m..

- Family Support Activities: Days and times TBD.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background check

- Application

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family supports, information, public awareness and advocacy.

Service Opportunities:

- DSAGSL Toastmasters: Individuals interested in improving their own public speaking skills and volunteering will be a perfect fit for this club. Work with our Toastmasters with special needs to prepare and practice speeches and provide enthusiastic encouragement and support.

- Child Care Volunteer: The DSAGSL is in need of caring, compassionate and patient people to provide child care for babies, toddlers and children with Down syndrome during DSA parent meetings.

- Special Events: Assist with recreational and educational activities for people living with Down Syndrome and their families.

Days/Times:

- DSAGSL Toastmasters: Tuesdays, 4:30-6 p.m.

- Child Care Volunteer: Dates and times vary, but generally evenings or weekends.

- Special Events: Generally weekday evenings and weekends.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background check

- Application

Easter Seals Disability Services
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

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.

Service Opportunities:

- 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 home.

Days/Times:

- 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.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background check

- Application

*Emmaus Homes*

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

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities:

- Live Presenter: With many of the women and men of Emmaus staying home during these times of uncertainty, we are looking for ways to entertain and engage them through our social media outlet. We are looking for volunteers who will be able to provide a class or lesson in a variety of areas. These areas may include cooking, live music, yoga, meditation, drawing, etc. Volunteer must have access to a smart device to host a live event that Emmaus can share as a “live contributor” on Facebook.

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Good Shepherd School for Children
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We are dedicated to providing quality inclusive education services for children of all abilities. Our school program serves children from birth to 6 years, and our outreach programs serve children from birth to 18 years

Service Opportunities:

- Classroom Helper: Volunteers are needed to assist teacher in working with children, helping them with lessons, etc.

- Special Events

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, anytime 8 a.m.-6 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background check

- Application

- Orientation

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

To reshape vulnerable lives through a community of partners, teachers and leaders, giving children and families the confidence to create bright futures.

Service Opportunities:

- Teacher's Aide/Tutor: Support Special Ed staff. Tutor individual students, grade assignments, help plan special projects.

Days/Times:

- Teacher's Aide/Tutor: Very flexible schedule; can be as little as two hours per week.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation (2 hrs.)

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

Our mission is to provide all the services and resources a person with a serious and persistent mental illness needs, to manage their symptoms, find belonging and purpose, and gain the independence to live a healthy, quality life.

Service Opportunities:

- Holiday and Evening Activity Support: Support with weekly night activities from 4-7 p.m. one night a week for the Center members. These activities are social support for members to feel a part of the larger society and range from activities at the Center to outings such as the Muny, movies, etc.

- Health Care Home Group Volunteer: Support in our psychiatric and intake center to get potential clients acclimated to the Center and support with screening to see if we can service. If we cannot service them we want volunteer to support/shadow Peer Specialists to connect them to alternative service locations.

- Community Support Volunteer: Help a Community Support Staff member to work directly with client support services - assessments regarding housing, employment, education, psychiatric symptoms, etc. Travel along on drop-offs and support for various client needs -- anything from doctor visits to housing visits, etc. Would be accompanied by a trained staff member.

- Unit Staff Support: Volunteer could work in their area of interest related to wellness, education, employment, housing, retail store, etc. they would be supporting members and staff with running day-to-day tasks within each unit of our Center and shadow a staff member to support adults with mental illness.

Remote opportunities include:

- Develo p.m.ent Support: Social media and video editing

Days/Times:

Days and times very flexible and up to schedule of student, would like a commitment of 3-4 hours per week.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

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

KEEN's mission is to foster the self-esteem, confidence, skills and talents of kids age 4-17 with physical and develo p.m.ental disabilities through non-competitive activities, allowing young people facing even the most significant challenges to meet their individual goals.

Service Opportunities:

- KEEN Sports Coach: As a volunteer "coach", your job is to help your athlete take part in different sports activities and to have a good time. Just before the athletes arrive and the session begins, we'll give you a profile with details about your athlete's abilities as well as lots of helpful coaching hints

- KEEN Swim Coach: As a volunteer swim "coach", your job is to help your athlete take part in swim activities and to have a good time. Just before the athletes arrive and the session begins, we'll give you a profile with details about your athlete's abilities as well as lots of helpful coaching hints.

Days/Times:

- KEEN Sports Coach: Sundays, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

- KEEN Swim Coach: Sundays, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

*KUTO - Kids Under 21*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

KUTO's mission is to prevent suicide and foster the emotional well-being of youth. KUTO prepares teens with the skills, confidence and courage to help their peers, and themselves, cope before, during and after crisis.

Service Opportunities:

- Hotline Crisis Worker: Crisis Worker Volunteers provide immediate telephone response to help persons in any type of crisis; including suicide, rape, family violence, sexual conflicts, etc. Also, refer persons with mental health problems to appropriate community resources, including social service agencies. Training is required and provided free of charge.

Remote opportunities include:

- Complete Crisis Worker Training (see above) in the self-study format - learn the skills to staff the KUTO Crisis Helpline, a youth-peer staffed telephone crisis line serving the greater St. Louis metro region.

- Prepare handout materials - fold and bundle brochures distributed to attendees of educational presentations.

Days/Times:

Sun. - Thurs 4 - 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 4 - 12 a.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation Session

L'Arche St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

L'Arche St. Louis' mission is to make known the gifts of people with disabilities, working together toward a more human society.

Service Opportunities:

- Dinner Friend: The Dinner Friend joins a L'Arche house at the most important part of our day! They'll assist with preparing dinner, eat with the community, and share in the evening activity or prayer.

Days/Times:

Any evening of the week except Tuesdays, from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

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

Empower people with disabilities to develop skills for independence and to actively participate in the community. We accomplish our mission by providing children and adults: • Personalized support focused on individual abilities. • Innovative, community-based learning opportunities. • Accessible, door-to-door transportation. • Compassionate, family oriented environment. • Advocacy to enhance quality of life and to educate society.

Service Opportunities:

- After-School Volunteer: Assist with SPARK Club, the LifeBridge after school program located at Gateway Middle School. Volunteers assist with art, crafts, sports and learning activities as well as keeping all the kids engaged.

- Recreation Volunteer: Assist with our community recreation activities for adults offered at varying days and times of the week..

Days/Times:

- After-School Volunteer: Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

- Recreation Volunteer: Days and times vary but usually evenings and weekends.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

Marygrove Children's Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To help children with mental health issues resulting from abuse, neglect or other early childhood traumas move toward a better, brighter future.

Service Opportunities:

- Mentors: Being a mentor to one of our residents - children and young adults who are learning how to cope with emotional/behavioral issues as a result of abuse, neglect, and other early childhood traumas. Must be at least 20 years old.

- Special Friends Volunteer: Work one-on-one with a child in a non-denominational spirituality program. Become a dedicated mentor to a child who has been abused/neglected. A facilitator will be present at all times and give direction and hints on how to work with the child.

Days/Times:

- Mentors: Ongoing and days/times up to volunteer.

- Special Friends Volunteer: Wednesday evenings: 6:15-8:15

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (no cost)

- Orientation and Training

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to: Promoting mental health and wellness, Preventing mental disorders, and Achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education and service

Service Opportunities:

- Administrative assistance and client interaction with persons in our Representative Payee program – a money management and budgeting service for persons with severe psychiatric disorders .

- Communications and/or marketing volunteer

- Fundraising activities – work closely with Director of Develo p.m.ent

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*Missouri Eating Disorders Association*

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

To fight eating disorders, educate communities and save lives.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include assisting with research, resource develo p.m.ent, online education and social media.

Days/Times:

Days and times up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

National Alliance on Mental Illness-St. Louis
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to improve the lives of persons with mental illness and their families through education, support, advocacy and research to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

Service Opportunities:

- Ambassadors: Ambassadors represent NAMI St. Louis at community events including health fair booths and giving short presentations to educate the public on mental illness and NAMI St. Louis programs.

- Ending the Silence Program: Speak to middle and high school students on the topic of mental health/illness, helping to reduce stigma and raise awareness.

- Helpline Associate: Responds to those calling or visiting the office with support, information, referrals and education so that the person calling will receive help for their particular needs.

Days/Times:

Generally Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; events typically in the evening or on weekends.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Chapter is committed to the philosophy of wellness, offering those living with MS the encouragement, materials and skills necessary to achieve and maintain meaningful, productive lifestyles.

Service Opportunities:

- General Volunteer: Assist with answerin phone, entering data, organizing books in our lending library, and other clerical tasks.

- Heights Buddy Resident: Volunteers make friendly visits to people who must live at The Heights Long-Term Healthcare facility because of the effects of MS have made them unable to live on their own. Visitors attend social activities, make visits, watch movies, help with chores and are friendly visitors to the otherwise socially isolated individuals..

Days/Times:

- General Volunteer: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday though Friday

- Heights Buddy Resident: Scheduling is based on their availability and is flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

Paraquad
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Paraquad will empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity.

Service Opportunities:

- People First Assistant: Work with Public Policy and Advocacy staff to assist with the advocacy projects of People First of Saint Louis, serving adults with intellectual disabilities. Offer support to People First of Saint Louis members during regular monthly meetings. Assist Public Policy and Advocacy staff in preparing for monthly meetings and advocacy events.

- Teacher Assistant: The Continuing Education Assistant assists the Head Coach in planning assignments, tutoring, and giving tests to assist their learning process.

- Data Coordination: Help people in our community looking for information and referrals by making sure Paraquad has accurate and up-to-date information. Help Paraquad staff and people with develo p.m.ental disabilities by tracking important documents and help in connecting people to the Continuing Education program.

Days/Times:

- People First Assistant: Varies and up to schedule of volunteer.

- Teacher Assistant: Mondays-Thursdays, 7 p.m.-9 p.m..

- Data Coordination: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

Pathways to Independence
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Pathways to Independence supports, educates, and empowers adults with learning disabilities and associated disorders to obtain the personal growth, enhanced social skills, and greater self-reliance needed for productive employment and meaningful personal relationships. We accomplish our mission through experiential education, employment preparation, recreational programs, community and volunteer activities, and family support programs.

Service Opportunities:

- Inclusion Group Volunteer: We are seeking groups to participate in a monthly group programs where the group of volunteers inclusively interact with a group of PTI clients at a joint event. Could be bowling, dining out, ice skating, volunteering, etc.. Volunteers would be asked to simply interact with clients as they would their peers at school or home with supervision from staff. Seeking groups of 5-10 individuals willing to pay their own expenses for whatever activity is chosen. Service clubs, sororities and fraternities, staff/faculty groups welcome.

- Event Volunteer: Event supporters attend social events and interact with our clients, in doing so, helping clients to learn socialization patterns and common social etiquette skills. Volunteers often can engage in recreational/leisure events alongside clients.

- Office Supporter: Office Supporters will perform light office functions including answering calls, data entry, filing, revise forms and assist staff as needed with various projects that will enhance the overall program.

Days/Times:

- Inclusion Group Volunteer: Weekday evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons.

- Event Volunteer: All days, times vary by event but mostly weekday evenings or weekend days.

- Office Supporter: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

Places For People
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Practicum for MSW Students
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

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.

Service Opportunities:

- 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).

Days/Times:

- 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.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training

- Must commit to one semester

Queen of Peace Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Queen of Peace Center provides family-centered care for women with substance-use disorders, their families, and at-risk youth through treatment, prevention and education and housing

Service Opportunities:

- Day Care volunteers to assist teachers with kids ages birth - Pre-K.

- Reading tutors for children

- Reading tutors for adults

- Group facilitators for recreation, art, music appreciation and health issues

Days/Times:

- Days and time vary; flexible and up to schedule of volunteer!

- Day Care volunteers especially needed Mon-Fri mornings, 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training

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

Rainbow Village enhances the lives of individuals with develo p.m.ental disabilities by providing safe, affordable and well-maintained neighborhood homes.

Service Opportunities:

- Interacting with people with disabilities through field trips, activities, programs, etc.

- Maintenance work on the homes

Days/Times:

No set schedule - will adapt to volunteer's availability.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Remote Opportunities)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Society enhances independence, empowers individuals, and enriches the lives of people who are visually impaired or blind.

Service Opportunities:

- Program Aide: : Program volunteers assist staff in recreational, educational and social programs for clients in ways that enable an individual to more fully participate in activities.

- Services Support: Services volunteers support staff in areas related to delivery of services to clients. This may include telephone surveys, follow-up calls and appointment confirmation calls; assisting in the Sight Solutions Shop and with online product orders; helping with arrangements for the support group; and performing other tasks that allow staff to more efficiently fulfill their professional roles.

- Community Outreach/Special Events: Community outreach volunteers will represent the Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired at a variety of events including school presentations, health fairs and other educational opportunities, as well as special events sponsored by the Society.

Remote opportunities include:

- Friendly Caller: The Friendly Caller program is an effort to reach out to visually impaired community members who are homebound, isolated, living alone or otherwise in need of weekly social contact. Volunteers will make a weekly call to a designated list of participants as an informal socializing opportunity.

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Training

- COVID-19 Vaccine

*Special Olympics Missouri*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all individuals with mental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy. Participation for the athletes also results in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include:

- #SOMOatHome Virtual Programming: Special Olympics Missouri has created a series of programming options for athletes, coaches, and volunteers to take part in from the safety of their homes. The program, called #SOMOAtHome, includes health and wellness exercises/lessons, as well as leadership and life skills courses. Visit https://somo.org/athome for more information.

- Remote Internships: Special Olympics Missouri loves interns! Applications are accepted throughout the year for a variety of positions within our non-profit organization. Internships are available in public relations, communications, event planning, develo p.m.ent, sports management, youth engagement and more! If you’re an enthusiastic self-starter who works independently and you have excellent organizational and communication skills, please consider Special Olympics. Visit https://somo.org/interns for more information.

Regular volunteer opportunities as available can be found at: https://somo.org/Volunteer

Days/Times:

No set schedule - will adapt to volunteer's availability.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

St. Elizabeth Adult Day Care
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To provide a safe, comfortable and stimulating environment for the aged and persons with special needs

Service Opportunities:

- Activity Aide: assist the participants with the events that are happening here, or provide some event-a party - a new game - a presentation-play, short story something to actively engage the participants.

Days/Times:

- Mondays-Fridays anytime 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturdays anytime 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

St. Louis Children’s Hospital-Cerebral Palsy Sports Program
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Cerebral Palsy (CP) Sports and Rehabilitation Center is associated with the CP Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Multiple sports activities and events are offered for young people with CP to keep them active for life. Also, to help them embrace the concept that health and physical fitness are possible and necessary in order to maximize independence.

Service Opportunities:

Volunteers needed for the following classes (professional instructor will be at all classes, volunteers act as assistants with children):

- Adaptive Dance Class at the Brentwood Community Center

- Toddler Movement Class at the St. Louis Gym Centre

- Swim Class at the Center of Clayton

- Adaptive Basketball Class at the Center of Clayton

- Summer Camp Independence at Webster Groves Recreation Complex

Days/Times:

- Adaptive Dance Class: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

- Toddler Movement Class: Fridays, 9-10 a.m.

- Swim Class: Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m.

- Adaptive Basketball Class: Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m.

- Summer Camp Independence: Mondays-Fridays (June and July), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

- TB Test

*St. Louis Arc*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of the St. Louis Arc is to help people with develo p.m.ental disabilities and their families by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support, and advocacy.

Service Opportunities:

- Leisure Program Assistants: Volunteers run and assist with Leisure programs for adults with develo p.m.ental disabilities over 18. Programs are seasonal and may include: basketball, softball, bowling, soccer, golf, painting class, manners and etiquette class, cooking class, monthly dances.

- Children and Teen Meet-up Group Assistants: Volunteers provide support during meet-up groups for children and teens with autism

- Community Engagement Assistants: Volunteers assist adults with develo p.m.ental disabilities over 18 with their daily activities ranging from crafts, volunteer projects, socializing, etc.

Remote opportunities include:

- Assist with virtual events and programs; connect with our adults with develo p.m.ental disabilities via technology.

Days/Times:

- Leisure Program Assistants: Weekday evenings and Saturdays.

- Children and Teen Meet-up Group Assistants: Once a month on Friday evenings.

- Community Integration Assistants: Days and times vary,

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background check

- Orientation

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

St. Joseph Institute for the Deaf is committed to the auditory-oral education, spiritual and emotional growth, and personal develo p.m.ent of hearing-impaired children and young adults, without discrimination, reflecting the values and traditions of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet

Service Opportunities:

- Group/organization "days of caring": We need groups to come in and help out with gardening and maintaining our school. Can be in 3-4 hour shifts during the timeframe listed to the right. Generally include a break and snack, plenty of cold water, and a tour of our services for anyone interested.

- Clerical: Opportunities for one or more students at a time to help with the office—mailings, stuffing, copying, invites, etc. Can be during any of the hours / timeframe listed to the side. Flexible schedule hours.

Days/Times:

Any day Monday-Friday, anytime 8 a.m.-4 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

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

To provide peer-support, recovery services, and a sense of community to individuals who are chronically mentally ill or have co-occuring disorders.

Service Opportunities:

- Client Assistance: This volunteer opportunity involves assisting the homeless individuals who utilize our drop-In Center. Help with with serving lunch, maintaing the shower registration facility, assist individuals with their laundry, or help with indviduals in utilzing our Computer Lab.

- Street Outreach: This volunteer opportunity involves helping staff members with street outreach. This includes going with staff members to hand out care kits to individuals who could benefit form the St. Louis Empowerment Center's Services.

Days/Times:

- Client Assistance: Any day Monday-Friday, any time 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

- Street Outreach: Evenings or weekends

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (at no cost)

- Training

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

St. Louis Life is a residential facility and program located O’Fallon, MO serving young adults with develo p.m.ental disabilities. Established in 2005, St. Louis Life is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enable individuals with develo p.m.ental disabilities to achieve the highest level of independent living and live a full and enriched life.

Service Opportunities:

Direct support to St. Louis Life residents focusing on Activities of Daily Living (such as meal planning/preparation, money and time management, exercise, etc.), supported employment, skill building classes, and recreational and social activities

Days/Times:

Days/Times up to volunteer; anytime 8 a.m.-11 p.m., any day of the week.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (at no cost)

- Training

TREE House of Greater St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To improve the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families through therapy, recreation, education, and exploration.

Service Opportunities:

- Therapy Program Volunteers: Assist licensed therapists or certified riding instructors by sidewalking with clients during a session.

Days/Times:

- Therapy Program Volunteers: Weekdays anytime 2:00m - 8 p.m.; Saturdays anytime 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background (no cost)

- Training

United Cerebral Palsy Heartland
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Provide children and adults living with differing abilities extraordinary care and support they need to thrive in school, at home, at work and in their community.

Service Opportunities:

- Client Activities in Our Adult Day Program: Looking for individuals that enjoy working directly with clients, assisting them with reading, playing games, painting, pottery, drawing, knitting, bookmarking activities, and other arts and crafts. This person will assist program managers and direct care professionals to ensure all clients are engaged to the best of their abilities. This may include center-based activities and community-based outings.

- Client Activities in Our Residential Program: Looking for individuals that enjoy working directly with clients, assisting them with reading, playing games, painting, pottery, drawing, knitting, bookmarking activities, and other arts and crafts. This person will work directly in the client’s home as a friend.

- Beautification Projects: Looking for individuals who love to garden, paint, make repairs, or enjoy fresh air and working in the yard at one of our facilities in St. Louis, Columbia, Jefferson City, or Webster Groves. This is a great volunteer opportunity for corporate partners or student groups.

- Young Professional Board: Looking for passionate, young professionals with the desire to further develop leadership skills, philanthropic efforts, and mentoring abilities while meeting other professionals in the region and having fun doing so.

- Youth Camp Volunteers: Looking for individuals that are young at heart, willing to assist clients with activities during our summer break, winter break, and spring break camps. This person will assist program coordinators and direct care professionals to ensure everyone is having a great time! Typical day is from 9-3. Client age range is 6-20 years.

Days/Times:

- Client Activities in Our Adult Day Program: Mondays thru Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

- Client Activities in Our Residential Program: Mondays thru Fridays, anytime 4 p.m.-6 p.m..

- Beautification Projects: Up to schedule of volunteers.

- Young Professional Board: Days/times vary.

- Youth Camp Volunteers: Spring, Winter and Summer Breaks, runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

*We Rock the Spectrum*
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gyms was founded to provide a place for children of all ability levels to play and grow together. As the only kids gym that offers an inclusive philosophy we have found all children can benefit from our uniquely designed sensory equi p.m.ent that is specifically designed to aid children with sensory processing disorders. However, in our experience, all children are able to benefit greatly from this equi p.m.ent and by allowing children of all ability levels to play together they are able to learn a great deal from each other and become the best motivation for success on every level.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include:

- Social Media Contributor: Create images and/or stories to share on our social media accounts

- Online Store Assistant: Help maintain online store, entering pictures and quantities of new items for sale, and coordinating curbside pickups

In-person opportunities include:

- Volunteer Coach: Help children use equi p.m.ent appropriately, play with them, keep them entertained and safe.

Days/Times:

- Remote opportunities: Up to schedule of volunteer

- Volunteer Coach: Weekdays from either 10 a.m.-Noon or 3-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

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

Willows Way provides personalized supports to people who have develo p.m.ental disabilities and their families, promoting dignity while fostering independence, growth and life choices within the community.

Service Opportunities:

- Fundraising Assistance: We have several fundraisers throughout the year and need ongoing clerical and on-site support for fundraisers. Hours vary based on what the volunteer is doing. Most fundraisers are in the evening. Support for the fundraisers can be day, evening, weekend depending on the project.

- Receptionist/Clerical: Volunteer does not have to work every day or the full shift.

Days/Times:

Fundraising varies, receptionist anytime Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*Your Words St. Louis*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

YourWords STL uses one-on-one tutoring, creative writing workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth. We believe we can change St. Louis by empowering young people to tell their stories. Part of our mission is to provide a sense of consistency and security for these students by recruiting passionate, committed tutors and volunteers who are dedicated to attending every weekly session.

Service Opportunities:

Volunteer Tutor: YourWords STL uses one-on-one tutoring, creative writing workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth. We are seeking volunteer tutors over the age of 21 who are willing to commit to 75-minutes weekly tutoring sessions. All tutoring will take place via Zoom video conferencing.

Days/Times:

Weekday evenings either 4-5:15 p.m. or 6-7:15 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

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