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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.

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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Remote Opportunities: Agencies under each category that are marked with a * indicate that remote opportunities are available.

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

ALIVE provides counseling, emergency sanctuary, and other critical services to adults and children who have been impacted by domestic abuse. ALIVE seeks to increase awareness in order to create a supportive community.

Service Opportunities:

- Nights of Safety Volunteer: Assisting the NOS staff with meal preparation, meal packing, and meal delivery. Assisting with face-to-face intakes off site. Assists with answering crisis line phones. Training is necessary to participate. Trainings are 40-50 hours. Includes Crisis Intervention skills, agency requirements and policies, Intimate Partner Violence dynamics and more. A commitment of a minimum of 6-10 hours weekly is desired.

- Clerical Support: Provide help with data entry, filing, answering phones, and staffing the office.

Days/Times:

7 days a week, anytime 7am - 7 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background check if working directly with clients (no cost)

- Training Session of 40 hours for Nights of Safety Volunteer

*Call For Help, Inc.*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Call for Help's mission is to equip individuals to overcome crisis, trauma, and homelessness through stabilization, transitional, and support programs to help them achieve their maximum potential.

Service Opportunities:

- Medical Advocate: Shifts are chosen by the volunteer. Shifts are available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Role responsibilities include, but are not limited to: providing victim-centered services to survivors of sexual violence, educating survivors about their legal rights, and providing referrals to survivors and their loved ones as necessary.

Remote opportunities include using Canva to create graphics and flyers, and researching sexual violence to examine trends and new information.

Days/Times:

Any day of the week, 24 hours a day.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (no cost)

- Training Session (length depends upon position)

- COVID Vaccine

Crime Victim Advocacy Center
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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

Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Diamond Diva Empowerment Foundation (2DEF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, strengthening, and empowering women and children affected by domestic violence and various socio-economic conditions. Our purpose is to be a necessary resource to women and children; primarily focusing on those who have experienced the effects of domestic violence. We will accomplish this by aiding them to rebuild from the inside out and to reevaluate themselves. Through our program women are able to freely walk a journey of life, truly recovered and healed from domestic violence and other socioeconomic struggles.

Service Opportunities:

- Case Management Assistant: Student will assist with creating and completing a files for daily client management and auditing purpose. Will work with client referrals and resources.

Days/Times:

Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Kathy J. Weinmen Domestic Violence Shelter
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Offer safe shelter and support services to promote the healing of women and their children suffering the trauma of intimate partner violence.

Service Opportunities:

Shelter Office Aide: Provide support to front desk by answering phones, providing assistance to Crisis Line workers, and assisting case managers as needed.

Days/Times:

Hours and days are flexible. All days and times have availability.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Criminal background check (at no cost)

- Training Session

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.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation Session

Lydia's House
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Lydia's House works in faith to end domestic violence by being a place of healing and a voice of hope for abused women and their children.

Service Opportunities:

- After-School Program: Tutoring and mentoring school age children throughout school year. Orientation and some training required (offered every other month).

Days/Times:

Mondays - Thursdays, 4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation Session

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

To break the cycle of violence in the lives of battered women and their children.

Service Opportunities:

- Childcare and Tutoring: To provide childcare for a resident who is currently staying in the shelter. To provide tutoring services to a current resident or their child/children.

- Donation Management Volunteer: Sorting/organizing, putting away all types of donations. Cleaning and arranging closets. Listing donation items. Picking up donations.

- Clerical/General Support Volunteer: Duties include filing, designing forms and signs, photocopying, data entry, shredding, and general office work.

Undisclosed location, for privacy

Days/Times:

Up to schedule of volunteer - any day of the week, generally in 2 hour blocks.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office-Victim Services Unit
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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

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

We provide crisis intervention, counseling, and other supportive services for battered women, rape victims, and adult survivors of childhood sexual assault. In addition, we provide education about dating violence and sexual assault.

Service Opportunities:

Crisis Hotline: Volunteers can assist with the 24-hour crisis hotline, or assist with a variety of tasks around the office.

Office and Maintenance Projects: Sprucing up a survivors gardem raking leaves, planting flowers; Create crisis line binders.

Days/Times:

24 hours a day, 7 days a week - flexible and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application, as well as extensive training is required (crisis hotline only)

- Minimum of 1 year Commitment (crisis hotline only)

The Covering House
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Address/Mapped from SLU:
Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Covering House provides refuge and restoration, using the least restrictive environment, for sexually exploited and trafficked children and teens, providing safety, dignity, and freedom utilizing top level staffing and oversight.

Service Opportunities:

- Practicum students from Social Work, Public Health, Psychology, etc. are welcome

- Web Designer: We are looking for someone to design and develop a navigator friendly format that is also easy to maintain. Graphic design skills is a plus.

- Data Specialist: Looking for a person who could help with data collecting, entry, and aggregating. As we look to establish best practices, we need someone to help us manage all our data information.

- Education Researcher: Working closely with our lead educator, this job will research state and national standards for several grade levels, assessments and evaluative tools.

- Staff Self-Care Therapist: Serve as a therapist to our staff to help them maintain a healthy self-care plan. This job requires a Masters level student studying either counseling or social work.

- Grant Researcher: Research grants who initiatives align with The Covering House mission. Create and organized matrix of grant information such as deadlines, requirements, contact info, etc.

Days/Times:

Some work can be done remotely, and the office is open Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

Women's Safe House
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Women’s Safe House provides safe shelter and transitional living services to battered women and their dependent children. Through our services, we work to empower women to make informed choices about their future.

Service Opportunities:

Days/Times:

- Child Care: Any day Monday - Friday from either 3:00 - 5 p.m. or 6:00 - 7:30 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Criminal background check (at no cost)

- Orientation

- Domestic Violence Training (depending on role)

*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

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

The YWCA of Metropolitan St. Louis, an association of women from diverse backgrounds and faiths, is committed to strengthening our community through the social and economic empowerment of women, the develo p.m.ent of youth and the elimination of racism.

Service Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed to work in a variety of areas: Early Childhood Head Start, Transitional Housing Program, Women's Resource Center, Racial Justice and more!

Sexual Assault Response Team: Assist YWCA with the SART program, which provides immediate, in-person 24-hour crisis intervention to victims of sexual assault at hospitals throughout the St. Louis region. Training provided. Contact Casey Anderson, 314-645-4848 or caanderson@ywcastlouis.org

On campus but *SART Volunteers travel to various hospitals around St. Louis to be with victims.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

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