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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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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

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

Almost Home provides transitional housing to teenage mothers and their children who are homeless so they have the skills they need to become productive members of society.

Service Opportunities:

- Child Care Volunteer: Almost Home offers weekly and monthly childcare opportunities for volunteers interested in working with children in a childcare setting. As a part of small group of volunteers, you will play, teach, and care for kids (between the ages of 6 months and 8 years old) while their moms attend life-skills class onsite. The position has flexible commitment requirements and can accommodate personal schedules including single monthly shifts. Hours for childcare are consistent throughout the year except during holidays and special events.

- Front Desk Assistant: Almost Home offers daily volunteer opportunities for volunteers interested in working at our front desk. The Front Desk volunteer is responsible for answering phones, welcoming guests, distributing collateral, assisting members, and regulating entrance to the building.

- Meal Preparation: Prepare meals for moms and their children.

- Tutoring/Life Skills: Help our residents with like skill develo p.m.ent, school work, studying, resume building, job applications, etc.

- Case Management Assistant: Help with case management, resident follow up, benefit applications, employment/housing searches, etc.

Days/Times:

- Child Care Volunteer: Any day Mondays-Thursdays, 6:15 p.m.-8 p.m.; Some need during the day and on weekends.

- Front Desk Assistant:: Any day Mondays-Friday, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

- Meal Preparation: Late afternoons any day of the week

- Tutoring/Life Skills: Days and times flexible and up to volunteer

- Case Management Assistant: Any day Mondays-Friday, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (no cost)

- 1 hr. Training Session

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)

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:

- Program Assistant for Sexual Assault Victims Care Unit: This volunteer position would assist the staff in the Sexual Assault Victims Care unit. They can assist with school presentations, answering crisis calls, and offer overall support.

- Education and Training: Institutional Advocacy with the community. Deliver basic sexual violence community education. Staff information tables/booths and aid in distributing posters and flyers.

- Donation Management: Sort and organize donated items from the community.

Days/Times:

All positions are Mondays-Fridays, anytime 5 p.m.-8 a.m. (overnight); Saturdays or Sundays anytime 8 a.m.-8 p.m.. Donation sorting is during regular business hours.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (no cost)

- Training Session (length depends upon position)

*Community Women Against Hardship*
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Founded in 1988, Community Women Against Hardship. Inc. (CWAH) is a volunteer organization dedicated to providing programs and basic services to improve the quality of life for women and children struggling with poverty issues. CWAH assesses the most critical needs of each family and then provides the resources to address those needs, whether it be for food, clothing, emergency shelter, transitional housing, workshops to improve parent and youth relationships, health and nutritional outreach, and/or educational programs to enhance academic achievement and employability.

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Mentors: Volunteers needed to designing activities and work with youth of parents attending evening classes here at our Center.

- Client Volunteers: Assist in working with clients to ensure engagement of families.

Remote opportunities include:

- Updating Website

- Creating Fundraiser Opportunities

Days/Times:

- Youth Mentors: Mondays-Thursdays anytime 4:30-6 p.m.

- Client Volunteers: Mondays-Thursdays anytime 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation Session (1 hr.)

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

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Service Opportunities:

COVID Opportunities:

- Assembly of packets to be delivered to Girl Scouts' homes that will compliment our new live programming.

Days/Times:

Thursdays anytime 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Girls in the Know
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We empower girls to embrace a strong sense of self.

Service Opportunities:

- Survey Entry: Transfer survey responses from paper copies to an electronic form so we can create reports to apply for grants. We will send you the PDF version of the paper surveys our participants fill out after attending our workshop sessions, and you can enter those responses into our online form at your own pace. Training for this task is brief and can be completed via email or phone.

- Workshop Volunteer: Help set-up and supervise our school-based programming. The volunteer will come about 15 minutes early to the program, hosted at elementary and middle schools across the St. Louis area. Before the program, set up posters and arrange handouts. Assist the speaker throughout the program if she needs any help, then pass out and collect surveys at the end of the program.

Days/Times:

- Survey Entry: Days and times up to volunteer; can be done from home or at the office located right by campus.

- Workshop Volunteer: Varies - usually during normal school day hours.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

*Girls on the Run St. Louis*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Service Opportunities:

- Assistant Coach - Virtual or In-Person: Learn more and sign up for virtual or in-person coaching opportunities at https://girlsontherunstlouis.org/get-involved/become-coach. Volunteer coaches work directly with 3rd – 8th grade girls to deliver the Girls on the Run program through various school and community sites. Coaches lead girls through fun and active lessons that are geared towards enhancing their physical health as well as social emotional skills.

Days/Times:

September - November or February - May, twice a week after school typically between 3 - 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Training (optional)

Grace and Peace Winter Shelter
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Grace and Peace Winter Shelter has been offering temporary, overnight shelter during the colder months to homeless women of St. Louis since 1986.

Service Opportunities:

Volunteers needed to cook and serve meals to homeless women staying at the shelter. Overnight volunteers also needed to assist staff member in overseeing shelter, helping with intake, clean-up, laundry, etc.

Days/Times:

Any day of the week, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.. Overnight volunteer works from 6 p.m.-6am. Shelter only open from November thru March.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

Haven of Grace
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Serving women who are young, pregnant and homeless, The Haven of Grace provides a safe, nurturing home, educational programs and long-term support for mother and child. Founded in faith, we instill hope, dignity and the pride of independence, one family at a time.

Service Opportunities:

- Childcare Volunteer: The Child Care Assistant provides babysitting in The Haven’s playroom or playgrounds, allowing the mothers to attend classes in the classroom and giving the mothers respite during non-class times.

- Front Desk Volunteer: The Receptionist works with members of The Haven of Grace staff in answering phone calls, greeting visitors, and maintaining safety through screening all visitors. (Must be willing to commit to 4 weeks at a time) Timing is flexible, can be from 1-4 p.m. or 2-5 p.m. if necessary.

Days/Times:

- Childcare Volunteer: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

- Front Desk Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation, 1 hr.

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls provides a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that enables young women from diverse backgrounds to achieve academic success in a college preparatory program and to become leaders in their communities and professions.

Service Opportunities:

- General Classroom Volunteer: Volunteer will assist in the classroom as directed by the teacher. This could include working with students, preparing classroom materials, putting up bulletin boards, facilitating classroom projects, etc.

- Hawthorn Reader: Volunteer will read one on one with a middle school student during their independent reading time, and implement reading interventions with students as necessary.

- Voyager Math Tutor: Volunteer will tutor small groups of middle school students on specific math skills to help get the students performing on grade level. Some level of math experience is required and comfortability in small group behavior management.

- Library Volunteer: Volunteer will work in the library labeling books, taking inventory, assisting students to find books, organizing and rearranging books and other items. An additional training is required for all library volunteers.

Days/Times:

- General Classroom Volunteer: One day a week from 8 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

- Hawthorn Reader: Any day of the week, anytime 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

- Voyager Math Tutor: Any day of the week, anytime 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

- Library Volunteer: Any day of the week, anytime 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

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

Lydia's House
Contact: Share this Link:
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

Marian Middle School
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Marian Middle School (MMS), a non-profit 501(c)3, located in the City of St. Louis, is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by fostering the spiritual, academic, social, moral, emotional and physical develo p.m.ent of adolescent girls of all racial, religious and ethnic backgrounds in preparation for college preparatory high schools. Our alternative education model incorporates three separate but interrelated programs: a middle school program with extended after-school hours and an extended school year; a mandatory Enrichment Program for students focused on health and wellness; and a Graduate Support Program providing academic support and financial assistance to alumnae.

Service Opportunities:

- In-School Tutor: Provide tutoring help for students during the class day; work one-on-one or in small groups with students pulled out of classes for extra assistance.

- After-School Tutor: Provide tutoring help for students during study hall and extra study hall times; work one-on-one or in small groups with students who need extra help.

- Enrichment Program Assistant: Provide assistance for a variety of co-curricular activities, including sports, dance, yoga, fitness, art, drama.

Days/Times:

- In-School Tutor: Monday--Friday 8:00 am--3 p.m.

- After-School Tutor: Monday--Thursday 3 p.m.--5 p.m.

- Enrichment Program Assistant: Monday--Thursday 4 p.m.--5:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check (at no cost)

- Orientation

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

Newborns in Need, Inc. (NIN) is a 501(c)3 charity organized to take care of sick and needy babies. NIN volunteers provide care necessities to local agencies and hospitals serving premature, ill or impoverished newborns. Newborns In Need distributes items free of charge regardless of race, religion or birth circumstances. Founded upon Christian principles, “NIN” has provided essential items without charge to those in need since 1992.

Service Opportunities:

- Chapter Volunteer: Attend work meetings, where volunteers knit, sew, crochet, and quilt, or have a speaker

Days/Times:

- Sundays, 1-4 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. Meetings are held at Autumn View Gardens, 11210 Schuetz Road.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Our Lady's Inn
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our Lady's Inn provides pregnant women and their children shelter and hope for a new life through humble acts of love.

Service Opportunities:

- Child Care: Assist with caring for children of mothers staying at the home.

- Meal Volunteer: Cook and serve lunch or dinner to the mothers and their children.

- Thrift Store Volunteer: Work in our thrift store merchandising, tagging and hanging clothing.

Days/Times:

- Child Care: Mondays thru Thursdays, frome 6-8:30 p.m.

- Meal Volunteer: Sunday-Thursday anytime 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

- Thrift Store Volunteer: Tuesday-Saturday anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (at no cost)

- Orientation

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

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

Sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence, Room at the Inn provides emergency shelter and a stabilizing support system to women and families in need in St. Louis County, using a collaborative, interfaith effort of congregations and organizations throughout the St. Louis Region.

Service Opportunities:

- Child Care Volunteers: Volunteers would plan and help supervise recreational activities for groups/individuals by using arts and crafts, videos, board games and the playground.

- Site Volunteers: Volunteers would assist with cleaning and sanitizing various areas of the shelter, sort donations, stock shelving, loading and unloading.

- Mentors: Volunteers would act as role models, provide emotional, social, and physical support, and assist clients in his/her effort to reach a specific goal.

Days/Times:

All opportunities are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background check if working with children

- Orientation

Rosati-Kain High School
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Through a vibrant Catholic education, we cultivate the individuality, faith, talent, and aspirations of young women who will lead and serve the world.

Service Opportunities:

- Tutor: Assist our students with their homework during our after-school program.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Thursdays, 3:00 - 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Prevent and Protect Training

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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

*Safe Connections*
Contact: Share this Link:
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:

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

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

- Minimum of 1 year Commitment

Veteran Women of Influence
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To provide transitional housing, career guidance and wellness services to female veterans allowing them the opportunity to become successful and enjoy life.

Service Opportunities:

- Healing and Meditation Garden Volunteer: Assist in the garden with other volunteers to create and sustain a community Healing and Meditation Garden.

- Social Media Volunteer: Utilize a variety of social media platforms to help get the word out about our organization, its programs and services, etc.

- Develo p.m.ent Volunteer: Assist with a variety of fundraising activities and events, as well as with grant-writing.

Days/Times:

Very flexible - days and times up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Resume

- Orientation

Women's Safe House
Contact: Share this Link:
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)

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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