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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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Annie Malone Children and Family Services
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our Mission is to improve the quality of life for children, families, the elderly and the community, by providing social services, educational programs, advocacy and entrepreneurship in the St. Louis metropolitan community.

Service Opportunities:

Assist with a variety of programming for both youth and adults.

Days/Times:

Any day Monday-Fridays, 9-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

Blumeyer Community Center and Urban Strategies
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Blumeyer Community Center, through the Urban Strategies Program, provides tutoring and education to children from the low-income Blumeyer neighborhood right by campus, specifically in math, science, and the use of computers.

Service Opportunities:

Computer Tutor: Assist with basic computer classes for youth and seniors adults.

Days/Times:

Monday-Thursday, anytime 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Seniors) or 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Youth)

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Interview

- Background Check

Catholic Charities Community Services Southside
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Catholic Charities Community Services Southside Center supports and strengthens St. Louis Metropolitan Area children, families, and communities by providing social services, mental health counseling, and anti-human trafficking advocacy in a bilingual, culturally sensitive environment. While those we serve continue to diversify, we will strive to meet their needs by providing comprehensive, culturally competent services to the immigrant and refugee populations of the community.

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Program Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to provide direct assistance to children of immigrant families in after-school programs that include social growth and develo p.m.ent groups as well as tutoring. Volunteers are expected to model positive behaviors, assist with classroom management, provide one-on-one instruction and guidance, and provide individualized homework help.

- Case Manager: Provide comprehensive, culturally competent case management for the diverse immigrant and refugee client population served by the organization. The volunteer would be responsible for assessment, service planning, and record keeping for clients seeking direct aid, referral services, and advocacy, with a focus on helping clients navigate the necessary systems to address medical bills.

- Child Care Provider: Multiple volunteers are needed who can provide childcare to children ages 0-3. By providing childcare, the volunteers allow the children's mothers access to attend a support group. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are helpful but not required.

Days/Times:

- Youth Program Volunteer: Any day Mondays-Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

- Case Manager: Any time Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m..

- Child Care Provider: Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-Noon.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Christian Activity Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To prepare youth in East St. Louis for successful futures: spiritually, academically, and physically.

Service Opportunities:

- Tutors: Assisting 1 on 1 with children ages 5-18 needing homework help.

- Remedial Assistant: Reading, working on math sheets, and assisting in creative writing with children that need assistance in such areas.

- Extracurricular Assistant: We have a variety of different clubs such as soccer, basketball, praise dance, art, jump rope, animal planet, and much more.

Days/Times:

- Tutors: Mon. - Wed., 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

- Remedial Assistant: Mon. - Wed., 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

- Classroom Assistance: Mon. - Wed., 6:45 - 8 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

- Background Check

*DeSales Community Development*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

DeSales Community Develo p.m.ent is a community-based non-profit formed in 1976 to serve the Fox Park and Tower Grove East neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis. Governed by a board of directors and employing a full-time professional staff, DeSales promotes the ongoing growth of neighborhoods as healthy, diverse urban communities with quality housing.

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Sports Coach: DeSales hosts a number of youth programs throughout the year for community members to have access to affordable out of school opportunities. We have baseball, basketball, soccer, art camp, and other community programs. All of the coaches for the sports are volunteers and we appreciate anyone who is interested in working with kids or enjoys sports.

- Community Garden Volunteer: DeSales runs a community garden and we are always looking for individuals or groups that would like to help out during the warm seasons.

Remote opportunities include:

- Historical Photo Archiving: In this position, you will be added to DeSales' Salesforce database and help to build our digital photo archive. This is an ongoing opportunity with timing that is completely flexible to the volunteer. Each photo needs to be uploaded into the database, labeled, tagged, and dated.

Days/Times:

- Youth Sports Coach: Days and times vary, but generally practice is in the evenings and games are on Saturdays/Sundays.

- Community Garden Volunteer: Any day Monday thru Saturday, anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

- Background Check

Dutchtown South Community Corporation
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To increase neighborhood vitality through housing stabilization and community empowerment.

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteer: Help with neighborhood event planning (public workshops, trainings, events, and convening sessions); Assist with marketing and communications; Help with evaluation and data collection from various community events and programs

Days/Times:

Weekdays anytime and one Saturday each month

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Training Session

East Side Heart and Home Family Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We are a comprehensive support system for low-income families in the metro area.

Service Opportunities:

- Tutor: Tutoring children in our After School Program

- Saturday Activities: Host an activity for a group of 10 children at the Center.

Days/Times:

-Tutor: Tuesdays or Thursdays, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

- Saturday Activities: Saturdays, anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for 90 min. - 2 hours

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check (no cost)

- Training Session

Good Samaritan Ministries
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Metrolink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to promote positive change in Washington Park, IL, by equipping people for Christ-like living.

Service Opportunities:

- Kingdom Club: Love on our kids while sitting besides grades 1st through 4th grade students to assist with homework and improve their reading and math skills.

- Right Path Program: Begin teaching young students grades 5-7 how to walk the right path by using short lessons on life skills with a focus on homework and building math and reading skills. Build positive relationships while engaging with fun learning activities, games and dinner.

- GoodSam4Success: Engage in conversation and fun activities with college students and attorneys to teach young men and women life skills and develop positive relationships to keep youth on the path to a happy, successful future.

Days/Times:

- Kingdom Club: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 - 5 p.m..

- Right Path Program: Tuesdays from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m..

- GoodSam4Success: Mondays from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

Grace Hill Settlement House
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To provide cost-effective, direct services within the self-help traditions of the Settlement House movement, through community organization. To work for social change, fostering greater support and understanding of the underprivileged. To work in disadvantaged neighborhoods, creating strong, healthy, helpful communities by encouraging and supporting neighbors, as they help themselves and each other.

Service Opportunities:

- Classroom Aide: Help the teacher with activities such as sing-a-long, playground monitors, family dinning for lunch, wash cots for naptime; or present a volunteer skill like playing a instrument, juggling, magic, etc.

- After-School Tutor: Help children with their homework.

- Community Outreach: Planting, weeding, liter pick-up.

Days/Times:

- Classroom Aide: Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-Noon

- After-School Tutor: Mondays-Thursdays, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

- Community Outreach: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

For classroom aide and after-school tutor:

- Background Check

- Orientation

Guardian Angel Settlement Association
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (~1 mile from campus)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of Guardian Angel Settlement Association is to serve the poor by helping them improve the quality of their lives and achieve economic independence.

Service Opportunities:

- Angel Boutique Store Assistant: Assist with donations and customers at the Angel Boutique Thrift Store.

- Food Pantry Assistant: Guardian Angel is one of the oldest and largest client-choice food pantries in St. Louis area. We serve over 6,800 low-income families and seniors a year the zip codes 63104 and 63118 providing pantry staples, fresh produce, and meat. In addition to food we also provide other social services to help our clients along the road to self-sufficiency.

- Computer Trainer: Help low-income residents learn basic computer skills as a part of our work readiness program. Tech savvy volunteers will help teach computer classes in basic computer skills like using e-mail, Microsoft products, and keyboarding.

Days/Times:

All opportunities are any day Monday-Friday, anytime 9 a.m.-6 p.m.. Thrift store also open Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

- Background Check

Isaiah 58 Ministries
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Claiming our unity in Christ, in partnership with other churches, and in celebration of the human community, and in common service with other faiths and secular organizations, we intend to: 1) Provide programs and services to meet the physical and spiritual needs of persons in our neighborhood and in our churches. 2) Promote opportunities for an ecumenical witness to Christ in the inner city and to exist as a sign of unity in a fragmented church and society. 3) Work cooperatively with other church and community groups for the building up of the human community and alleviation of human problems such as hunger, poverty, racism, and injustice.

Service Opportunities:

- Food Pantry Volunteer: Stock shelves, fill food bags for families who come in needing assistance.

- Thrift Store Volunteer: Sorting, hanging and organizing merchandise. Maintaining cleanliness and serving clients.

Days/Times:

- Food Pantry Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m..

- Thrift Store Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

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

LifeWise STL is a social service agency serving St Louis area since 1902. Through holistic programs and services, we promote empowerment and growth in individuals and families. We help the economically disadvantaged achieve economic independence, self-sufficiency and a path out of poverty.

Service Opportunities:

- After-school Assistant: work in the after school program, providing students with homework help and helping supervise them during activity time.

- Operation Food Search Pickup: Pickup donations at Operation Food Search Warehouse and bring to LifeWise StL, must have a clean truck, van or SUV and 2 able-bodied people able to load vehicle quickly.

Days/Times:

-After-school Assistant: Tues-Thurs 3:30pm-6pm

-Operation Food Search Pickup: Wednesdays 9-10am

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- COVID-19 Vaccine

- Mandated Report Training (after-school assistant)

Lemay Child and Family Center
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Lemay Child and Family Center provides early education and support for families in a diverse, nurturing environment. We believe that all children deserve access to high-quality early childhood education regardless of their financial situation or develo p.m.ental level. Our goal is to strengthen families by promoting children’s healthy physical, cognitive, and social-emotional develo p.m.ent and by partnering with parents and community.

Service Opportunities:

- Helping with children in classrooms (reading stories, assisting with lunch or naptime, cleanup, etc.

- Maintenance, gardening, landscaping, etc.

Days/Times:

Anytime Mondays - Fridays, 6am-6 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Volunteers working w/ children must complete criminal background check (at no cost)

- TB test of working with children

- Orientation

LinkStL, Inc.
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The LinkStL mission is to connect the neighbors to the Hyde Park neighborhood and beyond through collaboration, advocacy, engagement, evaluation, and fun!

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Volunteer: Working closely with staff, the volunteer would outreach to youth regarding community issues and personal goals.

- Office Manager: Greet visitors, answer phone, provide assistance to persons with expressed needs.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Orientation

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

LOVEtheLOU is a movement of restoration strengthening local businesses through partnerships. We have a quickly growing fan base through social media and the web, but we are much more than standby civilians. We have stickers spread throughout the entire city of St. Louis but there is plenty of meaning behind our logo. We host commUNITY festivals throughout the year, but we are much more than an event. To define it simply, we are a group of St. Louis dwellers who love our city and wish to bring unity and identity to all of the diverse neighborhoods.

Service Opportunities:

- Community Gardens: LOVEtheLOU does many projects that involve beautification in North City St. Louis. One of the main projects that students can participate in is the cultivation of community gardens. Work will include pulling weeds, spreading mulch and top soil, and other unique projects that beautify the garden.

- Restore Local Businesses: LOVEtheLOU helps in the restoration of local businesses. Projects in these businesses would include painting, cleaning, and other general restoration projects.

Days/Times:

Both are Saturdays, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. Perfect for groups!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*Metropolitan Congregations United*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

People of faith creating just systems through political change.

Service Opportunities:

COVID-19 and remote opportunities include:

- New Northside Family Life Center: Help package and/or deliver food and other supplies to neighbors in need

- Follow-Up Callers: Check in with seniors and shut-ins via phone; check on how they are doing, if they need anything, etc.

- No-contact Canvassers: Tie resource flyers on door knobs of neighbors

- Voter engagement via phone banking

- Event planning and execution

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation/Training Session

Midtown Community Services
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To provide a wholesome, peaceful center where individuals, families, and especially children can be nurtured, supported and build community together.

Service Opportunities:

- Tutor: Tutor for children 5th through 8th grade, assisting them with homework and other activities. Also, can assist with ACT/SAT prep for older youth.

- New Mother Program: Assist with support groups for new mothers, organize donations for new mother care packages, etc.

Days/Times:

- Tutor: Tuesdays from 3:45 - 5 p.m.

- New Mother Program: Days/times vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

*Mission: St. Louis*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Varies - short bus ride up Grand on the 70 Bus.
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Mission: St. Louis is an organization that empowers people to transform their neighborhoods. We work to create thriving, vibrant communities by connecting individuals/groups with communities in need through education, empowerment, and economic develo p.m.ent.

Service Opportunities:

- Beyond School Volunteer (Virtual): As an Academic Mentor, you would be helping students grades 3-8 with literacy, academic and organizational skills, and building meaningful relationships with them. Beyond School has two sites that ask for a one day per week time commitment. Training is on-site and there are no special language speaking requirements.

- Meal Prep Volunteer: Our Job and Leadership Training meals offer a time for community-building. Volunteers may cook a meal during their Monday or Thursday evening class. We invite to volunteers to stick around for dinner.

- SkillUp Classroom Assistant: Classroom assistants help facilitate programming and assist the Case Manager with anything that will help class run smoothly. Commitment: 1 class per week for 3 weeks, sessions are periodic.

Days/Times:

- Beyond School Volunteer: Monday-Thursday from 3:45-5:30 p.m. (St. Louis Language Immersion School); Monday-Thursday from 4-5:30 p.m. (Lafayette Prep Academy)

- Meal Prep Volunteer: Monday or Thursday 4:15-5 p.m.

- SkillUp Classroom Assistant: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Orientation

More Than Carpentry Christian Ministries
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Metro Link)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

More Than Carpentry helps to Nurture individuals through Christian discipleship, Offer professional cabinetmaking and carpentry apprenticeships, and partner with our Wellston neighbors to restore our community.

Service Opportunities:

- Garden and Lawn Maintenance: Help in Community Garden and surrounding Lawn area with general maintenance, like weeding, watering, and mowing. Supplies and equi p.m.ent provided for use.

- Garden Coordinator: Strengthen your gardening and leadership skills by serving as a Coordinator. Admin support and supplies provided for use.

- Youth Programs and Activities: including Tutoring (watch as a child improves in reading and other educational areas!); and Backyard Bible Club (help teach the curriculum that’s already provided and interact with the kids attending).

- Work Projects: available monthly for groups of all sizes!

Days/Times:

Days and time vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

For working with children: we require Individuals 18 years old and older who work with children at MTC to complete an application and background screening (provided by MTC). Please contact Amber for the application.

North Newstead Association
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to cultivate a more equitable City of St. Louis by providing and preserving affordable housing while delivering other direct services to our residents and community members. Through a continued commitment to community-informed approaches, we strive to build capacity and partnership throughout our neighborhoods highlighting resiliency, commonalities, and strengths.

Service Opportunities:

Clean and Beautification activities in North St. Louis involving streets, alleys, and/or community gardens.

Days/Times:

Typically take place on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm. (Flexible based on volunteer availability)

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Northside Youth and Senior Service Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of the Northside Youth And Senior Service Center, Inc. is to enhance the quality of life of our clients by serving the basic needs of the elderly, children and families in the St. Louis Metropolitan area by providing; 1) Access to education, counseling and health services; 2) Recreation and social program; 3) Daily nutritional meals.

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Volunteer: Tutoring and assisting with after school activity programming for grades K-5. In addition to assisting youth one-on-one in the open homework session, volunteers can assist staff in supporting after school activities, providing youth a place to learn arts and crafts, practice science and math through enrichment activities with the Science Center, and play games.

- Senior Volunteer: Volunteers engage with seniors who come to Northside seeking social activity, nutritional meals, and healthy lifestyles with friends.

Days/Times:

- Youth Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 3-4:30 p.m.

- Senior Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Onsite Orientation

Old North Restoration Group
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Old North St. Louis Restoration Group is a community-based nonprofit organization established by neighborhood residents in 1981 to revitalize the physical and social dimensions of the community in a manner that respects its historic, cultural, and urban character.

Service Opportunities:

- Neighborhood Maintenance: The Old North Neighborhood has a variety of properties and community gardens that need regular maintenance. Small group work days can be scheduled to help stabilize historic buildings, clean-up lots, and tend to landscaping issues around the neighborhood.

- Market Volunteer: The Old North St.Louis Restoration Group facilitates the North City Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings from June-October. Volunteers help set-up and tear down tents, sell produce for vendors who can't be present, and help out with children's activities as needed. Our volunteers are extremely important to the success of the market!

Days/Times:

Saturdays mornings/early afternoons.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Revitalization 2000
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y (Summer)
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Founded in 1998, Revitalization 2000, Inc. (“R2K”) builds empowering relationships with residents of the Ville neighborhood of North St. Louis. We serve as a bridge between residents and the metropolitan area so that together we can build a better neighborhood and a better St. Louis. Claver House, the home base of R2K, broadens horizons and builds kinship. Recognizing the dignity of all persons, we help dissolve economic, racial, and cultural barriers.

Service Opportunities:

- Project Read and Feed: A weekend program that offers reading and STEM based learning activities to youth in the homelike environment of our Claver House.

- Community Garden: Community garden develo p.m.ent and maintenance is a partnership within the Ville Collaborative. It is a visible statement to our neighborhood of our commitment to beautification. Also it provides an educational platform for increasing environmental awareness and science knowledge. Gardens are also important sources of nutritious foods.

Days/Times:

- Project Read and Feed: Saturday mornings 9 a.m. - Noon

- Community Garden: Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. - Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- COVID-19 Vaccine

Restore St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N (MetroLink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Restore St. Louis (RSL) promotes a network of Christian ministries that desire to show God’s love to the poor, widows, orphans, immigrants and refugees of St. Louis. RSL is under the oversight of New City Fellowship of St. Louis.

Service Opportunities:

- Tutoring: Tutors are needed for elementary through high schools students at both our West End Facility (1142 Hodiamont) and our South City facility (3502 Grace). Students should contact Laurie Jones at laurie@ncfstl.org for the West End site, and Kristen Flores at kristen@ncfstl.org for the South City Site.

- Neighborhood Workdays:Volunteers will be organized into teams of varying skills and lead into the city to do specific projects helping the poor and marginalized of St. Louis. Contacting ahead of time to notify leaders of number of volunteers and skill levels is helpful.

- Health Connection: Volunteer at a free Health Clinic, shadow doctors and nurses

Days/Times:

- Tutoring: West End - Mondays-Thursdays, 4:15-5:45 p.m. and/or T/Th, 6-7:30 p.m.. South City - M/W from 5:30-7 p.m. and T/Th from 4-5:30 p.m..

- Neighborhood Workdays: 2nd Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-Noon.

- Health Connection: 2nd Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background

Riverview West Florissant Revitalization Project
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To undertake community develo p.m.ent activities that will include housing, neighborhood improvement and economic develo p.m.ent in the north corridor of the City of St. Louis.

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Coordinator: Work with after school program to tutor youth, assist in assorted programming (computer lab, arts crafts, etc)

- Community Garden: Assists with planting/maintaining community garden

- Neighborhood Revitalization: Groups of voluntunteers needed to perform neighborhood cleanups, home repair projects, and more!

Days/Times:

- Youth Coordinator: Mondays-Thursdays anytime 3 p.m.-7 p.m.

- Community Garden: Mondays-Fridays 7am-Noon

- Neighborhood Revitalization: Up to schedule of groups, most often Saturday mornings/afternoons.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

St. Augustine Wellston Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The St. Augustine Wellston Center is a Catholic, independent, community-based nonprofit promoting the greater well-being of low-income people in the Wellston area. We strive to support people mind, body, and soul by providing nutritious food, affordable staples, social service support and health needs in a supportive environment.

Service Opportunities:

- Food Pantry Volunteer: The Center’s food pantry serves anywhere betweeen 300 and 400 clients per month. Clients receive fresh produce, meat, eggs, milk, bread and canned foods to ensure access to healthy meals. The volunteer would assist with sorting the food donations to provide to clients.

- Thrift Store Volunteer: The Center receives donations from individuals, parishes, businesses, and from other sources that need to be sorted. Volunteers would sort through donations to verify that items received are in good condition for customers to buy. They volunteers would also stock new products, which would include categorizing and placing new products on the shelves. The volunteers may also price and tag items before stocking or putting them on the floor for sale.

Days/Times:

- Food Pantry Volunteer: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

- Thrift Store Volunteer: Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

Thomas Dunn Learning Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To enrich lives through engaging learning experiences.

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Program Volunteer: Assist with our teen leadership program, sports, and more.

- Community Garden Volunteer: Help with upkeep of our community garden space.

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

*Unleashing Potential - Caroline Mission*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - a few blocks from SLU Shuttle Shop
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Unleashing Potential, formerly Neighborhood Houses, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to close the opportunity gap for children and youth by building on their strengths.  We create educational and empowering experiences through early childhood education, after school programs, youth develo p.m.ent and enrichment camps.

Service Opportunities:

- Childcare Assistant: Help the teachers at our Early Childhood Education Center at Caroline Mission in the classrooms. You could be reading to the children, playing with them, or simply helping the teachers as needed.

- After School Care Assistant: You would be helping distribute the evening meal, helping with homework, helping with planned activities, or simply playing with the children. If you have a special skill such as dancing, organized sports, or chess and would like to lead a workshop while you are with us, we will make that happen!

Remote opportunities include:

- Database work (spreadsheets, etc.)

- Follow-up phone calls to families of our children

- Creation of individualized child packets for educational enrichment

Days/Times:

- Childcare Assistant: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m..

- After School Care Assistant: Monday - Friday, 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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

To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Core Values: Caring: to demonstrate a sincere concern for others, for their needs and well-being. Honesty: to tell the truth, to demonstrate reliability and trustworthiness through actions that are in keeping with my stated positions and beliefs. Respect: to treat others as I would want them to treat me, to value the worth of every person, including myself. In that Christian principles are caring and inclusive, we respect various expressions of religion. We serve people from all faith traditions and perspectives. Responsibility: to do what is right--what I ought to do, to be accountable for my choices of behavior and actions and my promises.

Service Opportunities:

- APT After-School Program: Volunteer to be a tutor/mentor in our APT program: Academics, Play, and Technology. Assist children in grades 3-6 with homework, then engage them in recreational play. Opportunities to work with youth on technology and video games are also available.

- Pre-School Program: Volunteer as a classroom assistant for our pre-school and daycare. Facilitate a wide variety of engaging activities for children, including basic Spanish education. Or develop your own educational topic!

- Youth Sports: Volunteer as a youth sports coach in one of the variety of sports programs offered. Have fun with youth of all ages by being a volunteer coach of basketball, girls volleyball, flag football or soccer.

Days/Times:

- APT After-School Program: Wednesdays from either 3:30-4:45 p.m. (academic tutoring); 4:45-6 p.m. (recreational play), and/or 6-7 p.m. (technology). Come for one or all three!

- Pre-School Program: Any day Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m..

- Youth Sports: Days and times vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

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