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

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

Service Opportunities:

- Education Advocate: Our in-school program is modeled after the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program which pairs Student Advocates with elementary students ranging from K-5th grade at the request of school administrators. Student Advocates provide one-on-one and small group behavioral, emotional, and educational support for students identified as by their school counselor. Currently, we are scheduled to support Ferguson-Florissant School District.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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

An effort to establish an ongoing, intentional relationship between the arts and the faith communities to build a more harmonious St. Louis.

Service Opportunities:

- Event Assistant: Assist with a variety of events and presentations on the intersection of faith and art. Help withgalleries, displays, concerts, and more!

- Communications and Marketing: Write monthly newsletters and grants; promote Arts and Faith events at media and publications, documentation such as photography and video, write communications to members and potential donors and sponsors. Review and update existing communication templates and workshop packets.

Days/Times:

Days and times up to the schedule of the volunteer!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None

Assisi House
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y - short bus ride down Grand Blvd.
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Assisi House plays a significant role in St. Louis' housing assistance sector and strives to, through the building of trusting relationships, serve as a positive force in guests' lives. Our ultimate goal is to end homelessness through the collaboration of members of our St. Louis community.

Service Opportunities:

- Winter Shelter Volunteer: Residents spend time at the shelter during the day on Sunday and in the evening during the week. Biggest need is for people to spend time with residents - games, tv watching, talking etc. during weekday evenings.

- Construction and Home Repair: When the newest Assisi House shelter transitions into affordable housing, the home has renovation needs. along with routine maintenance, painting etc. Perfect for groups.

- Driver: Assisi House has received a dental grant to provide dental services to residents. The appointment locations an occasionally be difficult for residents to access and they need rides to and from appointments.

- Accompaniment Volunteer: Our permanent housing sites with residents of various ages and life experiences benefit from time spent with an individual. Some residents are interested in getting assistance/information with job applications and others would benefit from just being able to sit and talk with someone, this opportunity is relational in nature.

Days/Times:

- Winter Shelter Volunteer: Sundays anytime, and weekday evenings.

- Construction and Home Repair: Days/time flexible.

- Driver: Usually Mondays-Fridays, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m..

- Accompaniment Volunteer: Days/times flexible, and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Centenary Church
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Metrolink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Serving all whom God puts in our midst.

Service Opportunities:

Maintenance Volunteers: Perfect for individuals or groups, our space needs painting work, cleaning/light maintenance, and landscaping. All tools provided.

Days/Times:

Days and times up to the schedule of the volunteer!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None

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

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

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

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Good Samaritan Ministries
Contact: Share this Link:
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

The Grove Worship Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We are a non-domination Christian church reaching out to the youth in the Grove community that need additional support through Christian ministering, church services and through the different genres of the arts such as music, film, theatre to help them engage and to have the tools to lead a productive and healthy life find hope and opportunity in spirit, mind and body.

Service Opportunities:

- Youth Counselor: Being a good role model and listener and support to the students that come into our program.

- Academic Tutor: To help and support our youth in reading , writing and math.

- Bible-Study Leader: To help our youth with understanding how the Bible and it’s gospel messages can help and empower them in life.

Days/Times:

- All opportunities are flexible and can be worked around the volunteer's schedule; generally weekday afternoons or evenings.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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

Empowered by the compassion of Christ, HealthVisions seeks to empower the people of East St. Louis to live healthier lives, This will be accomplished through faith-based collaborative services. HealthVisions has two ministries: Faith in Action to Serve and Transform (FAST) and Faith Health Ministries (FHM) FAST promotes healthy living and independence by providing interfaith, volunteer-based non-medical support and caregiver services to individuals who are homebound, frail, elderly, disabled or afflicted with chronic illnesses in the greater East St. Louis community. FAST seeks to ease isolation and loneliness. Faith Health Ministries promotes health and wellness within the faith community using disciplines of worship, service and education. Faith Health Ministries seeks to strengthen the role of churches in promoting health and wellness for the faith community.

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteer Caregiver: Provide case management services for seniors to access services. Home visits, telephone reassurance calls, friendly visits to reduce isolation and loneliness for senior and promote independence. Make referrals to resources.

- Health Educator Volunteer: Provide education to local congregations on safety, health and nutrition, exercise, etc to help churches enhance health ministries for members.

- Transportation Volunteer: Provide transportation to seniors for shopping, medical appointments and errands. Provide companionship for seniors during transportation. Ensure Seniors get to destination safely. Mileage reimbursement provided.

Remote Opportunity: Call seniors in our program for reassurance, follow up and confirmations.

Days/Times:

- Volunteer Caregiver: Monday-Fridays anytime 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-Noon

- Health Educator Volunteer: Mondays-Saturdays, anytime 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

- Transportation Volunteer: Monday-Fridays anytime 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check (no cost)

- Application

- 1 hr. training session

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

The Institute for Peace and Justice is an independent, interfaith, not-for-profit organization that creates resources, provides learning experiences, and advocates publicly for alternatives to violence and injustice at the individual, family, community, institutional and global levels.

Service Opportunities:

- Facilitator Volunteer: Assist staff member with the facilitation of a problem-solving classes for ex-offender women, as well as the teen-aged children and young children of the women.

- Teen Street Theatre Volunteer: Work with teens on non-violent street theatre project.

- Office Volunteer: This would include updating the website, doing research on peace and justice and creating brochures.

Days/Times:

- Facilitator Volunteer: Wednesday 6-8 p.m., Sunday 4-6 p.m.

- Teen Street Theatre Volunteer: Tuesdays 6-8 p.m.

- Office Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Interview

*Inter-Faith Committee on Latin America*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (MetroLink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Through education and organizing, we convene an inter-faith community to accompany the people of Latin America in their work for human rights and social justice.

Service Opportunities:

- Communications Volunteer: Assist with the development of social medica content, website, and other materials for the organization. Assist with translation of documents into Spanish.

- Accompaniment Volunteer: Support the ICE Accompaniment Program, Pro Se Asylum Clinic initiative and Worth Authorization Clinics, assisting individuals with seeking asylum, work permits, or access to community resources.

- Education Volunteer: Help with research and literature reviews, IFCLA book club, and outreach on immgration issues to the community.

- Organizing Volunteer: Provide support to organizing entities and assist with policy and legislative based research needs for targeted policy efforts, education, training and action.

Days/Times:

Work can be done remotely anytime, or at our office Mondays-Fridays 9am-5pm.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

*Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Virtual)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Interfaith Partnership of Greater St. Louis deepens understanding, respect and appreciation among all persons across lines of religious difference.

Service Opportunities:

Virtual volunteer opportunities include: assisting with virtual programs, leading discussions in our Sprouts of Peace children's program, or conducting small research projects.

Days/Times:

Days and times up to the schedule of the volunteer!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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

La Salle Middle is a small charter school, committed to transforming children and our community through innovative education since 2001. We offer holistic education based on pursuing academic excellence, nurturing caring relationships, service, and respect for all. Our work serves our larger vision of excellence in educational opportunity for all.

Service Opportunities:

- Enrichment Supervisor: Assist instructors with students during our after school program.

Days/Times:

- Enrichment Supervisor: Mondays-Thursdays 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (no cost)

- Protecting God's Children

*Metropolitan Congregations United*
Contact: Share this Link:
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

Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

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

Service Opportunities:

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

Days/Times:

Any day Mondays-Fridays, anytime 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Interview

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

Missionaries of Charity, a programs sponsored by the Sisters of Blessed Teresa, provide support and outreach to women and children who are experiencing homelessness and poverty.

Service Opportunities:

- After-School Program: Volunteers help assist the sisters with the after-school program for young children. Once children are dropped off from their school, they stay from 3:30 p.m. until around 6 p.m.. We prepare food for the kids, provide activities for the kids to play, provide Catechesis for them, and pray with them.

- Sunday Mass Program: Volunteers help assist and drive kids, several of whom are refugees, from the apartment housing on Hodiamont Ave. to Mass at various Catholic Churches in the city. Volunteers meet the sisters and the children at the housing on Hodiamont Ave. and will drive several kids to Mass at nearby Catholic Churches. Volunteers will help feed the children before or after Mass.

Days/Times:

- Tutors: Mondays through Fridays, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.

- Sunday Sundays from 9 a.m. - Noon.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Protecting God's Children Training (includes Background Check)

Missouri Faith Voices
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - work can be done virtually
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Being led by our faith Missouri Faith Voices is committed to transforming the lives of ordinary individuals and families who have been historically impacted due to racism and injustice by equipping them to challenge the systems that create those conditions and inviting community stakeholders to co-create a moral vision for Missouri and engage in the prophetic action necessary to make it a reality.

Service Opportunities:

- Phone Banking: Assist with calling residents in low-income areas to inform them of upcoming healthcare legislation, resources, and rights to access.

- Canvassing: Assist with canvassing neighborhoods of residents in low-income areas to inform them of upcoming healthcare legislation, resources, and rights to access.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

Orienation

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

Days/Times:

Days and times vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty*

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

Days/Times:

Days and times vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - all work done from home.
Mission Statement and Objectives:

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

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

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

Training session

Restore St. Louis
Contact: Share this Link:
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

St. Louis Young Life
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Young Life is a mission community of Christ centered adults committed to reaching out to disinterested high school students with the message of Jesus. We do this through building personal relationships with young people, by sharing our lives and by participating with them in a variety of experiences through which the gospel can be heard and understood.

Service Opportunities:

- Student Leader: Young Life leaders log many hours with kids — where they are, as they are. We listen to their stories and learn what's important to them because we genuinely care about their joys, triumphs, heartaches and setbacks. We believe in the power of presence. Kids' lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. Because their Young Life leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning and purpose.

- Club Volunteer: Assist with our weekly "club" meetings for youth - play the guitar, help with transportation, co-lead sessions, etc.

Days/Times:

- Student Leader: Flexible - days and times up to volunteer, but generally evenings and weekends.

- Club Volunteer: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Orientation

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a lay organization which leads women and men to join together spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are in need. Assistance is done through a parish conference to visit people in their homes to give assistance for utilities, rent, medicine, etc.

Service Opportunities:

- Conference Volunteer: Opportunities to work with a local Parish Conference of SVDP, at food pantries, doing home visits and other projects.

- Thrift Store Volunteer: Various responsibilities include; assisting donors with their donations, shoppers with their purchases, stocking/organizing the sales floor.

- General Office Volunteer: Workers with various skill sets (accounting, data entry, etc. needed for general office assistance.

Days/Times:

- Conference Volunteer: Days and times vary and are up to schedule of the volunteer.

- Thrift Store Volunteer: 7 days per week, anytime 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

- General Office Volunteer: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

*Vision for Children at Risk*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Vision for Children at Risk (VCR) promotes the well-being of children, youth, and their families, with a primary focus on those impacted by socioeconomic risk and racial inequity.

Service Opportunities:

- Data and research coordination and analysis

- Administrative assistance

Days/Times:

Flexible and up to schedule of volunteer - can also be done remotely.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

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