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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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Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Service Opportunities:

- Respite Helpline Student: Make calls to active Respite families, enroll new families, call to encourage use of funds, help with program management tasks as needed. Must complete Helpline training. Excellent phone skills. Excellent organization skills. Ability to use client data base, excel, etc

- Office Volunteer: Assist with clerical tasks which may include filing, copying, typing, answering phones, follow-up calls, stocking supplies, recycling materials, assembling packets and mailings, shredding, using the Internet or others. Training is provided to operate equi p.m.ent. Computer experience preferred but not required.

Days/Times:

- Respite Helpline Student: Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Hope Lodges are free, temporary housing facilities for cancer patients who are undergoing treatment. They provide a home-like nurturing environment, so patients can get support from others going through the same experience. A cancer survivor’s recovery involves much more than medical treatments; it takes hope to heal. Hope Lodge offers the warmth and security of home in a setting where the love and encouragement of others enlighten and inspire guests. At Hope Lodge, guests rally around each other, building life-affirming connections and lifetime friendships.

Service Opportunities:

- Dining with Hope: A powerful volunteer program that allows, local groups and organizations an opportunity to provide cancer patients and their caregivers an opportunity to share food and fellowship, as well as a sense of hope and understanding at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

- Front Desk Support: Assist our housekeeper in cleaning guest rooms, kitchens, and day rooms. Also tasks such as vacuuming, sweeping, mopping, cleaning windows and many others.

- Game Night: Host a game night for the cancer patients and caregivers staying at Hope Lodge. We have board games, card games and bingo.

- Planning Guest/Patient Activities: Activities such as board games, crafts, movie nights. We are also always open for new ideas.

- Field Trips: Do you like to drive? You can take our Hope Lodge van and take guests on outings to places such as Zoo, Museums, theater, grocery stores, and shopping malls.

Days/Times:

- Dining with Hope: Mondays-Thursdays from 3-7 p.m.

- Front Desk Support: Monday-Friday, 3 p.m.-5 p.m..

- Game Night: Sunday evenings at 6 p.m.

- Planning Guest/Patient Activities: Mondays-Thursdays in the evenings.

- Field Trips: Days/Times would vary.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

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

The American Liver Foundation (ALF) is the nation\'s leading nonprofit organization promoting liver health and disease prevention. ALF provides research, education and advocacy for those affected by liver-related diseases, including hepatitis.

Service Opportunities:

Provide education programs including HCV screenings, school education, corporate lunch and learns and advocacy.

- Brochure/Newsletter design

- Marketing/Public Relations

- Grant Writing

- Event Planning

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*American Red Cross*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Service Opportunities:

- Blood Drive Assistant: Volunteers to work at community blood drives, greeting and checking in blood donors.

- Disaster Responder: Volunteers to help families affected by local disasters, typically home fires. 10 hours of training required.

Remote opportunities include:

- Missing Maps: Help to map areas of the world which have not yet been mapped using satellite imaging

- Volunteer Assistance: Present for Virtual Volunteer Orientation - presenting virtually to new volunteers using a scripted PowerPoint. and helping to run the tech board. Also assist with general volunteer recruitment.

Days/Times:

- Blood Drive Assistant: Drives are generally weekdays, anytime 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

- Disaster Responder: Depends on need.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Volunteers must complete application

- Background check (no cost)

- Orientation and training session for certain positions, 2.5 hours

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

The mission of the of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

Service Opportunities:

- Day-Of Event Volunteers: will work with staff and event committees in carrying out the special event. Responsibilities could include registration, set-up, banking, route direction (for runs and walks), silent and live auction spotters (for gala), refreshments, etc.

- Speakers Bureau Volunteer: speak to groups and businesses about arthritis and the work of the Arthritis Foundation (training provided).

- Juvenile Arthritis Committee Volunteer: work with Juvenile Arthritis Committee in planning and implementing JA Activities, which include an educational and recreational fun day and get-away day for kids with arthritis and their families. Volunteer work primarily with the kids during these activities.

Days/Times:

- Day-Of Event Volunteers: Depends on event; most often weekend mornings or afternoons

- Speakers Bureau Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

- Juvenile Arthritis Committee Volunteer: Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America – St. Louis Chapter
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, St. Louis Chapter, serves those affected by asthma and allergies through education, support and medical resources.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include:

- Social Media posting and sharing

- Donor phone calls and thank you phone calls

- Address and prepare letter mailings (can be picked up at office then compiled at home)

- Data entry for fundraising events

In-person opportunities include:

- Organize and pack Asthma Kits for kids

- Contactless delivery and pickup of donated items (late April thru late May)

Days/Times:

- Health Fair Volunteer: Weekday evening and weekends.

- Educator Volunteer: Various days and times, as needed.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

- Background Check (not required for all volunteers)

*BJC Hospice/Evelyn’s House*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N - some opportunities can be done remotely.
Mission Statement and Objectives:

At BJC Hospice, through compassionate care, we provide a circle of support that is centered on comfort, quality of life, and the individual needs of each patient and family we serve.

Service Opportunities:

- Home Visitor: Volunteers are needed to visit patients in the patient’s home to provide companionship, respite for the caregiver, help with housework, etc. Most visits take place on weekdays during the day. Having a car is required. Opportunities are limited.

- Inpatient Unit Volunteer: Volunteers are needed at Evelyn’s House, BJC’s 16-bed inpatient hospice facility in Creve Coeur. Volunteer duties include staffing the front desk, upkeep of the house, administrative duties, and occasional visits with patients. Having a car is required.

- Lumina Volunteer: Volunteers are needed for the Lumina program, which offers patients the opportunity to preserve the stories and experiences that define their lives. Volunteers help patients write letters to loved ones or create memory books, scrapbooks, videos, etc. Having a car is required.

Remote opportunities include:

- Blanket-Making: Volunteers are needed to make no-sew fleece blankets for adult patients in hospice. No sewing skills are needed, just the ability to cut fabric and tie knots. This activity is perfect for either a group project or working alone.

- Card-Making: Brighten the day of a hospice patient by making simple greeting cards. It makes a great project to do individually or as a group. All that’s needed is ordinary paper and markers, colored pencils or crayons.

- Veteran's Cards: Make a military veteran feel special in his or her final days by making patriotic greeting cards. The only materials needed are ordinary paper and markers, colored pencils or crayons. Stickers can be used as well.

Days/Times:

All positions can be done any day of the week, at any time.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

- COVID-19 Vaccine

Brain Injury Association of Missouri
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Missouri is to reduce the incidence of brain injury; to promote acceptance, independence, productivity of persons with brain injury; and to support their families.

Service Opportunities:

- Office Assistant: Computer operation, answer phones, filing, etc.

- Research assistant: Identifying resources for persons living with Brain Injury within Missouri.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Named after John Cardinal Glennon, the Archbishop of St. Louis from 1903 to 1946, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center first opened its doors in July 1956. It was the Archbishop's mission to see a health care facility open to all children in need of medical care. Throughout its existence, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center has lived out the mission and vision of its namesake. We are committed to providing the best medical care, the best education and the best research possible for all children in need.

Service Opportunities:

Direct patient care opportunities include visiting in the rooms, interacting in a play or waiting room area, reading books and transporting patients. Other areas where volunteers contribute include the gift shop, reception desk, mail room, library, store room and waiting rooms.

Days/Times:

Opportunities are available 7 days a week from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. depending on the area. Volunteer orientations are provided once per month, and all interested students must attend one.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application, w/ background check and TB test (no cost)

- Interview

- Orientation session

- Minimum of 100 service hours per year is required

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

Our mission is to improve health outcomes in our community by providing comprehensive, multi-generational healthcare, education and support to all who need us regardless of income or socioeconomic status.

Service Opportunities:

- Behavioral Health Internships: Psychiatry, Psychology Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors, and Community Health Workers

- Dental Internships: Our team services patients in house, mobile units and school based. Services include routine teeth cleaning, dental exams, etc.

- Medical Services Volunteers: Assist in Primary Care, Internal Medicine, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, or Nursing. CareSTLHealth Health Centers provides affordable and accessible comprehensive primary health care regardless of health insurance status. Services include medical, dental, vision, behavioral health, nutrition, WIC, pharmacy, laboratory, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing.

Days/Times:

Clinic hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation/Training

- COVID Vaccince

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

To deliver high quality clinical and mental health services for uninsured and underinsured patients, focusing on new immigrants and refugees who encounter barriers to accessing other sources of care.

Service Opportunities:

- Patient Interpreter: Perform on-site and over-the-phone interpretation for patients, families, and health care providers who prefer to speak in their primary language, other than English. A volunteer interpreter renders all messages accurately and completely, without adding, omitting, or substituting, to enable other parties to know precisely what each speaker has said. Provide simple translation and complete interpretation work requests as per protocol. Participates as a member of the health care delivery team, exercising sensitivity and maintaining confidentiality of employee and patient information at all times.

- Patient Navigator: (Bilingual proficiency required) Accompany and support patients/clients as they access the primary care and specialist providers within Casa de Salud’s referral network. Work to ensure health literacy and continuity of care for patients. Assist patients/clients with the completion of any required medical forms during appointments. Promptly upload navigator report after appointment to inform case manager of details about appointment.

- Mental Health Intake Specialist: (Bilingual Proficiency Required) Assist with over-the-phone Mental Health Intake Screenings in the newly opened Mental Health Collaborative. Record client contact attempts and completed screenings in electronic medical record. Participate as a member of the health care delivery team, exercising sensitivity and maintaining confidentiality of employee and patient information at all times. Experience/familiarity within behavioral health services/organizations preferred.

- Medical Scribe Internships: Work directly in office with physicians - 4 month minimum requirement.

Remote opportunities include assistance with health data analytics, volunteer coordination, and case management administrative support.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with some evenings available; Saturdays 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sundays 1-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation/Training

- COVID Vaccince

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

The Center for Hearing and Speech improves the quality of life for individuals with hearing and speech disorders by providing caring and high quality services to individuals regardless of their ability to pay.

Service Opportunities:

- Audiology Volunteer: Check in donated hearing aids, drop off packages, make phone calls for hearing aid pick-ups, sanitize hearing booths, client filing.

- Communications/Marketing Volunteer: Overview of the position: Help with fundraising and marketing efforts; Raising public awareness and assist with fundraising projects and other administrative projects for the development department.

- Speech/Language Dept. Volunteer: Put together activities for therapy sessions, copy materials, create handouts, etc.

- Clinic Secretary Aid: Support clinic secretary, organize charts, help with client check-in, make appointment reminder calls.

Days/Times:

- Audiology Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

- Communications/Marketing Volunteer: Varies - very flexible, generally anytime Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

- Speech/Language Dept. Volunteer: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

- Clinic Secretary Aid: Mondays-Fridays, anytime 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

*Christian Friends of New Americans*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Yes, but short bus ride down Grand.
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Christian Friends of New Americans links you with opportunities to connect with immigrants and refugees living in the St. Louis region. CFNA partners with local Lutheran congregations, schools, and individuals, NGOs and various grant-giving foundations to offer a range of programs and services for New Americans.

Service Opportunities:

- Adult ESL Assistant Teacher: Serve refugee friends in our community helping them build their language skills through conversational English, grammar, reading and writing as well as assisting with life skills.

- After School Tutor: Helping students ages 5 - 19 with schoolwork, reading to children, preparing food, clean-up, etc. Lead educational presentations on any topic kids find interesting.

- Health and Wellness Saturdays: Registering clients, basic screening, and teaching basic health ex. dental hygiene, etc.

Remote opportunities include:

- Online Classes: Christian Friends of New Americans is seeking volunteers who are wanting to help our Refugee friends who are unable to attend class in person to become better English speakers. This is done remotely through ZOOM , Google chat, or WhatsApp. This allows our tutors to build relationships with families while still allowing both the tutor and student to participate in their daily routine.

Days/Times:

- Adult ESL Assistant Teacher: Mondays from 5:30-7pm, Fridays from 10-12pm, and Saturdays from 9-11am.

- After School Tutor: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 5 - 7pm

- Health and Wellness Saturdays: Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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

The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with the disease the opportunity to lead full, productive lives by funding research and drug development, promoting individualized treatment, and ensuring access to high-quality, specialized care.

Service Opportunities:

Office Support Volunteer: help with data-base management, social media, soliciting in-kind donations, coordinating mailings, and other projects as needed.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

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

Family Hospice brings compassionate and professional care to individuals experiencing a terminal illness. We seek to assist individuals in the communities we serve find meaning in the dying process by providing hospice care not just for end of life but for all life.

Service Opportunities:

- Patient Visitors: Patient visitors provide companionship to hospice patients by listening, playing games, reading...the list is endless! Visits are tailored to reflect the needs and personalities of each patient.

Days/Times:

- Patient Visitors: Days and times flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Orientation/Training

- COVID-19 Vaccine

The Fit and Food Connection
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Some work can be done from home
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To empower those in need to live a healthier lifestyle through free fitness and nutrition offerings.

Service Opportunities:

- Food Assistance Program: Help with intake of families looking for food assistance, manage phone calls, etc.; Help deliver healthy food to families in need on Sunday afternoons.

- Nutrition Assistant: Help our staff coordinate programming for families and organizations focused on healthy eating and/or fitness/exercise.

- Fitness Instructor: Assist with coaching participants in our Group Fit and One on One Program, . helping clients learn the benefits of exercise.

- Garden Helper: Help run and work in our community garden, Tuesdays or Thursdays at 4 p.m..

Days/Times:

Days and times vary, and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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

The Friends of SLU Liver Center raise money to support the research efforts of the SLU Liver Center for the treatment and cure of liver diseases, and to promote understanding and awareness of liver disease.

Service Opportunities:

- Serve on an Event Planning Committee

- Recruit in-kind donations from business community - Marketing/Public Relations

- Grant Writing

- Newsletter Design

Days/Times:

Up to schedule of Volunteer!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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

Gateway to Hope’s mission is to remove barriers to affordable, timely, quality healthcare, empowering people with breast cancer to face the disease and focus on healing.

Service Opportunities:

- Assisting Patient Navigators: Create patient boxes to send off/hand to new patients.

Days/Times:

Flexible times, typically available between Tuesday - Thursdays.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Training Session

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: Facilitate the Girls on the Run programming at a school or park in our territory. Coaches are needed to help with the program once or twice a week for 75-90 minute practices during the 8 week season. Practice times vary by site.

- Girls on the Run Office Volunteer: Throughout the year, volunteers are needed to support projects in our office. Projects vary, but may include supply bin prep, 5K prep, curriculum review, data entry, and more.

Days/Times:

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

- Office Volunteer: Generally Mondays thru Fridays, 8am - 5pm.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Training (optional)

Giving is a Family Tradition (GiFT)
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Giving is a Family Tradition (GiFT) is dedicated to helping families with critically ill newborns.

Service Opportunities:

- Distribution Center Team: Help support families with critically ill newborns by volunteering at GiFT's Distribution Center. GiFT volunteers fulfill wish list, distribute infant care essentials, and organize inventory. Feel free to sign up for multiple 2 hour shifts! Snacks and refreshments provided by GiFT.

- Family Liaison: Join the Family Liaison team and get involved with the families that GiFT serves.

- Administrative Team: Help out with website management, data entry, social media marketing, create flyers, logistics, inventory management, answering/returning calls, or other office related tasks.

Days/Times:

- Distribution Center Team: Mondays thru Fridays from 10a.m.-2 p.m.

- Family Liaison or Administrative Team: Up to schedule of volunteer

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation/Training

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

HavenHouse is committed to providing affordable lodging, care, and support services for families that travel to St. Louis for medical care. HavenHouse St. Louis exists because every person deserves a healthy life, the best medical treatment possible, and an affordable place to stay, even when treatment takes them away from home.

Service Opportunities:

- Special event volunteers

- Shuttle Driver: Drive families to and from the hospital.

Days/Times:

- Special event volunteers: Days and time vary.

- Shuttle Driver: Any day of the week, anytime 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Interview/Training

- Volunteers Must Be 21

*HealthVisions Midwest*
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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

HealthWorks! Kids' Museum St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We excite and inspire kids with the knowledge and tools to lead healthier lives.

Service Opportunities:

Museum Assistant: Assist with special events, help lead activities, maintain exhibits, etc.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary, musem open Tuesday thru Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Applicatiom

Kids Vision for Life
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Kids Vision for Life provides vision screenings, eye exams and new eyeglasses to students in need, ages 5-13, at no cost to the family through mobile clinics, school systems, central locations and special events. Vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription eyewear are provided to elementary-aged students that are economically disadvantaged and would not otherwise be able to obtain them.

Service Opportunities:

Eye Screening Volunteers: Help conduct vision screenings at local elementary schools in St. Louis. This is an opportunity to give back to the community and have fun while doing it. No experience is necessary, you will be shown what to do the day you volunteer.

Days/Times:

Mondays through Fridays, 8:45-1:00

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- On-site Training

Let Me Run - St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Let Me Run inspires boys through the power of running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle. Work can be done from home

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteer Coach: As a Let Me Run Coach, you will lead, mentor, and inspire the boys on your team to be confident, respectful, and healthy. Your team will meet twice a week for an hour and fifteen minutes. A team of coaches facilitates practice through our easy-to-follow curriculum. Each season culminates with an end-of-season 5K, which provides Let Me Run participants and coaches the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments, support each other, and deepen their understanding of their individual and collective potential. Coaches are required to attend a training session, which then certifies them to coach for two years.

Days/Times:

Varies by school site; afternoons Monday-Thursdays.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

Lift For Life Gym
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To offer at-risk St. Louis city children a safe, enriching environment in which to strengthen their bodies, enrich their minds, develop healthy social relationships, and learn to make positive life choices.

Service Opportunities:

- Fitness Volunteer: supports the program staff by providing workouts for the school aged kids as well as helping track those workouts and make sure everyone is participating.

- Marketing and Special Events Assistance: supports the development staff as it relates to marketing needs such as a monthly e-newsletter, social media content, and much more.

Days/Times:

- Fitness Instructor: MWF anytime 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

- Marketing and Special Events Assistance: Days and times flexible and up to schedule of volunteer

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (at no cost).

Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, and advocacy.

Service Opportunities:

Assist with our annual St. Louis and Kansas City Walk to End Lupus events. Other opportunities as they arise at https://www.lupus.org/heartland/volunteer.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, days and times flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

*Make-A-Wish Missouri*
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Together, we create life -changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Service Opportunities:

- Wish Granter: A wish granter is a Make-A-Wish volunteer who works with wish children to discover, plan and fulfill a wish. Wish granters work in teams of two; use resources wisely by seeking donated goods and services; and make each wish a unique, magical and memorable experience for the child. Our wish granters understand these wishes-come-true are powerful, life-changing events that strengthen families and bring communities together.

Can be done remotely or in-person.

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

Mercy Hospital
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

As the Sisters of Mercy before us, we bring to life the healing ministry of Jesus through our compassionate care and exceptional service.

Service Opportunities:

- College Student Volunteer: This program offers college students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare the opportunity to learn, grow, and experience what it is like working in a hospital setting alongside our healthcare professionals. Volunteers can work in the following units: ICU/NICU, Maternity, Oncology, Pediatrics, Emergency and Trauma, Hospitality, Labor and Birth, and Neurology.

Days/Times:

Days and times up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application (available on website)

- Background Check

- Health Screen

- Orientation

*Missouri Eating Disorders Association*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To fight eating disorders, educate communities and save lives.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include assisting with research, data entry, resource development, online education and social media.

- Feed the Facts Program: Present our curriculum in health classes to middle and high school students.

Days/Times:

- Remote opportunities: Days and times up to schedule of volunteer.

- Feed the Facts Program: Any school day, anytime 7am - 3pm (times vary by school location)

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

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

The Missouri Veteran's Home serves to enhance the lives of our WWII, Korean War, Vietnam and peace time Veterans.

Service Opportunities:

- Store Worker: The Canteen at the Missouri Veterans Home - St. Louis provides snack items to our Veterans, family members, staff and other volunteers. We are looking for volunteers with great customer service skills to assist customers with their purchases, run the cash register, and restock supplies. This is a great opportunity to get to know our World War II, Korean War, Vietnam and peacetime Veterans.

- Companions Volunteer: The Missouri Veterans Home - St. Louis is in need of volunteers to be companions for in house activities (bingo, special events, etc.) and off site activities (Muny, Cardinals games, bowling, etc).

Days/Times:

- Store Worker: Friday 9:45 - 1:30 Sat/Sun 12-4

- Companions Volunteer: Days and time vary

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

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

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans

Service Opportunities:

- Office Support: Help with program materials, calls, shredding, files, plaque assembly, etc.

Days/Times:

- Office Support: Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

National Kidney Foundation
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Fueled by passion and urgency, National Kidney Foundation is a lifeline for all people affected by kidney disease. As pioneers of scientific research and innovation, NKF focuses on the whole patient through the lens of kidney health. Relentless in our work, we enhance lives through action, education and accelerating change.

Service Opportunities:

- Office Volunteer: Office volunteers come in on a regular or semi-regular basis to help out with various office tasks such as helping with mailings, writing thank you notes, helping with preparations for events and other tasks as needed.

- KEEP Healthy Volunteer: The KEEP Healthy Kidney Screenings are held in conjunction with health fairs int he community, and help participants learn what their personal risk factors for kidney disease is. The screening includes Registration, KEEP Healthy Risk Survey, Blood Pressure Screening, Body Mass Index, ACR Urine testing, Clinician Consultation, Evaluation, and NKF Resource Center. While no experience is required, this opportunity is ideal for those seeking medical related degrees.

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

Days/Times:

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

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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

Every child born deserves basic essentials. But we do not have to look outside our own country to find babies in desperate need of support from Newborns in Need. In America, nearly 11 million children are poor. That’s 1 in 7 children, who make up almost one-third of all people living in poverty in this country. Incredibly, babies in our very own country go without a fresh diaper, warm blankets, clothing, or a safe place to sleep. Poverty or illness impacts the tiniest babies and families become overwhelmed. Without a strong support system, the gift of basic essentials to these families gives them a chance to provide for the new baby immediately after birth.

Service Opportunities:

Sewing, crocheting or quilting clothes and blankets for newborns; also can assist with delivering materials to non-profit agencies.

Days/Times:

Days and time flexible and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

Nurses for Newborns
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Metrolink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Nurses for Newborns provides a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality, child abuse and neglect by providing in-home nursing visits which promote healthcare, education, and positive parenting skills.

Service Opportunities:

- Donation Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to sort and organize donations for our nurses to take to the babies. Some projects may include making cute baby outfits, packaging diapers, checking expiration dates on formula and food and stocking shelves.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Post-Polio Health International
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

PHI's mission is to collect, preserve, and make available research and knowledge to promote the well-being of home ventilator users, their caregivers and families, and to support the health professionals who treat them.

Service Opportunities:

Days/Times:

Office Assistant: This individual will handle general clerical tasks. This will include compiling and preparing membership letters and renewals, preparing informational packets to be mailed, and assistance in preparing PHI's archives for preservation.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

1-2 hours/week, flexible

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

- Reading tutors for children

- Reading tutors for adults

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

Days/Times:

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

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training

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

Rainbow Village meets an essential need for people with developmental disabilities by providing neighborhood homes, thereby enhancing quality of life.

Service Opportunities:

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

- Maintenance work on the homes

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None, unless working directly with clients (background check).

Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

As a pediatric bridge hospital, Ranken Jordan helps kids from birth to 21 who are well enough to leave a traditional hospital but still need help before they go home. Located in the heart of the Midwest, we specialize in caring for children and families with the most complex conditions, illnesses, and injuries and bridge the gap between hospital and home.

Service Opportunities:

- Clinical Services: Engage in developmental play with patients ages 2 weeks to 21 years of age. Supervise and engage patients in activities both on and off the unit.

- Therapy: Assist Therapy staff with set-up and clean-up of therapy sessions. Sanitize all therapy equi p.m.ent and toys. Assist staff in transporting patients to and from the Therapy Gym.

- Concierge: Greet, direct, and provide information for visitors. Provide curbside assistance to families and children. Keep Family Lounge clean and comfortable for guests. Escort guests from the Reception Desk to the staff, patient, or department they’re visiting.

Days/Times:

Volunteer shifts vary between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday – Saturday. Not all shifts are always available; contact us to learn which shifts are currently available. All volunteers must commit to at least one shift per week. All shifts are two hours.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background check required (no cost)

- Orientation

- Flu shot and TB test

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

Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis
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Mission Statement and Objectives:

St. Louis' three Ronald McDonald Houses serve as a "home away from home" for families with seriously ill children being treated at area hospitals, and provides support to organizations that serve the needs of children.

Service Opportunities:

- House Volunteers: As a House Volunteer, you welcome families to The Ronald McDonald House. It may be a warm, friendly smile to a returning family or helping a family settle in for the first time. Other duties could include giving House tours, maintaining a home-like environment and providing support to House staff. Day and evening shifts are available. Minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

- Family Room Volunteers: As a Family Room Volunteer, you provide a warm welcome and supportive atmosphere to families coming to use our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms. Our Family Rooms are inside area hospitals and provide a break from the hospital setting for the families of pediatric patients. You would register guests, perform simple record-keeping, light housekeeping and offer tours of the Family Room to visitors.

Days/Times:

- House Volunteers: Any day Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in 3 hour shifts

- Family Room Volunteers: Any day of the week, including weekends, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. in 3 hour shifts

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application (https://fs6.formsite.com/ronaldmcdonaldstl/78bftnnrch/index.html)

- Background Check (no cost)

- Interview

- TB Test (family room only)

- Orientation/Training Session

Saint Louis Effort for AIDS
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Varies
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Provide education on the prevention of HIV/AIDS and comprehensive support services for those affected by the disease.

Service Opportunities:

- Front Desk Volunteer: Greet visitors to the office, answer phones and perform tasks to support the mission and work of the agency in its daily operations.

- Tuesday Night Team Volunteer: Each Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., volunteers gather at EFA to work together on projects for the agency. Everyone is welcome! Fun and food are provided.

- Friday Night Social Volunteer: Held the fourth Friday of every month, this is a social opportunity for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Free food, games, door prizes and more! Volunteers are needed from 5 - 9 p.m. to assist with set up, meal preparation and serving, games, and raffles.

Days/Times:

- Front Desk Volunteer: 4-hour shifts, M-F, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m. -5 p.m.

- Tuesday Night Team Volunteer: Tuesday 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

- Friday Night Social Volunteer: Fridays, 5-9 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Saint Louis University Hospital
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Saint Louis University Hospital exists for the glory of God and the health of God's people, in the Judeo-Christian and Jesuit traditions of service to others. We are an academic community dedicated to healing, teaching and research with a commitment to quality innovative care.

Service Opportunities:

COVID-19 Opportunities include:

- Answer Call Lights

- Ambassadors - Pre-Med Students Only

- Receptionist

- Transportation of Patients (within hospital)

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background check (no cost)

- Attend a short orientation session

- Further training may be required depending on nature of volunteer work

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Metrolink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

St. Louis Children’s Hospital will do what is right for children.

Service Opportunities:

- Center for Families: The Center for Families provides health information and concierge services to over 15, 000 patients, families and community members a year. Volunteers’ assist with providing this valuable service.

- Gift Shop: In this fast-paced environment, volunteers assist families, patients, visitors and staff with their purchases in the Small World Gift Shop by providing a warm, caring atmosphere and excellent service as well as assisting with gift and mail deliveries to the patient care units.

- Information Desk/Desk Greeter: Greet and provide assistance to patients, families and visitors. Volunteers in thisarea need to be warm, friendly and welcoming. Computer skills are a plus!

- Child Life Services Playroom: The Patient Playroom is staffed by Child Life Services, and designed to provide comfort and play to children in a non-medical setting. This area is part of what makes our hospital so unique. Volunteers engage patients in developmentally appropriate play and activities in both the Patient Playroom and at the patients’ bedside when appropriate.

- Child Life Services Schoolroom: School continues, even when children are in the hospital. Volunteers work with the classroom teachers to help children keep up with their schoolwork.

Volunteers assist in the classroom and at the patients’ bedside when appropriate.

- Child Life Services Teen Lounge: Teenagers have different entertainment needs than young children. Volunteers provide opportunities for interaction, socialization with adolescents in this

environment, specially designed for patients 12 years of age and older.

- Ronald McDonald Family Room: The Ronald McDonald Family Room is a little oasis within our hospital families can spend time together away from the hustle and bustle of hospital corridors, busy waiting rooms and their child’s room.The Ronald McDonald Family Room Program offers two Family Rooms that provide a place to rest and regroup, just steps away from your child’s hospital room. Open daily, staffed by volunteers, this special space provides the comforts and cares of home for families of inpatients at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Amenities include a kitchen area with complimentary coffee, soft drinks and snacks, shower facilities, laundry areas, seating areas with TV’s, internet access, and quiet areas for napping. Volunteers welcome and orient new families to the room and rules. Ensure families are comfortable. Monitor and stock supplies. **Volunteersmust be 21 years of age or older for this opportunity.

Days/Times:

Any day of the week, anytime 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (depending on opportunity)

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application, w/ background check and TB test (no cost)

- Orientation session

- Volunteers must commit to at least 6 months of service

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

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

Service Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed for the following classes and camps (professional instructor will be at all classes, volunteers assist the children with activities):

- Summer Camp Independence at Webster Groves Recreation Complex

- Winter Camp Independence at Webster Groves Recreation Complex

- Tri My Best Adaptive Triathlon, a triathlon for kids with motor disorders (www.trimybest.com)

- Adaptive Sports Classes, including swim and dance, in the St. Louis and Lake St. Louis area

Days/Times:

- Summer Camp Independence: day camp that is held for 6 weeks in June and July, 9 am – 4 pm

- Winter Camp Independence: day camp that is held between Christmas and New Years, 9 am – 4 pm

- Tri My Best Adaptive Triathlon: one day event the first Sunday after Labor Day

- Adaptive Sports Classes: evenings in the Spring and Fall (see website for dates)

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background check for Camp Independence

- Training session for Camp Independence

- Covid Vaccine

- Flu Vaccine for Winter Camp Independence

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation provides the financial support to help SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital provide world class pediatric healthcare to all children, regardless of their families ability to pay.

Service Opportunities:

Assisting with fundraising events, processing toy donations and delivering items to the hospital, assembling mailings to donors and community partners, making calls to recent donors to say thank you.

Days/Times:

Opportunities are available throughout the week, depending on the time of year and event schedule. We have an online volunteer portal where volunteers can view upcoming opportunities and sign themselves up to serve.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Online Application

SSM St. Mary's Health Center
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

SSM Health is a Catholic, not-for-profit health system - one of the largest integrated delivery systems in the nation. At St. Mary’s Health Center in St. Louis, we have a flexible and diverse team of over 200 volunteers who gave 25,000 hours of their time last year. Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God.

Service Opportunities:

- Floor Unit Volunteer: Work on various hospital floors (Intensive Care, Surgery, Hematology and Oncology, High Risk OB/GYN, Cardiac, etc.), directing and assisting patients and their families as needed. Answer phones, interact with visitors, check on patients, etc.

- Surgical Waiting Room Hospitality Aide: Provide hospitality and information to families in same-day surgery waiting room and assist with light clerical duties.

- Greeter/Registration Volunteer: Greet and assist patients and visitors following "Achieving Exceptional Patient Care" standards, including escorting patients to their desired destination on the campus of the hospital.

- Patient Transportation Volunteer: Assist staff in transporting patients to and from surgery, test rooms, and around hospital in general.

- Maternal and Fetal Care Volunteer Hospitality Aide: Provide hospitality and information to patients and families in high-risk maternal and fetal care clinic and waiting room and assist with light clerical duties. Play with children of patients who are in attendance.

- Internal Medicine Clinic Aide: Serve clinic patients through friendly greetings, communication about wait times, offering educational handouts, and escorting them to their desired destination. Assist clinic staff with various administrative responsibilities and errands.

- Information Aide in the Breast Center: Offer patients the opportunity to take an online self-assessment which helps predict the risk of developing breast cancer; explain the benefits of completing the assessment; assist patients in completing the assessment, helping them walk through each question.

Days/Times:

- Floor Unit Volunteer: 7 days a week, anytime 7am-9 p.m..

- Surgical Waiting Room Hospitality Aide: Mondays - Fridays, anytime 7am - 7:30 p.m.

- Greeter/Registration Volunteer: Mondays - Fridays, anytime 7:30 am – 5 p.m.

- Patient Transportation Volunteer: 7 days a week, anytime 7am-9 p.m..

- Maternal and Fetal Care Volunteer Hospitality Aide: Mondays - Fridays, anytime 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

- Internal Medicine Clinic Aide: Mondays - Thursdays, anytime 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

- Information Aide in the Breast Center: Mondays - Fridays, anytime 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- TB Test/Health Screening

- Orientation

- COVID-19 Vaccine

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

St. Louis BWorks was built on the idea that everyone deserves the chance to be more and to gain the skills they need to pursue their dreams. We believe that “at-risk” children — or any young people for that matter — can thrive when they have the opportunity to challenge their abilities in a safe, supportive environment.

Service Opportunities:

- Assistant Classroom Teacher: Volunteers are needed in our Earn-a-Bike, Earn-a-Computer, Learn-to-Ride, and Create-a-Book classes to engage our students in the course material. Each volunteer helps instill a sense of responsibility, pride, and skill in the materials being taught.

- Bike Shop Volunteer: In our bike shop, you’ll have the chance to do everything including stripping bikes for parts to completing restorations. Even in this role, you’ll be amazed what you can learn — and teach other shop volunteers.

- Computer Shop Mechanic: In our computer shop, you will have a chance to work with other volunteers as they prepare computer systems which will be given to our Earn-A-Computer students, repair other donated computer items for sale and trouble shoot a wide variety of common computer issues.

Days/Times:

- Assistant Classroom Teacher: Tuesday/Thursday 6-8 p.m., Saturdays mornings and afternoons.

- Bike Shop Volunteer: 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday.

- Computer Shop Mechanic: Thursday evenings from 6 - 9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

*St. Louis County Department of Health*
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health strives to keep St. Louis County one of the best places in the region to live, work, or visit. This is accomplished by regularly assessing the health and environment of the county and responding with sound policies that help assure the availability of high quality public health services for everyone.

Service Opportunities:

- COVID Data Entry: Entering data from paper files into browser-based RedCap database). Trainings are ad hoc, lasting 1-1.5hrs in person. Work is also in-person due to nature of task.

- COVID Mask Packaging: Preparing masks for community distribution. Shifts offered during the weekdays, times vary. Only 3 volunteers at a time.

- COVID Mask Distribution: Must be able to carry 20lbs. Will be carrying boxes of PPE to community members who arrive at health department for pick up. Shifts offered during weekdays, times vary. Only 3 volunteers at a time.

Remote opportunities include:

- COVID Contact Tracing: 3-4hr remote video conference training, pickup DOH-issued cellphone to conduct interviews, sign up for shifts (offered 7 days/wk, including evening shifts). Requires commitment of 10hrs/week for at least 1 month.

- COVID Case Investigation: 3-4hr remote video conference training, pickup DOH-issued cellphone to conduct interviews, sign up for shifts (offered 7 days/wk, including evening shifts). Requires commitment of 10hrs/week for at least 1 month. Volunteers will likely start with CI training and be asked to be trained in CT, as needed.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary - up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Training sessions

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

The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank seeks to increase access to basic hygiene items that foster human dignity and full participation in life while raising awareness about diaper need and period poverty.

Service Opportunities:

- Warehouse Wrap-Up: all things go during our warehouse wrap-up: unboxing and wrapping diapers, packing period supply kits, inventory, packing health fair packs, etc. Shifts occur Wednesday afternoons and late Saturday mornings.

- Period Cove Pack Party: Packing period kits. Shifts usually occur Monday 5:30-7:30 PM, two Friday's a month from 5:30-7:30 PM and two Sunday's a month (time varies) - shifts lifted on our website

Days/Times:

- Warehouse Wrap-Up: Shifts occur Wednesday afternoons and late Saturday mornings.

- Period Cove Pack Party: Shifts usually occur Mondays or Fridays 5:30-7:30 PM, and Sunday afternoons - shifts lifted on our website

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

St. Louis HELP (Health Equi p.m.ent Lending Program)
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Depends on opportunity
Mission Statement and Objectives:

St. Louis Health Equi p.m.ent Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) provides individuals with disabilities and mobility problems access to free home medical equi p.m.ent through our recycle and reuse program, enabling them to live as independently as possible and remain contributing members of the community.

Service Opportunities:

Warehouse Volunteer: Help clean, sort, refurbish and stock home medical equi p.m.ent.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, up to volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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

Connecting undergraduate healthcare students nationwide with hospitalized children, isolated seniors, and their families, to provide fun, friendship and support. Our vision is a world in which healthcare providers demonstrate empathy and kindness and hospitalized children and isolated seniors receive compassionate care.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include:

- Hopsital Buddy Program: Facilitates weekly virtual buddy visits with children who are patients of World Pediatric Project, brought from South America for medical care, where they engage in fun activities and building connections to provide fun friendship and support.

In-person opportunities include:

- Senior Buddy Program: Facilitates monthly in-person group activities with residents at partnering facility to provide intergenerational connections for volunteers. These connections can then lead to buddy matching where volunteers are assigned an individual buddy to connect with weekly via in-person, by phone or virtual calls, for meaninful interactions.

- Hospital Buddy Program: Facilitates connections with international pediatric patients brought to the US for medical care. Volunteers provide weekly visits, both in-person and virtually, depending on the needs of the patient and their caregiver, to allow these patients opportunities to develop friendships and enjoy activities to distract them from the stressors associated with ongoing medical care. They also provide regular group activities for residents at the Ronald McDonald House in St Louis where the patients reside during their stay in the states.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary - up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

- COVID-19 Vaccine

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

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

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

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

Days/Times:

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

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

- Beautification Projects: Up to schedule of volunteers.

- Young Professional Board: Days/times vary.

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

*Veteran's Affairs Medical Center*
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our hospital provides veterans with primary care and specialty health services, including mental health care, women’s health services, prosthetics, treatment for spinal cord injury, hearing aids, palliative care and hospice, extended care and rehabilitation, and more.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include:

- Compassionate Contact Corps: Call Veterans who are lonely or isolated and provide a social connection. Days and times flexible and up to volunteer.

In-person opportunities include:

- Red Coat Ambassador: Greet Veterans and assist with mobile check-in.

- DAV Driver: Drive Veterans to and from VA appointments.

- Office Volunteers: General clerical assistance including, but not limited to, filing, computer entry, mailings, photocopying.

- Recreation/Whole Health: Assist Recreation Therapy staff with appropriate duties as assigned.

Days/Times:

- Red Coat Ambassador: Any day M-F,anytime 7am-3pm

- DAV Driver: Any day M-F, days and times vary

- Office Volunteers: Any day M-F,anytime 7am-3pm.

- Recreation/Whole Health: Any day M-F,anytime 7am-3pm

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

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

To engage leaders in building a better world through services to people with vision loss.

Service Opportunities:

- On-line Manager: managing Facebook, Twitter, web-site, on-line messaging, e-newsletter, etc.

- Researcher: National surveys and data collection, analysis of research, presentation of results.

- Policy Analyst: Researching public policy relevant to vision loss and blindness, analyzing policy,developing plan to advocate at Federal level and implementing plan with national network of nonprofits serving the blind and visuallyimpaired.

- Assistant: Conference/meeting planning and production, bookkeeping, organizing files, communicating with nonprofits nationwide, mailings, membership management, etc.

Days/Times:

All positions are available Mondays-Fridays, anytime 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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

Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis (VNA) provides a coordinated continuum of care, throughout one’s life span, that promotes health, independence and dignity in the home and community without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, national origin, socioeconomic status, political beliefs or disability.

Service Opportunities:

- Hospice Volunteer: Provide companionship to patients by visiting and extending friendship on a weekly or every-other-weekly basis. Patients are located either in homes or nursing home facilities.

- Resale Shop Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to assist in our Hospice Resale Shop, acting as a cashier, floor clerk, or merchandise sorter .

- Craft Volunteer: Get together once or twice a month to make seasonal and craft items for patients/families, crochet, etc.

- Visiting Volunteer: Provide a form of companionship for a Senior in our Visit-A-Bit Program that is experiencing loneliness and isolation. Assist with educating the senior on techniques that will assist in living alone happily while providing an outlet for conversation, bonding and rapport building.

Days/Times:

Flexible and up to volunteer; Resale Shop is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check (no cost)

- Training

World Pediatric Project
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

World Pediatric Project (WPP) heals critically ill children and builds indigenous healthcare capacity in developing nations. WPP sends teams of volunteer pediatric specialists to partner countries to diagnose and treat critically ill children who don’t have access to advanced medical resources. Additionally, WPP brings the most complex cases to partner hospitals in the U.S. for treatment. World Pediatric Project transforms communities in partner countries by empowering medical volunteers, building partnerships, and creating sustainable healthcare programs in country.

Service Opportunities:

- Therapy Companion: Accompany patients to their physical therapy appointments, attend clinic appointments and take notes of patient treatment/progress, transport families to Kirkwood YMCA for swim therapy.

- Grocery Shopper: Grocery shop for WPP families once a week.

- Recreational Host: Go with families to local St. Louis attractions, take families to an event or location of your choosing.

- House and Hospital Visitor: Visit the Ronald McDonald House to do activities with the families, visit WPP patients while they are staying at the hospital during/after surgery.

- Airport Ambassador: Pick up arrival families from St. Louis Airport and transport to the Ronald McDonald House. Drop off families at the airport when they are returning home.

Days/Times:

- Therapy Companion: M-F during the day; Swim Therapy is Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8 PM

- Grocery Shopper: Wednesday or Thursday afternoons

- Recreational Host: Times and days vary by event.

- House and Hospital Visitor: Times and days vary.

- Airport Ambassador: Times and days vary, usually afternoons or evenings.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

- COVID-19 Vaccine

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