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

The ALS Association is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

Service Opportunities:

- Special Assistance Projects for Patients: Help in assisting ALS patients and their families with projects and tasks around the house, such as building ramps, completing minor household repairs, yard work, etc

- Tel-E-Cals Phone Project: Be a mentor for caregivers to help answer questions and guide them through the daze and maze of caregiving.

- Assistance in special events and fundraisers

Days/Times:

Flexible

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Criminal background check (at no cost)

Alzheimer’s Association, St. Louis Chapter
Contact: Share this Link:
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*
Contact: Share this Link:
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.

Remote opportunities include:

- 42 Doors Campaign. Help promote our 42 Doors of Hope campaign for our new lodge by visiting the doors up around the city, taking pictures, posting on social media and tagging and use of our hashtag to spread the word.

- Host a virtual donation drive on Facebook. Create a Facebook event for the virtual drive and share our Amazon wish list to have needed items shipped straight to us.

- Host a virtual fundraiser for supplies, housewares, decor, etc. for the new lodge. The set up is easy and free. Instructions will be provided. Share fundraiser with friends, family, and social media contacts.

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:

- Application

- Backgrund Check

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*
Contact: Share this Link:
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*
Contact: Share this Link:
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*
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • No - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

We take exceptional care of people. - By providing world-class healthcare - By delivering care in a compassionate, respectful and responsive way - By advancing medical knowledge and continuously improving our practices - By educating current and future generations of healthcare professionals

Service Opportunities:

- Hospice Visitor: Visiting hospice patients at home -- volunteers are needed to visit adult hospice patients in the patient's home or nursing home to provide companionship, respite for the caregiver, help with housework, help with errands, etc.

- Inpatient Home Volunteer: Helping hospice patients and families at Evelyn's House -- volunteers are needed at Evelyn's House, BJC's 16-bed, in-patient hospice facility in Creve Coeur. Volunteer duties include staffing the front desk, visiting patients, helping visitors find their way around, etc.

Remote opportunities include:

- Making handmade greeting cards for hospice patients -- volunteers are needed to make handmade cards that require only regular paper and markers/crayons/colored pencils. Complete guidelines with suggestions for what to draw and the wording to use are available.

- Making blankets for hospice patients -- volunteers are needed to make no-sew fleece blankets for patients.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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 develo p.m.ent 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: Working with groups of 1 - 15, assist refugees and immigrants with the learning of the English language.

- 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 basice health ex. dental hygiene, etc.

- Child Care for Heart to Heart Program: Watch children while moms are in Bible Study/community gathering.

Remote opportunities include:

- After School Tutoring: Reading, math and science assistance - by phone or video conferencing; expecting need due to COVID issues both in community and our Peace Center location - may not be able to have as many attending in person due to space/distancing issues.

Days/Times:

- Adult ESL Assistant Teacher: Tuesdays and/or Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

- After School Tutor: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

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

- Child Care for Heart to Heart Program: 3rd Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

Community Health in Partnership Services
Contact: Share this Link:
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of CHIPS is to provide primary health care and social services with managed referrals based on an empowerment model for an underserved urban population.

Service Opportunities:

Clinic Volunteer: Nursing or other allied health student volunteer- assists staff nurses in delivery of on-site clinical and clerical assistance. Assists with Outreach registrar duties.

Project Assistant Volunteer: Provide on-site clinical assistance to health services staff; help with faxing, filing, copying, simply data entry.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; some Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Training

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 develo p.m.ent, 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: Visitwith hospice patients; play games, watch TV, listen to amazing life stories...the list is endless.

- Office Assistant: Miscellaneous office duties

Days/Times:

- Patient Visitors: Days and times flexible

- Office Assistant: Generally Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Orientation/Training

- TB Test

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

- 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, Tuedsays 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:

Remote opportunities include:

- Patient Assessment Calls - There are 3 assessments that all individuals served by GTH are asked to complete prior to and after the completion of GTH services. Volunteers would be asked to contact patients via phone and complete the assessments. Assessment info will be recorded in an excel document and shared back to the GTH team to input into our patient database.

In-person opportunities include:

- Community Event Representation: After a thorough onboarding and understanding of GTH programs and services, volunteers will have the opportunity to represent GTH at different community events, staffing tables, sharing info regarding GTH efforts, and connecting individuals with GTH staff, if a need presents itself.

- Contactless Delivery Volunteer: This volunteer will be responsible for contactless drop off of auction items, donor gifts, and other items as needed following campaigns and events.

Days/Times:

Days and times up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Training Session

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Application

- Training (optional)

Giving is a Family Tradition (GiFT)
Contact: Share this Link:
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 and Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Wednesdays from 2-6 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:

- Meal Preparation: Cook meals for families who are staying at the facility.

- Shuttle Driver: Drive families to and from hospital.

Days/Times:

- Meal Preparation: Breakfast, 6:45am-8 a.m. Monday thru Friday; Dinner, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Thursday or Friday

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Interview/Training

- Shuttle Drivers Must Be 21

*Health Resource Center - Saint Louis University*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Since 1994, Saint Louis University School of Medicine students and physicians have been committed to providing free health care services in an academic environment. SLU’s Health Resource Center offers eight different free clinic sessions to meet our patients’ needs.

Service Opportunities:

Remote Opportunity: Chart Review - We are seeking SLU-affiliated students to help the HRC input patient data into our database. This will allow statistical analyses to be performed to find out more about our patient population and their needs. HIPAA training will be provided and must be completed prior to volunteering.

- Patient Liaison: Work with a group of undergraduate SLU students performing patient intake and other primary patient communication. Also responsible for patient chart creation and scanning of pertinent patient documents.

- Chart Review Volunteers: Work closely with our Chart Review team mining and consolidating patient data. Learn more about good data practices and have opportunities to fraternize with established medical school student researchers and potentially develop personal projects with their supervision

Days/Times:

- Patient Liaison: Saturday and Thursday mornings

- Chart Review Volunteers: Varies, usually weekday evenings.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation/Training

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

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
Contact: Share this Link:
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

*Leukemia and Lymphoma Society*

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  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include:

- Patient and Community Outreach Volunteer

- Fundraising Campaign Volunteer

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Lift For Life Gym
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  • 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 develo p.m.ent 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
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the nation's leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of lupus, supporting individuals and families affected by the disease, increasing awareness of lupus among health professionals and the public, and finding the cure.

Service Opportunities:

- Program Intern: responsible for working with staff members on a wide variety of projects including: Assisting coordination of educational opportunities including community outreach, teleconferences and educational seminars.

- Marketing Intern: responsible for working with staff and committee members on a wide variety of projects including: Writing press releases, help to develop communication initiativesand designing ads and flyers.

Days/Times:

Mondays-Fridays, days and times flexible.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

Make-A-Wish Missouri
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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: Wish Granters meet with the wish family, help the wish child determine his/her one true wish and act as a liaison between Make-A-Wish staff and the wish family during the wish process. Wish granters should have attention to detail and great love of children.

- Translator/interpreter: Help facilitate wish experiences for non-English speaking families with written and verbal communication. Translators can be trained to be wish granters or can help provide short-term support on an as-needed basis.

- Skill Based: Use your professional skills and knowledge on an as-needed basis to provide assistance on wishes in your community! Examples of skills our chapter is looking for include reading/writing in multiple languages, graphic design, photography, videography, landscaping, construction, painting, carpentry, and many more!

Days/Times:

Days and times flexible and up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

March of Dimes - Greater Missouri
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. We carry out this mission through research, community services, education, and advocacy.

Service Opportunities:

Opportunities include programming for families, advocacy, and research assistance.

Days/Times:

Any day Monday-Fridays, any time 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

*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, resource develo p.m.ent, online education and social media.

Days/Times:

Days and times up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation

Missouri Veterans Home
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  • 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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  • 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

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

- Background Check

- Orientation

Pathways Community Hospice
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of Pathways is to provide everyone the opportunity to spend the remaining months of life’s final journey in familiar surroundings...alert and free of pain...among the people and things they love. We are dedicated to making this possible.

Service Opportunities:

Hospice Volunteer/Friendly Visitor: Visiting with the patient for companionship and/or offering respite care to the caregiver. Locations include private homes and nursing homes.

Days/Times:

Flexible - one hour per week beetween 7:00 am-8 p.m. Monday- Sunday.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application w/ background check

- Orientation session (4 hours)

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

Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD)
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N (Metrolink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

PECaD is creating a national model for eliminating local and regional disparities in cancer education, prevention and treatment. PECaD’s site-specific cancer community partnerships foster ongoing dialogue with community stakeholders, including individuals and community organizations in the region. The goal is to refine program strategies designed to reduce and ultimately eliminate cancer disparities. The partnerships create an avenue through which community cancer needs and priorities can then be reflected in the implementation of program activities.

Service Opportunities:

- Surveyer: Works directly with research participants to implement a randomized study related to determining women's preferences for different types of consent to future research

- Education and Outreach: Opportunities for involvement with PECaD’s outreach program are also available and may include preparing outreach materials, attending outreach events such as health fairs, as well as involvement with PECaD’s community partnership program.

Days/Times:

Surveyer: Tuesday mornings, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation/Training Session

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 develo p.m.ental 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
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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 develo p.m.ental 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
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N (MetroLink)
Mission Statement and Objectives:

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

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

Days/Times:

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

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

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background

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

- Background Check (no cost)

- Interview

- TB Test (family room only)

- Orientation/Training Session

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

Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care of Missouri
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Seasons Hospice is a community-based organization with an ongoing mission to find creative solutions that add quality to end-of-life care. The caregivers at Seasons Hospice hold steadfast to the patient/family focus of hospice care.

Service Opportunities:

- Direct Care Volunteer: Roles include: providing companionship and support for patients and their families, recording patients' life stories, reminiscing with them, reading to them, providing caregiver respite. Available at Saint Louis University Hospital and Jesuit Hall.

- Bereavement Volunteer: Roles include: Making phone calls and visits to bereaved family members in the year after their loved ones passing. Bereavement phone calls can be made from home and still count as volunteer hours.

Days/Times:

Both Positions: Any day of the week, up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background check

- Orientation

St. Louis Children's Hospital
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Mission of SIDS Resources, Inc. is to reduce the risk of infant death and to provide bereavement support for families who have lost babies.

Service Opportunities:

Office assistance needed; help with light clerical work, data entry, etc.

Days/Times:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.-4 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

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 needed for the following classes (professional instructor will be at all classes, volunteers act as assistants with children):

- Adaptive Dance Class at the Brentwood Community Center

- Toddler Movement Class at the St. Louis Gym Centre

- Swim Class at the Center of Clayton

- Adaptive Basketball Class at the Center of Clayton

- Summer Camp Independence at Webster Groves Recreation Complex

Days/Times:

- Adaptive Dance Class: Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

- Toddler Movement Class: Fridays, 9-10 a.m.

- Swim Class: Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m.

- Adaptive Basketball Class: Fridays, 6:30-8 p.m.

- Summer Camp Independence: Mondays-Fridays (June and July), 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Training Session

- TB Test

SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
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  • 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
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  • 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
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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 Children's Hospital
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
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 develo p.m.entally 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 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*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The St. Louis Area Diaper Bank exists to help strengthen low-income families in the St. Louis region by ensuring access to an adequate supply of diapers, and by raising awareness about the causes and consequences of diaper need in our community.

Service Opportunities:

Remote opportunities include:

- Ambassador Program Volunteer: Assist with tasks associated with our Ambassador Program, including toolkit updating and formatting, maintaining database of participant information, etc.

Other opportunities include:

- Packing Volunteer: Bundle and package kits for mothers and newborns.

- Administrative Volunteer: Field calls, provide database support, etc.

Days/Times:

Days and times vary - up to schedule of volunteer.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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

St. Louis HELP (Health Equi p.m.ent Lending Program)
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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

The Wellness Community of St. Louis
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being through participation in a professional program of emotional support, education and hope.

Service Opportunities:

Volunteer Greeters: Volunteers needed to greet patients as they enter facility for programs.

Days/Times:

Saturdays, either 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

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

VisionServe Alliance
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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
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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

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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:

- Family Engagement Volunteer: The Engagement Volunteer helps to fill family downtime before and after surgery by planning and executing individual or group outings and structured activities. At any given time, 5-14 WPP families may be staying in St. Louis.

- Airport Volunteer: The WPP Airport Volunteer greets incoming families at the airport when they arrive and provides them with transportation and assistance checking-in when they are ready to return home.

- Physical Therapy Volunteer: Volunteer picks up family from housing location and takes to physical therapy appointment; returns family home after appointment. Volunteer must be able to speak fluent Spanish to interpret for family during therapy.

- Grocery Shopping Volunteer: Volunteer purchases groceries from Aldi (using company credit card) requested by each family and delivers it to where the family is located.

- Swimming Therapy Volunteer: Volunteer picks up families from housing facilities and transports to Kirkwood YMCA for swimming therapy. Volunteer takes families back home.

Days/Times:

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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