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An effort to establish an ongoing, intentional relationship between the arts and the faith communities to build a more harmonious St. Louis.
- Event Assistant: Assist with a variety of events and presentations on the intersection of faith and art. Help withgalleries, displays, concerts, and more!
- Communications and Marketing: Write monthly newsletters and grants; promote Arts and Faith events at media and publications, documentation such as photography and video, write communications to members and potential donors and sponsors. Review and update existing communication templates and workshop packets.
Days and times up to the schedule of the volunteer!
- Ellen Sherman or Leah Bernstein
- firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Our mission is to ensure equal access to healthcare, mental health, and social services for all, regardless of national origin or language ability, through the advocacy, education, and direct multilingual services that we provide.
- Education Volunter: Help a refugee from a war-torn country or oppressive government reach their most desired goal, becoming a U.S. citizen. Our volunteers help provide the one-on-one, in-home English and Civics instruction necessary to pass the citizenship exam. You do NOT have to speak any language other than English and do not need any prior teaching experience.
- Mission Ambassadors: Join us in our effort to let the community know about our great work and impact. Build your skill sets in leadership, communications/PR skills, and project/event planning skills while having fun making an impact for immigrants and refugees who are rebuilding their lives in Metro St. Louis.
- Any day of the week, times up to volunteer. Very flexible, commitment of 1-2 hours per week.
- Background Check
- Orientation Session
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.
- 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.
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.
- Background Check
- COVID Vaccince
The mission of Catholic Charities Refugee Services is to carry out the mandate of Jesus Christ when He said, "I was a stranger and you welcomed Me."
- Direct assistance with immigrant and refugee families with locating basic necessities, i.e. housing, jobs, school, health care, etc.
- Provide English As A Second Language assistance
- Assist staff in educational programs on such things as public transportation, finances, hygiene and health, nutrition, etc.
- Tutoring for children after school
Days and times vary - very flexible.
- Background Check
- Teresita Costadoat
Catholic Charities Community Services Southside Center supports and strengthens St. Louis Metropolitan Area children, families, and communities by providing social services, mental health counseling, and anti-human trafficking advocacy in a bilingual, culturally sensitive environment. While those we serve continue to diversify, we will strive to meet their needs by providing comprehensive, culturally competent services to the immigrant and refugee populations of the community.
- Youth Program Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to provide direct assistance to children of immigrant families in after-school programs that include social growth and development groups as well as tutoring. Volunteers are expected to model positive behaviors, assist with classroom management, provide one-on-one instruction and guidance, and provide individualized homework help.
- Case Manager: Provide comprehensive, culturally competent case management for the diverse immigrant and refugee client population served by the organization. The volunteer would be responsible for assessment, service planning, and record keeping for clients seeking direct aid, referral services, and advocacy, with a focus on helping clients navigate the necessary systems to address medical bills.
- Child Care Provider: Multiple volunteers are needed who can provide childcare to children ages 0-3. By providing childcare, the volunteers allow the children's mothers access to attend a support group. Bilingual skills in English and Spanish are helpful but not required.
- Youth Program Volunteer: Any day Mondays-Fridays, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
- Case Manager: Any time Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m..
- Child Care Provider: Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-Noon.
- Yes, but short bus ride down Grand.
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.
- 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 basic 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.
- 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.
- Background Check
Our mission is to empower a new generation of people in developing countries to create sustainable opportunity through literacy and continuing education
- Spanish Translators: Are you a Spanish language student who would like to develop a portfolio of translated documents? We have a variety of print materials to be translated periodically. You can do the work on your own time from the comfort of your own room and have real-world experience to show for it!
- GLXi Ambassadors: Help raise awareness for our organization and the power of literacy at community events and with liaison schools in the local community.
Flexible and up to schedule of volunteer
IRWP’s mission is to increase the independence and reduce the isolation of immigrant and refugee women by teaching them basic English and practical living skills in the security of their own homes.
Volunteer Teacher: Teach English and Life Skills to an isolated immigrant or refugee adult who faces barriers to taking group classes outside of the home. Classes are two times per week for one hour per session. All training, materials and support provided - no second language or teaching experience necessary. Volunteers must have their own transportation.
Hours and days up to schedule of volunteer - any day, any time. Will work around student's available times if potential student exists for that schedule.
- Background Check
The International Institute helps refugees and immigrants to independence by teaching English, finding jobs, and providing adjustment services to overcome language and cultural barriers. We build a healthier community by helping newcomers become productive citizens and by promoting public awareness of the important contribution ethnic diversity makes to the St. Louis region’s economy and quality of life.
- Literacy Tutor: The Education department is seeking motivated volunteers to tutor adult students in our ESOL Program (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Volunteers will work with one to three students in structured lessons prepared by the Education staff.
- Youth Program: Assist with educational and recreational activities for youth and teen immigrants attending SLPS schools. Complete an interest form at: https://forms.office.com/r/z5sPrvzDa8.
- Teacher's Aide - ESOL Classes: Dependable volunteers needed to assist classroom instructors of adult ESOL. Responsibilities include helping with preparation and implementation of lessons, and assisting individual students or groups with English practice under the guidance of an instructor.
- Immunizations/Medical Services Volunteer: Ensure each refugee gets necessary medical services and immunizations. Assist refugees in setting up their first Primary Care Physician appointment including transportation and interpretation for the appointment. Assist with preparing the list of new children to enroll in the program and keeping records for the monthly immunization clinic for children. All training will be provided at the International Institute.
- Literacy Tutor: Mondays - Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m.
- Youth Program: Mondays - Thursdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
- Teacher's Aide - ESOL Classes: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Monday through Thursday from 1-3:30 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday from 6-8:30 p.m..
- Immunizations/Medical Services Volunteer: Days and times flexible, up to schedule of volunteer. Must commit to at least 2 hours per week
- Background Check
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Through education and organizing, we convene an inter-faith community to accompany the people of Latin America in their work for human rights and social justice.
- Communications Volunteer: Assist with the development of social medica content, website, and other materials for the organization. Assist with translation of documents into Spanish.
- Accompaniment Volunteer: Support the ICE Accompaniment Program, Pro Se Asylum Clinic initiative and Worth Authorization Clinics, assisting individuals with seeking asylum, work permits, or access to community resources.
- Education Volunteer: Help with research and literature reviews, IFCLA book club, and outreach on immgration issues to the community.
- Organizing Volunteer: Provide support to organizing entities and assist with policy and legislative based research needs for targeted policy efforts, education, training and action.
Work can be done remotely anytime, or at our office Mondays-Fridays 9am-5pm.
LifeWise STL is a social service agency serving St Louis area since 1902. Through holistic programs and services, we promote empowerment and growth in individuals and families. We help the economically disadvantaged achieve economic independence, self-sufficiency and a path out of poverty.
- After-school Assistant: work in the after school program, providing students with homework help and helping supervise them during activity time.
- Operation Food Search Pickup: Pickup donations at Operation Food Search Warehouse and bring to LifeWise StL, must have a clean truck, van or SUV and 2 able-bodied people able to load vehicle quickly.
-After-school Assistant: Tues-Thurs 3:30pm-6pm
-Operation Food Search Pickup: Wednesdays 9-10am
- Background Check
- COVID-19 Vaccine
- Mandated Report Training (after-school assistant)
- Varies - some work can be done from home
The Migrant and Immigrant Community Action Project (MICA Project) is a community organization committed to working with low-income immigrants to overcome barriers to justice. The MICA Project utilizes legal services, organizing, advocacy, and education to promote the voice and human dignity of immigrant communities.
- Legal and Administrative Assistance: Help office staff with immigration and citizenship cases, including assembling evidence, drafting documents, legal research, and preparing for cases. Also assist with various clerical tasks at the office.
- Interpreters and Translators: Working remotely with our attorneys to interpret for meetings or workshops and translate for documents. Spanish fluency preferred.
Any day Mondays-Fridays, anytime 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Translator work can be done remotely, so up to schedule of volunteer!
- Volunteers are typically asked to commit to 5 hours per week during the school year if at all possible.
The Multicultural Counseling and Research Center (MCRC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals through education, counseling, research, and advocacy. We serve people of all religious backgrounds, races, and ethnicities.
- Center Assistant: Work on projects which may fall under the following categories: (a) Direct Service (e.g., help children with math and reading homework); (b) Research (e.g., assist with research projects (e.g. data entry, develop surveys ); (c) Center development activities (e.g., help develop newsletters, help with preparation of learning materials, help with updating website).
Days and time flexible
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The St. Louis Public Schools ESOL Bilingual Migrant Program is a community that provides a safe and welcoming environment to meet the academic, social and emotional need of English language learner (ELL) students and their families. Our program will enable ELL students and families to develop into successful and productive live-long learners in the global community.
Tutors/Teaching Assistants: Tutoring opportunities are available at the Nahed Cha p.m.an New American Academy or at a district neighborhood or magnet school with English language learners. Volunteers can choose to work with students at the elementary, middle or high level. A volunteer will work one-on-one or with small groups under the guidance of an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher or a school Academic Instructional Coordinator.
Mondays-Fridays, anytime 7:10 a.m.-4 p.m..
Volunteers must be approved by the St. Louis Public Schools Volunteer Services Office before volunteering with the ESOL Program. The volunteer application process can be found at: https://www.slps.org/Page/24445
Our Mission is to serve and assist refugees who have relocated to St. Louis, MO. Oasis is helping refugees from war torn countries who have relocated to St. Louis. Many have lost family and friends as a result of war or disease. They come with fears, grief and broken hearts. We want to help these families get started in practical ways with furniture, clothes, and classes to help them with English and to learn skills to gain employment and most importantly to simply be their friend.
- Donation Sorting : Sorting through donated blankets, clothes, etc.
- Childcare: Assist with watching children of immigrants while they attend classes.
- Maintenance: Perform routine maintenance on property, landscaping, etc.
- Deliveries: Help deliver furniture to refugees on an as-needed basis
- Donation Sorting: Mondays-Thursdays, anytime
- Childcare: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Maintenance: Thursdays, 1-4 p.m.
- Deliveries: As needed, Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
- Background check if working with children
PROMO confronts systemic inequities to liberate the full spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination and oppression.
- Outreach Volunteer: Volunteer recruitment and management. Reaching out to other potential volunteers or community partners, organizing volunteer efforts at events. Special event participation is especially needed.
- Prejudice Reduction Volunteer: Participate in phonebanking for a deep canvassing project to reduce prejudice towards LGBTQ individuals in Missouri.
- SAGE Volunteer: Assisting in events geared towards serving older LGBTQ adults and developing their support networks.
- Administrative Volunteer: Assist in completion of administrative functions, including: clerical work, communications, facility management, preparation of marketing materials, and other duties as needed.
Days and times are flexible
Revival School empowers refugee students by fostering their CREATIVITY, providing CONNECTION to resources, giving them a stage to share their home CULTURE, and developing a community of COLLABORATION.
- Music/Arts Teacher: Teaching instrumental music, dance, or arts enrichment to refugee students.
- Case Worker: Helping connect refugee students and their families to needed resources in the community.
- Kitchen Krew: Be on a team to serve hungry refugee students dinners.
All opportunities take place Fridays anytime 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.. Case worker opportunities also available any weekday afternoon.
- Background Check
St. Cecilia is a Catholic urban parish and school that provides an atmosphere to serve the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, social and physical needs of the an economically disadvantaged immigrant population, particularly of Hispanic origin.
- After-care Volunteer: Help our elementary and middle schoolers with their homework after school, engage in recreational activities and games, etc.
- High School Tutoring: Recent graduates return to St. Cecilia for assistance with their challenging high school classes
- After-care Volunteer: Monday-Friday, 3 p.m.-6 p.m.
- High School Tutoring: Tuesday and Thursday, 3 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
- Background Check
- Protecting God's Children Training
- N - 2 Blocks from Metrolink
Our mission is to position all children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually inspiring language immersion programs in French and Spanish. Currently, we serve children in kindergarten and 1st grades.
- Beyond School Volunteer: In partnership with Mission St. Louis, help tutor our students in an after-school program.
- Beyond School Volunteer: Monday-Thursday, anytime 3 - 6 p.m.
- Background Check
Ten by Three® reduces poverty in developing countries by using our unique Prosperity Wages® model to pay for artisan products. This exclusive patent pending financial model creates a cycle of entrepreneur driven growth resulting in permanent financial independence for the artisan.
Shi p.m.ent Volunteers: Help with preparation of baskets for shi p.m.ent. Assist with loading, unloading, inventorying, pricing, etc.
Any day Mondays-Fridays, anytime 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m..
To create a community of life-long learners who explore, discover, experience, and embrace the regions' rich and enduring African American history and culture.
Museum Assistant: Help with all aspects of the museum, from clerical to curatorial.
Tuesdays-Saturdays, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
We are a community group supporting immigrants and refugees as they begin a new life in St. Louis. We offer emotional and social support primarily by partnering volunteers with new families, specifically working with Syrian immigrants and refugees living at the Hodiamont Apartments.
- Readers: We need volunteers to read to children of immigrant families. Many of the parents do not know English very well and we want to make sure that the young children get a strong foundation to excel moving forward.
- Tutors: We need help with tutors for the children of our immigrant "New American" families in St. Louis. Most of our requests from families have been for math tutors but it could be any subject.
- Serving Meals: At a Supper Club event, a meal is prepared by our refugee neighbor. Supper Club guests have the opportunity to try traditional food from the cook’s country of origin and will have an opportunity to hear the cook’s story. Proceeds from the Supper Club event directly benefit the refugee cooks. We need volunteers at Supper Club events to set up, help prepare food, serve food, and clean up. The days/times change each month because it depends on when a person/organization schedules a Supper Club event.
Remote Opportunity: ESL Teacher. We are looking for virtual ESL teachers to teach refugee women. We are looking for teachers for students who speak only a little English or no English at all. Teachers should also spend one hour in-person with their student a week.
All days and times are TBD, and up to the volunteer and family s/he is paired with. Meal serving is Sundays at 10:30 a.m..
- Interest Application
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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.
- 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.
- Family Engagement Volunteer: Weekdays or weekends, any times based on availability.
- Airport Volunteer: Early mornings or evenings generally.
- Physical Therapy Volunteer: Weekday mornings.
- Grocery Shopping Volunteer: Fridays, any time of the day.
- Swimming Therapy Volunteer: Fridays from 4-6 p.m..
- Background Check