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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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Arts and Education Council
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Our mission is to make sure our region is rich with arts and cultural experiences for all. Since 1963, we have kept art happening across the bi-state region thanks to donations from people like you who believe in the power of the arts to inspire kids, energize communities, bridge cultural divides, foster the economy and enrich lives.

Service Opportunities:

- Administrative Volunteer: Assist with the day-to-day operations at the Arts and Education Council.

- Marketing Volunteer: Assist with marketing and communication efforts for the Council and upcoming events.

- Special Events Volunteer: Support event planning and setup.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

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

Days/Times:

Days and times up to the schedule of the volunteer!

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None

Campbell House Museum
Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The Campbell House Museum is one of the most historically significant Nineteenth Century buildings in St. Louis. The museum preserves its National Register listed buildings and important collection of original mid-Nineteenth Century Philadelphia furnishings, family possessions, photographs, and archival material as a center for educational and community outreach programming. The museum is dedicated to continually reinterpreting its collections for exploring issues such as; the development of the fur trade, exploration and development of the west, the growth of urban economies, emigration, historic preservation, principles of Victorian interior design, and the urban issues that continue to shape our region today.

Service Opportunities:

- Docents: provide guided tours to Museum visitors. Comprehensive training is provided.

- Garden Volunteers: assist the Museum staff in planting and maintaining the Museum's grounds and gardens.

- Office Volunteers assist the Museum staff with office tasks such as the processing of mailings.

- Original Document Transcription

Days/Times:

Museum is open Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation Session

COCA (Center for Creative Arts)
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

COCA’s Mission is to provide an integrated forum to foster the appreciation of the arts in the greater St. Louis community by producing and presenting performances, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Service Opportunities:

Usher: Our Volunteer Usher Team is crucial to providing excellent patron service to our theatre goers. Whether tearing tickets, handing out programs or helping a family find their seats we make an impact on their overall experience.

Days/Times:

Varies year round, normally weekend afternoons and evenings

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Interview

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

Craft Alliance provides inspiration and education in fine contemporary craft to the entire community through exhibitions, sales and instruction.

Service Opportunities:

- Communications/Marketing Intern: Assist with various marketing and PR efforts Communications/Design Intern: Assist with various graphic design, photograpy, etc. efforts

- development/Finance Intern: Help with accounting and to pursue development opportunities

- Student Chaperones: Accompany children as the tour the organization

- Summer Camp Art Teacher: Assist with our summer art camp for kids

Days/Times:

- Communications/Marketing Intern: Days/time flexible and up to volunteer

- development/Finance Intern: Days/time flexible and up to volunteer

- Student Chaperones: Days/times vary

- Summer Camp Art Teacher: Days/times vary

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Interview

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

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

Service Opportunities:

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

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Applicatiom

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum is to educate the public about photographic history, preserve historical items and images, and honor significant contributors to the evolution of the art and science of photographic imaging.

Service Opportunities:

Museum Greeter/Attendant: Museum attendants have the unique opportunity to participate in the development and expansion of museum programs and exhibitions. As the front line of the museum, attendants will be responsible for delivering the museum’s visitor services program. Duties include: Providing front line customer service and tours for the visiting public, conducting sales transactions in the museum shop, compiling daily statistics, and regular tasks that contribute to the daily operations of the museum.

Days/Times:

Museum Attendant: Any day Wednesday-Saturday, anytime 11 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Metro Theater Company
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Inspired by the intelligence and emotional wisdom of young people, we create professional theater, foster inclusive community, and nurture meaningful learning through the arts.

Service Opportunities:

Volunteer Ushers: Help families to their seats for outdoor performances (masked and socially distanced), scan tickets, general assistance before, during and after show.

Days/Times:

Days and times for shows available at https://www.metroplays.org/

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation Session

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

The Nine Network serves the St. Louis area by engaging and entertaining the community with the diversity of ideas, issues, discourse and experiences that inform our present, guide our future and illuminate a wider world. Our distinction as a public media organization lies in our mission, our vision and our values. Bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteer Communications Intern: Assist the Volunteer Manager in the recruitment, retention, rewarding and overall management of the volunteer program.

- Assistance with mailings and conducting donor thank you calls.

Days/Times:

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

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- 30 min. Orientation Session

National Blues Museum
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The National Blues Museum explores the Blues and celebrates the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. The facility educates guests in an entertaining environment that includes high impact technology driven experiences, a state-of-the-art theater, artifact-driven exhibits and robust public programming.

Service Opportunities:

Greeter and Gallery Attendant: Volunteers needed to interact with patrons on the museum floor – greeting visitors, asking and answering questions, demonstrating interactives, and enforcing museum policy.

Days/Times:

Tuesdays - Sundays, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Orientation

Orchestrating Diversity
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Orchestrating Diversity promotes the positive development of young people through the provision of thorough and advanced courses in music history, theory and performance. We encourage students' development through the careful nurturing of their mental and emotional health, guidance and support of their educational pursuits and promotion of their spiritual growth. We encourage collaboration as well as the personal success of each student while providing a structure advancing their active engagement towards their chosen future.

Service Opportunities:

- Student Music Instructor for Beginners Program: To instruct basic instrumental music lessons to inner-city youth as part of the El Sistema St. Louis initiative.

- Early Childhood Movement and Music Instructor: To assist in the coordination of a basic music and movement program for pre-school students using the Delcroze Eurhythmics technique as part of the El Sistema St. Louis initiative.

- Teaching Assistant in Music Theory, History or Musicianship: Actas a teacher's assistant providing one on one learning activities with students having difficulty learning the curriculum of the El Sistema St Louis Program.

- Rehearsal Volunteer: Assist with rehearsals of youth; help with set-up, facilitation, take-down, etc.

- Instrumental Music Educators: A skilled performer with experience working with students age 10-14 will provide one-on-one beginning instrumental training for inner-city students in an after-school environment. Lessons will include basic music literacy and all aspects of music performance on chosen instrument. A systematic pedagogy will be provided to assist the instructor on issues relating to learning models, discipline and the nature of the program. Assistance will also be provided to guide the instructor in dealing with the special issues often associated with the population.

Days/Times:

- Student Music Instructor for Beginners Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m..

- Early Childhood Movement and Music Instructor: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5 p.m.

- Rehearsal Volunteer: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-Noon

- Teaching Assistant in Music Theory, History or Musicianship: SUMMER ONLY Monday - Friday as available 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 11 - noon from June 10 through August 2.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

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

Our mission is to build a creative culture of sustainability in which discarded items are transformed into valued and cherished resources.

Service Opportunities:

- Community Event Education Volunteer: Perennial is seeking volunteers to assist with various community events, teaching upcycled craft projects to children through adults. We use reclaimed materials to make fun projects like wearables, wands, instruments and more. You would assist Perennial staff at a booth or table to teach the crafts to community members at different events throughout the year.

Days/Times:

Varies, but typically Saturdays or Sundays.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

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

The mission of Presentation Arts Center is to make the arts accessible to all.

Service Opportunities:

After School Music, Dance, or Art Teacher: Teach individual vocal or instrumental music lessons to low income children and youth.

Days/Times:

- After School Music, Dance, or Art Teacher: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday after school or early evenings; Saturday mornings or afternoons.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Background Check

- Knowledge of musical instrument, dance, visual art

Prison Performing Arts
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Prison Performing Arts involves incarcerated youth and adults in the performing arts to inspire intellectual curiosity and personal development. We nurture the discipline, teamwork and communication skills necessary for successful re-entry into society. We encourage members of the larger community to connect personally with program participants, and we offer continuing programs for participants who have been released.

Service Opportunities:

- Costumes and Props: Inventory of storage, laundry and allterations and repairs; pulling costumes, shopping for props, etc.

- Administration: General office tasks, surveys, newsletters, etc.

- Docent: Preparing youth at JDC and Hogan Street for Arts Alive! performances

- Special Events: Cooking , set up, greeting guests, clean-up

Days/Times:

Opportunities usually are Mondays - Fridays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but some weekend projects also available.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None, unless working directly with inmates (background check and training)

Springboard to Learning
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

Springboard provides programs in the arts, cultures, humanities and sciences to schools and community organizations. These programs inspire their audiences to embrace knowledge and new experiences that broaden their horizons.

Service Opportunities:

Assembly of Arts and Learning Snacks (small art project kit) for children to keep engaged in the arts during virtual learning.

Days/Times:

One day per week, usually takes just a few hours.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

-- Training/Orientation session of 2hrs

St. Louis Artists’ Guild
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • N - Metrolink
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The St. Louis Artists' Guild inspires art experiences through extraordinary exhibitions, education, and by fostering creativity among artists and those who love art.

Service Opportunities:

- Exhibition Support: Receive artwork deliveries and pickups. Help prepare the gallery, help place and install exhibition.

- Marketing Assistant: Help with website updates, press releases and social media.

- Greeter: Greet Guests, Answer Phone, Data Entry and help with Corresponance.

- Art Ambassador: Volunteer on free family Saturdays and at fairs and farmers markets around town.

Days/Times:

All opportunities are Tuesdays-Saturdays anytime 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

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

St. Louis Artwork's mission is to broaden educational and career opportunities for youth in the St. Louis region through apprenticeships in the arts and through community collaborations.

Service Opportunities:

Complete our interest form at: https://www.stlartworks.org/GetInvolved/Volunteer.aspx

Days/Times:

Flexible hours, Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m.-5 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation Session

Saint Louis Science Center
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To Ignite and Sustain Science and Technology Learning.

Service Opportunities:

- Multiple ongoing opportunities exist through out the Science Center, including assistance working with exhibits, conducting activities for youth, and regular maintenance and upkeep.

- Special Exhibit - Assist with the bran new Pompeii: The Exhibition from May 18-Oct 27, 2019, a series of displays and activities covering the sudden disaster that destroyed the Roman Empire city. Artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archeological Museum in Italy take visitors through a unique Roman villa and onto the winding streets of Pompeii, exploring the forum, theater and marketplace along the way.

Days/Times:

Vary by position - Science Center is open Mon.-Sat. from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and Sundays 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation

Student Writers Studio
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of SWS is to build student writers K-12 by developing writing, thinking, and communication skills through a writing process and successful student-tutor relationships. This goal is reached through working with students to grow as writers and learners, empowering them to tell stories and use language.

Service Opportunities:

- Writing Coach: The writing coach provides writing feedback and instruction in one-on-one tutoring appointments and in small groups.

- Classroom Coach: The classroom coach helps to facilitate discussions in enrichment classes and provides feedback to students in enrichment classes.

Days/Times:

- Writing Coach: Mon-Thurs, 4:30-5:40 p.m.

- Classroom Coach: Tues 5:30-6:30, Thurs 5:20-6:30

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

- Orientation Session

Ten By Three
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • Y
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

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.

Service Opportunities:

Shi p.m.ent Volunteers: Help with preparation of baskets for shi p.m.ent. Assist with loading, unloading, inventorying, pricing, etc.

Days/Times:

Any day Mondays-Fridays, anytime 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m..

Volunteer Prerequisites:

None

The Griot Museum of Black History and Culture
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

To create a community of life-long learners who explore, discover, experience, and embrace the regions' rich and enduring African American history and culture.

Service Opportunities:

Museum Assistant: Help with all aspects of the museum, from clerical to curatorial.

Days/Times:

Tuesdays-Saturdays, anytime 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- None

Tower Grove Park
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • Y
Mission Statement and Objectives:

The mission of Tower Grove Park is to be an exemplary, well-preserved and well-presented, wooded Victorian park of international significance that provides important recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for the public in a way that is compatible with its unique and historic character.

Service Opportunities:

- Volunteer Educators/Docents: Provide an educational opportunity to visitors, increasing their knowledge and awareness of Tower Grove Park’s rich and fascinating history. Work with TGP staff to assist school groups as they visit the park on field trips.

- Horticulture Volunteer: Weed, prune, plant, bed cleanup, distribute mulch and other garden tasks. Work in greenhouse with staff planting plugs, seeds and tropical specimens.

Days/Times:

- Volunteer Educators/Docents: Flexible schedule, usually weekdays anytime 9am-5pm

- Horticulture Volunteer: Flexible schedule, usually weekdays anytime 9am-Noon

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Orientation Session

*Your Words St. Louis*
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Address/Mapped from SLU: Internships:
  • N
Transportation Needed:
  • N
Mission Statement and Objectives:

YourWords STL uses one-on-one tutoring, creative writing workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth. We believe we can change St. Louis by empowering young people to tell their stories. Part of our mission is to provide a sense of consistency and security for these students by recruiting passionate, committed tutors and volunteers who are dedicated to attending every weekly session.

Service Opportunities:

Volunteer Tutor: YourWords STL uses one-on-one tutoring, creative writing workshops, and collaborative writing projects to amplify the voices of St. Louis youth. We are seeking volunteer tutors over the age of 21 who are willing to commit to 75-minutes weekly tutoring sessions. All tutoring will take place via Zoom video conferencing.

Days/Times:

Weekday evenings either 4-5:15 p.m. or 6-7:15 p.m.

Volunteer Prerequisites:

- Application

- Background Check

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