Kids Vision for Life St. Louis provides free vision services to children, including vision screenings, eye exams, and prescription eyewear for elementary school students around the St. Louis area. Our vision is to give students with visual impairments in Title 1 schools free glasses in order to provide the best education possible.
We need volunteers to go with us to different schools in the area and conduct vision screenings. We train all volunteers on site, so no previous experience is needed. We do screenings every day at a different school from 7:30am-2:00pm and typically have 8 volunteers a day. Volunteers will get the chance to make a difference in hundreds of children’s lives in just one screening day!
This is the link to our volunteer sign up:
We need a friendly face to greet patients and visitors at our information desk. This position requires minimal walking, but an outgoing personality. Prospective volunteers must meet with the Volunteer Coordinator and go through an orientation session before volunteering.
This volunteer will greet each patient, family member, and visitor who enters the lobby of our hospital in a courteous, competent and responsive manner. They will also assist patients, families, and visitors in locating patient rooms, departments, and personnel with whom they have appointments. The volunteer will be trained to use a computer to look up room numbers. Must understand confidentiality and abide by HIPPA regulations.
Capital Region Medical Center's volunteers who give at least 8 hours per month receive these benefits:
Employee rates at the Sam B. Cook Healthplex
A 20% discount at all CRMC gift shops on the day they volunteer
A 20% discount on over-the-counter medications at the Capital Care Pharmacy
One complimentary meal in the CRMC cafeteria on the day they volunteer
A free annual flu shot
Work with our Hope Prep scholars at Jennings Middle School. Tuesday and Thursday (prefer 9-2pm, but flexible). These are kids that need help preparing to enter the college prep track in Jennings High School.
The mission of the St. Louis Arc is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support, and advocacy.
Awake, Aware, and Alive educates participants about elements of a balanced life, including mind, body, and spirit. This class will help individuals explore new strategies to manage stress and improve overall well-being. Volunteers will help participants explore and engage in new recreational experiences, such as Yoga, Pilates, and Tai Chi. New volunteers are expected to commit to the whole session of this program.
Annie’s Hope - The Bereavement Center for Kids hosts Family Support Groups that welcome children, teens, and adults who are grieving the death of someone significant. Groups meet one night a week for eight weeks and are facilitated by trained volunteers. Annie’s Hope will provide all necessary training. The groups meet from 6:30 - 8:00 pm with typical volunteer time being from 6:00 - 9:00 pm. All newer volunteers will be paired with an experienced volunteer to support them in their facilitation role.
At each session, the children and teens are divided into several groups by their age while the adults meet in their own group. Each session is tailored to the group’s developmental level and the struggles the members are encountering. No two group sessions are identical and there will be at least one Family Night during the eight weeks. Topics that may be discussed could include coping skills, feelings, memories, change, communication skills, grief rituals, or other topics that fit the needs of the families.
Dates of the October 2018 Family Support Group are listed below.
October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th