Every year, well over a hundred thousand flower seedlings are planted around the city in public spaces. This is thanks to neighborhood groups doing Blitz Clean-up projects and then organizing planting days to help beautify their neighborhoods. To have these seedlings ready, Brightside needs your help!
What: Sow Blitz Blooms seedlings
Where: The Greenhouse in Forest Park
When: Saturdays (2/20, 2/27, 3/6) from 8:30am - 11:30am
We will fill 200-count seedling trays with soil and then drop a seed in each pod. It's so easy and relaxing. Join us and then you can say, "Hey! I grew those flowers!" when you see them in a neighborhood near you later this Spring.
All volunteers will be required to wear masks and work socially distanced.
We are looking for board-certified medically licensed professionals who are interested in continuing to serve the community by volunteering their time in order to provide low-cost medical services through Casa de Salud.
We have openings every day of the week both during the day and during evenings. We provide malpractice once an individual has completed our credentialing process and has been approved as a medically licensed volunteer.
Boys Hope Girls Hope is residential, college access program for kids who have been identified as academically capable but whose home life is not conducive to their success. Our program objective is to guide these students from middle school through high school and they are with the program through college graduation.
We are seeking business professionals who will serve as role model and mentor to one of our scholars. Time commitments vary depending on the relationship established but a minimum of 4-6 hours a month should be planned on. Looking for individuals who want to share learning and service experiences and become an important resource for a youth.
Are you known to be an organized person? Would you consider sharing those learned skills with a youth?
Boys Hope Girls Hope is a residential, college access program for kids who have been identified as academically capable but whose home life is not conducive to their success. Our program objective is to guide these students from middle school through high school and they are with the program through college graduation.
We are interested in adults who will meet weekly with a student and help them with study and organizational skills.
Community volunteers are trained to advocate for children in Cole County, who have suffered abuse and neglect, in the court system. Volunteers receive 30+ hours of training, will spend 8-10 months working on their case and should be willing to commit to a child or sibling group for 18-22 months or until the case is closed. No legal knowledge or experience necessary. We will train you to be a strong advocate for a child who needs a consistent and caring adult in their life. Background check, interview, reference check and application required. Must be at least 21.
INSPIRE BOYS THROUGH RUNNING AND THEY WILL INSPIRE YOU
Volunteer Let Me Run coaches lead boys in seven weeks of training and lessons, twice a week, and celebrate the accomplishments of each boy and their endless potential by running with their team at the end-of-season 5K. As a Let Me Run coach, you will teach boys, but they may end up teaching you more!!
Runners and non-runners are welcome; although one of two coaches per team is required to be a runner, and all coaches must be supportive of the Let Me Run mission and bring positive energy to each lesson.
The fall season starts mid-September with an end-of-season 5K in November. The spring season starts late-March with an end-of-season 5K in May. Practice days and times vary by location.
Coach training is provided free of charge.