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.
Miriam Learning Center is starting a new academic, social, and emotional support program for high school and college age young adults. High school and college age volunteers are needed to be peers for students who will be attending Miriam's Young Adult Service program open house on November 13th from 5:00-7: 00 pm. Volunteers will participate in social, emotional and recreational programming (ping pong, foosball, video gaming, basketball, counseling groups, academic support groups, personal growth seminars, and manning a coffee bar) with program visitors, to ensure they feel welcome and supported. Volunteers need to feel comfortable interacting with peers of all abilities. Good communication skills and the willingness to have fun are necessary. All volunteers must go through an interview process and complete a background check. They must attend volunteer orientation on Monday, November 12th 5:00-6:00.
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
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 9:00am-1:00pm 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:
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.
Enjoy cooking with others! Participants will have the opportunity to cook with their family, friends, support staff and roommates. This four-week course is designed for people to get together and learn about cooking as a group. Participants will walk away with a complete meal that can be enjoyed during class or as leftovers. The last session will be a cooking competition among all the groups!
Volunteers are needed to assist the instructor in leading the class and participants as needed. New volunteers are expected to commit to the whole session of this program.
Help KidSmart pack boxes of school supplies to be delivered directly into classrooms throughout the St. Louis area. Volunteers will help sort and count supplies and then pack those supplies into boxes.