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Holiday Volunteer Guide 

Go from ordinary to extraordinary by helping those in need this holiday season. Giving your time has never been easier.  Check out our online Holiday Volunteer Guide featured below choice from Do-It-Yourself projects to opportunities at different nonprofits. 

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2018 Delta Gamma Center Shining Light Tree Lot Saturday Shifts

The Tree Lot is an annual Fundraiser for the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments. We sell several different types of trees and wreaths and have a holiday boutique on site where customers can purchase gifts or decorations for their home. Volunteer Roles Available: Cashier Shift Leader Strong Man Tree Hauler & Helper Anyone that loves the holiday season and enjoys interacting with others in the spirit of the holidays! Shifts are available 2, 3 and 4 hour increments. Please click here to sign up. Regular Weekend Hours: Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM This event requires volunteers to be outside during winter conditions and some activities may require some heavy lifting. Working the tree lot is an opportunity for teams, churches, schools, civic organizations, and families to come together in the spirit of the holidays.

St. Louis, MO

12/15/18 9:30 AM +more

Santa's Helpers Wanted - "Supper With Santa"

Supper with Santa is where fun family memories are sure to be made. Families enjoy a delicious pasta dinner complete with cookies and hot cocoa. To see how butterflies get into the holiday spirit, guests will take night strolls through the Tropical Conservatory. Santa's Workshop stations will offer children the chance to make fun crafts and have their photo taken with Santa! You will be stationed inside. Your assignment may include: Assisting crafts, games, and educational activities Face Painting Providing guests with excellent customer service Assisting with food service/clean-up Monitoring the entrance and exit of the tropical conservatory Shifts for helping with the event will be December 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, and 23 from 4:30-8pm.

Chesterfield, MO

12/15/18 4:30 PM +more

2018 Delta Gamma Center Shining Light Tree Lot Sunday Shifts

The Tree Lot is an annual Fundraiser for the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments. We sell several different types of trees and wreaths and have a holiday boutique on site where customers can purchase gifts or decorations for their home. Volunteer Roles Available: Cashier Shift Leader Strong Man Tree Hauler & Helper Anyone that loves the holiday season and enjoys interacting with others in the spirit of the holidays! Shifts are available 2, 3 and 4 hour increments. Please click here to sign up. If you have questions please contact us at 314-776-1300 ext. 108. Regular Weekend Hours: Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM This event requires volunteers to be outside during winter conditions and some activities may require some heavy lifting. Working the tree lot is an opportunity for teams, churches, schools, civic organizations, and families to come together in the spirit of the holidays.

St. Louis, MO

12/16/18 10:30 AM

Christmas Shop (Toy Town) Volunteer

Each year, The Salvation Army helps parents and guardians in our communities provide Christmas to children who may not have received gifts otherwise. This is done through our Christmas Toy Town- where we give the parents and guardians the opportunity to "shop" for their youth at our Christmas Shop. The gifts they choose from are new donated gifts or they are purchased with funds from generous donors. In the week our Christmas Shop is open, we help over 1,000 families supply Christmas gifts for their children. We are in need of volunteers to help us with sorting toys, stocking the Christmas Shop, hospitality hosts for the clients and for other volunteers, personal shoppers to assist the parents in the "shopping" process, and volunteers to help parents and guardians load gifts into their car.

St. Louis, MO

12/17/18 8:00 AM +more

Shop For An Angel Holiday Store Helper

This December FamilyForward will open the Shop for an Angel Holiday Store to benefit vulnerable children in St. Louis. Please join us in creating joyous moments for all by assisting clients and staff with their holiday shopping for the client children we serve. Fill your heart with the warmth of giving, knowing that there will be joy and gratitude from all the children whose holidays will be brighter because of you! Volunteer duties include greeting and checking out shoppers, re-stocking and merchandising gifts, and gift wrapping.

St. Louis, MO

12/20/18 12:30 PM +more

2018 Delta Gamma Center Shining Light Tree Lot Weekday Shifts

The Tree Lot is an annual fundraiser for the Delta Gamma Center for Children with Visual Impairments. We sell several different types of trees and wreaths and have a holiday boutique on site where customers can purchase gifts or decorations for their home. Volunteer Roles Available: Cashier Strong Man Tree Hauler & Helper Anyone that loves the holiday season and enjoys interacting with others in the spirit of the holidays! Regular Weekly Hours: Tuesday- Friday 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Shifts are available 2, 3 and 4 hour increments. Please click here to sign up. This event requires volunteers to be outside during winter conditions and some activities may require some heavy lifting. Working the tree lot is an opportunity for teams, churches, schools, civic organizations, and families to come together in the spirit of the holidays.

St. Louis, MO

12/18/18 3:30 PM +more

Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament

Join coaches, players, and fans in the St. Louis area as we team up to put cancer on the sidelines this holiday season. The five-day high school boys’ basketball tournament will be held December 26 – December 30, 2018. We need your help to volunteer your time at the tournament, so we can give 100% of the funds raised back to the American Cancer Society for their life saving mission. WE NEED YOUR HELP VOLUNTEERING Join us this December 26 -30th as we put cancer on the sidelines at the Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament at STLCC - Meramec Campus -11333 Big Bend Road, St. Louis 63122 Volunteer duties include the following: • Concession Stand • Volunteer Registration • Team Check-in • Crowd Monitor • General - Extra Hand We have shifts available in the following time slots, however, we will take whatever amount you can give us. • Thursday 12/27/2018 • Friday 12/28/2018 • Saturday 12/29/2018 • Sunday 12/30/2018 For more information or to schedule your volunteer hours please visit the website provided here. Please provide your name, email address, cell phone number and t-shirt size (if needed). 2018 PARTICIPATING HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS DESMET*EUREKA*LIFT FOR LIFE * KIRKWOOD* LAFAYETTE*LINDBERGH*MARQUETTE*MCCLUER NORTH*RITENOUR*PARKWAY WEST*WEBSTER GROVES*ST. JOHN VIANNEY*TROY BUCHANNAN

Kirkwood, MO

12/27/18 9:00 AM +more

Shop For An Angel Holiday Store Takedown

FamilyForward's Shop For An Angel is a project aimed at filling the void felt by many of our children during the holiday season. Friends come together to provide toys and gifts for over 800 children. Volunteers are needed at our South City site to help break down and pack up the holiday store. This is a great opportunity for youth groups looking for volunteer opportunities during winter break!

St. Louis, MO

12/27/18 9:00 AM

Haven Dinners

Great group activity! Cook and serve meals to the men of St. Joseph's Haven. Needed every evening.

Saint Joseph, MO

Through 12/31/18

Mobile Meals Delivery

InterServ has a need for drivers to deliver Mobile Meals. While drivers willing to serve on a regular basis are always needed, we also need volunteers who can drive on an "on-call" basis to cover vacations, illnesses, etc. It is also helpful to have volunteers willing to drive on the snowy/bad weather days, so a 4WD vehicle is especially appreciated. A typical route will take just over an hour. Must be at least 16 years of age. Must have reliable transportation and be licensed to drive. Must have a vehicle large enough to transport two coolers. The ideal volunteer should like older people and be able to talk with them briefly when delivering their meals.

Saint Joseph, MO

Through 12/31/18

Food Pantry

InterServ serves families and individuals in our community every day by providing them with a few days of food to help them stretch their food dollars. We have donations coming in regularly that need to be sorted and organized, then stocked onto the food pantry shelves. Can you lift up to 50 pounds and work independently? The best time for helping is midday, but there is always something to be done all day long in the food pantry at Calvin Center! This could be a once per week opportunity, or a consistent M-F one. Volunteers need to be 16 or older, reliable and possess good communication skills. The ability to lift up to 50 pounds is also necessary.

Saint Joseph, MO

Through 12/31/18

Open Door Kitchen Volunteers

Open Door is looking for individuals to help prepare food for Sedalia-Pettis County residents in need. Volunteers will work alongside other kitchen staff in an air-conditioned kitchen, performing all basic skills needed to prepare nutritious food. This opportunity is especially suited for senior citizens as the work area is kept at a comfortable temperature. This opportunity is available from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Mondday through Friday. For more information on this volunteer opportunity call 660-827-1613 or visit the website at www.opendoorservicecenter.org/open-door-kitchen

Sedalia, MO

Through 5/1/19

Nurses for Newborns of Missouri Holiday Gift Wrap at Frontenac Plaza

From Black Friday through Christmas Eve sign up for various dates and times to wrap gifts amidst the holiday finery and Santa's Village at Plaza Frontenac. Thank you for considering this fun event.

Frontenac, MO

Through 12/24/18

Volunteer Bell Ringer

Activity Summary: Greet holiday shoppers and help spread the joyful Christmas spirit. We are looking for individuals to donate their time by ringing bells next to our famous red kettles. As a Bell Ringer, you will be a part of the tradition that represents hope and joy to many throughout our community. Whether you're with a friend, family, co-workers or classmates, all are welcome at any of our hundreds of kettle locations. The funds collected help provide food, clothing and emergency assistance to our neighbors all year round. Volunteers are needed November 3rd until December 24th. Volunteers work 2 hour shifts from 10.30am-7.30pm. After you have signed up we will call you to find a location that works for you. Qualifications: 18 years or older (younger volunteers are permitted with supervision) Passion for helping our community Must be polite, cheerful and reliable. Policies: We welcome you to sign up for as many shifts and locations as you would like, but we ask that you please uphold your commitment. If you are unable to make a shift, 24 hour notice (minimum) is appreciated. Alcohol, drugs, and smoking are not permitted during volunteer hours. Clothing must be respectful as you will be representing The Salvation Army. If this volunteer opportunity seems like a match for your experience, skills, and interests, please complete the online application by clicking the “Sign Up” button. Thank you again for your interest in volunteering with The Salvation Army!

Jefferson City, MO

Through 12/24/18

Attention! Volunteers Needed for Emergency Winter Warming Shelter

Volunteers Needed! The start of our 2018-2019 Emergency Winter Warming Shelter at AmeriCorps St. Louis is soon approaching, and we are rallying up our loyal volunteers to support our Shelter operations. We are excited to see both new and familiar faces volunteering at our Shelter this season! Our Shelter will be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays beginning December 1st of this year. As a reminder, our Shelter is only open when the temperature is at 20°F OR 25°F with precipitation (i.e. snow, rain, sleet, etc.). While volunteer roles will be delegated out upon arrival at the Shelter, a typical shift might include registering and signing in guests, escorting guests to cots, setting up and serving hot meals, and socializing with guests. Click here for additional information regarding shelter shifts and volunteer descriptions.

St. Louis, MO

Through 3/30/19

 

Holiday Do-It-Yourself Project Guides

Select a step-by-step guide with all the information you need to complete meaningfully volunteer projects on your schedule. You or your team will purchase the supplies, complete the project, and drop off the completed project to a nonprofit of your choosing. 

                               Dinner Baskets                                                                                   Cozy Cocoa Kits

                 

                              Blessing Bottles                                                                       Greeting Cards for Seniors 

                   


 


Recruit Holiday Volunteers

If your agency is in need of volunteers this holiday season November 1 - December 31, visit the Holiday Volunteers page to learn how to post your opportunities on our website. 


Non-Volunteer Related Needs 

For non-volunteer related needs, Remember, you can always call United Way 2-1-1.

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910 N. 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 421-0700
STLVolunteer@stl.unitedway.org
 

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