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COVID-19

Emergency Volunteer Opportunities 

United Way is monitoring the needs of our community and leading the region’s efforts to organize volunteers and coordinate volunteer opportunities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the most timely and safe manner possible. If you are interested in learning about emergency volunteer opportunities that may arise in the near future, please sign up to receive email alerts

We will be updating this page regularly as COVID-19 volunteer response opportunities arise. Please check back for updates and visit the Volunteer from Home page for virtual and do-it-yourself volunteer opportunities.  If your company is wanting to coordinate a food or supply drive click here

Urgent Need: Severe Blood Shortage
Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment with the American Red Cross to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. Make an appointment to give blood here.
 

COVID-19 Immediate Volunteer Needs:

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Sort & Pack Food

We have a heightened focus on packing our senior boxes right now. We are trying to get a two month supply of boxes into the hands of as many seniors as possible. This should help them stay in their homes longer since they are one of the most vulnerable populations. At this time, we are being extra cautious when it comes to volunteer groups in our facility. Please remember, if you or someone in your household has symptoms of acute respiratory illness we ask that you reschedule your shift until you are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines for 24 hours. If possible, please notify the Foodbank if you are canceling your shift. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. We appreciate you signing up to volunteer at the Foodbank!

Bridgeton, MO

Through5/31/20

COVID-19 Needed Supply Donations

We are carefully monitoring developments regarding the spread of COVID-19. Our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic is changing hourly. What is certain, however, is that children, working adults, and seniors across the region will be affected. Many of our neighbors who never thought they might need assistance will be turning to us for help. As families are preparing themselves and stocking up, please consider picking up a few extra items to donate to local families. Most Needed Items: Toilet Paper Hand Sanitizer Diapers Baby Wipes Formula Feminine Hygiene Products Hand Soap Unsweetened Applesauce Canned Corn Canned Peas Chili w/ Beans SpaghettiOs Canned Peaches Skillet Dinner Canned Tuna Canned Chicken Peanut Butter Instant Oatmeal Packets Cereal You can donate your items to the St. Louis Area Foodbank facility, 70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Bridgeton, MO

Through6/30/20

Meal-Delivery Drivers Needed

Urgent: Help needed immediately. Lincoln County has called and LCCOA is answering, but we need volunteers to serve as meal-delivery drivers. Meals can be delivered in your own vehicle or using an LCCOA vehicle. Volunteers are required to be 18+ with a driver's license & proof of insurance (to show you're a driver in good standing). An ideal candidate would be school bus drivers who are already familiar with Lincoln County and vetted. But any safe driver is needed & welcomed! We just ask that you do not come to the center without first calling to schedule a time, thank you.

Troy, MO

Through6/25/20

Temporary COVID-19 Response Warehouse Assistants at old Sears-Chesterfield Mall

In response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, The Salvation Army will respond to the call to feed and offer supplies to those in need. Through the generous donations of the property owners of the old Sears location in Chesterfield mall, we have obtained a donation collection and distribution center. We need the help of volunteers to staff this location. Job duties include Donation Collectors: 5 Sorters: 5 Forklift drivers- licensed or willing to be trained: 2 Pallet lift drivers- licensed or willing to be trained: 1 Administrative: 2 Location:1 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO 63017 Duration: March 30, 2020- until further notice Hours: Donation Collection and Sorting: Monday- Wednesday 7am- 7pm Sorting: Thursday 8am- 4pm Donation distribution: Friday: 8am –4pm, Saturday 8am- 1pm Age restriction: minimum 21 for forklift or pallet lift driver Will volunteer encounter community on regular basis? The volunteers will have volunteer interaction depending on job requirements.

Chesterfield, MO

Through6/30/20

Temporary COVID-19 Response Warehouse at Moore Foods

In response to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, The Salvation Army will respond to the call to feed and offer supplies to those in need. Through the generous donations of the property owners of Moore Foods location in north county, we have obtained a donation collection and distribution center. We need the help of volunteers to staff this location. Job duties include Sorters: 10 Forklift drivers- licensed or willing to be trained: 2 Pallet lift drivers- licensed or willing to be trained: 1 Administrative: 2 Location: 9910 Page Ave #1431, St. Louis, MO 63132 Duration: March 30, 2020- until further notice Hours: Monday- Friday 7am- 7pm Age restriction: minimum 21 for forklift or pallet lift driver Will volunteer encounter community on a regular basis? The volunteers have limited to no community interaction

St. Louis, MO

Through6/30/20

Blood Donor Ambassador: Help support during COVID19

All blood drives will now require a pre-screening temperature be taken before a donor can donate either at mobile blood drives or Fixed Sites. The training is very simple and done on the day of the blood drive by the collection team. Would you like to help us keep our vital blood donors continuing to donate their blood by joining our volunteer team of donor ambassadors? As a donor ambassador at our blood drives and/or donor centers help to provide a warm and friendly greeting, assist with reception and hospitality at blood drives and enhance the blood donor experience. The importance is to provide blood donors with a positive experience and encourage them to donate regularly. Great opportunity to meet some incredible people...our blood donors and staff. Also, an interesting way to be part of local companies and organizations that host blood drives. Requirements: - 14 years or older - Training provided - Flexible hours of 3-4 hour shifts to choose from - Available blood drives to choose from are typically during the day Monday - Friday. Weekends and evenings available. - The schedule to choose from is available 8 weeks in advance - Locations available to choose from are all throughout St. Louis City, County, St. Charles County, Illinois Metro East What Our Volunteers Are Saying: “When I needed blood during my cancer treatment, the Red Cross was there for me. I’m so happy to be able to give back by volunteering and thanking blood donors now that I’m recovered.” ~Jackie P. “I may not have money to give, but I have time.” ~Taylor W. “I can no longer donate blood, but this is a way I can help with those who do.” ~Steve J.

Through6/30/20

Volunteer from Home during COVID-19 Pandemic

Want to do help people in great need during the pandemic? St. Patrick Center needs YOU! The CDC has advised that people stay home during this pandemic, but hundreds of our clients don’t have a place to call home. When you’re at the grocery store picking up supplies, please remember the people who St. Patrick Center serves. We can use the following items to serve as part of our lunch program: St. Patrick Center Grocery Store Wish List Lunchables or other packaged lunches Individually packaged bags of chips, pretzels, popcorn Granola bars Bottled water Pre-packaged fruit and veggies (apple slices, carrots, grapes) Loaves of bread Sliced cheese Lunchmeat Peanut butter and jelly Fold-top sandwich bags Zip-top bags or brown lunch bags We are accepting donations Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm at our donation center at the back of St. Patrick Center.

Through4/3/20

COVID-19 Company Food or Supply Drive

If your company is interested in providing food and supply donations during the COVID-19 pandemic please express interest in the opportunity. The United Way will reach out directly to you to coordinate next steps.

Through5/31/20

Cleaning Supplies and Baby Formula Donations Needed

Helping Hand Me Downs enhances the quality of life for children and families in the St. Louis area by meeting their immediate needs, then connecting them with life-changing resources that foster independence. Currently, during the COVID-19 pandemic, our most critical needs are donations of cleaning supplies, diapers and unexpired formula. Please call (314) 514-5987 intake line to coordinate your donation drop-off before dropping donations off at one of our locations. We have three locations currenlty open House Springs, Pagedale and Crystal City.

Through5/31/20

Request Volunteers

If your agency is in need of emergency volunteers, visit the Request Volunteers page to learn how to post your opportunities on our website. 


COVID-19 Update: STLVolunteer Volunteer Opportunities 

COVID-19 Update: Until further notice, we are deferring judgment for all volunteer needs and projects to our nonprofit, school and corporate partners. We’ve been in contact with all of them and will update our volunteer calendar, programs, and needs of our community as requested. We encourage you to contact the organization directly to confirm if a volunteer project is still happening or to let them know you will not be in attendance. And, we are asking any volunteers or volunteer family members that may have been exposed to COVID-19 or who are not feeling well to NOT volunteer with any organization for at least 14-days. 


Non-Volunteer Related Needs 

For non-volunteer related needs, Remember, you can always call United Way 2-1-1, 24/7 simply by dialing 2-1-1 or 800-427-4626.


Questions? Contact Katelind Hosie at katelind.hosie@stl.unitedway.org 

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910 N. 11th Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 539-4063
STLVolunteer@stl.unitedway.org
 

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