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COVID-19: How You Can Help

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. As of June 15th, all donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies free of charge. Make an appointment to give blood here.
 

COVID-19 Immediate Volunteer Needs:

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Virtual Opportunity - Host a DIY Supply Drive

Host a DIY Supply Drive to support the youth at Covenant House Missouri! You can help raise awareness and vital supplies/ funds to help provide relief to young people overcoming homelessness. Use the power of social media and tap into your circle of friends - it's all about getting the word out! To host a DIY Supply Drive, check out the Covenant House MO In-Kind Donations site and Amazon Wish List for our latest supply needs. You can also host a themed supply drive to focus your efforts, like one of the following: Laundry Drive - baskets, detergent (pods or powder, not liquid as it gets used too fast), and dryer sheets Bedding/Bedroom Items - sheets, pillows, comforters, etc. Kitchen Items - pots/pans, dishes, silverware, and kitchen tools Shower Basket Drive – fill shower caddies with flip-flops (all sizes and genders), bath towels, loofahs, and razors Hygiene Items - shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. (big demand, but we do get these in more regularly) Note: If you would like an acknowledgment letter for any in-kind donations, please reach out to the opportunity coordinator.

Virtual Opportunity (Virtual)

Through 7/14/21

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

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