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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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General Support Volunteers FEMA Community Vaccination Center at The Dome

Help St Louis residents get vaccinated! Volunteers will provide general support to vaccination center (non medical) staff and clients – directing traffic, guiding people to/through the facility, helping with registration and data entry, filling out vaccine cards, monitoring and assisting people in the recovery area. Computer skills are helpful for some roles but are not required to volunteer. I​f desired the vaccine (Pfizer) is now guaranteed to be available for anyone volunteering at the site. You will want to bring any lunch, snacks, or drinks because a 30-minute offsite lunch is not feasible at this site. Bottled water will be available onsite. Temperature check upon entry, masks are required indoors and within six feet of others, physical distancing when feasible, regular hand washing/hand sanitizing, refraining from touching one’s face, staying home if not feeling well. The main entrance to the mass vaccination site is Entry Point C of The Dome, located at the corner of Cole St. and N. Broadway. Free parking for volunteers/staff and the general public can be found at the corner of Cole St. and N. 6th St in the lots on the right-hand side. A shuttle bus is also present to assist with transporting people between the parking lots, Entry Point C (the main entrance), Entry Point D (the main exit), and the ADA-accessible entrance down N. Broadway. All volunteers must sign in at the Volunteer Reception Desk upon entry to receive a briefing and their assignment. They must also sign out at the same location at the end of their shift before departing.

St. Louis, MO

4/19/21 7:00 AM + more

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

Volunteer from Home

Volunteer-from-home options are available for people who can’t volunteer during regular business hours or are staying home. Options include holding a donation drive, preparing sack lunches, assembling hygiene kits, and more.

St. Patrick Center- Virtual (Virtual)

Through 12/31/21

Non-Clinical COVID-19 Vaccination St. Louis County Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering to help our Saint Louis County Department of Public Health with our COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We are looking for volunteers to support with a variety of roles in our vaccination centers, including: • Usher • Runner • Registration • Data Entry You will report to your first shift 1 hour in advance of the start time to complete any role-specific training before working. After you have expressed interest on the confirmation page you will be provided a link to complete your volunteer profile on the St. Louis County's system. COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Volunteers will be stationed with appropriate social distancing observed. Masks are required. Temperatures will be checked at the beginning of your shift.

Through 5/31/21

Clinical COVID-19 Vaccination St. Louis County Volunteer

Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering to help our Saint Louis County Department of Public Health with our COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We are looking for volunteers to support with a variety of roles in our vaccination centers, including: • Vaccinator • Monitor Volunteers will need to complete online training and send in paperwork before being able to schedule any shifts. You will report to your first shift 1 hour in advance of the start time to complete any role-specific training before working. After you have expressed interest on the confirmation page you will be provided a link to complete your volunteer profile on the St. Louis County's system. ​COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Volunteers will be stationed with appropriate social distancing observed. Masks are required. Temperatures will be checked at the beginning of your shift.

Through 5/28/21

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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St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 539-4063
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