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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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Haven Dinners - St. Joseph, MO

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

Saint Joseph, MO

Through12/31/20

Dining Room Support

Our Seasoned Circle Cafe is our program that feeds and cares for individuals over the age of 60. A component of this program is Meals on Wheels, where we package and deliver meals to seniors who are home-bound. In addition to those seniors, we pick up seniors and they are fed at our Seasoned Circle Cafe location. The senior citizens that we service live in both Madison and St. Clair County of Illinois. Volunteers will be needed to clean bathrooms and vacuum.

East Saint Louis, IL

Through5/8/20

Repacking and Sorting Donated Food

This is a summary of general tasks. These will vary based on the needs of the foodbank. Sorting and repacking donated food Checking food for expiration dates Assisting with cleaning Taping and/or breaking down cardboard boxes Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer independently. Children ages 3 and up are accepted when volunteering with a parent or guardian. Groups are welcome. Will be standing most of the time. May be asked to lift and/or move boxes of food weighing up to 50 lbs. Commitment to the mission of the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Each shift is 3 hours. We do NOT accept court-ordered community service.

Bridgeton, MO

Through12/31/21

Angel Boutique Assistant

Volunteer at the Angel Boutique! Volunteers are ALWAYS needed for sorting, pricing, organizing, and checking out customers. We ask volunteers to work 3-4 hour shifts and commit to a weekly schedule. The Angel Boutique is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm. The Angel Boutique Resale Shop is located at 2700 Cherokee Street. Here you’ll find gently used women, men, and children’s clothing, home decor items, furniture, and women’s accessories. All proceeds from sales directly support Guardian Angel Settlement Associations childcare and social services programs.

St. Louis, MO

Through4/22/20

Meal Partner

Boys Hope Girls Hope of STL is an academic residential program located in Richmond Heights. We are seeking community members who are willing to prepare and deliver (or order and deliver) dinner for each of our houses Monday through Thursday. Meals would provide dinner for 10 scholars and 3 staff members. BHGH scholars are very active in extra-curricular activities and our staff is busy from 3-5pm dropping off and picking up. Our Meal Partners help make the pre-dinner time so much more manageable. Date selection is done through the Care Calendar system.

Richmond Heights, MO

Through5/14/20

Food Pantry Volunteer

JFS’s Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in the region. The pantry provides food and personal care items to over 6,000 children, adults, and seniors each month. Community members who visit the food pantry are often experiencing hardships in addition to hunger, including unemployment or underemployment, lack of access to health care, and housing insecurity. The pantry’s staff and volunteers connect visitors and their families to the services they need to thrive, whether through direct provision of food at the pantry or referrals to other JF&CS services. Our volunteers fill a vital role at the pantry, including registration of pantry visitors, stocking and sorting donated foods, and helping visitors choose their grocery items. The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is located in Creve Coeur. Volunteer slots range from 1-3 hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

St. Louis, MO

Through9/13/20

Food Pantry Volunteer Groups Needed

Episodic Group: Title: Food Pantry Volunteer Groups Needed JF&CS’s Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is the largest food pantry in the region. The pantry provides food and personal care items to over 6,000 children, adults, and seniors each month. Community members who visit the food pantry are often experiencing hardships in addition to hunger, including unemployment or underemployment, lack of access to health care, and housing insecurity. The pantry’s staff and volunteers connect visitors and their families to the services they need to thrive, whether through direct provision of food at the pantry or referrals to other JF&CS services. Our volunteer groups fill a vital role at the pantry including sorting produce and non-perishable goods, organizing donated items, and stocking shelves in the visitor shopping area. The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is located in Creve Coeur. Group volunteer slots range from 1.5 – 4 hours between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Time slots are flexible if needed on a group by group basis.

St. Louis, MO

Through9/13/20

Volunteer at our Emergency Winter Warming Shelter!

Volunteers needed! The 2019-2020 Emergency Winter Warming Shelter at AmeriCorps St. Louis is opening soon, and we are excited to see both new and familiar faces volunteering at our Shelter this season! Our shelter is known as My Mother's House, so anyone experiencing homelessness can tell their peers, "I stay at my mother's house." Our shelter opens Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from December 1st until mid-March when the temperature is AT or BELOW 20°F or AT or BELOW 25°F with precipitation (i.e. snow, rain, sleet). A typical shift might include registering and signing in guests, escorting guests to cots, setting up and serving hot meals, and socializing with guests. Please note that AmeriCorps St. Louis decides whether or not to activate the shelter by 1:00 PM the previous day. Sign up at https://www.americorpsstl.org/emergency-winter-warming-shelter

St. Louis, MO

Through3/30/20

Craft Night for Cancer Patients

Are you a crafty person? Have your or someone you have known ever been affected by Cancer? Now is your chance to show your support to our cancer guests staying at Hope Lodge! Plan a group craft for cancer patients. Bring in all the materials you would need and lead a group craft. We have basic necessities on site, such as glue, tape, and scissors. Feel free to bring in snacks and background music for your crafting time. You can make your time as upbeat as possible! This opportunity is perfect for a group size of 1-3 people.

St. Louis, MO

Through12/31/21

Winter Shelter Monitor

This is a seasonal position, and it is open as needed for freezing temperatures. This position is mostly active during the cold, winter months. Responsibilities: 1. Provide direct supervision of shelter occupants for the overnight shelter. 2. Follow the guidelines of the shelter policies, procedures, and guidelines. 3. Ensure that monitors, volunteers, and occupants conform to policies, procedures, and guidelines. 4. Intervene to mitigate and resolve interpersonal conflicts. 5. Monitor center for health, safety, and sanitary concerns. 6. Complete tasks as assigned by the administrative staff for the effective and efficient facility operation. 7. Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relationships with co-workers and supervisors. This would include but not be limited to such actions as: resolution of conflicts in a professional manner; courteous treatment of staff, visitors, and clients; respect of others’ property and person; and professional and appropriate communication to and about clients, co-workers, and supervisors. Qualifications: High School or equivalent diploma. Must be a team player, a self-starter, and perform well with minimum supervision. Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, and independent judgment and decision-making skills, independent and creative thinking, ability to work with a team. Must be supportive of The Salvation Army’s mission and policies. High level of confidentiality required. Skills: Excellent Customer Service, Work Well with Others, Listening Skills, Comprehension Skills, Proactive Self-Starter

Through3/31/20

 

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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