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United Young Leaders


During this unprecedented time, United Way will continue to stand with our St. Louis Region and work tirelessly to help people live their best possible lives. We are 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.

Currently, to keep United Young Leaders as safe as possible will not be hosting any traditional in-person sponsored volunteer events at this time. When volunteer opportunities become available you will be notified in a United Young Leaders' email and volunteer sign-ups will be available below.

United Young Leaders' Volunteer Opportunities

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Create Activity Donations for the St. Louis Arc

Join fellow United Young Leaders to craft handmade sock puppets to be distributed to children and their families to enjoy! About the St. Louis Arc: The Arc's mission is to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to lead better lives by providing a lifetime of high-quality services, family support, and advocacy. The Arc works hard to provide the kind of individualized services that can really help make a difference to an adult… to a child… to a family. Services provided are designed to maximize choice and to support people, as they build quality lives within the St. Louis community. Project description: United Young Leaders will be creating handmade sock puppets and greeting cards to donate to the Children Services programs of the St. Louis Arc. Volunteers will gather via Microsoft Teams to learn more about the Arc, spend time getting to know each other, and creating these fun activity donations that will brighten a child's day. Supplies: Socks Cardboard Scissors Googly eyes or buttons Glue (hot glue gun or fabric glue will work) Cardstock paper Markers Extras Pom poms Yarn Felt Fabric scraps Delivery: Completed sock puppets can either be mailed or dropped off at the St. Louis Arc. The contactless drop off will be from 3/19 – 3/26 Monday through Friday between 9am to 3:30 pm. Address will be provided to confirmed volunteers prior to the event. For alternative delivery arrangements, please contact the project leader.

Microsoft Teams (Virtual)

8 spots available on 

3/18/21 6:00 PM

Make treats for service dogs

Join fellow United Young Leaders to make DIY no-bake treats for service dogs in training. Your own furry friends are encouraged to join this volunteer event as well! About Duo Dogs: Duo Dogs trains and connects dogs with people to cultivate positive change in individuals, families, and communities. Accredited by Assistance Dogs International (ADI) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Duo Dogs opens the door to independence by providing Assistance Dogs to individuals with physical challenges, Facility Dogs to those in need of emotional assurance, and Touch Dogs to hospitals that bring a sense of serenity and well-being to patients, along with reading assistance to students in school classrooms and libraries. Project Description: Volunteers will gather via Microsoft Teams to make no-bake dog treats to donate to Duo Dogs pups. We will spend time learning about the organization, getting to know each other, and making these easy treats. Supplies: 1 cup rolled oats 3 tablespoons peanut butter 1/3 cup coconut oil Parchment paper Gallon-sized freezer bag Delivery: Following the event, treats can be dropped off at Duo Dogs. Drop off info to come.

Microsoft Teams- April UYL Meeting (Virtual)

16 spots available on 

4/15/21 12:00 PM

Save Lives by Donating Blood

Make a meaningful impact with fellow United Young Leaders by signing up to donate blood to the American Red Cross of Missouri. The Red Cross has to collect 15,000 blood donations every day to have enough blood to help patients in 2,700 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country. That’s a lot of patients in need and all of us, coming together, can help ensure patients receive lifesaving blood. Make an appointment to give blood at a location near you through the end of March to be a part of the United Young Leaders Blood Drive. Snap a selfie while you make a difference and tag @unitedwaystl on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!


Through 3/31/21


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St. Louis, MO 63101
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