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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities 

Now is the perfect time to explore different ways you can volunteer from home without having to spend large amounts of time at the physical site of the organization.

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Assist Office with Remote Volunteer Opportunities

In these difficult times, we are looking for volunteers to donate their time remotely. These volunteers would help by making cards and writing cards to send to patients as well as supporting the organization with other tasks as needed.

Through 9/9/20

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.

Through 8/31/20

Epworth Supply Needs

Epworth is in need of the following in-kind donations durring the COIVD-19 pandemic: - Personal Hygiene Items (ie toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, face wipes, deodorant, etc) - Non-perishable food items (ie crackers, beef jerky, chips, power bars, water bottles, fruit cups, etc) - Cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes, paper towels, antibacterial soap, antibacterial spray) Drop-Off Donations: - You can drop off items at our Webster Groves location (110 N. Elm Avenue Webster Groves, MO 63119) - 7 days a week from 10 am-7 pm - NO contact drop off- our staff will bring the products in, clean them and send them to where they are needed most

Through 11/30/20

Personal Protective Equipment Needed

To care for the children of Great Circle, there is an urgent need for personal protective equipment: Masks, Gloves, Gowns, Thermometers, Thermometer Sleeves, Alcohol pads. A Supply Drive to collect these items would be wonderful!

Through 10/1/20

Help to End Violence!

Ready to take a stand against violence? A simple non-political action can make a world of difference by increasing awareness in a way numbers alone can not. Over 65,000 people are killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. every year. And that is only from guns. Domestic Violence is climbing with the current Shelter in Place orders. While the numbers are huge, they are abstract. Now imagine over 100,000 origami boxes with the name of someone who has died or been injured by violence. Now imagine them all in one place. Visual impact! St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a national effort arts Heals Violence to create impact, awareness, and solutions to the issue. To help, create a (or many) soulbox(es) and send to the St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce 1511 Mason Hill Ct. St. Louis Mo 63131 to be part of the Art Heals Violence exhibitions. Directions to folding the boxes.

Through 12/31/20

COVID-19 Supplies Needed

During the COIVD-19 pandemic, children and families served by Unleashing Potential's Early Childhood Education, Afterschool and Summer Enrichment Programs (grades K-5) need: Personal Hygiene Items (i.e. hand sanitizer, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) Cleaning supplies (Lysol wipes, paper towels, antibacterial soaps, and sprays) For the return to on-site services (suspended 3/20/2020), the agency will need the following for staff and children: Personal Protective Equipment/Supplies (i.e. touch-free thermometers, powder-free latex/vinyl gloves, disposable masks for youth and staff, hand sanitizer, etc.) Drop-Off Donations: You can drop off items at the Early Childhood Education Center at Caroline Mission (2828 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO 63104). Thursdays from 10 am-2 pm NO contact drop off - Our staff will bring the products in from the concrete entry area near the main entrance. Simply ring the bell (with your elbow) to let those inside know you have dropped off. Please provide your name, address, phone number, and list of items if you would like an in-kind tax receipt.

Through 12/31/20

COVID-19 Urgent Need Food Drive

The St. Louis bi-state region is witnessing unprecedented, extraordinary demand for emergency food resources during the pandemic. You can help Operation Food Search nourish neighboring families and seniors across our region with a food drive. Most Urgently Needed Items Pop-top cans are especially appreciated! Canned Chicken Cans/Pouches Tuna & Salmon Soup/Chili/Stew with Meat/Beans (a meal in a can) Canned Fruit (in natural juices) Diced Tomatoes, Tomato Paste/Sauce, Canned Spaghetti Sauce Boxed Meal Kits Instant Brown Rice Oatmeal Breakfast Cereal Whole Wheat Pasta Dried Spices: Garlic Powder, Chili Powder, Italian Seasoning Please no glass containers NO CONTACT Drop Off Donations Anytime: 1644 Lotsie Blvd; St. Louis 63132 Please place your donations in the white donation bin in our north parking lot. Thank you!

Through 8/31/20

Call patients to check in

Volunteers are needed to call all of our home patients once a week on Thursdays to see if they have all the medicine and supplies they need to get through the weekend. They can do this from work but will need to have a confidential place to make the calls. The number of calls will fluctuate from week to week, but it is usually around 10 calls, and the calls just take a few seconds.

Through 12/31/20

Virtual Opportunity - Give the Gift of Transportation!

Give the Gift of Transportation! For youth facing homelessness, reliable transportation can be a way out of their situation - a means of hope. It’s a way to get to job interviews, to work, to school, to the grocery store, to the doctor, and more. Yet, rising costs and inadequate bus routes make it difficult for unhoused youth to easily access the transportation they need to build their lives. Please consider donating an Uber Gift Card to help Covenant House Missouri youth get where they need to go and move forward! Uber Gift Card Link: https://www.uber.com/us/en/gift-cards/ Gift cards can be sent to: Covenant House Missouri Attn: Colleen Daum 2727 N. Kingshighway Blvd. S. Louis, MO 63113

Through 6/24/21

Personal Hygiene Kits for Residential Children -- Great Circle

Many of the children that come into our care arrive with virtually nothing of their own. Being able to give them their own personal hygiene items is very important! Items can be placed in gallon freezer bags, totes, shower caddies, or plastic grocery bags. Shampoo/Conditioner Deodorant Body Wash Comb/Brush Toothbrush/Toothpaste Hair Accessories Bath Towel/Wash Cloth

Through 12/31/21

Making Craft Kits for Residential Children

Art is a great way for our kids to express themselves, especially when many are struggling with the issues of the pandemic. This kit would provide each child with an opportunity to show off their creative side! Items can include: Crayons Colored Pencils Craft Paper Coloring book/sketchbook Glue Sticks Markers Small bin to individually store supplies

Through 6/24/21

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.

Through 7/14/21

Virtual Opportunity - Write Thank You Notes to Essential Staff

Looking for an easy way to support Covenant House Missouri? Show some 'Cov Love' to our staff! Write a thank-you note to our team members who are on the front lines with our youth every day supporting them as they go from homelessness to hope. You can mail your notes to our campus - Covenant House Missouri Attn: Covenant House Staff 2727 N. Kingshighway Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63113

Through 7/14/21

Life Skills Facilitator

The Center for Women in Transition is an agency that supports women who are justice-involved with tools and resources that will help promote restorative practices in the community which will bring responsibility, heal and empower individuals to be successful members of society. We are looking for professional and paraprofessionals to facilitate on-line classes for: Budgeting and Finance Sanitation and Cleaning Shopping Self-Care

Through 12/31/21

Volunteer Interviewer/Placement for the Red Cross

The Volunteer Interviewer/Placement volunteer gathers relevant information about prospective volunteer candidates while assessing which positions volunteers are best suited for. Provides an excellent experience for all new volunteers joining the American Red Cross. Great opportunity to get to know the American Red Cross as well as the variety of people who choose to volunteer with the Red Cross. Virtual Position - work from home - will need a phone and a computer with internet access.

Through 1/18/30

Be part of a legacy with Caris Healthcare

Life review and legacy projects are offered to families who have loved ones on hospice. Some experience or interest to learn needed. Volunteers will work in collaboration with families' unique needs and desires. Opportunities are offered remotely. Please express interest to learn more.

Through 9/9/20

Become a Hospice Volunteer

Our Caris volunteers provide a wide range of benefits to patients and their families who are enrolled in hospice services. A volunteer role can mean providing emotional support to a family member who needs someone to listen or by helping honor the patient's three most important things. Examples of the Three Most Important Things that we honor can include anything from a favorite chocolate to hearing a favorite book read to them or a favorite piece of music played on a stereo or talking about a time in their lives that meant a lot to them. These are some ways our volunteers make a difference and provide compassionate care to our Caris patients. During the times of COVID-19, our volunteers are more important than ever. We are asking for volunteers to donate their time writing and making cards to send to patients since they are unable to visit in person. If you are interested in this opportunity, please express interest to learn more.

Through 9/9/20

Become a Hospice Volunteer

Our Caris volunteers provide a wide range of benefits to patients and their families who are enrolled in hospice services. A volunteer role can mean providing emotional support to a family member who needs someone to listen or by helping honor the patient's three most important things. Examples of the Three Most Important Things that we honor can include anything from a favorite chocolate to hearing a favorite book read to them or a favorite piece of music played on a stereo or talking about a time in their lives that meant a lot to them. These are some ways our volunteers make a difference and provide compassionate care to our Caris patients. During the times of COVID-19, our volunteers are more important than ever. We are asking for volunteers to donate their time writing and making cards to send to patients since they are unable to visit in person. If you are interested in this opportunity, please express interest to learn more.

Through 9/9/20

Become a Hospice Volunteer

Our Caris volunteers provide a wide range of benefits to patients and their families who are enrolled in hospice services. A volunteer role can mean providing emotional support to a family member who needs someone to listen or by helping honor the patient's three most important things. Examples of the Three Most Important Things that we honor can include anything from a favorite chocolate to hearing a favorite book read to them or a favorite piece of music played on a stereo or talking about a time in their lives that meant a lot to them. These are some ways our volunteers make a difference and provide compassionate care to our Caris patients. During the times of COVID-19, our volunteers are more important than ever. We are asking for volunteers to donate their time writing and making cards to send to patients since they are unable to visit in person. If you are interested in this opportunity, please express interest to learn more.

Through 9/9/20

Become a Hospice Volunteer

Our Caris volunteers provide a wide range of benefits to patients and their families who are enrolled in hospice services. A volunteer role can mean providing emotional support to a family member who needs someone to listen or by helping honor the patient's three most important things. Examples of the Three Most Important Things that we honor can include anything from a favorite chocolate to hearing a favorite book read to them or a favorite piece of music played on a stereo or talking about a time in their lives that meant a lot to them. These are some ways our volunteers make a difference and provide compassionate care to our Caris patients. During the times of COVID-19, our volunteers are more important than ever. We are asking for volunteers to donate their time writing and making cards to send to patients since they are unable to visit in person. If you are interested in this opportunity, please express interest to learn more.

Through 9/9/20

Become a Hospice Volunteer

Our Caris volunteers provide a wide range of benefits to patients and their families who are enrolled in hospice services. A volunteer role can mean providing emotional support to a family member who needs someone to listen or by helping honor the patient's three most important things. Examples of the Three Most Important Things that we honor can include anything from a favorite chocolate to hearing a favorite book read to them or a favorite piece of music played on a stereo or talking about a time in their lives that meant a lot to them. These are some ways our volunteers make a difference and provide compassionate care to our Caris patients. During the times of COVID-19, our volunteers are more important than ever. We are asking for volunteers to donate their time writing and making cards to send to patients since they are unable to visit in person. If you are interested in this opportunity, please express interest to learn more.

Through 9/9/20

Visit-A-Bit Telephone Volunteer

Volunteer Title: Telephone Volunteer Reports to: The Telephone Volunteer will report to the Visit-A-Bit Manager. Time: 1-2 hours a week Summary of Position: To provide a form of companionship via the telephone for a Senior in our Visit-A-Bit Program, that may be experiencing loneliness. Provide tips and techniques to your Senior that will assist them living alone happily, while providing an outlet for conversation, bonding, rapport building, and active listening skills. Responsibilities Call your assigned Senior a minimum of once a week. Call the Visit-A-Bit Manager with any issues, concerns or questions. Be a companion to your Senior. Refer to your training manual if you have questions. Must be respectful, gentle, kind and non-judgmental. Complete and submit a weekly call report. Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age. Ability to speak slowly & clearly if needed for communications with your Senior. Must have either a landline or cellphone to make weekly phone calls. No experience required Should exhibit a great deal of patience and provide a peaceful and meaningful experience for the Senior. Volunteer should genuinely want to be there and want to helpful. Ability to commit at least 9 months as a volunteer. No physical abilities or qualifications required to be a volunteer. Environment: Volunteering will take place over the phone.

Through 11/20/20

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.

Through 10/31/20

Program Ambassador

The Fit and Food Connection is looking for a committed and organized individual to join our team as Program Ambassador! The Fit and Food Connection is a non-profit organization serving our neighbors in the St. Louis community. We provide wellness offerings to low-income families and empower our clients to get healthy through our free fitness and nutrition programs. At this time, this volunteer will work on tasks virtually pertaining to this opportunity, specifically organize current systems in place for tracking attendance and maintaining client and volunteer rosters. Once, regular programming is back up and running, responsibilities as Program Ambassador involve attending programs to: Attend as many fitness and nutrition classes as possible Help participants with sign in Track attendance Assist the instructor to ensure all runs smoothly Take photos and/or video for the organization Bring all necessary sign-in sheets and marketing materials to the class Answer any questions for attendees inquiring about The Fit and Food Connection. We would prefer an individual who has a flexible schedule, transportation, and can commit to regular attendance at programs. We are looking for leaders who are willing to make a long-term commitment (at least one year).

Through 3/26/21

Advanced WordPress Website Volunteer

The Fit and Food Connection is looking for a volunteer with extensive WordPress website experience. Our current WordPress site is using a Theme specifically designed for Charity organizations. We need volunteer help managing the existing content and to also build new features. Our website is our strongest marketing presence. We are looking for a longer-term volunteer who can potentially lead a small team of volunteers. Experience: Fundamental understanding of how a WordPress website is installed and managed Basic knowledge of PHP and WordPress functions Basic knowledge of MySQL Basic knowledge of how to work in a local environment using a LAMP/WAMP stack (XAMPP, MAMP, etc.) Preferred but not required: Experience using GIT repositories, as our code is controlled on BitBucket The Fit and Food Connection is a non-profit organization serving our neighbors in the St. Louis community. We provide wellness offerings to low-income families and empower our clients to get healthy through our five free fitness and nutrition programs. The connection of food provision, lifestyle programming and coaching, and education is a dynamic solution to address general poverty's impact on health. We are looking for leaders who are willing to make a long-term commitment (at least 1 year). Are you ready for this challenge? Contact us right away if you are interested in volunteering. Let’s take the first step towards a healthier, stronger future. Come use your creativity and expertise to change lives with us!

Through 6/10/21

Hope Is Home - Fundraising Coordinator (Virtual Volunteering)

The new Hope Lodge is set to open early 2021! We are looking for volunteers who would like to help fundraise for the supplies and items needed for the new lodge by either starting their own fundraiser via Pledge It or sharing the current fundraisers on Pledge It on social media platforms. Instructions will be provided by Hope Lodge staff. We look forward to hearing from you!

Through 12/1/20

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 will purchase the supplies, complete the project, and drop off the completed project to a nonprofit of your choosing. Need help identifying a nonprofit? Browse our list of community partners.  Please make sure to contact the nonprofit before dropping off to make sure they are still open and able to receive your donation. Some of the Do-It-Yourself projects are great to complete now and save to deliver at a later time. 
 
                  Homemade Mask                                            COVID-19 Emergency Relief Box                
                Cards for Seniors                                                        First Responder Kit 
           
                           Animal Shelter Blankets                                                         Community Clean Up                                                         Nurse Appreciation Kit                                                     First-Aid Kits                                Reusable T-Shirt Bags                                              Backpacks for Kids in Foster Care
                                    Financial Literacy Kits                                                         Blessing Bottles
            
                    Make Dog Toys                                                       Dinner Baskets 

             

                                                                   Cozy Cocoa Kits

 

 

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(314) 539-4063
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