Volunteer at the St. Louis County Animal Shelter

The St. Louis County Animal Shelter is seeking volunteers for a variety of shifts and positions. If you are interested in helping animals in the region, contact Lisa Langeneckert at LLangeneckert@stlouisco.com​ for more details.

Apply to Speak at TEDxWUSTL

TEDxWUSTL is an entirely student-organized TED-like conference that takes place here at WashU. The goal is to celebrate TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading,” and this year’s event will take place on April 18, 2020. This event features a small number of speakers with innovative, thought-provoking ideas about topics they are passionate about. Talks can […]

Attend Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2020

The 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Summit will take place on Friday, February 7 from 12-4 in Bauer Hall. The day begins with a networking lunch followed by breakout sessions and industry-specific discussions. The event concludes with an activism panel featuring members from across the St. Louis community. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from […]

Volunteer at Oak Hill Elementary School

Located at 4300 Morgan Ford Road, Oak Hill Elementary School is seeking volunteers for the 3rd-5th grade tutoring program. Tutoring runs two days per week from 4:30-5:30pm. The focus is on math, reading, and reading comprehension. Volunteer tutors are paired with a teacher, and they can choose the day that works best for their schedule. […]

Program Chair: Charlyn Moss

Over spring and summer 2019, Charlyn Moss, class of 2020, served as Program Chair (formerly Community Assistant) for Engage STL, an Immersive Experience program for first-year students centered around topics of community engagement; environmental sustainability; and diversity, equity and inclusion. Charlyn reflected on her experiences with Engage STL and civic engagement on campus, sharing her own learnings and advice. Interested in […]

Join the Missouri College Advising Corps

The Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC), headquartered at MU, will hire recent graduates from any institution to serve as full-time, near-peer College Advisers in underserved high schools in Kansas City, Springfield, Saint Louis, and South Missouri. Advisers are full-time AmeriCorps members and assist first-generation-college, low-income, and underrepresented students and their families with navigating the college […]

Apply for K-12 Education Program Analyst Position 

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal, state, and local policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons […]

Apply for Young People For (YP4) Fellowship

Young People For (YP4) is a social justice incubator, providing life-long social justice leadership training to unlock the potential of young people historically left out of opportunity. The Young People For (YP4) Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program for young people committed to creating positive social change in their communities. Fellows represent diverse backgrounds, beliefs, […]

Participate in Opening Minds through Art

Anthology at Clayton View is a local Assisted Living and Memory Care community that believes in providing opportunities for their residents that go outside the old standards. Opening Minds through Art (OMA) is an award-winning, evidence-based intergenerational art program for people living with dementia. Students are paired with an elder “artist” to create meaningful art […]

Tutor Students through Smart Kids, Inc.

Smart Kids, Inc. is seeking volunteers for the Tutor Me Program to tutor local K-12 students. Tutoring session times vary with opportunities Tuesday-Friday from 4-7pm. Students are only asked to tutor 2-4 hours per week. To get involved or learn more, contact Renada Chandler, at stlsmartkidsinc@gmail.com or 314-884-1486.

Apply for Skandalaris Internship Program

The Skandalaris Center Internship is an opportunity open to undergrad students of all majors, who are rising sophomores to seniors. This paid, 10-week summer program is an intensive introduction to St. Louis and to the world of startups, entrepreneurship, and innovation. In addition to working in a startup, students will engage with founders and innovators across […]

Submit a Nomination for the What’s Right with the Region Awards

FOCUS St. Louis is now accepting nominations for the 23rd Annual What’s Right with the Region Awards, recognizing those organizations, individuals, and initiatives making a positive difference in the St. Louis area. Nominations may be submitted online through February 3 here. Honorees will be announced in late February and recognized at an Awards Celebration on […]

Apply for 2020 Census Jobs

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census count. Decennial census data are used to determine representation in Congress, as well as how funds are spent for roads, schools, hospitals, and more. Help ensure that everyone in your community is counted in the next decennial […]

Apply for Humanity in Action Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of current college and university students and recent graduates to explore compelling, current issues of liberal democracy, pluralism, human rights, and social justice within the specific historical and cultural contexts of each of the program sites. Intensive and demanding, the on-site programs are an educational space for […]

Nominate a Jewish Teen for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

The Helen Diller Family Foundation’s Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is now accepting nominations for 2020. The awards recognize up to 15 extraordinary Jewish teens annually with $36,000 each to support their ongoing social impact projects or to further their education. The foundation seeks teens showing significant initiative and leadership in creating and leading a new initiative – or who have considerably […]

Participate in Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge

Civic Life Project is seeking submissions for their Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge, a national film competition for 15 – 25 years old to produce public issues oriented videos that ultimately create a groundbreaking movement for young Americans to get engaged in our democracy and to vote. The two submission categories are documentaries (up to 8 minutes) and […]

Intern with Program for Older Adults at Grace Hill Settlement House

Grace Hill Settlement House is looking for a practicum student or intern who has an interest in aging services and working with older adults. The Patch Center’s senior program serves adults ages 55 and over and is seeking a student to work with them a few days during the week to enhance the program by […]

Register for America Walks Walking Summit, March 2020

Walking has the power to do many things, including building connections and addressing legacies of division. The Walking Summit in St. Louis, MO, on March 10-11 will dive into what that means for walking and walkability. Attendees from across the country will have an opportunity to hear new ideas, meet other walking and health advocates, […]

Working Toward Health Equity in St. Louis: Jamaa Birth Village and Casa de Salud Partner with the Goldman Fellows Program

Even a cursory glance at a map of the hospitals in St. Louis quickly reveals the uneven access to healthcare in the region, divided along longstanding, historically rooted lines of class, race, ethnicity, and geography. The World Health Organization defines health equity as the idea that “everyone should have a fair opportunity to attain their full health […]

From Theory to Practice: Professor Amy Cislo Discusses Community Engaged Teaching in Course on Feminist & Queer Youth Studies

Students at Washington University engage in intense study of theoretical concepts and models. They read and discuss the foremost scholars in their field and learn to articulate their own opinions on issues, but the question often remains, how does theory apply to real life? Professor Amy Cislo‘s course on Feminist and Queer Youth Studies (L77 […]

Each One Teach One’s Enrichment Event Addresses Trauma-Informed Teaching in St. Louis

The Gephardt Institute’s Each One Teach One program is most commonly known as the university’s signature tutoring initiative, working with 80 WashU students to serve over 70 local 1st-3rd graders. The mission of Each One Teach One as part of the institute’s K-12 & Youth Initiatives extends beyond weekly tutoring at KIPP: Victory Academy. The program also seeks […]

All Politics is Local: Public Service Fellows Working in City Departments Share Learning and Advice

Last summer, the Gephardt Institute introduced the four outstanding members of the 2019-2020 Public Service Fellows cohort (read the story here). Abbie Teurbe-Tolon, Madisen Janssen, Kyah Bridges, and Zach Kassman began their 10-month tenure as fellows by serving as generalists in the St. Louis City mayor’s office, working on a variety of tasks as they began to […]

Volunteer as a Judge for Science and Engineering Fair

Plans for the Gateway Science Academy Science and Engineering Fair (GSASEF) are underway. This year’s fair will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at St. Louis Science Center. Participating projects will come from students in grades 5-12 who are eager to display their projects to volunteer judges from a range of science-related backgrounds. On […]

Attend Panel on Education and Incarceration in East St. Louis

Voices of East St. Louis will host a panel discussion on tackling the ties between education and incarceration in East St. Louis. The event will be held on Thursday, November 21 at 5:30pm in Seigle 204. Free BBQ and salad provided. Speakers: Chief Michael Hubbard, Supervisor of School Safety and Security, ESTL School District 189 […]

Volunteer in Schools with the Little Bit Foundation

The Little Bit Foundation works in St. Louis schools as a convener of programs and services that support district and school performance goals and address the needs of the whole child so that they can focus on their education. Students are served individually once a week in Little Bit Boutiques, designated spaces in each partner […]

Attend STL Voter Mobilization Training & Action Coordination

The ActLocal project, along with local hosts A Red Circle and Forward Together in Action, are hosting a free event on Saturday, November 16 from 9am-2pm at University United Methodist Church. The event will feature dynamic keynotes, trainings, and collaborations, plus lunch and cookies! The roster includes representatives from a wide variety of groups working on […]

Attend a Discussion about Social Security

WashU’s chapter of IGNITE is hosting Free the Facts for a discussion about Social Security on Monday, November 18, 7-9pm in Wilson 214. Learn from policy experts about how Social Security works, discuss solutions to one of the federal government’s biggest challenges, and learn about Free the Facts’ paid internships and paid Scholar Program for […]

Apply for Americorps Position with Saga Education

Saga Education is an official AmeriCorps program under the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). Saga Education supports historically under-served young people by providing personalized and consistent math tutorials led by professionally trained AmeriCorps members who supplement teacher instruction and encourage students’ confidence and academic strengths. The organization currently partners with public school districts […]

Apply for Interfaith Fellows Program

WashU undergraduate students interested in interfaith engagement are invited to apply to the Interfaith Fellows program for Spring 2020. Working closely with the Director for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life, Interfaith Fellows will be trained in interfaith leadership skills. They will facilitate interfaith engagement opportunities for other students by planning several programs and developing peer […]

Volunteer at Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

Wild Lights is the Zoo’s family-friendly holiday lights experience. Volunteers are needed to assist with the children’s activities, monitor fire pits as guests enjoy s’mores, and direct guests throughout the various event areas. Volunteer shifts are 4:45-8:30pm on select nights November 29-December 30. Sign up for one or more shifts here. For more information, contact […]

Volunteer at Bridge Bread Bakery to Help End Homelessness

Bridge Bread Bakery is a social business enterprise providing job opportunities to people experiencing homelessness or who are housing insecure, while educating and cultivating the bakers of tomorrow. Bakery products are distributed to area churches, hotels, restaurants, businesses, and universities. 70% of income from sales goes to bakers’ salaries, so the bakery relies heavily on […]

Apply for WUSTL College Advising Corps

Are you a graduating senior or recent WashU grad who is interested in college access work and wants to be a change agent in the St. Louis community by helping local high school students understand and navigate the college-going process? The Washington University College Advising Corps might be a great fit for you! The WUSTL […]

Register for the Socially Just Leadership Institute

The Socially Just Leadership Institute (SJLI), presented by Campus Life, is a FREE intensive co-curricular experience bridging the gaps between leadership education, professional development, and social justice engagement that is comprised of a workshop series and culminating trip to Chicago during spring break. The Institute is open to all undergrad students, regardless of identity, leadership […]

Attend Panel on Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

MedX is hosting a panel on Medicaid Expansion in Missouri on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30pm in Seigle L006. The panelists are Sidney D. Watson, J.D., of SLU Law; Timothy McBride, PhD, of Washington University’s Brown School; and Geoffrey Oliver, J.D., MPH, of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. There will be a free pasta bar […]

Civic Scholar Gabriela Pantoja Reflects on Working In and With Community

For her Civic Summer, Gabriela Pantoja, class of 2020, returned to the neighborhood where she grew up, the East Side of Chicago. She spent the summer interviewing residents and compiling their stories as she learned about her own community in new ways. Gabriela collected 22 oral histories from neighbors from a variety of backgrounds, ages, […]

Support Voting Registration Efforts as Volunteer Intern

In honor of their 40th class reunion, members of the WashU Class of 1979 launched the Spirit of ’79 Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to expand our democracy by encouraging fellow citizens to register to vote through nonpartisan efforts. Alumni from the class of ’79 are working voluntarily to visit several states over the next […]

Attend “Our Nonprofit Sector is at Risk. Does it Matter?” Presentation

Congress has slashed the budget for the IRS’s oversight of nonprofit organizations. In the wake of the cuts, Wall Street is increasingly finding ways to profit from nonprofits. What does this mean for the social sector in the United States? What can be done about it? Join the Brown School of Social Work for aspecial […]

Participate in Free Webinar: Storytelling & Communication in Global Health

Unite for Sight will be hosting a webinar featuring leading experts in storytelling and responsible communication in global health. The webinar will include guidance and advice from seven panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions about communication and global health. Find out about the role of responsible storytelling in global health […]

Volunteer at Giving Voices to Children Charity Event

The Center for Hearing & Speech is a St. Louis non-profit that transforms lives through caring, personalized, and innovative programs that empower communication. The center is seeking volunteers to support with their biggest event of the year at the St. Louis Marriott Grand on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 4-11pm or on the days leading […]

Community Service Roundtable Connects Student Leaders to Problem-Solve Together

One of the central, guiding goals of the Gephardt Institute is to “infuse civic engagement throughout the Washington University experience.” Lifelong civic engagement is a process that happens as students progress through their education, and the institute seeks to provide support at each juncture in students’ civic development. In addition to offering a broad introduction […]

Gephardt Institute Welcomes New Student Staff Members

This fall, the Gephardt Institute welcomed 14 new student staff members to the team. The institute employs a range of student staff including undergraduate coordinators, graduate assistants, and master’s research fellows who fulfill essential roles and benefit from professional and personal development. Student staff members play a crucial role in the Gephardt Institute, bringing energy, […]

Attend “Hungry in School” Conference

The Educational Disparities Group (Harvard Club) is hosting a conference entitled “Hungry in School.” The event will be held on Thursday, October 24 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm in the Forest Park campus cafeteria of St. Louis Community College. This event is free and open to the public. It will highlight what local area schools and […]

Participate in Holidays for Heroes Card Making Event

Kick off the holiday season by making or signing cards for military service members. This event will be held on Tuesday, November 12 from 10am-1pm in DUC 276. Sponsored by the Washington University Woman’s Club, the Office of the Provost, and the Gephardt Institute.

Apply for Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship

The Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship (AYLF) identifies, cultivates, and amplifies future generations of talent to engage in the values-based leadership essential for transforming their lives and society for the better. AYLF is a place-based, multi-site program that nurtures a cadre of diverse youth committed to addressing the most compelling social, political, and scientific issues facing […]

Attend Restorative Justice Movement’s Fall Fair

Join the Restorative Justice Movement (RJM) for their fall fair. RJM is a nonprofit located in the Ville neighborhood that seeks to support healing in communities wounded by violence, addiction, and trauma. RJM facilitates regular food and clothing drives, offers free meals and festivities during significant holidays, and hosts daily recovery support groups. Attend RJM’s […]

Volunteer at the Honeysuckle Hackathon

Kirkwood will host its 3rd annual Honeysuckle Hackathon in Meramec Highlands Quarry at Dee Koestering Park (Quarry Park), October 21-26, and volunteers are needed. Kirkwood Parks’ Department has fought invasive bush honeysuckle for years. The goal for this fall’s event is eradicating it from Quarry Park, an area of approximately nine acres. Three-hour shifts are […]

Alumni Spotlight: Abby Wong, AB ’19

After spending the summer of 2018 interning at St. Louis Effort for AIDS (EFA), Goldman Fellow and recent architecture school graduate Abby Wong, AB ’19, returned to the same organization to work full-time as a Development Associate. The community that she built and the interests she fostered since the summer between her junior and senior […]

Apply for the Global Impact Award

The Global Impact Award, administered by the Skandalaris Center, is designed to support inventions, products, ideas, and business models that have a broad and lasting impact on society through funding and mentoring support. Award winners will receive continued mentoring and connections to people or organizations that accelerate venture launch, leading to scalability and sustainability, and […]

Submit Work to the Creator’s Gallery

The Creator’s Gallery is an annual interdisciplinary exhibition hosted by the Skandalaris Center. It began in 2017 as a way for creators of all types, disciplines, and ages to display their work together. The gallery displays creative works of all mediums, including fine art, graphic design, photography, poetry, and more. All projects are made by […]

Attend “Sparking Prosperity for Everyone: How Asset Building Can Close the Racial Wealth Gap”

Attend a conversation on “Sparking Prosperity for Everyone: How Asset Building Can Close the Racial Wealth Gap,” held on Tuesday, October 22 from 12-2pm in Clark-Fox Forum in Hillman Hall. Featured speakers will include: Robert E. Friedman, author of A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone Malik Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Better Family Life […]