Attend “Building Vibrant Partnerships: Community University Engagement Summit”

Save the date this spring for another collaborative, regional event: “Building Vibrant Partnerships: Community University Engagement Summit.” Date: Friday, May 1 Time: 8:30am-2:00pm Location: Saint Louis University, Il Monastero Conference Center, 3050 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO, 63103 The day will include presentations and interactive activities that will allow networking with nonprofit leaders and higher education […]

Apply for AmeriCorps Postion with Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP)’s AmeriCorps team is seeking 13 civically-minded individuals to serve in 2020-2021. This is full-time service position, requiring 1,700 hours from September 2020 through July 2021. Applications are due February 21. Learn more and apply here.

Volunteer for Rock and Roll Trivia Night

Johnnie Be Good Rock and Roll themed Trivia Night raises funds for Johnnie Be Good, a feature length documentary about the late Johnnie Johnson. Play it Forward is partnering with Art Holliday to promote and organize the event. Play it Forward ensures each child in St. Louis is provided with the opportunity to discover his […]

Attend “Faith in Action: Working for Justice in St. Louis”

Attend the Rabbi Ferdinand Isserman Lecture, “Faith in Action: Working for Justice in St. Louis,” Thursday, February 20 at 7pm in Graham Chapel. Speakers Dr. Billie Mayo and Dr. Shima Rostami will share powerful stories about the intersections of their social justice work in St. Louis and their religious and spiritual practices and beliefs. More information is […]

Attend Interfaith Week

This year’s Interfaith Week, aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the varied religious traditions at WashU, is in collaboration with the Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life and the WashU Interfaith Alliance. It will include daily activities and events involving various groups on campus and from the greater community. Events will be held […]

Participate in Olin’s Big IdeaBounce®

Get funds to get your idea started! Olin’s BIG IdeaBounce® is a 2-minute video elevator pitch contest open to all WashU students. Start by indicating your interest in submitting an idea—that way organizers can answer questions, send encouragement, and offer help right up to the deadline. A video link of your original idea must be submitted […]

Apply for the Smithsonian’s Because of Her Story Internship

Apply for the Smithsonian’s Because of Her Story 8-week paid internship program in women’s history for summer 2020.  Applications close on Sunday, March 15. Apply here. Who?  Undergraduate students (rising sophomores through seniors) and recent graduates (within past 15 months) with a commitment to women’s history. Second year graduate students are not eligible to apply. […]

Apply to be a BEAR Leader for Engage STL

BEAR Leader applications are now live! Apply to lead a group of 15 first-year students through Engage STL, a three-day Immersive Experience Program that guides students to explore their own identities and connect with St. Louis as neighbors. This is an incredible opportunity to grow as a leader, share your experience with first years, and […]

Volunteer at the Little Bit Foundation’s Trivia Night

The Little Bit Foundation serves low-income children in St. Louis. They are hosting Music Trivia night as a fundraiser to support their services and programs. Over 800 guests come to donate school supplies and have fun while giving back. Volunteers are needed to help greet guests, walk around the event to sell raffle and other […]

Volunteer at the Biome School’s Gala and Auction

The Biome is a new kind of K-5 school for the next generation – one that offers customized, project-based ,and student-centered learning opportunities with an emphasis on growth mindset and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) education. On March 7, The Biome School will be holding their annual gala and auction. There are many […]

Apply for Breakthrough Collaborative Teaching Fellowship

Breakthrough Collaborative operates summer and school-year programming to partner with students from under-resourced communities on their paths to college and offers a challenging teaching residency for college undergraduates under the guidance of professional teachers. Breakthrough uses a unique “students teaching students” model to create rigorous, vibrant learning communities across the nation. The Breakthrough teaching fellow […]

Volunteer at UCP Heartland’s Gala Event

The mission of UCP Heartland is to provide the highest quality programs and services to adults and children living with disabilities. On Saturday, February 29, UCP Heartland will be holding their annual Dream Gala and Auction. There are many different roles that volunteers can fill at this event. For questions or to volunteer, please contact Lorna B. […]

Apply for Gyo Obata Fellowship in Arts Administration

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) is at the forefront of efforts to transform St. Louis into a more vibrant, creative and economically thriving community by elevating the vitality, value and visibility of the arts. The Gyo Obata Fellowship is a program for undergraduate students pursuing careers in arts management. With major funding provided by the […]

Nominate/Apply for Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

Mortar Board is a national senior honor society that recognizes students who have shown an outstanding commitment to scholarship, leadership, and service during their college years. It recognizes students who have shown a commitment to the WashU community. It is open to students of all majors and allows its members to join a widespread national […]

Attend Faith and Gun Violence Discussion

Attend a conversation with Rev. Deanna Hollas on faith and gun violence organized by WashU’s Presbyterian campus club, UKirk. This event will be held on Friday, February 7, 7-8pm at Graham Chapel. Rev. Hollas has been nationally profiled by CNN, NPR, and the New York Times as a national leader of gun violence prevention. This […]

Serve as a Counselor for Midwest Children’s Burn Camp

Midwest Children’s Burn Camp (MCBC) is looking for volunteers to serve as Cabin Counselors during the week of July 25-August 2. Established in 1997 and open to children ages 6 to 17 who have experienced burn injury and smoke inhalation injury, MCBC helps campers discover that who they are on the inside is much more […]

Apply for Internships with St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline

The St. Louis Queer+ Support Helpline (SQSH) is looking for interns and practicum students to help support their volunteer-run peer support helpline that provides free, confidential, and identity-affirming emotional support and resource referrals, by and for the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community. Learn more here.

Attend Advocacy Mocktail Hour

WashU Hillel is hosting an Advocacy Mocktail Hour on Tuesday, February 4 from 6:30-8:30pm in McMillan Cafe. This event is an opportunity for students to learn about advocacy in the St. Louis area while networking with professionals from a wide variety of organizations. Unlike a career fair, this is an informal opportunity for students to engage […]

Attend Global Migration Conference

Attend the Global Migration Conference on February 13 and 14. Open to the WashU and greater St. Louis community, the conference explores how migration uniquely impacts individuals and communities through a transdisciplinary dialogue that investigates the structural, political, economic, environmental, and social causes of global migration. The conference will include Lens on the Border, a photo exhibit […]

Serve as a Camp Counselor for Annie’s Hope—The Center for Grieving Kids

Annie’s Hope–The Center for Grieving Kids is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive support services to children, teens, and their families who are grieving a death. Each year, Annie’s Hope serves over 3,600 kids and families through ten unique programs. Camp Courage is the organization’s summer camp program and annually serves nearly 175 […]

Apply for Americorps VISTA Positions with Creative Reaction Lab

Creative Reaction Lab was founded in response to the unrest in Ferguson, MO (August 2014) in the form of a 24-hour design challenge. From the first lab focused on racial inequality and police brutality, all five pitched projects were activated throughout the St. Louis region. These projects ranged from public art efforts to educational programs. […]

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​ 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 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 […]