Skandalaris Startup Webinar: Pitch Workshop

Wednesday, November 11,  3:30-4:30 PM CSTLearn how to pitch your idea with confidence and identify the investment needed. Discover how unconscious bias affects questions asked during pitches and learn how to reframe your answers. Learn more.

St. Louis Entrepreneurial Fellowship

Applications due Monday, November 9 Open to current WashU first-years, sophomores, and juniors from all majors the St. Louis Entrepreneurial Fellowship is a year-long exploration of entrepreneurship at WashU and in St. Louis. The program features a spring seminar, a paid summer internship at a local startup, and a fall capstone project. Learn more.

Join the GSS Non-Partisan Get Out the Vote Call Day

Thursday, October 29, 5-6 PM CST Join the Graduate Student Senate for a virtual Get Out the Vote Call Day to encourage voting this Election Day! In partnership with the non-partisan Reclaim Our Vote campaign, we’ll be phonebanking to call voters in six states to encourage voter turnout for the 2020 election. No experience is necessary […]

Nominate Someone You Admire: Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Awards

The Gerry and Bob Virgil Ethic of Service Award recognizes a select group of people who exemplify a character of service and engagement with the St. Louis region. Any member of the WashU community, past or current, who resides in and serves the St. Louis community is eligible to receive the award. Honorees will be announced and celebrated in […]

Join WashU Together in the People’s Ecochallenge this October

The Office of Sustainability is inviting everyone in the WashU community to join team “WashU Together” to amplify individual and collective action, camaraderie, and friendly competition for a better shared future. Once you’re in, you can select actions to take that align with your individual values and make a 21-day commitment to complete those actions, all the […]

Apply to the Civic Engagement Fund

The Civic Engagement Fund provides necessary financial support to launch, expand, and at times sustain community partnerships. The Gephardt Institute provides consultation and support through the development and implementation of project plans, site visits, and evaluations. All members of the WashU community are encouraged to apply. Learn more.

Watch Divided City Graduate Summer Research Fellow Presentations

Please join us for a series of virtual PechaKucha-style presentations on the research of Divided City Summer Graduate Fellows. Graduate students in the humanities, humanistic social sciences, architecture, urban design and landscape architecture present their research on urban segregation broadly conceived. Learn more.

Attend Wildlife Photo Tagging Training for UWIN

During the Tyson Conservation Corps’ first general body meeting, staff from the Tyson Research Center will be holding a wildlife photo tagging training for the Urban Wildlife Information Network (UWIN). Attendees will learn how to turn camera trap images from the greater St. Louis region into useable data. Sign up for TCC here to receive the link.

Register for Two Pandemics, One Election: The Future of Justice

As the global COVID 19 pandemic rages on, racialized policing, prosecutorial, and incarceration practices are under increased scrutiny. The cumulative effects of brutalization of black and brown people calls into question the United States’ commitment to equality and liberty for all. How do we envision and realize a future just society that incorporates a more […]

Sign up for Election Protection Training, Field and Social Media Monitoring Training

Join the fight for democracy with the St. Louis Area Voting Initiative (SLAVI), the Center for Social Development (CSD), and the St. Louis Area Election Protection Coalition (STLVPC). The organizations are seeking help and participation in Missouri’s nonpartisan Election Protection effort for the November 2020 elections by participating in the Virtual Election Protection Training Series. You […]

Attend WashU Virtual Connecting

Join the Skandalaris Center for a weekly Meetaway. This is 30 minutes of virtual connecting and all of WashU is invited, so spread the word! You never know who you might bump into. If it’s someone you know, catch up like you would in a hallway conversation. If you’ve never met, tell each other how […]

Attend Film Screening and Discussion: ‘Rigged: The Voter Suppression Playbook’

Tuesday, October 20, 7-9:30 PM CST Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, “Rigged” chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks – including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court. The film captures real-time voter purges in […]

New in the Lou: Through the Eyes of Start-Ups and Small Businesses

Thursday, October 22, 4-5 PM CST The Gephardt Institute is hosting New in the Lou, a series of panel discussions to catalyze dialogue about St. Louis through the eyes of our local community. Conversations are geared towards undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff, with attention on new members of the WashU community. Attendees will be […]

Virtual Educational Equity Opportunity for Students

Matriculate is a national nonprofit that matches high achieving, low-income high school students with current college students who advise them throughout the college process. The organization is currently recruiting new Advising Fellows to work with high school juniors. Students can learn more at matriculate.org, and find the full volunteer position description here. They can apply here and also […]

Volunteer To Virtually Help Foreign Students Practice English

ENGin is looking for volunteers aged 15-22 to serve as speaking buddies for international students. This is a super flexible and unique opportunity to make a difference without leaving your room. To join the team, please fill out this short form here. ENGin will reach out to schedule a 15-20 minute video call to provide […]

Fall 2020 Danforth Campus Ballot Notarization Events

The Gephardt Institute is offering notaries at the Danforth campus to notarize ballots for WashU students, employees, and contract workers before the November election. Please sign up for a 15-minute window. Before arriving to campus, you must complete the WashU COVID-19 screening and forward your results to lindsaygassman@wustl.edu. When you come to campus, you must wear a mask at all […]

Attend Community Engagement Training Sessions

Join the Gephardt Institute for a two-part series on Community Engagement. The two 1.5 hour sessions will be focused on developing community partnerships that are mutually beneficial, considering how social identities and systemic inequities affect community engagement, and understanding a strengths-based perspective. Participants will be invited to reflect on how their particular student group is responding to […]

Volunteer at the Danforth Campus Polling Location

Are you interested in helping with the on-campus polling location? Responsibilities will include engaging students while they wait in line, answering questions about voting, checking for voter suppression, and more. To express your interest, please fill out this form. Please note that this is a volunteer position and is different than working for the Board […]

Attend “New in the Lou” Panel Series

The Gephardt Institute is hosting New in the Lou, a series of panel discussions to catalyze dialogue about St. Louis through the eyes of our local community. Conversations are geared towards undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty/staff, with attention on new members of the WashU community.  Attendees will be entered to win swag from STL […]

Attend “Race, Sex, and Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future”

Join WashULaw Professors Travis Crum, Elizabeth Katz and Professor Gilda Daniels, University of Baltimore School of Law; Director of Litigation, Advancement Project; and Author, Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America as they present “Race, Sex, and Voting Rights: Past, Present, and Future” on Monday, September 21, 4-5pmCST. MCLE 1.0 You can register to watch their conversation virtually […]

Attend Gephardt Institute Virtual Open Hours

The Gephardt Institute staff would love to talk with you about your interests, ideas, plans, and passions.  We offer resources for both undergraduate and graduate students and are happy to answer quick questions or to engage in broader discussions. Weekly Virtual Open Hours:Wednesdays, 3-5pm CTZoom: bit.ly/3bomHax Learn more about open hours: gephardtinstitute.wustl.edu/connect/open-hours

Call for #ThisCivicMoment Series Submissions and Nominations

The foundation of civic and community engagement is in critical reflection – a process of thinking about circumstances that help us to learn, grow, and deepen our civic commitments. We invite you to reflect on this civic moment and commit to action as we explore how we engage with the civic impact of COVID-19 and the Movement for Black […]

Join the RSVP Center for a Trauma Support Group

Looking for support? Identify as a survivor? Seeking community? Consider joining the RSVP Center sponsored Trauma Support Group beginning this Fall 2020. Healing can be most powerful when done through connection and community. Within this group, expect to process the impact trauma has had on your life, build practical skills in managing trauma symptoms, and […]

Apply for the Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize

The Grinnell College Innovator for Social Justice Prize (the Grinnell Prize) honors individuals who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change. Each prize carries an award of $50,000, half to the winning individual(s) and half to their related, nominated organization. Nominations are due […]

Apply for the Community Engagement Opportunity Fund

Administered in partnership with Washington University’s Office for Student Success and the  Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, the Community Engagement Opportunity Fund is designed to remove financial barriers for students engaging in civic and/or community engagement projects throughout the St. Louis community. Beginning in September, and for the duration of the 2020-21 academic […]

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Virtual Midwest 2020 Walk

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), the leading nonprofit supporting those affected by eating disorders, is committed to building communities of hope, strength, and healing. Since there is a pause on large in-person gatherings, NEDA is going virtual with  events – because we need community now more than ever. We’re excited to announce that we’re […]

Attend the 13th Annual Institute for Public Health Conference

How prepared were we as a local/state/global community for the COVID-19 pandemic and how are we doing? What are the hidden costs of the pandemic? How can effective outreach and communication in the workforce, in schools, and among the public help? Discuss responses, lessons learned and our course toward recovery to a healthier future. Free […]

Apply for Marketing Specialist Intern Position with Encore STL

Encore STL is a production team dedicated to producing culturally relevant media and live productions. While they are performing artists, they are also educators and activists that aspire to use digital media and theater as a tool to impact and transform communities. Encore STL is seeking a savvy individual who likes to connect with people […]

Join Weekly WashU Virtual Connecting

Do you miss running into an old friend while waiting in line for coffee? Or hanging around the water cooler and chatting mid-day with colleagues? What about meeting a new person in Chem 111 or at a symposium? Well, now you don’t have to! Join the Skandalaris Center for a weekly Meetaway. This is 30 […]

Support K-12 Students Through The Tutor Me Program

The Tutor Me Program is an after school program offered through Smart Kids, Inc. It provides free 1:1 academic tutoring/mentoring services and S.T.E.A.M. activities for students in the St. Louis area. The program is looking for eager, smart, and loyal college/university students to help K-12 students for the 2020-2021 school year. Volunteers are needed to […]

Volunteer for Racial Healing + Justice Fund Phone Bank

Forward Through Ferguson and WEPOWER are hosting a phone bank with six opportunities to make calls to community members to hear their visions and priorities about Racial Healing + Justice. The answers will help design the priorities of the $1.5M+ Racial Healing+Justice Fund. Volunteers 16 years of age and older are welcome to sign up […]

Teach English Virtually: Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program

Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program is seeking volunteers to teach English virtually. To submit an interest form, click here. Program staff will be hosting a volunteer orientation in September for potential volunteers.

Special Call for ERSP Grant Proposals: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

The American Educational Research Association is currently accepting proposals for a special cycle of Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) initiative grants to address the dual pandemics facing education and learning in formal and informal contexts: COVID-19 and systemic racism. AERA’s Education Research Service Projects initiative encourages education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to […]

Recruit Peers as Poll Workers for November 2020 Election

Elections across the United States are at risk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the older Americans who typically manage our polling places have had to withdraw. It is essential to keep polling places open to enable full participation in the 2020 election. Campus Compact believes that college students can play a critical role […]

Intern with World Affairs Council – Saint Louis

The World Affairs Council – Saint Louis is seeking 1-2 interns to assist with the International Visitor Leadership Program in summer and fall 2020. Internships will be on a virtual basis. Working with the World Affairs Council – Saint Louis is a challenging opportunity for undergraduate/graduate students wishing to gain experience in international affairs and […]

Volunteer with St. Louis Food Angels

St. Louis Food Angels provides food and groceries to high-risk populations in St. Louis City during the pandemic through a food box delivery service and by helping nonprofit organizations with their last-mile deliveries.  Learn more and complete a volunteer interest form here.

California Department of Finance – Fall 2020 Analyst Recruitment

The Department of Finance (Finance) is now accepting applications through July 24, 2020 for Finance Budget Analyst (FBA) positions in Sacramento, California. The organization is looking for high-performing individuals who are interested in being part of the team that advises the Governor’s Office on policy and budget issues. Finance analysts play a key role in helping shape […]

Intern with The Reflect Organization

The Reflect Organization (Reflect) seeks an educated and engaged Volunteer Intern who is passionate about supporting college students’ mental wellness. The Volunteer Intern should live and breathe Reflect’s values of authenticity, allyship, self-love, and student empowerment. They should be an ambassador of Reflect’s message. The Volunteer Intern role is a 40-hour/week, unpaid volunteer position that […]

Help Assemble PPE Kits

Help pack and prepare PPE (personal protective equipment) kits for community members, organized by Dr. Laurie Punch through PrepareSTL. The team has already made thousands of kits and hopes to make thousands more over the next 3 months in efforts to educate and protect underserved minority communities that are more at risk of infection and severe […]

Apply for Clinton School of Public Service Fall 2020 Cohort

In the spirit of public service toward all impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is launching a special admission cycle for Fall 2020 enrollment. With many programs, fellowships, and internships being suspended or postponed in recent weeks, this new admission cycle provides students and professionals the opportunity […]

Apply to be a WashU Green Ambassador

The WashU Green Ambassador (WUGA) Program is a student-managed, peer-education program supported by the Office of Sustainability that orients new students to sustainability initiatives on WashU’s campus. WUGAs play a critical role in training first year students to adopt behaviors that align with WashU’s culture of sustainability, behaviors that they will carry with them during […]

CityStudioSTL Student Awards

The CityStudioSTL Student Awards, administered through the Sam Fox School’s Office of Socially Engaged Practice, are open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who propose to continue a community collaborative project from a curricular or co-curricular experience. Awards will support students who wish to either complete a project begun in a course, or expand the project’s original […]

Apply to be an AmeriCorps VISTA with Gateway to the Great Outdoors

Gateway to the Great Outdoors is a nonprofit launched by WashU alumni Nadav Sprague (AB ’17) and Ben Aiken (AB ’16). The organization provides underserved students with access to environmental education, outdoor learning, and environmental stewardship. GGO is currently hiring 5 AmeriCorps VISTAs. Learn more about the open positions: —Grant Coordinator (full time, 1 year)—PR & […]

Apply for Summer AmeriCorps Position with College Church Outreach

St. Francis Xavier College Church’s Outreach Program is the service and justice arm of the Catholic parish on Saint Louis University’s campus. The program is seeking a summer associate AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to join a creative, nimble, and dedicated team. College Church’s Outreach Program provides direct assistance with Missouri State IDs and birth certificates to […]

Apply to be a Development Intern with Girls in the Know

Girls in the Know provides an educational four-week speaker series workshop led by licensed female professions delivered to pre-teen girls and the ones who love them. Support their fundraising and marketing initiatives as a Development & Marketing Intern for summer 2020. To apply, email resume to nicole@girlsintheknow.org and enter “Development & Marketing Intern” in the […]

Volunteer for Virtual Tutoring Opportunity

Learning Lodge is an volunteer organization offering free online tutoring to elementary and middle school students. COVID-19 has caused school closures around the nation, creating a great demand for at-home learning. This organization connects college students from WashU to elementary and middle school students to tutor them in math, science, English, social studies, and foreign […]

Apply to be an AmeriCorps Member with Saga Education

The worldwide pandemic has affected everyone, but low-income communities and communities of color will be hardest hit by this crisis and feel the ripple effects for months to come. With students experiencing a significant interruption in their education and lives, one thing is very clear—our students and schools will need talented people to support closing […]

Join Nationwide Student Movement to Get Out the Vote

In a time of global pandemic, the 2020 presidential election is in peril. Students can and must help protect our democracy this year. Freedom Summer 2020 gives students from universities across the nation a chance to be part of a virtual movement for voter engagement ahead of the 2020 election. Join with others in helping build […]

Submit a Story to The Facing Project: “Alone Together”

The Facing Project is a national organization that aims to create a more empathetic world through stories that inspire action. In this time of isolation, The Facing Project staff and supporters have asked themselves how, as oral historians, they can best capture this moment and continue to help people tell their stories. After much brainstorming […]

Global Online Learning Communities and Volunteer Positions

Omprakash works at the intersection of technology, education, and international development to create mutually beneficial relationships between people and grassroots social impact projects around the world.  Omprakash has launched two free, online learning communities to support individuals and social impact organizations as they adapt to global disruptions caused by COVID-19: “Solidarity & Storytelling across Differences,” […]