Support Veterans and Virtual Service Efforts

The Mission Continues is a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills, and preparedness to generate visible impact. You can support veterans by joining a service platoon and participating in virtual social events, book clubs, and service projects. Learn more and view service platoon locations.

Apply for COV-AID Student Engagement Award

The COV-AID Student Engagement Award is a pilot grant program from the Talloires Network to respond to the unfolding global pandemic, COVID-19. The award will publicly recognize and support undergraduate students who are currently engaged in their local communities in ways that contribute to more equal and more inclusive societies. Ten awards of up to […]

Support KIPP Schools in St. Louis

KIPP (The Knowledge is Power Program) is a national nonprofit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school scholars. You can support St. Louis KIPP students and their families during this time in the following ways:  Distribute meals during pick-up times from 8am-12pm, Monday-Friday. (Social distancing guidelines are followed to protect […]

Transcribe Documents for Newberry Library

Volunteer from home by transcribing handwritten documents for the Newberry Library.  Newberry Transcribe is a digital transcription site that allows visitors to view and transcribe over 50,000 pages of letters and diaries from archival collections. Ranging from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries, these manuscripts include business records of Revolutionary-era army suppliers, descriptions of life by nineteenth-century midwestern […]

Leave It To Us—Fee Free Senior Shopping

Leave It To Us – Fee Free Senior Citizen Shopping is a nonprofit that aims to help the most vulnerable during COVID-19 quarantine get needed groceries or pharmacy items safely. Volunteers retrieve groceries, then go to older adults’ homes and swap the groceries for payment, which is placed in a secure location on the porch. […]

Apply for AmeriCorps VISTA Positions with DeSales Community Development

DeSales Community Development is a nonprofit that serves Fox Park and Tower Grove East neighborhoods in St. Louis. They develop and manage affordable housing, connect residents to social services, and provide community programs such as youth sports, art programs, yoga, cooking classes, etc. DeSales Community Development is currently hiring for five AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Two […]

St. Louis Quarantine Support

Do you or a neighbor need help because of the pandemic? Can you volunteer or donate to support our community? St. Louis Quarantine Support is a group of volunteers who are delivering groceries and other necessities so that individuals at highest risk from COVID-19 and those currently experiencing symptoms may remain quarantined.Request assistance here. Volunteer here. Donate here. 

Stay Engaged While Practicing Social Distancing!

In the era of COVID-19, it’s as important as ever that we consider our responsibilities to each other and to our communities, both local and global. In lieu of our usual weekly newsletter outlining in-person opportunities for civic and community engagement, we published a special edition that focuses on ways to support one another and […]

Support Meal Distribution for University City School Students 

Volunteers are needed to distribute meals at five University City school sites during the week of March 30. Volunteers will be provided with gloves, hand sanitizer, and hand washing stations for safety purposes. Meals will already be bagged with breakfast and lunch items, and no person-to-person contact is required. Learn more and sign up for […]

Information Literacy: Stay Informed about COVID-19

Staying informed about the current crisis is one important forms of engaged citizenship. But how do you know that the information you are consuming is reliable and accurate? This is an ideal time to develop your information literacy. The American Library Association defines information literacy as “a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information […]

Find Opportunities through United Way of St. Louis

United Way of Greater St. Louis is on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, helping to deploy funding where resources are needed most. United Way mobilizes donors and volunteers, community organizations, and companies with the goal of helping people live their best possible lives. Find ways to volunteer from home and other ways to support […]

Make a Philanthropic Donation to Support WashU Crisis Funds and Local Efforts

Looking for a way to share financial resources with the most vulnerable in our region during the pandemic? Below is a list of funds seeking donations with the specific goal of supporting those impacted during this time in St. Louis. WashU Crisis Response Student Fund: To help cover emergency expenses for vulnerable students. WashU Crisis Response […]

Support Older Adults at Long-Term Care Facilities 

With long-term care facilities across the country under complete lockdown, residents can feel increasingly isolated and forgotten. Send cards to your local long-term care facilities. Include a message of hope to remind residents that you’re thinking of them. Volunteer to make phone calls to check-in on residents/other older adults in the community. Sign up as a […]

Support Local Farmers through Known & Grown STL

Local farmers are being particularly impacted by the pandemic. Known & Grown exists to help farmers within the St. Louis foodshed spread the word about their practices, their products, and the principles that ground their food. Known & Grown offers resources to help you order from local farmers, shop at markets that stock local produce, and […]

Donate or Sort Supplies for Local Food Banks

The CDC recommends having a 14-day supply of food on hand. For those who are already food insecure, this is a near impossibility, and current circumstances add to their strain. Donate to your local food bank or volunteer if you’re healthy and able! There are also volunteer opportunities across the country through Meals on Wheels. In […]

Donate Masks and Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Providers

Washington University medical students are asking researchers to collect extra personal protective equipment from their labs to be donated to frontline health-care workers. Needed items include: Eye protection, including face shields and goggles (glasses are not effective) N-95 respirator masks Masks Gloves Gowns Items to be donated should be labeled clearly and left in lab spaces. […]

Donate Blood

Although the Gephardt Institute will not be hosting March blood drive on campus, eligible donors are encouraged to give at permanent blood donor locations across the country. There is currently an ongoing critical need for donations of lifesaving blood and platelets. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, blood drives continue to be canceled at an alarming […]

Provide Childcare for Healthcare Providers

Sign up to provide childcare for healthcare providers. Healthcare Workers Childcare Co-op is matching students with healthcare workers in need. Please be extra cautious and avoid signing up if you are showing any symptoms of sickness or have traveled to a high-risk area within the last fourteen days.Follow these steps to sign up: Register here. Find […]

Work or Volunteer with Little Medical School

Little Medical School works with educators, healthcare leaders, and community organizations to inspire healthy lifestyles in children as they learn about medical careers.  Little Medical School is looking for motivated individuals to lead a series of one-hour classes featuring interactive demonstrations, crafts, and games, which will teach kids about how the body and organs work, […]

Apply for Internships with Encore! Theater Group

Encore! Theater Group is a small performing arts company located in south St. Louis dedicated to making theater accessible to everyone and providing arts-based youth development programs. Encore! has the following internship opportunities currently available: Marketing Specialist Intern (Summer/ Academic Semester):  Be a part of the marketing team and assist in developing and executing campaigns […]

Support Elementary School Clean-Up Day

The Mason Elementary PTO is hosting an open day-of-service on Saturday, March 21 from 8am until 12pm. Volunteers from the school, neighborhood, and local gardening groups will execute a large-scale grounds clean up, work in the garden beds located in the school’s community garden, distribute mulch throughout the playground area and sides of the school, […]

Apply for Summer Internships with Office of Sustainability

The Office of Sustainability is seeking applications from individuals interested in joining their team for the summer, beginning in June 2020. Student Associates will work collaboratively in groups on projects with oversight from the Office of Sustainability staff and will engage in a broad range of projects including renewable energy, alternative transportation, waste diversion, sustainable […]

Attend Panel on Medicare

Can we make everyone happy and keep Medicare healthy? Dr. Lindsay Hayes (political speechwriter, communication strategist, and professor) will be presenting on Medicare, followed by an opportunity to ask questions and discuss solutions. Free Chipotle will be provided. This event will be held on Thursday, March 19 at 7:15pm in Louderman 458. Please RSVP here. Hosted […]

Apply for Summer Opportunities with Alberti Program

Through a special partnership between the College of Architecture & Urban Design, the Center for Humanities, and the Divided City Initiative, the Alberti Program seeks undergraduate teaching assistants and a graduate student coordinator for its 4-week summer camp. This program allows St. Louis students grades 4 through 8 to explore architecture and design through hands-on […]

Volunteer with Run to Benefit ALS Association

The Creve Coeur St. Paddy’s Half Marathon & 7k benefiting the ALS Association is right around the corner! The race organizers are seeking volunteers for the day of the event, Saturday, March 7, at Creve Coeur Park. For more information on the event you can visit the website or email

Register for Community Development Academy

The Community Development Academy is a series of three intensive, experiential, five-day courses offered by the University of Missouri Extension Community Development Program. Combining leading edge thinking with practical applications, we enhance the capacity of people to work effectively with a broad range of community issues. Course participants learn how to deal collectively with their […]

Attend Absentee Voter Parties

Join us to: —Get your absentee ballot notarized (Note: Do not sign your absentee ballot beforehand. Bring it and a government- issued ID so the notary can properly notarize your ballot.) —Get postage for your absentee ballot —Get information about voting in MO or your home state —Get “I Voted” stickers —Take pictures at our photo […]

Attend Prison Education Project Film Screening and Panel

The Washington University Prison Education Project (PEP) presents excerpts from the recent PBS documentary College Behind Bars, a film that highlights students pursuing college degrees through the Bard Prison Initiative. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the voices of current PEP students, PEP student alumni, and members of the PEP community. The […]

Participate in Our Names, Our Stories Production

Our Names, Our Stories (ONOS) is a one-hour production hosted by the Center for Diversity and Inclusion during Bear Beginnings that highlights the values of our campus, specifically those related to fostering a supportive, diverse, and inclusive community to our incoming students. The production centers four student stories representing the intersections of identities and experiences before […]

Apply for AmeriCorps VISTA Position with MidTown Cleveland

MidTown Cleveland, Inc. (MTC) is a nonprofit community and economic development organization whose mission is to leverage MidTown’s diverse assets to develop a dynamic neighborhood that unites the city’s downtown and innovation districts. Inspired by changing dynamics in the neighborhood and an internal imperative to pursue racial equity and inclusion, MTC is pushing beyond its historic roots as a […]

Serve as an Office Volunteer for VITAS Healthcare

VITAS Healthcare is seeking an Administrative/Office Volunteer and a Medical Supply Volunteer to help at their Westport office location. Office volunteers promote hospice care by helping perform special projects in an office setting. The Medical Supply Volunteer would assist staff with putting together medical supplies for hospice patients and supporting with other projects such as […]

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 […]