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.

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 […]

Join Action St. Louis Team and Promote Medicaid Expansion

Action St. Louis is hiring Phone Bankers and Canvassers to promote Medicaid expansion before the August election. Canvassers will work full-time through August 4, 2020 and receive $15 per hour. Work days are Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday. Send your resume to info@actionstl.org by July 7. Canvassers will be hired no later than July 11.

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 […]

Engaged Research in Rural Communities Lecture

Join the Institute for Public Health on June 17 at 11:30am CST for the upcoming session of Know Your Level of Community Engagement: Engaged Research in Rural Communities. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Discuss rural health needs and concerns Identify strategies for building relationships and engaging in rural communities Develop plans […]

Civil Society Scholar Awards

The Civil Society Scholar Awards support doctoral students and university faculty to undertake academic projects that will enrich socially-engaged research and critical scholarship in their home country or region. Civil Society Scholars are selected on the basis of their outstanding academic record as well as their active engagement with local communities, their potential to champion […]

Grants and Relief Funding for Nonprofits and Small Businesses

Youthbridge Nonprofit Recovery and Resilience Fund: Youthbridge Community Foundation has established a fund to address medium- and long-term needs of nonprofits primarily serving children and families, including recovery assistance and ongoing risk preparedness. Applications will open in June. Neighborhood Solidarity Fund: Invest STL, in consultation with community partners and neighborhood leaders, have developed the Neighborhood Solidarity […]

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 […]

NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Based on common foundations and a shared vision, NOMA, NAACP, and the SEED Network announce awards the NOMA-NAACP-SEED Design Awards for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice (DEIJ) in design, architecture, and land development diversity. Six projects will be selected through a juried process of distinguished experts. Submit your design project for consideration by June 15. […]

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 […]

Access Foundation Directory through St. Louis Public Library

View resources online from St. Louis Public Library, including access to Foundation Directory Online Professional and Grants to Individuals, the databases generally available only at Central Library, which allow community partners to search for grant funding remotely on their own during the COVID-19 emergency. Learn more here. 

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,” […]

Request Volunteers through United Way

United Way’s Volunteer Center refers volunteers to support community-based organizations in their COVID-19 response efforts. United Way of Greater St. Louis is focused on placing volunteers to meet the needs of their partner organizations in order to maximize the impact of volunteer support. Learn more here. 

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 […]

Join the Folding@Home Project

Folding@Home is a crowdsourced supercomputing project based at Washington University Medical School. Volunteers can help with disease research by using their home computers to run essential calculations. Getting involved is easy! Just download the software and let it run while your computer would otherwise be idle. You can choose a cause that is personally meaningful […]

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 […]

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 […]