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Volunteer at Make Tracks through the Zoo Run/Walk

Join the Saint Louis Zoo and St. Louis Children’s Hospital for the 34th annual Make Tracks Through the Zoo. This course through Forest Park and the Zoo takes runners and walkers past some of the Zoo’s most scenic features. Volunteer assignments include water stations, course traffic, pathway guides, and more. The event will be held […]

Volunteer for the National MS Society’s Challenge Walk

The National MS Society - Gateway Area is hosting their annual Challenge Walk MS fundraiser that supports the search for a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Challenge Walk is a weekend long event on June 1 and 2 where participants walk a 50k. Volunteers are needed to staff the rest stops on route through the St. […]

Participate in United Way’s Community Needs Survey

United Way of Greater St. Louis is conducting a Community Needs Survey to understand how the St. Louis region can be a better place to live, work and play. Share your vision for our community through this survey, and please share with staff, family, friends, clients, neighbors and community partners. All answers are anonymous, and the […]

Apply for a Scholarship to Attend Leadership and the American Presidency Program

The ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge is excited to announce that through a partnership with the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute (RRPFI), RRPFI is able to offer exclusive, dedicated scholarships to students from ALL IN Challenge campuses to participate in the Leadership and the American Presidency (LTAP) program. WashU participates in the ALL IN […]

Serve as a Hospice Companion Volunteer with Hope Hospice

Hope Hospice has an ongoing opportunity for Companion Volunteers to spend time with hospice patients. Hope Hospice has patients all over the St. Louis area. Volunteers reduce isolation and brighten the lives of hospice patients. Common activities with patients include playing games, storytelling, watching TV, holding hands, and reading out loud. Training is provided. This […]

Apply for the Leadership in Urban Agriculture Internship

Urban Harvest STL's Leadership in Urban Agriculture intern program focuses on growing leadership skills and empowering individuals to engage in community development with an emphasis on urban farming. Interns will learn a variety of farming skills, participate in daily operations, and have the opportunity to participate in field trips and volunteer with our nonprofit partners. […]

Attend Pitch Partners Event on Aging

Join the Institute for Public Health for their bi-annual Pitch Partners event on Thursday, April 25, 4:30-6:30pm at the CIC@CET. This event will focus on Community-Academic Partnerships Aimed at Aging-Relevant Research. Providing older adults with the best health care calls for innovative approaches in which citizens, community organizations, health care organizations, and universities work together […]

Volunteer at the Girls on the Run St. Louis Spring 5K

The Girls on the Run St. Louis 5K is the largest 5K in Missouri, hosting thousands of participants to celebrate the culmination of our program's season. For 10 weeks, over 6,000 girls and coaches have been training for this large goal, and on May 11, they will use their inherent skills, motivation, and drive to […]

Participate in 4theVille + STL Style T-shirt Design Competition

4theVille and STL Style are excited to announce a T-Shirt Design Competition! Over the past two years, 4theVille has grown as a community-based organization working to preserve, uplift, and celebrate the history of The Ville neighborhood. In support of future community building efforts, they are launching a merchandise line this summer. The winner of the […]

Apply for Marketing Internship for Girls in the Know

The mission of Girls in the Know, a non-profit founded in St. Louis, is to educate and empower girls, together with those who love them, by providing tools to establish a strong sense of self. GITK hosts speaker series and special events for pre-teen girls, ages 9-12, throughout the St. Louis area. They are seeking […]

Submit a Poster Abstract for Community Development Society Conference

The Community Development Society (CDS) is requesting proposals for student posters relating to community development for presentation at the 2019 Community Development Society Conference, July 14-17, in Columbia, MO. Submissions relating to the conference theme, “Community Development: Coming Home to Cultivate the Future” are encouraged, but all submissions will be given full consideration. The deadline […]