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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 LLangeneckert@stlouisco.com​ 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. […]

Apply to be an Engage STL Program Chair

The Program Chair (formerly Community Assistant) supports the Bear Beginnings orientation program through fostering community during the Immersive Experience (IE) program. Program Chairs for Engage STL support the development of the three day experience, assisting in logistics, planning, and implementation as well as supporting the training and managing of the Building Experience and Relationships (BEAR) leaders in the […]

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 stlsmartkidsinc@gmail.com 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 […]