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Apply for Summer Opportunity 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 an advanced graduate student in the humanities to serve as a Collaborator for its 4-week summer camp. This program allows St. Louis students grades 4 through 8 to explore architecture […]

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 […]

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 […]