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Volunteer in Schools with the Little Bit Foundation

The Little Bit Foundation works in St. Louis schools as a convener of programs and services that support district and school performance goals and address the needs of the whole child so that they can focus on their education. Students are served individually once a week in Little Bit Boutiques, designated spaces in each partner […]

Attend STL Voter Mobilization Training & Action Coordination

The ActLocal project, along with local hosts A Red Circle and Forward Together in Action, are hosting a free event on Saturday, November 16 from 9am-2pm at University United Methodist Church. The event will feature dynamic keynotes, trainings, and collaborations, plus lunch and cookies! The roster includes representatives from a wide variety of groups working on […]

Attend a Discussion about Social Security

WashU's chapter of IGNITE is hosting Free the Facts for a discussion about Social Security on Monday, November 18, 7-9pm in Wilson 214. Learn from policy experts about how Social Security works, discuss solutions to one of the federal government's biggest challenges, and learn about Free the Facts' paid internships and paid Scholar Program for […]

Apply for Americorps Position with Saga Education

Saga Education is an official AmeriCorps program under the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). Saga Education supports historically under-served young people by providing personalized and consistent math tutorials led by professionally trained AmeriCorps members who supplement teacher instruction and encourage students’ confidence and academic strengths. The organization currently partners with public school districts […]

Apply for Interfaith Fellows Program

WashU undergraduate students interested in interfaith engagement are invited to apply to the Interfaith Fellows program for Spring 2020. Working closely with the Director for Religious, Spiritual & Ethical Life, Interfaith Fellows will be trained in interfaith leadership skills. They will facilitate interfaith engagement opportunities for other students by planning several programs and developing peer […]

Volunteer at Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

Wild Lights is the Zoo’s family-friendly holiday lights experience. Volunteers are needed to assist with the children’s activities, monitor fire pits as guests enjoy s’mores, and direct guests throughout the various event areas. Volunteer shifts are 4:45-8:30pm on select nights November 29-December 30. Sign up for one or more shifts here. For more information, contact […]

Volunteer at Bridge Bread Bakery to Help End Homelessness

Bridge Bread Bakery is a social business enterprise providing job opportunities to people experiencing homelessness or who are housing insecure, while educating and cultivating the bakers of tomorrow. Bakery products are distributed to area churches, hotels, restaurants, businesses, and universities. 70% of income from sales goes to bakers' salaries, so the bakery relies heavily on […]

Apply for WUSTL College Advising Corps

Are you a graduating senior or recent WashU grad who is interested in college access work and wants to be a change agent in the St. Louis community by helping local high school students understand and navigate the college-going process? The Washington University College Advising Corps might be a great fit for you! The WUSTL […]

Register for the Socially Just Leadership Institute

The Socially Just Leadership Institute (SJLI), presented by Campus Life, is a FREE intensive co-curricular experience bridging the gaps between leadership education, professional development, and social justice engagement that is comprised of a workshop series and culminating trip to Chicago during spring break. The Institute is open to all undergrad students, regardless of identity, leadership […]

Attend Panel on Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

MedX is hosting a panel on Medicaid Expansion in Missouri on Thursday, November 14 at 7:30pm in Seigle L006. The panelists are Sidney D. Watson, J.D., of SLU Law; Timothy McBride, PhD, of Washington University's Brown School; and Geoffrey Oliver, J.D., MPH, of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. There will be a free pasta bar […]

Support Voting Registration Efforts as Volunteer Intern

In honor of their 40th class reunion, members of the WashU Class of 1979 launched the Spirit of ’79 Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to expand our democracy by encouraging fellow citizens to register to vote through nonpartisan efforts. Alumni from the class of ’79 are working voluntarily to visit several states over the next […]

Attend “Our Nonprofit Sector is at Risk. Does it Matter?” Presentation

Congress has slashed the budget for the IRS’s oversight of nonprofit organizations. In the wake of the cuts, Wall Street is increasingly finding ways to profit from nonprofits. What does this mean for the social sector in the United States? What can be done about it? Join the Brown School of Social Work for aspecial […]