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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 […]

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," […]

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 […]

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 […]