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Register for Philanthropy Lab Course (L40 SOC 3920)

Do you want the opportunity to grant $25,000 to nonprofit organizations through a course? Learn about the sociological and historical roots of philanthropy, as well as best practices in philanthropy. Use the theory and skills you learn to research, solicit funding proposals, vet, and select organizations to fund. Register for L40 SOC 3920! The course […]

Attend UN Climate Conference

Interested in how the United Nations is responding to climate change? Want to observe world leaders negotiate at a diplomatic forum and interact with experts on how business, science, and policy relate to climate change? Apply to join WashU’s delegation to attend a UN climate conference in Fall 2019 or Spring 2020! Previous experience in […]

Apply for Interfaith Excursion: South Asian Faith Traditions

Join the Center for Diversity & Inclusion for this semester’s second Interfaith Excursion, a half-day program exploring different faith approaches to community and social justice throughout the St. Louis region. Students of all backgrounds are invited to come with us to meet with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and St. Louis’ Hindu temple. The excursion […]

Help Program Salesforce for an Affordable Housing Non-Profit

Lutheran Development Group is a nonprofit that develops affordable housing. The organization needs help programming their Salesforce platform to track contact with residents, distribution of rental funds, and other activities. This is a great opportunity for anyone with strong computer skills. Contact Jenna Hampton at jenna.hampton@wustl.edu to apply by April 19.

Volunteer as a 5K Volunteer with Let Me Run – St. Louis

Give back to St. Louis area youth and enjoy a ball game on us! Let Me Run inspires 4th-8th grade boys through running to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle. At the end of the Spring season, the boys, coaches, and the St. Louis community […]

Apply for McNair Summer Research Internship Program

The McNair Scholars Program at SLU (SLU McNair) is accepting applications from current sophomores and juniors for its 2019 Summer Research Internship Program. Eligible first-generation, Pell-eligible and underrepresented students attending Washington University are welcome to apply. The program, which will run from June 3 – July 26, will enable students to conduct an original research […]

Intersections of Social Justice Online Learning Opportunity

Intersections of Social Justice, taught and created by the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University, is a global fieldwork credit-bearing opportunity for undergraduates to apply social justice theories to real world issues with community-based organizations. The reflection and coursework attempts to wrap-around students’ lived experiences as interns, volunteers, or in work placements and be […]

Join the STL PrideCenter Helpline as a Volunteer

Interested in improving the lives of LGBTQIA+ folks in St. Louis by connecting them to identity-affirming resources? Join the PrideCenter Helpline as a volunteer! Free training, meals, and metro passes will be provided over the summer. Volunteers gain valuable helpline work experience, peer counseling skills, and crisis intervention techniques. You also join a supportive, empowering […]

Apply for Summer Internship at CDF Freedom Schools Programs

Deaconess Foundation will sponsor a network of Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools programs for children in grades K-5 in the St. Louis region. The seven-week program provides summer enrichment around five essential components: high-quality academic enrichment, parent and family involvement, civic engagement and social action, intergenerational leadership development, and nutritional, physical, and mental health. Enrichment […]

Volunteer at WUSTL Chemistry Tournament

After a successful three-year history, the Washington University Chemistry Tournament (WUCT) will return to campus on Saturday, April 6. WUCT is a chemistry competition for high school students, created and managed by a group of undergraduates at Washington University in St. Louis. It has become increasingly popular and draws over 300 students and coaches from […]

Volunteer at WE Day Community: St. Louis

WE Day is a youth empowerment event that brings passionate young people together and facilitates an educational and fun experience through musical performances and motivational speakers.  On Wednesday, April 3, WE Day Community: St. Louis will be held at the Stifel Theatre, and volunteers are needed!   There are numerous volunteer teams at WE Day, and this is a great […]