There are many ways to support COVID-19 relief efforts, from virtual volunteering to financial donations. The Gephardt Institute is committed to uplifting the St. Louis organizations that are coordinating these efforts. If you want to engage, we encourage you to consider offering your time, money, and skills through these coordinated responses. If there is an opportunity that you would like to share, please submit it to our Opportunities newsletter.

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Opportunities with Local Organizations


Opportunities Coordinated through the Gephardt Institute

We have received specific requests from our St. Louis nonprofit partners and are looking for volunteers to help fulfill the following needs:

  • Online programming and marketing help
  • Social media assistance
  • Support moving events online
  • Help administering a federal grant
  • Educational curriculum development
  • Expertise in: Ionic Framework 5, search engine optimization, google ads, amazon web services

If you are interested in any of these opportunities or would like to be added to our volunteer list for consideration as requests come in, please fill out the following form and we will reach out when an opportunity becomes available.


Volunteer Form

This Civic Moment: Volunteer Form for Students, Employees
Examples: bilingual or multilingual, social media management, database management

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More Opportunities

Support K-12 Students Through The Tutor Me Program

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Volunteer for Racial Healing + Justice Fund Phone Bank

Forward Through Ferguson and WEPOWER are hosting a phone bank with six opportunities to make calls to community members to hear their visions and priorities about Racial Healing + Justice. The answers will help design the priorities of the $1.5M+ Racial Healing+Justice Fund. Volunteers 16 years of age and older are welcome to sign up […]

Special Call for ERSP Grant Proposals: COVID-19 and Systemic Racism

The American Educational Research Association is currently accepting proposals for a special cycle of Education Research Service Projects (ERSP) initiative grants to address the dual pandemics facing education and learning in formal and informal contexts: COVID-19 and systemic racism. AERA’s Education Research Service Projects initiative encourages education researchers to offer their pro bono expertise to […]

Recruit Peers as Poll Workers for November 2020 Election

Elections across the United States are at risk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the older Americans who typically manage our polling places have had to withdraw. It is essential to keep polling places open to enable full participation in the 2020 election. Campus Compact believes that college students can play a critical role […]