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 form is currently closed for submissions.

More Opportunities

Intern with World Affairs Council – Saint Louis

The World Affairs Council – Saint Louis is seeking 1-2 interns to assist with the International Visitor Leadership Program in summer and fall 2020. Internships will be on a virtual basis. Working with the World Affairs Council – Saint Louis is a challenging opportunity for undergraduate/graduate students wishing to gain experience in international affairs and […]

Volunteer with St. Louis Food Angels

St. Louis Food Angels provides food and groceries to high-risk populations in St. Louis City during the pandemic through a food box delivery service and by helping nonprofit organizations with their last-mile deliveries.  Learn more and complete a volunteer interest form here.

Intern with The Reflect Organization

The Reflect Organization (Reflect) seeks an educated and engaged Volunteer Intern who is passionate about supporting college students’ mental wellness. The Volunteer Intern should live and breathe Reflect’s values of authenticity, allyship, self-love, and student empowerment. They should be an ambassador of Reflect’s message. The Volunteer Intern role is a 40-hour/week, unpaid volunteer position that […]

Join Action St. Louis Team and Promote Medicaid Expansion

Action St. Louis is hiring Phone Bankers and Canvassers to promote Medicaid expansion before the August election. Canvassers will work full-time through August 4, 2020 and receive $15 per hour. Work days are Tuesday-Thursday and Saturday-Sunday. Send your resume to by July 7. Canvassers will be hired no later than July 11.

Help Assemble PPE Kits

Help pack and prepare PPE (personal protective equipment) kits for community members, organized by Dr. Laurie Punch through PrepareSTL. The team has already made thousands of kits and hopes to make thousands more over the next 3 months in efforts to educate and protect underserved minority communities that are more at risk of infection and severe […]