Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities


Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunities


If you represent a local ministry or not for profit organization that is currently seeking volunteers, we would love to share this with the 99.1 JOY FM Community! Please click on submit your opportunity below to begin.

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African Vision of Hope
other school and education
African Vision of Hope

We are in need of anyone who has web design or graphic design background that would love to use their skills and volunteer their time with us on a semi-regular basis.

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Atai Orphanage Fund
child and family services other
Atai Orphanage Fund

We would like to find a few Volunteers to help with our two major events each year. In early Spring, we hold our Annual Atai Orphanage Fund Trivia Night, and in the Fall, we hold the Annual Atai Orphanage Fund Dinner Auction. Volunteers will have a variety of projects to choose from, such as pre-event activities of soliciting businesses for gift cards/certificates, door prize items, etc. They may be building gift baskets for silent auctions, creating seating charts, and/or setting up and decorating event venues. We also need help at the events each year. Volunteers might be hosting the reception tables to collect tickets/payments and to cash out auction items, or they might be running raffle tickets, overseeing silent auctions, or selling Atai merch, among other activities. We would also like to add a few members to the Atai Orphanage Board of Directors. Thank you!

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Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois
Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois

BBBSIL offers children who want and need a mentor a one-to-one, long-term friendship with a caring adult.

Bigs serve as friends, mentors and role models, helping children and teens gain greater self-confidence.

We are looking for adults 18+ who would like to mentor a child and start a new friendship! Our volunteer Bigs come from diverse backgrounds just like our youth Littles. They are regular people, just like you. You don’t need any special degrees or job skills. You just have to want to positively impact a young person. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and YOU could be a perfect fit.

Learn more at bbbsil.org/beabig today!

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Birthright of Wentzville
Birthright of Wentzville

We are looking for volunteers to help with clients and also need an electrician to fix a couple light fixtures and a locksmith to help us rekey our building.

Breeze Hospice
support services
Breeze Hospice

Volunteers to sit, read, and visit with our patients. There is too many needs to list. Our families and patients need you for any kind of support thru their end-of-life journey!!! Please call and ask for Barb Davis our volunteer coordinator.

Bridge Bread Bakery
food services homelessness
Bridge Bread Bakery

retail- Help selling bread made by bakers who are transitioning from homelessness,
making deliveries- in St Louis and St Louis county

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Christian Activity Center
child and family services
Christian Activity Center

Our Mission: To prepare youth in East St. Louis for successful futures: spiritually, academically, and physically.

CAC thrives on its robust volunteer program. We welcome individuals and groups for short and long-term service. Whether tutoring kids or organizing a weekly program, volunteers’ interaction with children is crucial to CAC’s providing holistic growth and nurturing opportunities to families in East St. Louis, Illinois.

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Duo Dogs, Inc.
support services
Duo Dogs, Inc.

Duo Dogs is looking for Volunteer Puppy Raisers to help us raise and train future assistance dogs. We also have many opportunities available at our facility from whelping puppies to playing with dogs in our advanced training program to helping with one time community events, annual events, fundraising, and office work.

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Emmaus Homes
support services
Emmaus Homes

Grab some basic yard tools and a few friends to head to one of our community homes to help tackle yard work projects. Emmaus supports adults with developmental disabilities live independently like you and me. Note that the location will vary depending on the date and time of your project. Homes are spread across St. Charles, St. Louis, Warren, Franklin, and Lincoln counties.

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Feed My People
food services
Feed My People

Feed My People’s mission is to show God’s love and compassion to all His people, but particularly to His people in need. We are a Christian Food Pantry and Thrift Store located in both South County, St. Louis and High Ridge Missouri.

Everyone needs help from time to time. No matter who you are, what background you come from – or your age, tough times can come. Feed My People, is here to help you weather the storm.

Volunteering isn’t just about giving. In fact, most volunteers will tell you they receive far more than they give. If you would like to join our volunteer family, but don’t know where to begin, we can help match your skills, passions, and schedule with a rewarding position at one of our locations.

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Gabriel's Retreat Ministries
Gabriel's Retreat Ministries

Seeking volunteers to help with administrative needs (mailings, labels, etc.), retreat team members, welcome baby meals, more. See our website for more information.

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Gateway Housing Service Project
support services
Gateway Housing Service Project

Volunteers needed twice a month to help build ADA accessible ramps in St.Louis and St.Charles counties. Sign up for build dates at ghsphome.org

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Good Shepherd Children & Family Services
child and family services
Good Shepherd Children & Family Services

Good Shepherd Children & Family Services provides the highest quality foster care and treatment foster care, adoption, expectant parent counseling, maternity shelter, pregnancy services and advocacy. In response to the call of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd, to help those in need, we connect children with families and keep families connected.

Good Shepherd has been helping children and families for nearly 200 years. Good Shepherd was created through the merger of four Catholic Charities Federation children’s agencies: Father Dunne’s Newsboys’ Home, Marian Hall, Villa Maria, and St. Joseph’s Home and Family Support Services. The goal of Good Shepherd is to serve at-risk children who are poor, abandoned, abused, and neglected; troubled families facing crisis pregnancy; and families seeking to adopt throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area and surrounding counties.

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GRACE & PEACE FELLOWSHIP
homelessness
GRACE & PEACE FELLOWSHIP

We need Christian volunteers (who are at least 18 years old and would enjoy city ministry) to serve Overnight from 6 p.m. to 6:15 a.m. OR Evening from 6-10 p.m. in our homeless shelter for women, located inside our church. Our shelter target opening night is Thursday, November 30, 2023. We do have training available for volunteers. We need one Overnight Volunteer and one Evening volunteer each night.

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Groundwire
other
Groundwire

You can share the Gospel from your home on your time with Groundwire!

We are an online evangelical ministry with the mission to lead every young person to a meaningful encounter pointing each chatter to Jesus. Through well placed ads on social media, we invite people to chat with someone who cares. The person is then brought to our team of volunteers who are trained to listen, empathize, transition, and share (the Gospel) accordingly.

Our needs include the need for volunteer coaches (www.groundwire.net/coaching) or financial support (https://www.groundwire.net/donate)

To learn more please go to: https://www.groundwire.net/coaching

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Healing Action
womens shelter
Healing Action

Our Mission is to end human trafficking. Looking for Volunteer management positions and Volunteers to help in many areas either in the city or remotely. Such as organizing our women’s boutique of items at our healing center, or collecting items for in-kind donations or raising support through social media, or your sphere of influence in the community. 100% of our donations go directly to the services for our survivors.

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Hoyleton Youth & Family Services
child and family services
Hoyleton Youth & Family Services

Hoyleton’s holistic approach to meeting the physical, mental, and emotional needs of youth and families provides numerous volunteer opportunities including; administrative tasks, collection drives and fundraising events.



VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS

  • Complete the application*
  • Attend a volunteer orientation to learn about our mission
  • *Background check and clearance through DCFS will be required for some volunteer events

Groups interested in volunteering should reach out directly to the Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator, Christy Schult, at 618-688-7092. We welcome participation from business organizations, churches and school clubs who support our mission and are looking to fulfill community service hours by donating their time and talents.


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Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC)
support services
Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC)

We are a non-profit that serves Jefferson and Franklin Counties. We are the folks behind WIC, Head Start, and HUD. We have a brand-new program called EZ-MO Transportation that was born out of a need for free transportation for the underserved residents of Jefferson and Franklin Counties. Eligible persons would receive rides, free of charge, to places like doctors’ appointments, job interviews, or shopping. Our immediate need is volunteer drivers!

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Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas
other
Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas

Make-A-Wish Missouri & Kansas is looking for individuals in the community who love kids, are creative, thoughtful, and excellent listeners. If you fit this mold, then you are the perfect person to make wishes come true through our wish granter volunteer opportunity!

A wish granter is a Make-A-Wish volunteer who works with wish children to discover, plan and fulfill a wish. Wish granters work in teams of two; use resources wisely by seeking donated goods and services; and make each wish a unique, magical and memorable experience for the child. Our wish granters understand these wishes-come-true are powerful, life-changing events that strengthen families and bring communities together.

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Mary's House of Hope
Mary's House of Hope

10/28/23 – Tunes and Trivia benefit for Mary’s House of Hope (Domestic Violence Shelter) Needing sponsorship, raffle items, donations, volunteers
11/17/23 – Designer Bag and Bling Bingo benefit for Mary’s House of Hope – Needing sponsorships, raffle items, donations, volunteers

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Marygrove
womens shelter
Marygrove

Sharing the love of Jesus Christ, Marygrove provides a safe home, compassionate care, and high-quality mental health services to children who have experienced significant trauma, to restore their childhood, and equip them for their future.

Established in 1849 by the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, Marygrove has a long, rich history of caring for children, teens, and young adults – offering a compassionate, safe, and healing environment. The children and adolescents who come to Marygrove have endured multiple failed placements at other organizations, cycled through foster homes, or even survived failed adoptions. Many come from abusive, violent, and severely disruptive family situations; and, in a few instances, are discharged from psychiatric hospitals directly to Marygrove. The children at Marygrove live and grow in a safe, nurturing environment, and have opportunity to heal in a stable, family-like setting. Professional caregivers provide compassion, encouragement, and structure while therapists provide individualized treatment plans and counseling to help each child overcome personal obstacles and establish responsible, attainable goals for the short and long-term future.

As one of the largest therapeutic residential treatment programs in Missouri, Marygrove is a new beginning for the 140 children who call Marygrove their home each day. Marygrove enriches the lives of nearly 700 young people each year, ages birth-21, through a broad continuum of residential and community-based programming and wraparound services, including therapeutic residential treatment and foster care, transitional and independent living, special education and recreational therapy, family counseling, and parenting education.

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Missions Thrift Store
other
Missions Thrift Store

We need volunteers to take in, sort, price, and put out donations. We also need volunteers to clean the store, help with special events, help customers, and other miscellaneous tasks. A more comprehensive list can be found on our website on our Volunteers tab. This is a new store and our Grand Opening is Sept 21 at 10am.

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Oasis International
support services
Oasis International

We are looking for regular childcare workers for refugee families on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 10am-12pm. This aspect of our ministry allows us to bless refugee women to learn English on a regular basis by watching their kids as they study. The age groups of the children we work with are newborns up until about 5 years old.

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One Heart Family Ministies
child and family services
One Heart Family Ministies

One Heart care for children in the MO foster care system by equipping and supporting Christian families impacted by foster care. We have two foster closets that are in need of volunteers to sort through donations and assist foster parents as they pick out clothing and items for their foster kids.
Valley Park Foster Closet 224 Benton St, Valley Park MO 63088 OR Des Peres Foster Closet 12882 Manchester Rd, Des Peres MO 63131

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One Heart Family Ministries
child and family services
One Heart Family Ministries

One Heart has two foster closet locations. One in Valley Park and one in Des Peres. These closets offer free clothing sizes infant thru teen age kids impacted by foster care. We also have some baby equipment. We have regular hours during the week that we need volunteers to sort through donations and help families find the clothing they need for their kids. Hours and contact info are listed on the website.

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Open Door
other
Open Door

This is a no kill animal shelter that recently were blessed with 40ish puppies and need people to assist with loving them and the others they care for. They need hands on the puppies to socialize them, so kids would LOVE this, and maybe find a new friend. We recently adopted a LOVE BUG of a Rottweiler and are planning to volunteer as well.

 

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Options for Women
child and family services
Options for Women

We need helpers for special events like our upcoming Banquets for Life, mailings to our supporters at the end of the year and our Walk for Life in the spring. Each day we welcome volunteers as our receptionists and misc helpers in the Baby Boutique, prayer partners and more. God is working in the PRCs!

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Options for Women
support services
Options for Women

We are a Christian organization trying to help women cope with unwanted pregnancies and choose life for their children. We offer parenting classes, baby resources and one-on-one life coaching. We aspire to be the hands and feet of Jesus in a world that is desperate for HIM! We are located in Bowling Green and Hannibal MO.

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Pursuit 3416
other
Pursuit 3416

We are in need of someone to handle social media posts 1-3 times per week for our ministry. It can be completed at home. A laptop would be required.

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Queen of Peace Center
womens shelter
Queen of Peace Center

Since its founding in 1985, Queen of Peace Center (QOPC) has been providing family-centered behavioral healthcare for women, children and families.  As a member of the Federation of Catholic Charities, we serve the metropolitan and surrounding St. Louis area through four core programs: prevention, education, treatment and housing.

Our unique comprehensive model addresses the full continuum of needs for families impacted by substance use, co-occurring disorders and trauma. We are dedicated to providing services that give women and children the best chance for success by offering quality treatment; helping them meet their physical, psychological, emotional and social needs; and making our services as safe, convenient, and accessible as possible. Our prevention and education programs are our mechanism to stop substance use before it starts. We support our work through diverse partnerships with funders including public agencies, private foundations, donors and corporations—and we optimize reimbursement from insurance and other payers by promoting our model as best practice to encourage wide adoption and coverage.

Queen of Peace Center is accredited by The National Council on Accreditation and certified through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health as a Women and Children’s Comprehensive Substance Treatment and Rehabilitation (CSTAR) program.

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Restored For More
school and education
Restored For More

Schools and tutoring programs already exist to empower youth with an educational foundation to support their future, but oftentimes with limited resources and personnel. In St. Louis Public Schools only 5% of elementary students tested at or above the proficient level for reading, and only 14% for math. Bottom line-schools where students do not meet state standards are struggling to prepare students to succeed in life and they need help. We want to be a part of the solution by targeting schools and tutoring programs that serve majority economically-disadvantaged students whose academic proficiency standards are well below that of the state and national average.

Through our nonprofit, we are LINKING ARMS with these schools, tutoring programs, and youth-based non-profit corporations in Saint Louis City and County by sending trained and approved volunteers to support students and teachers. Our volunteers are trained to work with students 1:1 or in small groups who have deficits in Math and ELA. We believe that by providing one on one support, students will not only grow closer to state tested proficiency levels but their confidence that they can be successful and achieve their full potential will increase.

We are actively looking for volunteers who are willing to tutor at least 1 economically disadvantaged student per week for at least 40 minutes a week at a local St. Louis City or County School or Organization. Based on volunteer availability, we can pair you with the best school site that meets your need. We resource all of our volunteers with training and materials needed and partner with organizations that are doing the same. This is a great opportunity for retired teachers, grandparents, aunts, education-students: anyone who has a heart for the youth of St. Louis to succeed.

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Safe Families for Children
child and family services
Safe Families for Children

Safe Families for Children is a volunteer movement which surrounds families in crisis with a compassionate and caring community. Our volunteer Host Families are trained, vetted, and offer loving care to parents by providing respite care for children while parents/caregivers regain stability. We aim to facilitate a relationship between the Host Families and the parents, in which the host family becomes a kind of “extended family.” While the parents are working towards goals and stability, our case management team comes alongside both them and the children to ensure they have access to necessary resources. This is a voluntary program, which means the parents maintain all legal rights and can voluntarily end their child’s placement with a host family at any time. Some examples of families we have served include those in a medical crisis (i.e., recovering from a surgery and needing supervision for their children), homelessness and parents needing time to maintain stable housing, or any other overwhelming life circumstance in which a parent(s) need support.

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Saint Martha’s
womens shelter
Saint Martha’s

Saint Martha’s helps abused women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.  Saint Martha’s is guided by the social justice teachings of Jesus Christ.

In an attempt to accomplish its mission, Saint Martha’s offers:

  • an immediate, confidential safe place for women who are abused and their children to live;
  • a non-shelter drop-in center
  • a supportive environment with a strong emphasis on peer support;
  • a self-help philosophy to enhance self-esteem and decision-making skills;
  • 24- hour crisis line;
  • accurate information and referrals to women who are abused and their children and when appropriate to their abusers;
  • advocacy services;
  • individual crisis, group and family counseling;
  • a program to help children cope with the far-reaching effects of woman battering;
  • follow up support
  • community education to increase public awareness and understanding of domestic violence.

Saint Martha’s provides services for abused women and their children regardless of religion, race, residency, disability, marital status, color, national origin, or ancestry.

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Second Hand Heroes
support services
Second Hand Heroes

This is an organization that could use volunteers! It is an absolutely FREE store for people in need. The owner is a wonderful woman, that gives her all for this place.

The Salvation Army
support services
The Salvation Army

It’s people just like you who make our programs possible by choosing to give your time. Volunteer opportunities vary depending on where you live, but all of our locations need volunteers throughout the year. When you join our team of volunteers, you’re helping us build communities where lives are changed and hope is found. Volunteers are one of our strongest resources in meeting the needs of a community.

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Volunteer at JOY FM
Volunteer at JOY FM

Volunteering at JOY FM means having fun, making friends, attending great events, and helping St. Louis Choose JOY! New members are always welcome. Serve and have fun when it works for you and your schedule!

Become a volunteer today!

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Young Faith in Christ
school and education
Young Faith in Christ

We need people who are willing to serve the Lord by giving 30-60 minutes of time to meet with at risk students, 1 day per week during the school year, during school hours. Together, we can make a difference, one child at a time. We are working with schools in 5 counties surrounding St. Francois county.

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