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Saint Louis Zoo

What: Volunteers are needed for Boo at the Zoo, a non-scary kid-friendly evening of Zoo experiences filled with games, activities, entertainment and treats. 
When: Any day October 16 -30, volunteer shift of 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Zoo (directions via Google Maps).  
Contact: Rachel Drochter at 314-646-4670 or


Willows Way

Non-profit that supports adult clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
What: Volunteers are needed to assist our clients as they participate in a Halloween Dance.
When: Monday, October 22 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Where: Willows Way office, 800 Friedens Rd. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Melodee Benton at 636-757-0513 or

Guardian Angel Settlement Association

Non-profit dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged through an array of family and social services.
What: Volunteers are needed for our Make A Difference Day service project, assisting with cleaning, maintenance and organization of our facility.
When: Saturday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Where: 1127 N. Vandeventer Ave. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Register by emailing or calling 314-231-3188, ext. 102.

St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community

Non-profit that performs home maintenance on the houses of older adults to allow them to remain independent in their residence.
What: Volunteers are needed to for a community workday, performing outdoor maintenance and home repair to houses of older adults.
When: Saturday, October 27 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Where: Meet at 12 Millstone Campus Dr. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Joan Hirst, or 314-442-3834. 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of St. Louis

What: Volunteers are needed for the 14th annual Trivia Night fundraiser, assisting with registration, auction set-up and running, selling raffle tickets, and clean-up.  Dinner provided to all volunteers.
When: Saturday, October 27 from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Where: Jewish Community Center, 2 Millstone Campus Dr. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Brittany Va Almsick at 314-645-2422 or

Down syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

Non-profit that provides support and education for families with a member who has Down Syndrome.
What: Volunteers are needed for our annual Trivia Night, helping with set-up, serving food, and selling raffle tickets.
When: Saturday, October 27 from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: CBC High School, 1850 De La Salle Dr. (directions via Google Maps).  
Contact: Abigail Beckord at 314-961-2504 or


Christian Friends of New Americans

Non-profit organization that provides social services to recently arrived immigrants and refugees.
What: Volunteers are needed for a monthly Health and Wellness Clinic, where we provide immigrants and refugees with basic health screenings, nutrition education, etc.  No medical background required.
When: Saturday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: 4019 S. Grand Blvd. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Laura Brink at 314-249-9219 or

Special Olympics

What: Volunteers are needed for the St. Louis Area Bowling Tournament, helping assist our athletes on lanes, cheer them on, and help with general event-running.
When: Saturday, November 3 and Sunday, November 4, shifts available all day both days.
Where: Brunswick Zone Lakeside Lanes (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Click below to register.  For questions or more information, contact Amber McWilliams at 314-961-0660 or

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Friends of Kids with Cancer

Non-profit organization that supports children and families dealing with cancer.
What: Energetic volunteers are needed for the 26th Annual Fashion Show and Boutique event, a program where our kids dress-up, dance, and participate in a fashion show.  Help with all aspects of the event - we have two different shows.
When: Thursday, November 8 from either 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (first show) or 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  
Where: Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza (directions via Google Maps). Metro link accessible.
Contact: Gabby Greer at

The Open Space Council

Non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation and sustainability of our natural resources.
What: Volunteers are needed for Operation Wild Lands Honeysuckle Hack, helping remove invasive honeysuckle along the Meramec Greenway.  Tools provided - wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.
When: Thursday, November 8 thru Saturday, November 9, all from 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Where: Al Foster Trailhead, 225 Grand Ave., Wildwood. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Caitlin Zera at 314-835-9225 or

Lutheran Senior Services

What: Volunteers are needed at our nursing/retirement home for the annual Veteran's Day Luncheon, where we celebrate our residents who are veterans.  Help with set-up, serving, clean-up, and more.
When: Friday, November 9 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Laclede Groves, 723 S. Laclede Station Rd. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Marilyn Coplin at 314-446-2457 or

Department of Veteran's Affairs - St. Louis

What: Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Welcome Home Celebration for veterans returning from active duty in recent years.  This annual event features  resource booths for employment, healthcare, claims, and education, as well as fun activities for families of veterans.  Food, drinks, music and more - help is needed with all aspects of the celebration.  
When: Friday, November 9 thru Sunday, November 11 - anytime 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. each day.
Where: Soldiers Memorial Plaza in Downtown (directions via Google Maps).  Metro link accessible.
Contact: Register by clicking below.  For questions, contact Maura Campbell at 314-894-6530 or

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Peter and Paul Community Services

Non-profit that provides support services and housing to people experiencing homelessness in St. Louis.
What: Volunteers are needed for our annual Peter and Paul Race for Home 5/10K fundraiser, assisting with course management, handing out water, registration, and clean-up.
When: Saturday, November 10 from 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park, Stupp Center (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Meghann Van Pelt at 314-338-8191 or

Sherwood Forest

Non-profit that provides youth camp programs for low-income families and their children in the St. Louis region.
What: Volunteers are needed for our Kindle Event, to celebrate our 4th grade campers for completing the summer reading program.  Help run activities, read books, and generally assist with event management.
When: Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Barr Library at 1701 S. Jefferson (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Libby Sunkari at

National Alliance for Mental Illness - St. Louis

Non-profit that brings awareness and support to mental health and illness issues.
What: Volunteers are needed for our Beautiful Minds Gala fundraiser, assisting with set-up, registration/greeting, silent auction, and clean-up.
When: Saturday, November 10 - shifts available anytime 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Where: Chase Park Plaza (directions via Google Maps).  Metro link accessible.
Contact: Heather McDonnell at 314-962-4670 or

Forward Through Ferguson

What: Volunteers are needed for our  Trivia Night fundraiser, helping with set-up, scoring, silent auction, and clean-up.
When: Saturday, November 10 - from either 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Where: International Institute, 3401 Arsenal St. (directions via Google Maps).  
Contact: Rachel D'Souza-Siebert at 314-372-7774 or

Southside Early Childhood Center

Early childhood center serving low-income families in South St. Louis.
What: Volunteers are needed for our annual SouthSide Thanksgiving Dinner, helping to prepare and serve food for our children and their families.
When: Thursday, November 15th from 10am-1pm
Where: 2101 S. Jefferson Ave. (directions via Google Maps).
Contact: Cleo Fisher at 314-333-7111 or

Saint Louis Zoo

What: Volunteers are needed for Wild Lights, an animal-themed holiday lights experience for children and adults.  Assist the  Zoo with children's activities, monitoring fire pits, helping direct guests, and more. 
When: Any day November 23 - December 30, volunteer shift of 4:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Zoo (directions via Google Maps).  
Contact: Rachel Drochter at 314-646-4670 or