Ways to Volunteer
At Saint Louis Public Schools, children come first. The District is always looking for individuals, organizations, and corporations that are willing to help our schools. This page features several options to get involved, but more can be found on individual school pages or created with help from the Office of Volunteer Services.
There are many ways for individuals to get involved with a specific school and throughout the district. Individuals can help in the school by volunteering in the office, in the classroom, in the cafeteria, or on the playground. Volunteers can also assist on field trips or in group tasks, such as school beautification projects and school gardens. Before becoming a volunteer, all individuals working with students must fill out volunteer applications, including background information, to ensure the safety of our students.
A variety of organizations partner with Saint Louis Public Schools to serve our students and schools. The organization's methods may differ, but all of them work to enrich the educational experience of St. Louis’s students. Some focus on academic success (such as OASIS tutors), some incorporate physical health (like America SCORES), and some work to meet student’s basic needs (such as The Little Bit Foundation). Before becoming a volunteer, all organizations and individuals working with the organizations who are working with students must fill out volunteer applications, including background information, to ensure the safety of our students.
Additional organizations serve our students and schools as well, but participation is limited to those who are students at institutions or members of congregations, e.g. Books and Basketball, Make a Difference Day, or St. James AME Church.
Businesses in the Saint Louis area often give back to the community by working with Saint Louis Public Schools. Many businesses choose schools in their neighborhoods, while others look to the District for guidance on how they can make the biggest difference for Saint Louis schools.
The Office of Volunteer Services works with businesses to get their staff clearance, training, and contacts with the schools with which they are partnering. All individuals from these businesses who work with students must fill out volunteer applications, including background information, to ensure the safety of our students.