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     Volunteer Opportunities  

     
     
    *Magic House: The youth volunteer program enables young people (ages 13 through college) to gain valuable skills, make new friends and contribute to the community. The Magic House seeks applicants who are outgoing, flexible, patient and love working with children. New volunteers start as Museum Assistants and rotate through a wide variety of exhibit areas, working with visitors. Youth volunteers are asked to make a commitment to serve at least 30 hours within a year. The process begins by submitting an application, followed by a personal interview and if accepted, an orientation session. https://www.magichouse.org/job-volunteer-opportunities/
     
    *Baseball Buddies--Our goal is to make friends. Baseball Buddies is a baseball league for kids and adults with disabilities. A volunteer, or “buddy,” is paired up with each player during each game and just have fun together. All buddies don’t have to be an athlete or even like sports at all to be a perfect buddy.
    Buddies can be from 10 to 25 years old. Boys and girls are welcome. You would be paired up with a player on the field and around the bases. Buddies are encouraged to talk to their player and just make friends. Talk about anything, laugh and have a good time. Don’t worry about baseball rules because they don’t. Whatever works for the players works for them.
    Buddies can register online at www.challengerbaseball.org. Games are on Saturday mornings starting the last Saturday in April and going through the last Saturday in June. You can get up to three hours of volunteer time each Saturday

    *St. Louis Food Rescue needs 2 volunteers  on Wednesday nights.  It is a delivery from Whole Foods Town and Country to a food pantry in U City around Delmar and 170. They are really looking for a commitment for 2 months (or more) for 2 volunteers to do (ie we want the same 2 volunteers every week as training new volunteers can be difficult to do every week).  The opportunity consists of picking up the produce that will be ready for the volunteer at Whole Foods, loading it in one's personal vehicle, and delivering and unloading it.  There will be a volunteer at the food pantry to help unload.  It will take about 1.5 hours round trip. For more information contact Nathaniel Noss  Gmail: info@stlouisfoodrescue.org 

    *The Saint Louis Public Library and all of its branches are searching for teen volunteers between the ages of 13 and 17 who have good focus and follow-through, and have a positive attitude, you will also need to turn in two letters of reccomendation. As a Teen Volunteer you'll help with things like organizing video gaming, arts & crafts, reading to or playing with younger kids, and much more. No experience is needed, all the training you will need will be provided by the stl public library branch. You will be able to download the volunteer sign up sheet on their website at https://www.slpl.org/volunteer/.

     
    *American Red Cross: For volunteer opportunities visit the American Red Cross website. They offer many opportunities. Red Cross Volunteer (additional volunteer opportunities at http://redcrossyouth.org/scholarships/be-a-volunteer/).
     
    *Missouri Botanical Gardens: various volunteer opportunities. A few remaining slots for the Garden Glow events.https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_type=event&console_id=0088&cat_id=&filter_choice=&cal_choice=&res_choice=&res_code=
     
    *St. Louis Science Center: gain valuable pre-employment experience and earn community service in a fun, educational setting. St. Louis Science Center
     
    *St. Louis Arc: Friendship Fusion is designed to help children with disabilities work together as a team, while learning social skills and developing friendships. Classes teaching social skills, like introductions, engaging in conversations, body language, and making friends, problem-solving, and buliding confidence. Volunteers will lead fun activities for kids to learn social skills, including role playing scenarios. SLARC
     
    *Third Baptist Church in Midtown (Grand Center) is still in need of student volunteers to work w/ 1st & 2nd graders on sight words. We meet with students between 3:00-4:45 (window) on Wednesdays. Students can go to our website at Third Baptist to sign up.
     
    *Hot Chocolate Run -- have fun supporting people as they run this fun run ;)  Every December volunteers get cool sweatshirts.