Volunteer in Downtown

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Looking for some great ways to get involved in the Downtown community this spring?  Here are some important civic organizations where you can volunteer!

The United Way of Greater St. Louis started in 1922 as the Community Fund and began by helping 40 charities in the area.  Today the United Way of Greater St. Louis helps 1 in 3 people, annually, in the region.  The United Way of Greater St. Louis mobilizes the community with one goal in mind — helping people live their best possible lives. Click here for more information.

Gateway Greening is a great place if you want to get your hands dirty.  The City Seeds Urban Farm, located at 2200 Pine Street has opportunities to work in the garden and alongside St. Patrick Center gateway greeningclients in their horticulture and job training programs.  The goal at Gateway Greening is simple: to provide St. Louis with a fun, safe and educational environment for people to learn. Click here to learn more.

st patrick centerSt. Patrick Center lives by its mission statement: Building permanent, positive change through housing, employment, and health programs.  There are many great ways to get involved at the St. Patrick Center:  sorting donations, serving lunch, and making dinner are just a few ways people can volunteer.  There are even ways to volunteer from home. Click here for a full list of opportunities.

Stray Rescue has been helping stray animals in the St. Louis area for over 15 years.  At the shelter Stray Rescue can always use dog walkers, people to help with events, fundraising or fostering.   stray rescueAnd of course they are always accepting donations such as hot dogs, peanut butter, blankets, durable dog toys and the list goes on and on! Click here for the volunteer application.

the bridge logoThe Bridge‘s mission is to provide sanctuary for homeless and at risk persons in St. Louis.  Volunteer opportunities include helping with general maintenance and upkeep of the building at 1610 Olive Street, participating on BBQ Holidays (Memorial Day 4th of July, etc.) or assisting in clerical work. Click here to get involved.

Gateway 180 focuses on women, children, and families that find themselves in the unimaginable situation of being without a home.  Gateway 180 is the largest 24 hour emergency housing gateway-180organization in Missouri.  Gateway 180 has excellent opportunities to help these families in need by making brown bag lunches, donating household and hygienic supplies, helping out at the front desk, or supervising children while their parents are participating in workshops at the facility.  Click here for more information.

dd resourcesThe Horizon Club is an organization funded by the Housing and Urban Development and the St. Louis City Department of Human Services. Horizon Club is a 24 hour drop-in shelter for individuals without homes with a special focus on people with disabilities.  The Club does not have beds, but offers access to laundry facilities, showers, and a place to relax.  Donations are always welcome and more information on volunteering can be found by emailing horizonclub@stldd.org.

Where will you volunteer this spring?