Community Impact

Junior League of St. Louis (JLSL) provides more than 100 Community Impact volunteer opportunities throughout the year for our trained volunteers to support organizations within our community with short-term events.

How do we select a Community Impact volunteer opportunity?

We have established strong relationships with many local organizations and provide St. Louis volunteer opportunities for their non-fundraising events to support community needs.

JLSL is focused on a five-year initiative to reduce the infant mortality level in greater St. Louis, starting in 2016. Beginning with the 2016-17 League year, at least 50 percent of our Community Impact volunteer shifts focus on this issue area. True to our roots, though, JLSL is committed to the greater St. Louis area through other volunteer opportunities for its members.

Community Impact Locations

Our 2016-17 Community Impact experiences provided valuable St. Louis-area volunteer opportunities to our members at the following organizations:

  • FLOURISH St. Louis
  • Food Outreach
  • Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition
  • Gateway 180 Homeless Services
  • Glass Slipper Prom at Nottingham CAJT High School
  • Grace Hill Settlement House
  • Haven of Grace
  • Helping Hand-Me-Downs
  • Kingdom House
  • Lutheran Senior Services
  • March of Dimes
  • Nurses for Newborns
  • Our Lady’s Inn
  • St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Department
  • St. Louis Area Food Bank
  • St. Louis Crisis Nursery
  • St. Louis Family Theatre series at Florissant Civic Center Theatre
  • The Little Bit Foundation

Application for volunteers

Does your organization have a request for St. Louis volunteer opportunities? Please gather the following information at least four to eight weeks in advance of your event and email our Community Impact Team with a Community Impact volunteer opportunity request:

  • Name of organization
  • Organization’s mission
  • Contact name
  • Contact phone
  • Contact email
  • Contact fax
  • Description of event
  • Date of event (request must be submitted at least one month in advance to be considered)
  • Event time frame (shifts are typically four hours long)
  • Event location (including parking instructions, if applicable)
  • Number of volunteers required
  • Volunteer duties during event
  • Volunteer dress code