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Volunteer at the J

Helping Hands Are Always Welcome!

With hundreds of programs each year, the J is always looking for volunteers to help fulfill our mission in serving the community. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Help us prepare and run a specific event
  • Help in an Early Childhood classroom
  • Coach a youth sports team (baseball, basketball, soccer, etc.)
  • Assist with interest groups in the Adult Day Center
  • The possibilities go on!

If you are interested in donating some of your time to the J please complete the Volunteer Application.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

J Day Camp Counselor in Training (CIT)

For people entering their 10th-grade year in the Fall of 2023, the J has a volunteer CIT program that teaches leadership skills and how to work with children while having fun swimming, playing sports, and doing arts and crafts (and much more).  The day camps run from May 30 – August 18, and we do request that CITs spend most of the summer with us (for continuity for the campers).

To apply, visit here.

Used Book Sale

Book Sorting
Tuesdays abd/or Wednesdays, 9:30am-12pm
Additional times can be arranged.

Help sort books for the Used Book Sale. Volunteers must be vaccinated.  Location is off-site but near the J.

Volunteers are needed to help set up and run the Used Book Sale.

A sign up sheet for the week of the sale can be sent to you after you fill out the volunteer form, if interested.
Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Garden of Eden

Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Sundays, Mondays & Thursdays, 8-11am

Tasks include planting, weeding, stirring compost, harvesting and preparing produce for transport to the pantry.
The garden is open March-November.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Theatre Unlimited

Sundays, January-April, 4:30-6:30pm
Wednesdays, January-April, 6-8pm

Volunteers are wanted to help with the latest production! Volunteers must be 18+. Volunteers will help adults with disabilities learn lines, choreography, costuming or any other technical needs.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

St. Louis Senior Olympics

Memorial Day Weekend and surrounding dates. Volunteers are needed to help in all area from helping to run events to giving out medal and fielding balls.

Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Connections & IN Program

Corporate volunteer groups, student-led organizations and others (18+) are welcome to help participants with social, physical and cognitive stimulation activities. Volunteers are wanted to help facilitate various clubs and programs and encouraged to bring their own hobbies to a new group.

Monday-Friday, shifts occur between 7:30am-6pm
Ongoing by appointment

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Youth Sports Coaches

The J relies on dedicated volunteer coaches to make a difference in the lives of our youngest athletes. We are looking for positive role models who lead by example, teach the game and create a fun and safe playing experience.

Both J Locations
Various sports, year-round

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Early Childhood Center Volunteers

Adults 18+ are wanted to volunteer in both the Chesterfield and Creve Coeur Early Childhood Centers. Volunteers can help with holding babies, reading to classes, or sharing a passion with a class.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

ECC and IN Programs Swim Helpers

Volunteers are needed to assist Early Childhood Center teachers and life guards with recreational swim. All children wear life vests. The IN Program needs volunteers who can help IN participants transition to and from the pool as well as be in the pool with the participants.

Both J Locations
Please call to discuss times.

Apply Online or contact Stephanie Rhea, 314.442.3164.

Ask to be put on our volunteer list!

Volunteers are needed for one-time events and administrative help (like mailings). Ask to be put on the volunteer email list so you can find out what they are. You are not obligated to any minimum number of hours or events.

If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Rhea, 314-442-3164.