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
The St. Louis Senior Olympics promotes the health and wellness of men and women 50 years of age and better by providing them opportunities to participate in competitive sports and social events. St. Louis is proud to host one of the most prestigious Senior Games in the country. With the help of 200+ volunteers, more than 1,100 athletes can participate in 90 events over Memorial Day Weekend each year. There are many opportunities to help make this event successful as a volunteer.
Thursday-Tuesday, May 23-28 (morning and afternoon shifts available)
Various locations in the St. Louis area
To apply to be a St. Louis Senior Olympics volunteer, click here.
Used Book Receiving Volunteers (All ages)
Volunteer book markers are needed at Midwest Library Services (10 minutes from the J) to work on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Volunteers are trained and there is no heavy lifting. Several shifts are available.
Midwest Library Services (11443 St. Charles Rock Rd, 63044)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, ongoing 10am-noon
Used Book Sale Volunteers (All ages)
Volunteers are needed to assist in setting up the book sale and providing customer service while helping run the sale as cashiers, stockers and general assistance.
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
Sunday-Thursday, August 5-9, 9am-5pm
Sunday, August 11, 10am-4pm
Monday-Wednesday, August 12-14, 10am-7pm
Thursdays, August 15, 10am-6pm
*Set your own time if unable to stay all hours
Volunteers are needed to help the young athletes with set up and transitions, timing of swimming, biking, and running and other logistical needs. Volunteers must be 15 and older.
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur
September 8, 6:30am-2pm (various shifts available)
Marilyn Fox Building/Chesterfield Pool
9:45-10:15am with four-year-olds
10:20-10:50am with two-year-olds
11-11:30am with three-year-olds
9:30am with up to one-year-olds
10am with one-year-olds
Staenberg Family Complex/Creve Coeur Pool
10-11am with three-year-olds
9:30-10:30am with Pre-K
10-10:45am with three- to four-year-olds
There is no better volunteer experience than being a Counselor In Training at the J Day Camps! Work with school age campers doing art projects, swimming, playing sports, singing, laughing and so much more! If you are interested in volunteering as a CIT at the J this summer, please download and complete There is no better volunteer experience than being a Counselor In training at the J Day Camps! Work with school age campers doing art projects, swimming, playing sports, singing, laughing and so much more! For our CIT volunteer application, click here.
June through August, 2019 (plus training beforehand)
Both J locations
Teens entering 10th grade
Make a difference in someone’s life.
Help someone with special needs by volunteering for one of our inclusion programs. These include Sunday Friendship, Theatre Unlimited, PEERS, and Buddies at Work and fitness classes. You can make a difference by helping someone make a new friend, learn a new job skill or even help them learn lines for their play.
Various locations. Event dates & times vary.
For more information about the Inclusion program, please contact Shamecka Nichols, 314-442-3295.
Help others step into the spotlight.
Explore all the facets of theatre with this Youth Theatre opportunity! Learn to:
- Assist with staging
- Assist with choreography
- Help design props/costumes
- Design and create set and prop pieces
- Assist with lighting and run spotlight during production
- Move set pieces during show
- Help with Hair/Makeup artistry
- Assist with vocal performance and music
- And many more backstage areas during the live performance
We need your help with productions and rehearsals! Get first-hand experience with local theatre professionals and receive community service hours (if applicable). Looks great on a resume and get professionals to write potential references for future jobs! Volunteer times and dates can be finalized on an individual basis and some rehearsals and performances will be required.
Location: Creve Coeur/Staenberg Family Complex
Sundays, January 13 – May 5, 1-4pm
Additional practice and shows April 29-May 5
Become a Mentor and Coach.
We are now accepting volunteer coaches for the season. As a non-profit organization, we rely on volunteer coaches to help run our programs. It is these individuals that make the program successful year after year. Volunteers are needed for flag football, soccer, baseball, and basketball.
Help Children in our After-school Programs.
Our after-school programs at both J locations are looking for people to help with homework and to share their hobbies with school-age children. Choose your volunteer times from 4-6pm, Monday through Friday during the school year.
Throughout the year, The J hosts many special events – one-day and weekend programs that need extra help (like the Labor Day Run, Special Olympics, or the Turkey Triathlon). You can register now to be notified when those special events need your help as a volunteer.
Create Experiences for Seniors
The Adult Day Center is looking for volunteers to help with group activities, including men’s and women’s groups, gardening, art, and cooking clubs. Here, you can help seniors in the Adult Day Center do the things they love to do.
The Garden of Eden grows fresh food for the Harvey Korenblatt Jewish Food Pantry from March through November. It produces more than 2 TONS of fresh produce for the local food pantry. We have work days on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays starting at 8am as well as special projects at various times.
The ECC is always happy to have regular readers in the classrooms. Whether it is once a week, or once a month, volunteers create a relationship with children and teachers in a classroom by regularly reading books and doing activities with the same class throughout the year.
If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Rhea, 314-442-3164.