Group Volunteer Opportunities

LifeWise StL offers many fun and impactful ways in which groups can volunteer. Whether your group is part of a mission trip, a corporate team, a philanthropic organization, a youth group or a social club, we have projects that will fit your members’ abilities and make a difference in our community.

Examples of Group Volunteer Opportunities

One-time Opportunities

  • Schedule a one-time service project at LifeWise StL on a week day or Saturday morning. We will tailor a project to suit your group’s interests and skills. We have projects that are suitable for all ages and abilities. Service project examples include: gardening, sorting and organizing donations, working with children, beautifying grounds, painting, light cleaning and performing handyman projects.
  • Host an event and get to know the families we serve. We love bringing people together at LifeWise StL! Volunteer groups can host After School Fun Fridays, Summer Camp Carnivals, Holiday Parties and more!
  • Plan a donation drive or fundraiser to benefit LifeWise StL. Examples include: canned food drives, clothing drives, school supply drives, baby supply drives, etc.

Ongoing Opportunities

  • Volunteer on a weekly or monthly basis to build a deeper relationship with LifeWise StL and the people we serve. We have many opportunities for groups looking for committed service. Examples include: working with children in our After School Program and Family Center, adopting a space to keep clean and welcoming, helping maintain our garden…the possibilities are endless!
  • Participate in our Urban Forum program — an immersion experience designed to provide professional guidance in social justice education. Groups of youth and/or adults commit to a multi-day experience, made up of service work and curriculum designed to help participants gain a better understanding of issues, such as poverty, urban hunger and food access, racism, immigration and advocacy. For more information, click here.

Ready to Volunteer?

To schedule a group project, please contact Maggie Lohmeyer, Coordinator of Group Volunteers, at or 314-627-1232.

Please note: We reserve dates for episodic groups on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are looking to schedule your group to volunteer at LifeWise StL on a specific date, we recommend providing us with at least one month’s notice (or more, depending on the time of year or day of the week — summer, holidays and Saturdays tend to be very popular for group projects) in order to help ensure that your desired date is still available.