Individual Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to be involved as a volunteer with LifeWise StL. With the wide range of services we offer to the community, we have an equally wide range of volunteer opportunities. Whatever your skills, interests or schedule, you can make a valuable contribution to the mission of LifeWise StL!

Examples of Individual Volunteer Opportunities

City Harvest Market Clerk

  • Help participants and community members shop for food in our City Harvest Market.
  • Unpack and shelve food donations as needed.
  • Commit to a minimum of two shifts per month.
  • Shifts: Wednesdays: 9am-12pm, Thursdays: 10am-12pm and 4pm-7pm

Bodega Clerk

  • Help participants and community members shop for clothing and other household essentials.
  • Interact with shoppers, bag purchases, make change, and stock shelves.
  • Commit to a minimum of two shifts per month.
  • Shifts: Thursdays: 10am-2pm and 4pm-7pm

Early Childhood Center Classroom Assistant

  • Assist teachers with guided activities.
  • Children are ages 6 months – 5 years.
  • Commit to a minimum of one shift per week.
  • Shifts: Monday-Friday: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm

After School Assistant 

  • Assist teachers with daily classroom activities.
  • Help students with homework.
  • Scholars are ages K – 5th grade.
  • Commit to a minimum of one day per week for 15 weeks.
  • Shifts: Monday-Friday: 4pm-6pm

Family Center Assistant

  • Help with childcare while the children’s parent or guardian participates in our adult education classes and support groups.
  • Commit to a minimum of one shift per week.
  • Shifts: TBD

ESOL Assistant (English to Speakers of Other Languages)

  • Provide one-on-one assistance to ESOL learners under the direction of the ESOL teacher.
  • Commit to a minimum of one shift per week.
  • Shifts: Mondays-Thursdays: 9am-12pm (based on St. Louis Public Schools schedule)

Behind the Scenes Opportunities

  • Sorting donations
  • Pricing donated items for our Holiday Market
  • Maintenance
  • Shifts vary

Special Events

  • Help with set-up, clean-up, or day-of activities for community and fundraising events.
  • Special events include: Spring Bling Auction & Brunch, Golf Tournament & Dinner Auction, Back to School, Trivia Night, and Holiday Market

Practicum/Intern Students

  • Vary by department and degree.
  • Contact the Coordinator of Individual Volunteers to learn more.


These are just some of the opportunities we offer. If you don’t see an opportunity that interests you, please click the APPLY NOW button and we’ll reach out to chat about a good fit.

Ready to Volunteer?

To get started, please click the APPLY NOW button to complete an individual Volunteer Application.

Once we receive your application, we’ll contact you to set up a volunteer interview, which will help us match your skills and schedule with a volunteer opportunity. In order to protect the well-being of the children and families we serve, volunteers must pass a background check through the Family Care Safety Registry and attend orientation prior to volunteering. Thank you in advance for submitting your application, and we look forward to serving with you!

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In light of ongoing concerns associated with COVID-19, all volunteers who have direct, in-person contact with participants (clients) are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to serving at LifeWise StL.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact Jasmen O’Hara, Coordinator of Individual Volunteers, at johara@lifewisestl.org or 314-627-9826.