Individual Volunteer Opportunities at LifeWise StL

LifeWise StL thrives on the dedication and passion of our community. As diverse as the services we provide are the opportunities for individuals to lend their time, talents, and heart.

A Variety of Ways to Serve

Whether you have specialized skills, specific interests, or simply a desire to give back, there’s a place for you here. Our myriad of volunteer roles ensures that every individual can find a meaningful way to contribute and be part of the positive change we’re creating together. Examples of opportunities can be found below.


We accommodate individual volunteers from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 7pm. Special events may have different schedules. Please note that opportunities for those under the age of 18 are somewhat limited, but we’re always open to discuss possibilities.

Ready to Make a Difference?

Click the Apply Now button to begin your journey as a LifeWise StL volunteer by completing the Individual Volunteer Application.

Upon receiving your application, we’ll reach out to arrange a volunteer interview. This helps us align your talents and availability with the right opportunity.

Please note, for the safety and well-being of our children and families, all volunteers must undergo a background check via the Family Care Safety Registry and participate in an orientation session before beginning their volunteer duties. We appreciate your understanding and commitment. We’re excited about the prospect of joining hands with you in service!


Your involvement can truly make a difference, and we’re excited to welcome you to the LifeWise StL family. If you have further questions or need more information, please contact Jasmen O’Hara, Coordinator of Individual Volunteers, at or 314-627-9826.

Examples of Individual Volunteer Opportunities

City Harvest Market Clerk

  • Guide participants and community members in our City Harvest Market.
  • Handle and organize food donations.
  • Shifts: Wednesdays 9am-12pm, Thursdays 10am-12pm & 4pm-7pm
  • Commit: At least two shifts monthly

Bodega Clerk

  • Assist participants and community members with clothing and household shopping.
  • Cash handling, stocking, and customer interaction.
  • Shifts: Thursdays 10am-2pm & 4pm-7pm
  • Commit: At least two shifts monthly

Early Childhood Center Assistant

  • Aid teachers with activities for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
  • Shifts: Weekdays 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
  • Commit: At least one shift weekly

After School Assistant

  • Support daily classroom activities and assist K-5 students with homework.
  • Shifts: Mon-Thurs 3:30pm-6pm
  • Commit: Once a week for a full semester

Family Center Assistant

  • Provide childcare during adult classes and groups.
  • Shifts: To be determined
  • Commit: At least one shift weekly

Senior Companion

  • Encourage fellow seniors to remain independent.
  • Be a comforting friend.
  • Requirements: 55 years+ with 5 hours weekly to offer
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Behind the Scenes

  • Tasks include donation sorting, pricing items for the Holiday Market, and maintenance.
  • Shift times vary

Special Events

  • Assist in diverse roles for events like the Spring Bling, Golf Tournament, Trivia Night, Holiday Market, Back-to-School, and more.

Practicum/Intern Students

  • Opportunities differ by department and degree. Contact us to learn more.

Not seeing your perfect fit? Let’s find it together. Reach out to discuss tailored opportunities.