Friday, April 17, 2009

Community Service Events for this Spring and Summer

Go directly to the April 2009 Calendar of Events.

Serving the community is perfect way to spend time making our city better. Even if you’ve been affected by the recent economic downturn, service is a perfect way to stay busy and productive. Community service allows you to continue using your skills. It may also help you cultivate new skills to expand your work possibilities. Not only that, serving others gives most people a bright positive feeling inside which is important for fighting off any feelings of sadness or desperation which can occur when one is laid off.

Here are a few volunteer opportunities I know about. Maybe I’ll see you around the water cooler soon.

Saturday, April 18th & Sunday April 19, 2009
Volunteer Shifts: 11:00-2:30 & 2:15-5:00
15th Anniversary Grand South Grand House Tour
Tour begins in Tower Grove Park (inside main entrance @ Grand & Pestalozzi)
The South Grand Community Improvement District is seeking volunteers to work at the Fifteenth Anniversary Grand South Grand House Tour. This tour will showcase the architectural and personal styles of grand living in five neighborhoods linked by South Grand Boulevard: Compton Heights, Compton Hill Reservoir Square, Shaw, Tower Grove East and Tower Grove Heights and includes two of the areas best known homes. The event will also feature a wine tasting, delicious food and great music. Free parking and free shuttles will be provided to transport participants throughout the tour. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at:

Sunday, April 19 – Saturday, April 25, 2009
National volunteer Week
The Mission Continues, a Military Veterans Service Group, is asking everyone to perform an Hour of Service this week as a tribute to our veterans and active military personnel. You can lead a Veterans Tribute project or volunteer at your local veterans home or war memorial.
Register: Email Chris Martinez, our Director of Volunteer Outreach, at or call 314.588.8805

Volunteer Math Tutors Needed
The Roosevelt High School Community Council is looking for area residents, who enjoy helping young people, to volunteer to tutor high school students at Roosevelt High School (3230 Hartford Street). The subject areas are basic math, pre-algebra and algebra. Volunteers are asked to volunteer for two hours per day, one or two days per week, for a semester at a time. The tutoring sessions will occur during the school day. Tutors will be provided with a lesson plan for each session and all necessary materials for instruction. All volunteer tutors will be screened through the St. Louis Public Schools, which includes a background check. A flyer with more detailed information is attached. Please feel free to share this information with family and friends who might be interested in volunteering. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Katie Kappel at .

Ongoing – month of May
Design Ideas Charity Store
Home Décor and Home/Office Organization products for 75% off retail ALL of the PROCEEDS benefit Four great local charities, the Missouri Botanical Garden, The National Children’s Cancer Society, Character Pus, and Edgewood Children’s Center.
Volunteer Shift Workers needed.
Mon – Fri: 10am – 8pm
Sat-Sun: 10am – 6pm
Shifts are 2-3 hrs in length, no heavy lifting.
Volunteers get a special sneak-peek shopping opportunity.
Sign up now. Contact Norma Fraser 314 577-0278 or

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Go Ape in Vegas at Trivia Gone Wild presented by Commerce Bank
The St. Louis Zoo Young Friends Annual Event
Volunteers are needed.
Setup shift: 2 – 6 pm shift as well as the
Event shifts: 4 – 8 p.m. and 6 – 11 p.m. event shifts
Light food and beverage will be provided for all volunteers.
Contact Lauren E. Kistner (314) 646-4516,

Sunday May 3, 2009
4th Annual Spring for Strays at Harry's Restaurant
Live music, good food, silent auction and a female impersonator show. Well socialized dogs are welcomedand more details will be forthcoming.
Harry's Restaurant & Bar
2144 Market (Downtown)
St. Louis City

Wednesday May 6, 2009
5:00 pm - until
Muttini Night at Frazer’s.
$10 donation at the door goes to Stray Rescue. Frazer's will provide free appetizers from 5-6p. If you've never been to Frazer's, it's always tasty and great atmosphere! (
Frazer’s Restaurant
1811 Pestalozzi StSt Louis, MO 63118

Sunday, June 7, 2009
St. Louis Children’s Hospital Make Tracks for the Zoo
An annual fundraiser for runners and walkers of all ages presented by the St. Louis Zoo Friends
Volunteers are needed.
Registration shift: 6 – 11 a.m.
Event Shift: 7 – 11 a.m.
Activities & Awards Shift: 8 a.m. – 12 Noon
Light food and beverage will be provided for all volunteers.
Contact Lauren E. Kistner (314) 646-4516,

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