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Suggested Community Service Agencies

This list serves as a starting point for finding an outlet to fulfill your service requirement; however, it is possible to perform service through an agency that is not listed. If you are interested in volunteering for another agency, please email the service director for approval. Be sure to secure approval in writing before beginning your service, either by email or by having the Community Service Director sign the authorization form. Without a written record, there is no guarantee that your hours will count. It is your responsibility to keep that record on file.

Remember that at least half of your hours must be in service “to those less fortunate.” Also make sure that the charity you choose does not engage in practices contrary to Catholic moral teaching.


Agape House
120 LaMar Parkway, Pacific, MO 63063
The mission of the AGAPE HELP HOUSE is to assist low income, disabled and elderly families who have difficulty meeting their monthly financial needs. The organization assists with an on-site food pantry, utility bills, rent/mortgage assistance, pharmacy assistance, and other needs on an individual basis.

AIM High
Carrie Lane 314-434-3690 x200
500 S. Mason Rd. St. Louis, MO 63141
Aim High St. Louis is a tuition-free personal and academic enrichment program for motivated middle school students, most of whom come from challenging circumstances or environments.

Bethesda Meadows Community
Darla Neely 636-227-3431
322 Old State Road, Ellisville, MO 63021
Long term care facility. TB test and background check required. Come in for interview and training.  Jobs include: Transporting residents to church services on Saturday mornings 9:45-11:45 am, one-on-one visits and other activities.

Cardinal Glennon
Volunteer Department 314-577-5696
1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104 

Cardinal Ritter
 Senior Services
Kelly Ethington 314-961-8000 x1347
7601 Watson Road, St. Louis, MO 63119
The mission of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is to be a recognized provider in giving person centered care through an integrated continuum of quality residential, healthcare and supportive social services for senior adults throughout the Archdiocese of Saint Louis.
Background check & TB test required

Catholic Charities
Crystal Meyer 314-367-5500 x1123
4532 Lindell Blvd. St. Louis MO 63108

Catholic Worker Community – Karen House
Volunteer Dept., 314-621-4052
1840 Hogan
, St. Louis, MO 63106
Homeless Shelter for Women
Can work cooking lunch for the women , outdoor work, playing with clients’ children, cleaning, etc.  Volunteers can work during the week or on weekends.  If a volunteer knows he has a day off school and wants to volunteer he just needs to call by Thursday of the previous week.

Children’s Hospital
- Camp Independence for Kids with Cerebral Palsy
Mary Eckhardt 314-454-2642
Seven week sports camp, M-F 9am-4pm at the Webster Groves Community Center.
Can volunteer for one week or up to all seven weeks. Download application at link above.

DePaul Health Center

Barb Toulster 314-344-7082
12301 DePaul Drive, Bridgeton, MO 63044 
Apply online at link above

Des Peres Hospital

Becky Parrish, 314-966-9363
530 Des Peres Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131
Volunteers at Des Peres Hospital perform important tasks in many departments such as the medical library, medical records, maintenance, dietary, admitting, and the Volunteer Office itself.  Work schedules as a volunteer are flexible, fitting the convenience of the individual participants. Some assignments begin as early as 6 a.m. during weekdays. Others end as late as 8 p.m. Many volunteers spend just part of a day or two a week in their roles.  The Volunteer Program at Des Peres Hospital is open to interested persons 16 years of age and older.

Easter Seals Midwest – Autism Services

Emily Gillardi, 314-394-7064 or
10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63132
A not-for-profit, organization that is committed to helping individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, learn, live and work in their community.

Feed My People

Ted West 314-631-4900
171 Kingston Drive Lemay 63125 
Food Pantry.  Call and set up a time.  Casual dress.  No sandals. Can work Saturdays 8:30-1 pm. 

Most Holy Trinity Food Pantry

Beatrice Hudson or Sharon Morrow 314-535-9794
4335 Warne Ave., St. Louis, MO 63107 

Most Holy Trinity School

Barbara Akin 314-231-9014
1435 Mallinckrodt, St. Louis, MO 63107
Volunteers help in the classroom during the school year.  Could possibly work for Juniors on Thursday mornings.

Guardian Angels’ Hosea House

Denise West 314-773-9027
2652 Gravois St. Louis, MO 63118 
This program provides emergency and direct assistance to families, seniors and individuals. 

Loyola Academy

3854 Washington, 
St. Louis, MO 63108  
Jesuit middle school for boys who have the potential for college preparatory work, but whose progress may be impeded by economic or social circumstances.

Marian Middle School

Sister Barbara Roche 314-771-7674 x 25
4130 Wyoming,  St Louis, MO 63116
Serves adolescent girls of all religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. We are committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by fostering comprehensive development as a foundation for college readiness. After school and summer opportunities available.


Joe Mueller 314-830-6251
2705 Mullanphy Lane Florissant, MO 63031 
The Mission of MARYGROVE is to provide quality mental health services to severely disturbed children, young adults and their families who are economically disadvantaged.

Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club
Bill Fronzak  314.382.5952
4245 North Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63115  
The Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1960 by Martin L. Mathews and the late Hubert "Dickey" Ballentine.  The Club serves more than 40,000 young men and women, ages 5-18, throughout the St. Louis-metropolitan area. The Club also serves as a meeting center for various community, social and business organizations and as an outreach resource center for troubled youth.

Missionaries of Charity

Sister Rose 314-533-2777
3629 Cottage Ave., St. Louis, MO 63113 
Missionaries of Charity is an emergency shelter for women and children located in North St. Louis City.

Miriam School

Megan Gibson, volunteer coordinator 314-968-5225
501 Bacon, St. Louis, MO 
Improves the quality of life for children with learning disabilities and their families through innovative and comprehensive programs.  Volunteers work one-on-one with the students.  This would be a commitment all school year and could possibly work for Priory juniors on Thursday mornings.

Nurses for Newborns
Janet Leigh 314-544-3433
7259 Lansdowne, Suite 100 St. Louis, MO 63119 
This organization exists to provide a safety net for families most at-risk in order to prevent infant mortality.  Volunteers assist families whenever possible with donated materials needed for safe care, such as diapers, formula, baby food, clothing, and bedding.

Our Lady's Inn
Laura Smart 314-351-4590
4223 S. Compton St. Louis, MO  63111 
Betsy Beauparlant 636-398-5375
3607 Highway D, Defiance, MO  63341 
Provides pregnant women and their children shelter and hope for a new life through humble acts of love.
 Volunteer work in the summer could include painting, grass cutting, childcare, food pickup, etc.  Fill out an application.

Peter and Paul Community Services
Jane Lindley 314-588-7111 x 203
1025 Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63104 
Committed to providing immediate and transitional housing and support services to the homeless, especially those experiencing mental illness, HIV/AIDS and drug and alcohol addiction.  Volunteer opportunities include special events, meals and evening meals in the emergency shelter.

Queen of Peace Center

Stacy Duvall, 314-531-0511 x180
325 N. Newstead St. Louis, MO 63108 
Family-centered behavioral healthcare provider for women with addiction, their children and families.  Volunteer opportunities include tutoring children, outside work, etc.

St. Anthony Medical Center
10010 Kennerly Rd. St. Louis, MO 63128  
Download application at link above.

St. Clare Health Center
1015 Bowles Ave. Fenton, MO 63026  

St. Joseph Health Center
300 First Capitol Drive, St Charles, MO 63301 

St. Joseph Hospital West
100 Medical Plaza Lake St. Louis, MO  63367

St. Louis Children's Hospital
Volunteer Department 314-454-6145
One Children's Place St. Louis, MO 63110
The structure of the Volunteer Program is based on a consistent weekly schedule, which usually consists of one 3 to 4 hour shift a week. All student volunteers will be required to serve a minimum of 75 hours of service over a 2-semester time period before written documentation of service will be released.  Currently, our greatest volunteer needs fall on weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., though we do have limited opportunities in the evenings and weekends.  No summer 2013 opportunities available.

St. Louis Crisis Nursery
Mary Pat Smith 314-229-0708
St. Charles – 314 First Capitol Drive, St Charles 63301
North – 11155 Dunn Road, St. Louis, MO  63136
Wentzville – 700 Medical Drive, Wentzville, MO  63385
This organization is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis.  Volunteers work at one of the Crisis Nursery locations, by assisting the professional, trained staff in taking care of the children.  Students need to attend orientation offered every Wednesday night from 6-7:30 pm.  They need to bring their SS #, proof of a negative TB test and results of a recent physical.  Need to be able to work a minimum of 2-3 hours each time.  Flexible hours.  Volunteers are needed from 7:30 am – 9:30 pm every day.  

St. Louis University Hospital

Pam Wolf 314-577-8500 x 3
3635 Vista Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Luke's Hospital

Volunteer Services 314-542-4768
232 S. Woods Mill Rd., Chesterfield, MO 63017
Students (age 14 and over) volunteer during the spring, summer or fall semesters. Students make a commitment of one morning, afternoon or evening per week for at least six to eight weeks during the semester. The minimum requirement for students is 24 total hours each semester.
Please check in August to inquire about next school year's openings.

St. Martha's Hall
P.O. Box 4950, St. Louis, MO 63108
Provides a shelter care program for abused women and their children.  Volunteers do indirect service such as childcare, cleaning, fundraising and tutoring.  Prefer if students work in groups for a shared experience.  Background check and interview required.

St. Mary's Health Center
Online application
6420 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63110
Applicants must complete and submit St. Mary’s online volunteer application, interview with the volunteer director, attend orientation, and meet hospital immunization/TB skin testing requirements.  Background checks are required for all volunteers.
High school students must be at least 16 years old and have completed their sophomore year to serve.  A minimum of 100 volunteer hours is required (within one year of starting).  For exceptions to this requirement to fulfill high school service projects, contact Kate Myers, volunteer director, at 314-768-8719.

St. Patrick Center
800 N. Tucker St. St. Louis, 63101
This is Missouri's largest provider of housing, health and employment opportunities for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

  1. Download and submit application form
  2. After reviewing your application, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to set up an in-person or telephone interview. Please be advised, this is an application process. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement.
  3. Once you have passed a background check and are accepted as a new volunteer, attend a 1-hour orientation session, offered on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 4:15-5:30pm.  
  4. The volunteer coordinator will work with you to set a date/time for your first volunteer assignment

Variety, The Children’s Charity/St. Louis Adventure Camp
Volunteer Information/Application
Julie Nagy,
2200 Westport Plaza Drive
St. Louis, MO 63146
Variety, The Children’s Charity/St. Louis Adventure Camp includes a two-day session in the winter and four week-long sessions in the summer for children ages 4-16 with physical and intellectual disabilities. They accept volunteer applications for the winter camp beginning in October and for the summer camp beginning in February.

“Listen carefully, my son, to the master’s instructions, and attend to them with the ear of your heart.”

Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

“What is not possible to us by nature, let us ask the Lord to supply by the help of his grace.”

Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

“The good of all concerned, however, may prompt us to a little strictness in order to amend faults and to safeguard love.”

Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

“Never give a hollow greeting of peace or turn away when someone needs your love.” –Chapter 4, 25-26

“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

“Indeed, nothing is to be preferred to the Work of God.”

Chapter 43, 3

“Idleness is the enemy of the soul. Therefore, the brothers should have specified periods for manual labor as well as for prayerful reading.”

Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

“All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for he himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me (Matt 25:35).”

Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4


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