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Boy Scouts of America Volunteers Needed

Check out this round up of volunteer opportunities.

Boy Scouts of America is looking for adults who can donate one hour a week to a local troup. Unit leaders are needed to help cub scout packs, boy scout troops or venturing crews. Units meet weekly during the evenings. Training is available. One-day and weekend opportunities are also available such as teaching swimming or robotics skills to youths. Volunteers must be 18, submit to a background check, and submit an adult application. For more information contact Mark Hays at 314-550-4233 or by email at Mark.Hays@Scouting.org. 

Help at Our Lady's Inn

Our Lady’s Inn, maternity shelter located on Hwy D is looking for volunteers to partner with the mission of rebuilding lives, one mother, one baby at a time. Volunteers are needed in the areas of the front office, food preparation, playtime with children, crafts and food preparation.  Currently, there is a great need for volunteers in the front office (answering phones and greeting people), on Monday, Tuesday and Friday mornings and for playing with children during the day while moms attend classes. Volunteers work for 2-4 hours or whatever works for their schedule. There is also a need to instruct the moms how to make hand-made cards for the Pay It Forward Project.  For more information about volunteering or to schedule a tour, call Betsy Beauparlant, 636-398-5375 or email her at sschroeder@oasisnet.org. 

Change a life, one celery stick at a time!

Adult volunteers are needed to help combat childhood obesity by helping with the Oasis Catching Healthy Habits program. For one hour peer week, teach children about good food choices, share healthy snacks, and play games! Training and equipment provided.  The volunteer commitment is just one hour per week for eight weeks.  Sessions start in March, training in February. For more information call Shelby Schroeder at (314) 653-4092 or email at sschroeder@oasisnet.org

Donate Shoes at St. Louis County Library Branches 

From January 21 – February 28, all 20 St. Louis County Library branches will be accepting shoes. Any type of shoe will be accepted, provided they do not have holes in them.

When you visit one of the 20 library branches, bring a pair or more of gently used shoes. Shoes should be tied, rubber-banded, or bagged together.  The shoes collected and funds from exporting the shoes to places like Kenya, Haiti and South America for resale will help buy well-drilling rigs and water purification systems.

Nominate a Volunteer

Now through February 8, 2013, nominate an outstanding volunteer in our community.

Individuals, groups, businesses, schools or churches that volunteer in United Way’s service region that demonstrated outstanding service in 2012 are eligible to be nominated for one of the awards.

Whether it’s serving as a mentor, bringing meals to the homes of seniors, or helping out a neighbor, United Way of Greater St. Louis wants to honor stories of service from across the region.

Nomination forms are available on United Way of Greater St. Louis' website:www.stl.unitedway.org/VolunteerCenterHonors.aspx.

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