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Join a cause!

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January 29th, 2009

Here is a list of a few St. Louis-area organizations currently seeking

volunteers:

Haven House Haven House partners with 13 St. Louis-area hospitals to assist families that travel more than 25 miles to receive medical care for their children. Its mission is to provide the comfort of home and a community of support for families. Regular shift and on-call volunteers are needed to be receptionists/greeters, host families, or helpers with family fun nights. Visit www.havenhousestl.org.

...Hoover Boys & Girls Club of St. Louis Mentor youths ages 6 to 18 by spending at least one hour a week with a child for a minimum of 13 weeks. The time can be spent talking, playing games, working on homework, or participating in club activities. Contact Debra Harris at 314-652-8300 ext.112 or debra@hhbgc.org.

Missouri Botanical Garden Volunteers perform basic garden tasks like watering and planting, but one of the more popular positions is working at the member services desk. Shifts are 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers work at least one shift a month and receive training. Contact Jackie Juras at 314-577-5187 or Jackie.Juras@mobot.org.

OASIS Work one-on-one with an elementary school student for an hour a week on reading and language skills. No previous teaching experience is necessary, and you pick the school where you d prefer to tutor. Call Carol Ottsen, tutoring coordinator, at 314-995-9506 or visit www.oasisnet.org/stlouis/inde... for additional opportunities.

Saint Louis Art Museum Volunteer docents give tours of the museum s collection, helping visitors experience art and understand the cultures that created it. Call 314-655-5295 or e-mail leaann.barker@slam.org.

Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Volunteers can help in four different categories: communications, fundraising, education, and membership. Opportunities include designing display boards, taking pictures, giving tours, working in the gift shop, ushering, and helping with mailings. Contact Len Bull at 314-286-4153 or e-mail volunteer@slso.org.

St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission Volunteers act as greeters, offering information to travelers at America s Center, Kiener Plaza, Forest Park, and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Some also assist with major tradeshows and conventions. Contact Karen Meirink at 314-992-0678 or kmeirink@explorestlouis.com.

United Way of Greater St. Louis Matches volunteers with agencies through a variety of programs. Opportunities range from tutoring to gardening. Organizations include, among others, the Edgewood Children s Center, Epworth Children and Family Services, the YMCA, and St. Vincent Home for Children. Visit www.stl.unitedway.org...

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