ST. LOUIS — United Way of Greater St. Louis recently announced an online volunteer tool, STLVolunteer.org, which aims to connect individuals, companies and nonprofits to thousands of reputable service opportunities in Illinois and Missouri.
The website also helps to build capacity for local volunteering efforts, raise awareness of the value that volunteers bring to communities and mobilizes volunteers to meet the needs of the region.
“United Way’s volunteers are our number one resource so we’re excited to bring this online tool to our region to make volunteering easier, more accessible and also give people the resources they need to make an impact in the community,” said Rick Skinner, vice president of United Way’s Volunteer Center. “
STLVolunteer.org lists volunteer projects from hundreds of local organizations.
Opportunities that were included in United Way’s volunteer publications, such as the free Summer Volunteering Guide can now be found on STLVolunteer.org. The website allows users to find an appropriate volunteer experience by filtering the opportunities with options including date availability, number of participants, distance and issue area(s).
Additionally,the site provides a variety of volunteer management resources to local non-profits including volunteer management training, best practice libraries and tools to recruit and manage volunteers. Users can find projects in one place, and now with an expanded selection including for families and in two youth categories – ages 13-17 and 18-20.
United Way helps an estimated one in three people in a 16-county region in Missouri and Illinois by supporting them through financial stability, education, housing and health. For more information, contact (314) 421-0700 or visit www.HelpingPeople.org.