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Regional Holiday Volunteer Guide available to explore seasonal opportunities

United Way launches local Holiday Volunteer Guide

The season of giving is here! United Way of Greater St. Louis is releasing the free Holiday Volunteer Guide, an online tool featuring local volunteer opportunities during the holiday season.

The Guide can be found at STLVolunteer/

“Volunteering during the holiday season is the perfect way for people throughout the region to lend their time and talent to lift our communities and celebrate United Way’s Volunteer Center’s 90th anniversary,” said Rick Skinner, vice president of United Way’s Volunteer Center.

All of the opportunities listed are through reputable nonprofit agencies throughout the St. Louis region in Missouri and Illinois. There are a wide array of volunteer opportunities that people can explore by location, age, skillset, passion and keyword. Additionally, there are in-person, virtual and do-it-yourself at home opportunities available through the Guide.

Current examples include creating holiday goodie bags for local children, delivering holiday meals for homebound individuals, serving as a greeter and assisting with children’s activities at local holiday events, sorting and organizing clothes and donations, and unloading and bagging meals at local food pantries.

Virtual and do-it-yourself opportunities include filling out holiday greeting cards for older adults, contributing to holiday wish lists and creating holiday wreaths for those who are newly housed.

About United Way of Greater St. Louis

United Way of Greater St. Louis unites people, resources, and funding to help build strong and equitable communities across a 16-county region in Missouri and Illinois. United Way’s impact on the community includes equipping over 160 local nonprofits with vital funding and training resources, operating the largest Volunteer Center in the region, and connecting local neighbors to providers of services through its 211 Helpline. For more information, contact (314) 421-0700 or visit    

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