Do Good: 4 Great Places To Volunteer in St. Louis

By ALIVE Staff
In Culture

In St. Louis, we’re lucky to have so many great ways to offer our energy and dedication to make the city a better place to live for everyone. In that spirit, we’ve teamed up with four organizations to highlight a few ways you can “do good” in your community.


The Snow Foundation


The Snow Foundation Founder/Chairman Stephanie Snow Gebel, St. Louis Cardinals Manager Mike Matheny, The Snow Foundation President/ CEO Saad Naseer, M.D.

Mission Statement: The Snow Foundation is a strong international voice for rare disease, working toward a cure for Wolfram Syndrome and is actively developing novel therapies for diabetes, vision loss and neurodegenerative disorders.

Upcoming Event: Join The Snow Foundation in its fight against diabetes, vision loss and neurodegeneration on Oct. 31 at Strathalbyn Farms Club. To sponsor the event or purchase tickets, and for an opportunity to participate in an exclusive experience, please contact us at

Getting Involved: The Snow Foundation is always looking for creative, compassionate and generous individuals who are willing to donate their time and expertise to help raise awareness and funding to support rare disease research.

P.O. Box 84,
St. Louis, MO 63040

Visit The Snow Foundation online at


Midwest Salute to the Arts


“Sea Turtle” by 2014 Council Choice Winner Steve Anderson

Upcoming Event: The Midwest Salute to the Arts is a juried art show, hosting 100 award-winning artists from all over the country, Aug. 28-30 in Everett Moody Park in the heart of Fairview Heights, Illinois. This family-friendly and free event boasts live entertainment, an interactive children’s creation station, children’s gallery, food court and live art demonstrations. It’s FUN for everyone!

Getting Involved: The 27th Midwest Salute to the Arts is looking for outgoing volunteers. Help is needed decorating the park, setup, tear-down and cleanup and artist assist. Come connect with the community and immerse yourself in the world of art. Multiple shifts are available during the event. Contact to learn more.

Visit Midwest Salute to the Arts online at
Visit Midwest Salute to the Arts on Facebook.


The BackStoppers Inc.

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Mission Statement: The BackStoppers ensures stability and quality of life for the families of police officers, firefighters and publicly funded paramedics/EMTs killed in the line of duty by providing financial assistance and support to the spouses and children. In this way, The BackStoppers and their supporters honor those who give their lives protecting our communities.

Getting Involved: Another important way to support the mission is by becoming a member. Anyone who wants to “Be A Shield” can become a member of The BackStoppers. For more information, visit or follow the organization on Facebook.

10411 Clayton Road, STE A5,
St. Louis, MO 63131

Visit The BackStoppers Inc. online at


 The J

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Mission Statement: The Jewish Community Center is a United Way- and Jewish Federation-funded agency that provides many critical services to the St. Louis Jewish and broader community.

Kitchen J serves more than 2,500 meals per month to low-income seniors, including the homebound elderly. The J’s Inclusion Program provides opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities to have meaningful experiences in fitness, camping, theatre and more. The Adult Day Center at The J is an accredited program that provides care for adults who need assistance during the day, and provides respite for caregivers.

Getting Involved: The J hosts many cultural, fundraising and sporting events (including the St. Louis Senior Olympics held every Memorial Day weekend) each year that provide great experiences for volunteers.

The J
Jewish Community Center
Creve Coeur & Chesterfield

Visit The J online at

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