Get Involved: Friends for a Cause
More and more local nonprofits are creating Young Friends boards, in an effort to freshen up their outreach efforts, and to encourage young professionals to be more active in the community. Membership perks vary for each, but many hold special events and volunteer opportunities for Young Friends, or offer discounted admission to key events. Check out these local causes with young professional boards, and mark your calendar for their upcoming events.
COCA Junior Board
Mark your calendar for COCAcabana 2012: White Hot, with special guests Ellie Kemper, Scott Foley and Sarah Clarke, April 27, COCA.
Take your pick of community service projects Connect With a Purpose, May 19, Tower Grove Park.
Habitat for Humanity St. Louis Young Friends
Jump right in with the volunteer orientation, April 11 and 14.
Haven House Young Professionals Board
Help deliver home-cooked meals with fellow volunteers on Saturdays and Sundays.
St. Louis Public Library’s Young Literati
Join the monthly free book exchange, April 10, Schlafly Tap Room
United Way’s GenNext
Learn all about this year’s volunteer opportunities at the Annual Meeting, April 25, United Way Office Downtown.
Young Friends of Jazz St. Louis
Get jazzed for the Dafnis Prieto Trio, May 11, Jazz at the Bistro (free for Young Friends).
Young Friends of Kids with Cancer
Get moving at the 12th Annual Walk with a Friend, April 28, Maryville Centre.
Young Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital
Lunch for a cause at the Table Tops Spring annual luncheon, featuring local florists and decorators, April 12, The Ritz Carlton.
Young Friends of the Symphony
See the Rare Rep for Wind Quintet (part of Symphony Tuesday), April 10, Tower Grove Park.