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Service Opportunities

Upcoming service opportunities for Scouts:

Nov. 11: Heartland Hospice is in need of some Scouts on Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to help present certificates to patients honoring and recognizing them for their service to our country. There is no age requirement. Scouts would be needed at the Missouri Veterans Home (10600 Lewis & Clark Rd., St. Louis, MO 63136) at 1 p.m. Contact Virginia at 314-453-0990 to sign up to help.

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The following organizations provide ongoing service opportunities for Scouts:

Bethesda Senior Living: Several area senior living facilities are seeking one-time or on-going projects with Scouting groups of all ages.  Opportunities exist for units or Eagle Scout candidates.

Cardinals: The Cardinals are looking for friendly volunteers from local colleges, community organizations, church groups, families, or individuals to join the "For a Greener Game" initiative and help collect recyclable materials from fans throughout each game at Busch Stadium. Contact Ashly Guest in the Stadium Operations Department at 314-345-9485 or via email at aguest@STLCardinals.com.
CHADS Coalition: The mission of CHADS (Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide) Coalition is to advance the prevention and knowledge of adolescent suicide through research, advocacy and education. The CHADS Coalition offers a 60-minute Signs of Suicide presentation to middle- and high-school students and Boy Scout troops. CHADS is named after Eagle Scout Chad McCord. Main contact: 314-952-2046; presentation contact: Joan, 314-623-9642, joan@chandscoalition.org.

Confluence Greenway: The Confluence has many outdoors opportunities for volunteering, including trail work days and river clean ups; visit their website  for a calendar and more information about their volunteer opportunities.

Go! St. Louis offers volunteer opportunities to youth groups. Participants must be at least 14 years old. For information, call 314-727-0800 or visit their website.

Greenway Network is a non-profit environmental group based in St. Charles County with projects throughout the confluence region.
 
International Institute: Located in beautiful South Saint Louis, the International Institute is a non-profit that provides services to refugees and immigrants. They have a new urban agriculture training program that includes an urban farm, offering lots of opportunities for development, from picnic tables to shade structures and beyond. For more information or to volunteer, contact Leanne Hourihan at hourihanl@iistl.org or 314-773-9090 ext 138.

Humane Society: A division of the Humane Society of Missouri, the ranch in Union, MO rescues, rehabs, and readopts out farm animals.  Projects include creating horse trails, building shelters for miniature animals, and constructing horse jumps.  For a current list of projects and more information contact Linda Chapman, linda.chapman@hsmo.org or 314-646-5672.

Missouri State Parks: The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has two new volunteer programs: The Adpot-A-Park Program, and the Youth Volunteer Patch Program. These opportunities are appropriate for groups of any size and range in commitment from one day to two years.

Open Space Council:
The Open Space Council works independently and collaboratively to conserve and sustain land, water and other natural resources throughout the St. Louis region. Their programs frequently offer opportunities for Scouts, either individually or as a unit, to volunteer their time.
 
Rainbow Village: Rainbow Village, a non-profit organization, provides safe, comfortable and affordable homes in the St. Louis Metro Area for people with developmental disabilities. Contact : Janet Wright, director of Development & Community Relations, at 314-567-1522, ext. 207.
 
The Salvation Army: For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call 314-646-3166 or visit the Salvation Army's website and click on "Volunteer Opportunities."