St. Louis, located on the banks of the mighty Mississippi, has much to offer volunteers during their year of service. St. Louisans enjoy the free attractions in Forest Park including a beautiful art museum and one of the best zoos in the country!
Enjoy a walk along the newly renovated Arch grounds, a stroll through the Missouri Botanical Garden, or a bike ride to work or on one of the city’s many trails. Learn what a toasted ravioli and gooey butter cake are! Enjoy festivals and community gatherings like the International festival, the Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day parade, or a Cardinal’s game!
Various immigrant groups have settled in St. Louis over the years, making it a diverse and vibrant community; however, St. Louis also is one of the most segregated cities in the country and recently made international news with the 2015 events in Ferguson. Local residents, community groups, and faith-based organizations have worked even harder since to make St. Louis a more just place for everyone to live.
There are many opportunities for volunteers in St. Louis to both enjoy all its attractions and to make a positive difference in its social justice efforts! Many volunteers also appreciate the intimate nature of the program, and get to know the wonderful Daughters of Charity, Vincentian priests, and former volunteers who live in the area.