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Volunteer

Current Needs

Festival of Nations – a variety of shifts are available during the August 26 & 27 event in Tower Grove Park.

Public Speakers – Learn the facts about refugees and immigration and share with the broader community. Join us at our next recruitment event on September 13.

Advocates

Mentors – Attorneys, engineers, accountants, human resources, marketers, and other professionals needed to serve as mentors for immigrant entrepreneurs or newcomer professionals with university degrees.

Babysitters and Apartment Setup Volunteers – If you are interested in helping prepare for or working with the newest refugee arrivals to St. Louis, please contact Debbie Smith, Client Services Volunteer Coordinator, at (314) 773-9090, ext. 182, or smithd@iistl.org.

Additional Welcoming Opportunities

Join the International Institute Young Friends Association and participate in Junior Board organized events.

Patronize a refugee-owned local business.

Write welcoming notes for newcomer refugees at the International Institute or the Nahed Chapman New American Academy of the St. Louis Public Schools.

Organize a project of your choosing at your school, church, or workplace.

Reach out to other local immigrant service providers in case they have volunteer needs.

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We are very grateful for the tremendous support we have recently received. Due to an overwhelming response, we temporarily are not accepting any new volunteers for certain on-site positions. Please review the listing above prior to submitting an application.

Thank you again for your support and belief in our mission.

Questions? Send us an email.