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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.


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.


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.