There are many volunteer opportunities to support Epworth
All Volunteers working with youth must be a minimum of 21 years old.
If interested in volunteering, contact Margaret Mahan, Volunteer Coordinator, e-mail or call (314) 918-3330.
Project Xcel is a program that aims to prepare youth for entry level positions to help them discover their potential and paths for success. Training is designed specifically for young people ages 17-21, aging out of foster care, to introduce meaningful careers with opportunities for advancement in six occupational fields including: hotel/resort desk clerks, receptionists/information clerks, customer service representative, retail salesperson, cashier, host/hostess. Epworth seeks volunteers to mentor participants to support their transition into the workforce and provide all students with a year of supportive services beyond their completion date.
For more information contact Tianis Hill at (314) 918-3487
Provide positive role modeling, emotional support and enrichment through one-on-one activities. Requires a commitment of several hours per month for a minimum of 12 months.
Work individually with special needs students during the school day at the Epworth School. Tutors are also needed in other programs to work with older teens after hours or weekends.
Regularly visit an assigned dorm to help with homework and participate in recreational activities. A minimum six-month commitment is required.
ADOPT A DORM
Individuals or groups support an assigned dorm on a monthly basis by providing birthday cards and treats. May also make monthly visits to the dorm to play games, teach crafts or participate in other activities.
LIFE SKILLS TRAINER/TEACHER
Teach life skills such as banking, budgeting, housekeeping, cooking, legal rights, self-advocacy, or other topics in your area of expertise. One-time presentations or ongoing programs are welcome.
MODEL PARENTING/BABY SITTING
Provide support to teen parents at University City location by visiting the youth or providing childcare while the parent attends classes. A minimum six-month commitment is required.
Provide consistent spiritual guidance through Bible study, music, prayer, etc., and assist with chapel services or be assigned to a dorm of six to eight youth. A minimum six-month commitment is required.
DROP IN CENTER RESOURCES
Leaders for male, teen sports group, cooking teams for afternoon and evening, story tellers for ‘Mommy and Me’ Days, photographer, hair dresser, yoga instructor, assist staff with planned activities, etc.
Assist with major fundraising events: The Pillar of Strength Award Dinner, Charity Polo Match and Wine Dinner & Auction. Volunteer tasks include registration, auction processing, set-up, clean-up, etc.
Cooking brunch with youth, hosting BBQs, scrapbook projects, host holiday activities, assist with seasonal grounds and building maintenance, support Christmas gift program, etc.
Members act as ambassadors for Epworth in the community and encourage others to support Epworth in a variety of ways.
FRIENDS OF EPWORTH
Members help the youth and families served by Epworth through fundraising, volunteer service and the promotion of Epworth in the community.
Representatives from churches in the greater St Louis area serve as liaisons to their church and community and participate in various activities that support the youth.
Help with filing, record updates or general office work.