SDCC volunteers make our neighborhood one of the best places to live in the St. Louis region!
Volunteers help out in many ways: event staffing and cooking, marketing and communications, neighborhood beautification, helping out in the SDCC office, safety & security, serving as a block leader, serving on the SDCC board of directors, and more. Not only is volunteering a way to enrich the place where we live, many people find meaning through volunteering for the neighborhood. It’s a great way to meet people and give back to your community!
Currently SDCC is accepting applications for new volunteers in the following areas. To learn more or sign up, fill out our online volunteer interest form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (314) 862-5122. (And, if you’re interested in something that you don’t see here, we’d still love to hear from you!)
1. Help out in the SDCC Office
Due to budget cuts, SDCC staff is being reduced starting in January 2015 so we’re looking for extra help from volunteers to keep our office running smoothly. You could help with tasks such as greeting visitors, answering phone calls, creating mailings, tracking volunteers, or even event planning or marketing/communications if you want! If you get in touch, we can tell you more based on your interests and availability.
Are you 55 or older? You may qualify for the AARP Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) which helps low-income job seekers get on-the-job training while earning a modest income. Contact us for details.
2. Marketing Committee
One of SDCC’s biggest goals for this year is to raise awareness of its work and of the neighborhood throughout the greater St Louis area. Skinker DeBaliviere has some of the best neighbors, community programs, and planning initiatives in the region – but most people don’t know it! If you’re interested in helping shine a spotlight on what a great place Skinker DeBaliviere is, we want to hear from you.
3. Arts Committee
The Arts Committee implements community arts projects including concerts, workshops, and more. A couple of committee members had to step down so we’re looking for some new people to get involved.
4. Block Leaders
Skinker DeBaliviere block leaders take charge of getting communication out to their blocks. They deliver newspapers and flyers every couple of months, create email/contact lists for their blocks, and help the Community Council stay informed about the happenings of each block. Basically, this is your chance to become a neighborhood hero! Contact us to learn more or sign up.
Currently, we are looking for block leaders for the following blocks (last updated December 2014). If you don’t live on one of these blocks, consider adopting a block!
- 57xx Waterman
- 60xx Waterman
- 60xx Westminster
- 59xx Kingsbury