Community Living, Inc. is looking for volunteers! We offer a variety of opportunities to meet your interests and schedule. No matter how often you are able to volunteer, your efforts will positively impact the lives of people with disabilities. Take a look at the available positions and fill out the form to get started.

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Adult Recreation Services:

This program offers 50+ activities a month including sports teams, crafts, physical fitness, book clubs, special events, and more. Activities are offered Monday-Saturday in the daytime and evening at various locations in and around St. Charles County. Activities Assistants provide event support for staff (such as keeping score at a game) and direct support for our Rec members (such as assisting with an activity).

The minimum age to volunteer is 17. This opportunity requires a background screen (at no cost to the volunteer), some additional paperwork and a one-hour orientation.

Day Centers:

Located in Dardenne Prairie and St. Charles, our day centers provide services to adults who want a meaningful and productive day in order to achieve their full potential. Volunteers help prepare and complete activities with participants. Activities include skill development, arts and crafts, and hands-on community service projects. This volunteer opportunity is available Monday-Friday from 9:30 am – 3 pm. We ask volunteers to commit to 1-3 hours one day a week or every other week.

The minimum age to volunteer is 17. This opportunity requires a background screen (at no cost to the volunteer), some additional paperwork and a one hour orientation.

Respite Care Home:

Located near Lindenwood University, our Respite Care Home provides parents and caregivers a break from the day-to-day routine of caring for their family member with developmental disabilities. Volunteers provide one-on-one and small group socialization opportunities through activities such as reading to participants, playing games, and arts and crafts. Hours are available between 9:30 am – 5:30 pm Monday-Sunday. We ask volunteers to commit to 1-3 hours one day a week or every other week.

The minimum age to volunteer is 17. This opportunity requires a background screen (at no cost to the volunteer), some additional paperwork and a one hour orientation.

Located in O’Fallon, our Respite Center provides weekend respite to children and youth with developmental disabilities.  Volunteers can choose a Tuesday or Wednesday to clean between the hours of 9 am – 3 pm. Cleaning includes sweeping, mopping, vacuuming the floors; cleaning the refrigerator inside and out; cleaning all kitchen counters and surface areas; wiping down all appliances; cleaning the stove inside and out; dusting in each room, etc. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and may be leaning, reaching, bending and/or lifting.

The minimum age to volunteer is 14, with parent or guardian. This opportunity requires a completed volunteer application.

Our Swing Fore Kids Golf Tournament is the first Friday in August. Volunteers are needed to oversee activities, setup, and clean up. Volunteer shift times vary.

Our largest fundraiser of the year, Legacy Ball, is the first Saturday in March. Volunteers are needed to oversee activities such as Silent Auction, Raffles and Coat Check. Volunteer shift times vary.

The minimum age to volunteer is 17. This opportunity requires a completed volunteer application.

Seasonal gardening and landscaping projects are available at our residential homes located throughout St. Charles County. Projects include planting flowers, tending to vegetable gardens, mulching and trimming shrubbery. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and may be leaning, reaching, bending and/or lifting.

The minimum age to volunteer is 14, with parent or guardian. This opportunity requires a completed volunteer application.

Community Living offers supervised field training to qualified intern and practicum students who have an interest in working with people with developmental disabilities for a period of time as determined by the host college or university.

The supervised work-training will afford you the opportunity to acquire practical skills and information relating to the field of developmental disabilities, non-profit management, fundraising, marketing, etc. to test various approaches to assigned tasks, and to consolidate classroom knowledge with practical experiences.

If you are interested in becoming an intern or practicum student for Community Living, fill out the inquiry application below and someone will contact you within two business days.

Volunteer Contact

Lauren Hall

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator