AMERICAN RED CROSS -- http://redcrossstl.org. The Red Cross is dedicated to the support of international humanitarian law by saving lives and alleviating suffering around the world. It also works to educate others about their basic human rights, to promote respect for fundamental laws, and to serve as a bridge among nations. The St. Louis chapter places many student volunteers for work in local hospitals and nursing homes and provides other volunteer opportunities. Call: 314.516.2876 or 314.516.2800.

BETHESDA DILWORTH NURSING HOMES --. http://www.bethesdahealth.org/ Call: 314.968.5460

CAMPUS KITCHENS. St. Louis University: http://campuskitchens.org/schools/slu/ and at Wash Uhttp://feedstl.wustl.edu/ This national organization helps combat hunger by collecting food from area markets and then creating and delivering meals to homebound seniors, after school programs, emergency shelters, and more. Help preparing and delivering food is especially needed in the summer when college students leave for vacation.

CEDARS AT JCA. 13190 South Outer 40 Road, 63017. Help with Wednesday barbeques from June – August, or serve as a visitor (with your dog!), as a beauty shop transporter, or as a manicurist at times convenient to you. 314.754.2127

CHRISTIAN CARE HOME-- http://www.seniorcareservices.org/ Clearinghouse for senior services Help in the activities department of this nursing home. (180 residents). Call activities director: 314.522.8100.

JCCA ADULT DAYCARE -- http://www.jccstl.com/index.php/give/volunteer/ 6 Millstone Campus Dr. Off Lindbergh in Creve Coeur. A United Way agency. help with the elderly. Open Sun.-Fri all year, from 7:30 am to 6 pm. 314-442-3245

MARY RYDER HOME--http://www.maryryderhome.org/ 4361 Olive Street 63108. Help with activities such as dancing, karaoke, painting nails, gardening, storytelling, charades, etc. Mon. – Sat. during June, July and August. Times can vary. 314.531.1413 x235.

MID-EAST AREA ON AGING. http://www.mid-eastaaa.org. MEAAA is a multi-county version of the St. Louis Area on Aging organization. Their website can connect you to a variety of senior centers and programs. Call: 636.207.0847 or 800.AGE.6060.

SENIOR OLYMPICS. http://www.jccstl.org Carlyn Wohl Building, 2 Millstone Campus Dr. St. Louis, MO 63146 . Each spring the senior athletes join in a fun competition. Help is needed to organize the event and to make the day of the event a pleasant experience. Call: 314.432.5825, ext. 3217.

ST. ANDREWS SENIOR SOLUTIONS--http://www.standrewsseniorsolutions.com/resource-center/index.htm Operated by the St. Andrews Episcopalian-Presbyterian Foundation. Help nursing home residents with routine activities and games. Ages 16+. Call activity department: 314.576.5545.

ST. JOHN'S MERCY SKILLED NURSING CENTER -- http://www.stjohnsmercy.org/services/skillednursery615 S. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur. Help in a nursing home. Ages 12+ Call activity dept.: 314.569.6600.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY OLDER RESIDENCE PROGRAM (CORP) http://www.stlouisco.com St. Louis County offers a variety of programs for senior citizens.314.615.4516