Environment

BUTTERFLY HOUSE. http://www.butterflyhouse.org. 15193 Olive Blvd. Chesterfield, MO 63107. Has several summer opportunities available, including monitoring the facilities, working with children, providing information to visitors, etc. Saturday opportunities during the school year include working with children on arts and crafts projects. Call: Jessica, 636.530.0076x12. guest service@butterflyhouse.org


EARTH SHARE OF MISSOURI. www.earthsharemo.org. 1222 Spruce Street, room 3.310 63103 . Earth Share is actually a federation of world organizations dedicated to preserving the environment. Most of their efforts center on education and political action. Call: 314. 621.6182


ENERGYCARE -- 2758 Wyoming.http://www.energycare-stl.org This organization helps low income residents manage their heating and cooling costs and tries to make sure that those who need weatherstripping, air conditioning, blankets, etc. receive what they need to make their homes livable. During the summer, they will most likely be locating and installing air-conditioning. They could also use some office assistance. Call: VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR at 314.773.5900.


FOREST RELEAF OF MISSOURI. www.moreleaf.org 4207 Lindell, Suite 301, 63108. This organization is dedicated to motivating Missourians to plant and/or promote the planting of trees on not-for-profit and publicly owned land. Volunteers are always needed. 314.533.5323


THE GREEN CENTER. http://www.thegreencenter.org/home7275 Crevling, University City, MO 63130. This center, supported by THE FRIENDS OF THE GREEN CENTER, offers educational opportunities to children and adults during which participants can experience nature, learn about the interrelatedness of the environment and our culture, and learn about local environmental projects and issues. Volunteers are needed to help with forest restoration, develop educational programs, assist with neighborhood landscaping, and act as hosts at the Green Center. Call: 314.863.1136.


MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN -- 2101 Tower Grove, St. Louis City www.mobot.org Horticultural, clerical, lead tours, take out interpreter carts, gardening. Call: 314.577.5187. Includes these programs, as well:


THE EARTHWAYS CENTER--http://www.earthwayscenter.org/publications/volunteers- 3617 Grandel Square ~ St. Louis, MO 63108 Although most volunteers are needed as docents, EarthWays is also happy to accept volunteers to assist with maintaining the gardens and groundsaround the Home and with assisting with clerical work.


GATEWAY GREENING -- http://www.gatewaygreening.org/index.asp Various locations in the city. This organization converts abandoned lots into working gardens so that urban residents and local schools and other institutions that want a garden of their own can plant flowers, vegetables right in their own neighborhood. We have worked for them for years.


GREAT PERENNIAL DIVIDE and the GREAT PLANT SALE. This two coordinated events are sponsored by the Federated Garden Club, the Master Gardeners, Gateway Greening, and St. Louis Community College-Meramec. The events take place once a year, in April. Volunteers are needed to separate, sort, and distribute the plants for citizen-managed community gardens in the city.


LITZINGER ECOLOGICAL CENTER OF THE MO. BOTANICAL GARDEN. http://www.mobot.org/education/


SAGE- STUDENTS AS GARDEN EDUCATORS SERVICE PROGAM. http://www.mobot.org/education/sageservice/index.htmlSAGE offers students an opportunity to teach visitors about botany, ecology and the Missouri Botanical Garden. While working with the MBG Education staff on various programs, students will improve their public speaking and teaching skills, meet students from other schools, enhance future college and job applications and earn 40 hours of community service. Open to students, ages 14–18, who are interested in teaching others. Volunteers should be out-going, willing to learn new material and share it with others, and interested in working outside during summer months. 314.577.5134.


ST. LOUIS COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION. TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAYS. http://www.stlouisco.com/parks/trailwatch2 or, for additional volunteer information, http://www.co.st-louis.mo.us/parks/volunteer/volunteer.html The parks system sponsors several weekend projects (usually in the fall) meant to repair trails, remove limbs, debris, trim trees, and help with general maintenance. Call: 314.638.2100 x15.


STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION. http://www.thesca.org 689 River Road. P.O. Box 550, Charleston, NH 03603-0550. This group sponsors summer work crews for students; work is done throughout the National Parks. Call: 603.543.1700. . email atgetreal@thesca.org


ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY http://www.stlouisearthday.org/ Volunteers are neededover a two day period, but mostly on Sunday, to staff the information booth, set up tables, register runners, take down booths, help with recycling and litter control, help set up street barricades, help at the eco-art booth, and more.


TRAILNET-- http://www.trailnet.org/ Promoting active living, fostering active communities and healthy people through innovative programs, planning and policies that promote walking and bicycling throughout the greater St. Louis region. No minimum age requirements. Office work and weekends, too. (314) 416-9930


U-CITY IN BLOOM. http://www.dir.gardenweb.com/directory/ucibThis organization sponsors community gardening projects in University City. Volunteers are needed to water flower beds during the summer. The group also needs lots of workers twice a year for their bulb sale and their perennial sale. Call 314.727.3587. email at jane@iCON-STL.NET


WIT -- (Web Innovations and Technology Services) -- http://www.witsinc.org 643 East Holly St. Louis 63147 -- This organization collects, repairs, reworks and otherwise prepares electronic devices which are then reused or, if necessary, recycled in an environmentally friendly way. Computers are used in WITS programs to teach techonology to those who cannot afford their own computers. Computers are also lent out to the homebound and/or distributed in rural where folks can use the computers to aid with job search, training or education. This organization teams up with St. Louis Earth Day to support their electronics recycling effort. Volunteers are needed in many capacities. 314.382.1650.