AIM HIGH ST. LOUIS. -- http://www.aimhighstl.org/ JBS. An enrichment program for disadvantaged middle school students. Five week program, from mid-June - mid-July. Volunteers tutor, help in classrooms, and mentor.

ALMOST HOME -- http://www.almosthomestl.org/ Near Jefferson and Park in St. Louis city. A challenging volunteer place for mature girls over 17 only. This agency takes care of homeless young mothers. Volunteers baby-sit the children (infants and toddlers) while the mothers attend classes, etc. Afternoons and evenings. Call: 314.771.4663.

BEYOND HOUSING/NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING SERVICES -- http://www.beyondhousing.org 4156 Manchester Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110. - This group helps provide housing for working families in St. Louis who are looking for affordable housing to rent. Our own local version of Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers are needed to help with construction, landscaping, painting, and cleaning properties to be rented; to adopt families during the holidays; to make repairs in BH homes; to serve as after school tutors; to help collect and distribute school supplies and books to children in the fall; and to help with their summer camp. Call: 314.533.0600

CRISIS HOTLINE FOR TEENAGERS -- http://www.kuto.org Kids Under 21 (KUTO) often has training sessions for hotline volunteers during the summer. A terrific place for responsible and mature teenagers to help other young people. BUT being a volunteer requires extensive training and a considerable time commitmentCall: 314.963.7571

Sponsored by Children's Hospital. Other opportunities include a summer basketball class and year round dance, swimming, and martial arts classes. This organization also sponsor a sports intensive day camp for young people ages 7-18 with cerebral palsy which runs in one week sessions during the summer. http://www.stlouischildrens.org or call 314.454.2604

HERBERT HOOVER BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB--http://www.hhbgc.org/ 2901 N. Grand. Help in summer program offering athletics, music, computers, , etc. for inner city youngsters ages 6 -16. Monday - Friday. Call: 314.652.8300.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE -- http://www.iistl.org/ This agency helps immigrants and refugees coming to the St. Louis area by helping them learn English and by offering a wide variety of services. Volunteers can help in the teaching and practicing of English with adult immigrants. Operates all summer. Call the coordinator of the English as a Second Language(ESL) program. 314.773.9090.

MATHEWS DICKEY BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB -- http://www.mathews-dickey.com 4245 N. Kingshighway (off I-70). Operates all summer, from 8 am - 4 pm. Very flexible in working out volunteer time (all week, once per week, etc.) Can use any talent you have: tutoring, sports, dance, crafts, etc Call volunteer coordinator: 314.382.5952.

RECREATION COUNCIL OF GREATER ST. LOUIS http://www.stlouis.missouri.org/reccouncil Check this site to find out about volunteer opportunities in summer recreation programs that serve residents with developmental disabilities. 314.726.6044

ST. LOUIS SOCIETY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES -- http://www.stlsociety.org/ 1187 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63132. This agency operates programs for physically disabled adults, teens, and children; activities include swimming, golf, tennis outings, etc. Many of the participants use walkers or wheelchairs. How about sharing your energy with another teenager who just happens to be in a wheelchair? The summer sports camp is usually in the first week of June. Students have enjoyed working here. Call: 314.989.1188. email society@stlsociety.org

TEAM ACTIVITIES FOR SPECIAL KIDS (TASK). http://www.tasksports.org/11139 South Towne Square, Suite. D, 63123. Sponsors instructional leagues for athletes with special needs. Call: 314.845.3641.

UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER ST. LOUIS. http://www.ucp.org/ 8645 Old Bonhomme Road. St. Louis, MO 63132. This organization provides vital services for both children and adults with CP and other developmental disabilities. Most opportunities are during the day, until 5 pm, though there are weekend and night activities, as well. Training provided. Call: 314.994.1600

YOUTH IN NEED -- http://www.youthinneed.org/ 516 Jefferson, St. Charles, MO 63301.This organization seeks peer partners for other young people who live at the shelter temporarily. Volunteers help out with homework, accompany clients on field trips, and offer basic friendship. Call: 636.946.010.