The Office of Student Life believes volunteering is an essential component of a well-rounded and fulfilling college experience, and would like to help you get involved and make a difference.  Whether you are interested in volunteering for fun and personal fulfillment, to earn service hours or as a part of a group or organization, please visit our TritonSync portal or our Student Life Calendar for more information on upcoming volunteer experiences. We are now partnering with United Way's Volunteer Center to connect students, staff, and faculty to opportunities outside of the university. It is a great tool to find individual or group projects tailored to your interests, from hundreds of local non-profits.

Reasons to Volunteer

Whether you are cleaning up debris from a tornado, improving houses in the community or creating a safe and fun place for children to “trunk or treat,” volunteering is one of the most beneficial and rewarding experiences a person can have.   There are numerous reasons to volunteer, including:

Planning a Group Project

Volunteering as a group can help bring your group closer, build or improve communication skills and foster teamwork. If you are planning a group volunteer project, you may find the following tips helpful:

Get Involved

UMSL Students of Service (SOS) is the service programming board in Student Life. UMSL SOS engages students through service and leadership opportunities by fostering collaboration between campus and community organizations. We aim to enhance students’ awareness of community needs through programming and education. The group meets biweekly with general members and interested students.