Volunteer Services

Volunteer Benefits


All valued UMSL Volunteers are offered the following benefits:


Mark Twain Building: A wide range of recreational activities (including indoor swimming pool) and programs are available in this complex. Volunteers may use the facilities, when they are not scheduled for classes, intramural's or other events. For information about the availability of the facility, call the Information Desk at the University Center.

AthleticsThe UMSL Athletics Department has extended free admission to all home games for current volunteers in good standing.  Community Volunteers (over 18 years of age) must present their I.D. badges to gain free admission, high school students are required to wear their volunteer t-shirts and present their name tags for admission.  The University of Missouri-St. Louis sponsors 11 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.  UMSL sports include: baseball, basketball, golf, soccer and tennis for men’s sports, and basketball, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball for women’s sports.


Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center: A home for the performing arts in St. Louis on the campus, the Center offers a wide variety of performing arts every season. Each season is packed with everything from operas and Broadway performances to comedy showcases and classical music concerts. The Touhill Performing Arts Center would like to recognize the contribution of all volunteers by offering a 10% discount on up to two tickets to all performances. An UMSL Campus ID is required to obtain the discount.


Your University identification card may be used to check out books at any of the University System libraries. The Thomas Jefferson Library, on the main campus, and the Ward E. Barnes Education and the Health Sciences Libraries, at the South Campus Complex, are open during regular session. The collections of the libraries consist of over 900,000 volumes. Volunteers are allowed up to a maximum of four books for a 21 day checkout period. 


Volunteers will be issued yearly complimentary parking passes for parking in designated staff/faculty parking lots throughout the campus while volunteering. The parking permit must be applied to the lower left outside rear window, driver's side of standard automobiles.  For convertibles, and trucks apply to outside front windshield, lower right-hand corner, passenger's side. The parking decal must be permanently applied to the vehicle within 24 hours after being issued and shall be kept and displayed upon the motor vehicle for which it is issued at all times. Each permit is numbered and registered to the volunteer.

UMSL Uniform Components

The UMSL volunteer uniform serves as a symbol of a prominent and well-respected institution. The standardized polo shirt for volunteers will be made available free of cost.

*Campus Bookstore

Volunteers receive a 10% discount. Not valid on textbooks or TritonTech merchandise.

Millennium Student Center

The student center contains Einstein Bros, Subway, The Nosh (great food for breakfast and lunch), campus internet access, a quiet reading area in the Fireside Lounge, a TV viewing lounge, and arcade games and pool tables.


The Monday Noon Series is a free cultural series presented by the Center for the Humanities. This series is open to the public and registration is not requied. Parking and building are handicapped accessible. Light refreshments are served. The series is held every Monday from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at 229 J.C. Penney Conference Center, unless otherwise noted. The series includes lectures given by artists, authors, curators, professors,and composer-playwrights, and covers such broad topics as St. Louis, the arts, Shakespeare, robotics and artificial intelligence, and urban policing and community relations.

*Vision Care Discount

A reduction in fees at any of the four UMSL College of Optometry Center for Eye Care locations is available to current volunteers in good standing. A list of the reductions is provided below.

*Computer Education & Training Discount

Volunteers receive a 10% discount on Computer Education & Training Centercomputer education classes. The Computer Education & Training Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis offers day and evening computer courses. Classes are offered in software applications, web development, graphics, image editing, networking, routers, operating systems, programming, security, and other topics. Volunteers must present a valid UMSL volunteer I.D. badge when registering. Call (314)984-9000 for more information or visit the Computer Education & Training Center Website.

*The Nonprofit Management & Leadership (“NPML”) Program

The NPML Program offers a 25% discount on the enrollment cost for our annual Fundraising Institute to all currently registered UMSL volunteers who would like to attend the classes in the Fundraising Institute.  The Fundraising Institute examines topics that are vital to the growth of any nonprofit or charitable organization, and it allows practitioners in the field of fundraising or development, as well as those seeking to enter this field, to further develop and improve the skills and techniques needed for them to be successful.  Volunteers will need to provide a valid UMSL Volunteer ID card to register for classes.

*May not apply to currently enrolled UMSL student volunteers or High School Student volunteers. Please contact the Volunteer Services office for more information.

The opportunity to be a vital part of the LARGEST University 
in the St. Louis area!