Volunteer Services

Volunteer Application


Volunteer Services looks forward to assisting you in identifying a volunteer position that best matches your interests, skills and availability.

  1. Complete a volunteer application

    Are you a High School student?; Are you an UMSL student?; or Are you a community member?.

  2. Upon receipt of the application, our office will contact you to arrange a Volunteer Placement Interview with the Volunteer Director, at which time a volunteer's skills and talents will be assessed and matched with an open volunteer opportunity.

  3. Volunteer assignments are made based on current departmental needs. All volunteer assignments will be coordinated and distributed through the office of Volunteer Services. Once placed, volunteers will report directly to the management of departments where they are assigned.
Click here to apply as a volunteer if you are an UMSL student! Click here to apply as a volunteer if you are a High School student! Click here to apply as a volunteer if you are a community member! Click here to download the volunteer application packet! Click here to download the required background check form!
The application packets are in an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) document. If you are interested in downloading this file, but do not have Adobe Acrobat, you can download the program now for free.

All volunteers, eighteen years of age and older, are required to have a criminal background check. Volunteer Services incurs all costs. The University of Missouri has the right to check the criminal conviction records of any volunteer. Consideration will be given to the relationship between the convictionand the responsibilities of the position that is or will be held. To make the process of conducting a background search more accurate volunteers will be required to furnish their social security number and birth date. This personal information will be kept confidential, and will be used for no other purposes than completing background checks.

Volunteer opportunities in which volunteers will be working with children require them to register with the Family Care Safety Registry Act. This act establishes the Family Care Safety Act that provides criminal background information on child care workers, elderly care workers, and care providers.

The Department of Health, in collaboration with the Departments of Corrections, Public Safety, and Social Services, maintains a toll free Family Care Safety Telephone Access Service which allows the public to access certain registry information pertinent to care providers.

Some opportunities you are interested in applying for may requires certain skills or experience, such as a minimum typing speed, attention to detail, proficiency in various computer software programs, and/or teaching experience. Each opportunity varies.