Being part of the Washington University in St. Louis community means giving back. The K-12 Connections program seeks to connect WUSTL students, staff and faculty members with volunteer opportunities in urban school districts in the St. Louis area. Through K-12 Connections, local teachers can make requests, and the university can match up the people and resources to get the job done.
Local schools can request assistance with one-time special events at the school, half-day and full-day visits to our campus, or arts programs through Edison Theatre and the Kemper Art Museum. Schools, teachers and students benefit from faculty who are passionate about their fields, college students who are excited to work with younger learners, world-class collections of art and artifacts, and nationally acclaimed performing artists.
Student volunteers are trained and “on-call.” As opportunities arise in schools, volunteers are notified and can sign up for anything that works into their schedules, with no minimum commitment. Throughout the year, the program offers specialized workshops and training sessions to volunteers, helping them to learn more about St. Louis schools and about effective involvement in high-needs districts.
St. Louis Schools and Educators
Requesting support through K-12 Connections is as simple as describing your plans and needs through our online form. We will review your submission, evaluate our capacity to fulfill your request and follow up within a week.
I’m in STL and want to connect to WUSTL.
Members of the WUSTL Community
Volunteer to support K-12 students and educators in St. Louis. Visit the Community Service Office website to sign up to receive notifications of opportunities to volunteer with St. Louis area schools.
I’m at WUSTL and want to connect to the STL K-12 community.
The WUSTL partners in administration of this program are the Gephardt Institute for Public Service, the Community Service Office, and the Department of Government and Community Relations.