Volunteer Opportunities

About Our Program

Looking for ways to volunteer in St. Louis? At Cornerstone Center for Early Learning, our program lets you give back to the community in meaningful ways. In 2018 alone, 581 volunteers gave more than 3,000 hours of service to Cornerstone. From reading to kids, to tending the grounds, to sorting the office, these hard workers help both Cornerstone and the community through generous acts of service. Whether you volunteer for one day or one year, we never forget your service, and we are forever thankful for each and every person who gives us their time.

In light of the pandemic, we are currently offering virtual and socially-distanced volunteer opportunities.

Ways to Volunteer in St. Louis:

Birthday Buddies
Love to plan parties? Show Cornerstone children how special they are during their birthday month by creating a “birthday in a box” for a classroom celebration. To get involved with this program, contact Karen Lucy, Executive Director, at klucy@cornerstonecenterstl.org or 314-865-5244 ext. 131.

Campus Beautification
Enjoy working outdoors? Assist with projects such as weeding our garden, building a Little Library, and pruning our plants to help keep our buildings and green spaces looking fresh! To help maintain the grounds, contact Ta’Lisha Franklin, Teacher and Family Resource Director, at tfranklin@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 118.

Cornerstone Closet
Are you always organizing and making lists? Help create and manage a digital inventory of donated childcare supplies and household items available at no cost to Cornerstone families in need. To help out with Cornerstone Closet, contact Ta’Lisha Franklin, Teacher and Family Resource Director, at tfranklin@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 118.

Join a Committee

  • Friends of Cornerstone Center
    • Become part of a close-knit and hardworking volunteer team that meets regularly to help raise funds for and spread awareness about Cornerstone.
  • Celebration Committee
    • Join a resourceful committee that meets regularly year-round to plan and orchestrate Cornerstone’s annual Celebration for Children gala.

To join a committee, contact Dani Smith, Director of Development, at dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 134.

Donation Drives
Don’t have time to come to Cornerstone but still want to help? Host a Donation Drive for diapers, classroom supplies, or even a coin drive! We’d be most thankful. To learn more about hosting a drive, contact Dani Smith, Director of Development, at dsmith@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 134.

Further Reading

For more opportunities to volunteer in St. Louis, click here to view United Way of Greater St. Louis.

In order to learn more about who we are and what we do, visit our About Us page.

If you would like more information about our volunteer program, please contact Toni Jackson, Center Director, at tjackson@cornerstonecenterstl.org or (314) 865-5244 ext. 119 and Karen Lucy, Executive Director, at klucy@cornerstonecenterstl.org or 314-865-5244 ext. 131.