The KidSmart Free Store is run entirely with volunteer help from dedicated community members just like you.
- Sort Donated Supplies and Store Product
- Stock Free Store Shelves with Supplies
- Assist Shoppers with Check-in and Check-out
- Help with Special Events
- Host a "Push for Pencils" Supply Drive (www.kidsmartpushforpencils.org)
- Help with Mailing Projects
- Host Show & Tell Luncheons
- Office Support and "Pick-up Partners"
There are a number of opportunities for individuals or groups to get involved, whether it is an ongoing commitment or a one-time project.
Individual Volunteer Opportunities
KidSmart needs volunteers for the following positions:
Tuesday through Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Accept donations, sort store product, bundle bulk items, stock and straighten shelves, merchandise displays, and assist general housekeeping duties.
Tuesday through Thursday 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m..
Help teachers as they shop for free supplies for students in need. Answer questions and explain shopping procedures and policies. Assist with check-out and carrying supplies to teachers' cars.
Show & Tell Hosts
Selected Thursday mornings, 8:30 a.m-9:30 a.m.
Invite friends, co-workers, relatives to visit KidSmart for a continental breakfast and tour of KidSmart. This is an informational tour only...no ask will be made. For more information about Show & Tells, click here.
"Push for Pencils" Logistical Support
Assist with dropping off supply drive materials to local businesses and picking up supplies from KidSmart Push for Pencils community partners. Hours are flexible. Grab your group, neighbors or club and join KidSmart as we drop off "Bag the Basics" bags on doors throughout St. Louis neighborhoods to launch Push for Pencils each August.
Group and Corporate Volunteers
KidSmart offers a variety of group and corporate volunteer opportunities that may be tailored to your group or organization.