Students, schools invited to volunteer

National Volunteers week is April 19-25. The Community Council of St. Charles County, which links volunteers with public and private organizations needing assistance, has put together a list of upcoming volunteer activities. Visit http://www.communitycouncilstc.org for more information about the Community Council.

Upcoming volunteer opportunities:

St. Charles County parks

April 25, 9 a.m. Broemmelsiek Park, shelter No. 2

Help the forestry staff plant new tree and shrub seedlings at Broemmelsiek Park to stop erosion. To volunteer, contact Doug Bolnick at dbolnick@sccmo.org or by phone at 636-949-7535.

Our Lady’s Inn
May 2, New Melle, 3 p.m., Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby party
May 30, 7 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. walk/run
Take Strides to Thrive 5k walk/run for life. Register online at thrivestlouis.org. Contact Betsy, 636-398-5375.

Therapeutic Horsemanship
Volunteer to help with the Mane Event dinner/auction May 9 at Forest Hills in Chesterfield or help with gardening or trail blazing during weekends in the spring in Wentzville. Call Monica at 636-322-4940.

Mother’s Day luncheon
May 2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, auction and clean-up for Mother to Mother event. The organization’s mission is to support women who experience emotional difficulties during pregnancy and postpartum. To volunteer, contact Angela at arbstaples@gmail.com or call 314-664-7001.

Beautify St. Charles
Clean-up for city’s bicentennial celebration; 8 a.m.-noon May 9. Volunteers in clubs, scouting organizations, fraternities and sororities, church groups, neighborhoods and subdivisions can join the Young Professionals of St. Charles to pick up trash on streets and at intersections. Contact Scott Tate of the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce at scott@stcharleschamber.org.

Restore St. Charles
8 a.m.-noon May 16. Volunteers meet the third Saturday of each month to work on home-repair projects. Meet at Presbyterian Church, then go to the work sites. For more information, visit www.restorestcharles.org or call Steve at 314-374-2130.

ShowMe Aquatic & Fitness Family Carnival
May 21-26 ( 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; noon-11 p.m. Saturday to Monday).
Volunteers are needed to sell ride tickets for two- to three-hour shifts on the parking lot of former Kmart site on Veterans Memorial Parkway west of Highway 94 and south of Interstate 70 in St. Charles. Contact Chris at cadams@showmeaquatics.org or by phone at 636-896-0999, ext. 303.

St. Charles City-County Library District
Annual Book Fair, May 29-31, St. Charles Convention Center. Volunteers are needed all three days, as well as from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 28 and for clean-up from 3-6 p.m. May 31. Call Lynn at 636-441-2300, ext. 1596.

National MS Society
Gateway Area Chapter Challenge Walk MS, May 29-31, St. Charles Community College. Volunteers are needed throughout the weekend with shifts starting at 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. Volunteers will set up, greet, direct parking, serve meals, decorate and more.

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