Volunteer at Queen of Peace Center

We are so grateful to the volunteers who chose to serve the women, children, and families of Queen of Peace Center. The two types of volunteer opportunities we offer are direct service (involves client interaction) and indirect service (does not involve client interaction) and the eligibility requirements are different depending on the type of service. Please look over the descriptions, then complete our volunteer application.

Please contact Sara Dawson, Development Coordinator, at sdawson@ccstl.org with any questions. To apply to be a volunteer, please complete the application by clicking the “Apply” button located on this page.

“Queen of Peace Center does important work and has a devoted staff who make a difference and I am happy to be a little part of what you do.”

- Janet, QOPC Volunteer

Join our board of directors!

The Queen of Peace Center Board of Directors encourages a cultural diversity in its membership. We are proud to have such a dedicated board that has members that are able to bring forth their different backgrounds and talents to help us break the cycle of substance use disorders and strengthen the St. Louis community. Each member supports the organization’s mission, believes in the vision, and embodies the values. Not only is participating on our board a great networking and development opportunity, it is more importantly a chance to make a difference in the lives of the families we serve.

Our board members are involved on one or more of the following committees: Executive, Finance, Program and Personnel, Fundraising and Development, Governance, and Building and Grounds. Additionally, some members also serve on our Golf Tournament and For Peace Sake Gala event committees. No matter your interests or skills, we are always looking for new members and would welcome the chance to tell you about the Queen of Peace Center family.

If you are interested in finding out more information or being on our board, please contact Sharon Spruell, QOPC Chief Executive Officer, at sspruell@ccstl.org


Direct Service

Who is this for:

  • Volunteers willing to commit more than 60 hours of service per calendar year

  • Volunteers comfortable interacting with clients

  • Volunteers willing to put in time to complete the requirements for direct service volunteering

What types of positions may be available:

  • Teaching a class (we’ve had volunteers teach a variety of classes, such as yoga and arts and crafts- if you have a special skill that you would like to teach, let us know!)

  • Being a teacher’s aide in our Nurturing Networks Program


Direct service volunteers over the age of 18 must:

  • Complete our Volunteer Application Form

Once this form had been completed, if there are any available opportunities, you will be contacted by Queen of Peace Center staff with instructions on how to complete the following required paperwork:

  • Background check

  • Proof of attendance at a Protecting God’s Children session

  • Confidentiality Agreement

  • Media Release Form—not required but included with paperwork

Volunteers will also be asked for proof of a negative TB test. It is the responsibility of the volunteer to obtain the TB test.

**Volunteers under the age of 18 or 18 and still in high school are excused from having a background check, drug screening, and attending the Protecting God’s Children training. However, they will need to fill out our Ethical Conduct For Minors Volunteering or Working With Younger Children form and still provide proof of a negative TB test within the last 12 months. Anyone under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian while volunteering.*


Indirect Service

Who this is for:

  • Group volunteers

  • Volunteers wanting to give less than 60 hours of service (though you are welcome to give more time!)

  • Volunteers more comfortable with behind-the-scenes service

What types of positions may be available:

  • Painting

  • Yard work

  • Donation closet organizing

  • Cleaning some of our off-site housing locations

  • Other miscellaneous tasks as needed

What is required for this position:

  • Complete our Volunteer Application

If there are positions available, our staff will communicate with you and send your our Confidentiality and Media Release to be completed prior to volunteering.