Epworth

Epworth Children & Family Services

Founded in 1864, Epworth Children & Family Services is a multiservice agency that helps at-risk and in-need children, youth, and families move toward self-sufficiency by focusing on health, housing, education, and employment. You can make a difference. Explore our hands-on and contactless outreach opportunities.

Epworth Drop-In Center Lunch

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer with your family or friends? Come prepare a meal at Salem’s kitchen for the youth at Epworth’s Drop In Center. This opportunity previously had a minimum age requirement however, it is now available to all ages and closer to home. Bring your family, friends, kids or teens to help cook for one day or schedule a couple of times to serve.

2022 Schedule
September, 12 – 8:30 am at Salem
September 19 – 8:30 am at Salem
September 23 – 11:15 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
October 3 at 8:30 am at Salem
October 17 at 8:30 am at Salem
October 31 at 11:00 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
November 7 at 8:30 am at Salem
November 14 at 8:30 am at Salem
November 21 at 11 am at 11:00 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
December 2 at 11 am at 11:00 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
December 5 at 8:30 am at Salem
December 12 at 8:30 am at Salem

Get Involved at Epworth

Occasional Service Opportunities

Single event or occasional service opportunities for volunteers 21 yrs and older.  May be done individually or in a group.  Examples include:

Salem Serve Day at Epworth
Clothing distribution days (Webster Groves)
On-Campus activities: meals, career days, game days
Provide birthday cards, gift cards, hygiene kits, socks, underwear
Decorate, paint, clean, yard work
Vegetable gardening

Ongoing Service Opportunities

Service opportunities are for volunteers desiring to build a helping relationship with Epworth youth or the agency. Must be 21 yrs or older.  [Background checks may be required.]  Examples include:

Weekly Drop-In Center Lunch
Adopt-a-residences: activities/snacks/celebrations
Special interest activities
Epworth donation center
Sunday night chapel (Webster Groves)
Worship assistant
1st Sunday lunch out

Long-Term Service Opportunities

These are service opportunities for volunteers desiring to build a longer-term helping relationship with Epworth youth or the agency. They are available  volunteers 21 yrs and older.  [Background checks may be required.]

Tutoring (1-3 months)
Mentoring (3-12 months)
Drop-In Center volunteer
Worship leader
Life skills trainer
Board member

Learn More about Epworth

Thousands of individuals turn to Epworth each year for foster care case management, residential and intensive treatment, psychological evaluation, in-home family therapy, emergency shelter services, transitional and independent living, homeless youth outreach, drop-in center and clinical services, life skills and vocational training, and a 24-hour crisis help-line. Epworth is headquartered at 110 N. Elm Ave. in Webster Groves and has offices in Normandy, University City, and South St. Louis City. In addition Epworth also supports Intrada, a program that assists youth that have aged out of the foster care system by providing affordable, subsidized housing and wrap-around services such as life skills training and employment assistance with the goal of advancing youth toward self-sufficiency.

Epworth Drop-In Center Lunch

Monday, September, 12 - 8:30 am at Salem
Monday, September 19 - 8:30 am at Salem
Friday, September 23 - 11:15 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
Monday October 3 at 8:30 am at Salem
Monday October 17 at 8:30 am at Salem
Monday October 31 at 11:00 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
Monday November 7 at 8:30 am at Salem
Monday November 14 at 8:30 am at Salem
Monday November 21 at 11 am at 11:00 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
Friday December 2 at 11 am at 11:00 am at the Epworth Drop-In Center (7520 Natural Bridge Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
Monday December 5 at 8:30 am at Salem
Monday December 12 at 8:30 am at Salem

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer with your family or friends? Come prepare a meal at Salem’s kitchen for the youth at Epworth’s Drop In Center. This opportunity previously had a minimum age requirement however, it is now available to all ages and closer to home. Bring your family, friends, kids or teens to help cook for one day or schedule a couple of times to serve.