Serve like Jesus. Know your neighbor. Cross the divide. Commit. This is what it means to be ForTheLou.

Want to do that alongside others from The Crossing? Great! Want to do it on your own time? Awesome! Looking to serve in a specific way or at a special place? Super!

No matter what you are looking for, we are happy to help you find your way to commit to being ForTheLou throughout the year. Explore ideas below. Join in or be inspired to DIY! As you do so, we encourage you to think critically about the information being presented on external websites and through other resources below.

Be sure to check back in as new opportunities will be added! Don’t miss the week of April 29th as we dive in deeper to what it means to show the region that Jesus loves them and is FOR them. Let’s be ForTheLou!

Prefer to see a calendar of scheduled opportunities where you can jump in with other Crossing folks? CLICK HERE.


101 Ways to be a Good Neighbor

Check out this list of 101 ways to be a good neighbor in your own neighborhood!

Architectural Downtown Walking Tour

See St. Louis through architectural eyes with other Crossing folks and enjoy lunch together. These tours will be on Saturday, May 4th.

Assist at the Spring Classic

During their Spring Classic Golf Fundraiser, TASK needs you and a friend to sit at a golf hole looking for any holes-in-one! Lunch and dinner will be provided at the Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring. Best for those 21 and up.

Become a Reading Champion

Join the Reading Champion team! Encourage students at one of our partner elementary schools by showing up weekly to teach simple reading skills. Must be 18 or older. No experience necessary!

Build Shelves

Use your handy skills to build shelves for our partner, The Sharing Shed. Contact Outreach by clicking below to work out the details.

Civil Rights Virtual Exhibit

St. Louis has played a significant role in our country's civil rights movement. Take a virtual tour of one of the most popular exhibits at the Missouri History Museum and learn all about it. Link available when you click I'm in.

Crisis Nusery

Play with kids, clean, and organize at Crisis Nursery during our regular serve days. NOTE: 14+ age requirement

Delivery Groceries to R3 Development

This summer we will be supporting R3 by delivering groceries on a weekly basis to help feed these hungry young interns and we need your help!

Detail Delivery Vans

Our friends at The Sharing Shed deliver much needed furniture to homes in St. Charles County. Their delivery vans need a detailed cleaning. Contact Outreach by clicking below to jump in!

Explore A Different Campus

Try a different campus than the one you regularly attend services at and maybe even stop in a local restaurant while you are there.

Explore a Farmer's Market in Another Area

Venture out and visit a farmer's market in a different area of town. Each farmer's market pulls from a unique pool of vendors and artisans. So try something new!

Feed the Lou

Purchase and make meals at Time For Dinner for A Seat at the Table and other North County families.

Food Drive for Circle of Concern

Sort and box food from the Postal Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Volunteers must be 14 or older.

Gratitude House Yard Cleanup

Help us serve the Gratitude House by assisting with yard clean up and planting on May 25th.

Harvesting Trinity Garden

Over the summer, as Trinity Garden grows, they'd love help harvesting the vegetables and delivering them to local pantries. Contact Sarah Horning by clicking below to see how you can help.

Help Organize a Garage

On April 29th, help sort, purge, and organize the Boys Hope Girls Hope garage to give staff and scholars a system they can maintain.

Helping Hand Me Downs

Sort clothing and deliver donations during our regular monthly serve days.

Mid Rivers: Tie Blankets

Join friends at our Mid Rivers campus to make fleece blankets for the Crisis Nursery.

Oasis International

Serve our refugee neighbors through our regular Oasis Serve Days.

Parking Lot and Park Refresh

Come serve our friends at Oasis International as we spruce up the parking lot and a nearby park.

Parkway Pantry

Serve with Parkway Pantry at our regular monthly distribution serve days. NOTE: must be 14+

Place Flags at Jefferson Barracks

Honor Veterans by placing flags by the headstones at Jefferson Barracks Cemetary on May 26th.

Play with Dogs

Dirk's Fund is looking for volunteers that can play with dogs on one one. NOTE: participants must be 18+

Pray For The Lou Prayer Walk

Join a prayer walk in St. Louis city with Pray for the Lou on Saturday May 4th.

R3 Development

Rehab buildings in East St. Louis with R3 Development during our monthly serve days. NOTE: must be 15+

Race for Reconciliation 5K

Volunteer or race to support racial unity in St. Louis.

Restore St. Charles

Restore and repair homes in St. Charles County at our monthly serve days. NOTE: must be 16+

St. Louis Area Food Bank

The St. Louis Area Food Bank has opportunities to serve at the Repackaging Center or at Food Distributions that occur in 26 counties in the bi-state region. Want to serve from home? They even have an opportunity to write notes that go to seniors who receive meals.

Star Wars Social Club

TASK is looking for adult volunteers who can help with their Star Wars themed Social Club on Friday, May 3rd. All participants must be 18+

Team Activities for Special Kids

See how you can befriend Special Kids and have a lot of fun with TASK.

The Care Service

Sort food with a team at The Care Service during our regular serve days.

The Sharing Shed

Shop with clients or clean and organize donations at our monthly serve days.

The Ville Workday

Clean, organize, or work on projects in The Ville neighborhood during our monthly Serve Days.

Trinity Garden Spring Clean-Up

Prep garden beds, plant flowers and vegetables, build brick path, and lay mulch.

Two Friends and a Truck

We need two strong friends and a truck to help remove a picnic table from Crisis Nursery and drop off patio furniture. If you would like to serve in this way, contact Outreach by clicking below to work out the details.

Update a space at The Crisis Nursery

Join us as we update the Therapy Room at The Crisis Nursery. We will have two teams one on May 8th that preps the space and one on May 9th that paints and puts together shelving.

Veterans Community Project

From organizing to construction, serve veterans by jumping in with Veteran’s Community Project.

Visit the Museum at The Arch

Set aside an hour or more to browse the free world-class museum at The Gateway Arch National Park. Click I'm in for additional details.

Volunteer at a Drive Through Food Drive

The Care Service, one of our partner organizations near our Mid Rivers campus, is looking for volunteers to assist with a drive through food drive on June 7th and 8th.

YouthCrossing Serve Days at TASK

YC students and parents are invited to join us at TASK, a nonprofit for students with diverse abilities in Fenton. During these serve days we will help students participate in special activities.