Volunteer Registration

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to assist youth in our Sports, Swim, and Sings programs. KEEN volunteers are paired one-on-one with a youth with a disability and participate in a variety of recreational activities. Volunteers don't need any prior experience working with individuals with disabilities – KEEN provides training prior to each session. Volunteers don't need to be athletic, either. Our athletes will love you just as you are! Additional information on current volunteer opportunities can be found here.

Opportunities are available for individuals or group to get involved with KEEN for occasional participation, regular involvement, or leadership on our coaches committee. We have a really flexible volunteer policy - no regular or minimum commitment is necessary. Volunteers simply attend sessions as their schedules allow. Contact KEEN St. Louis at info@keenstlouis.org with any questions.

How to Become a Volunteer

  1. Complete the new volunteer application. Volunteers must provide contact information for three references.
  2. Once the application has been approved, log into the online registration system and select the date of the session you would like to attend.
  3. Attend new volunteer orientation, available before each session. KEEN St. Louis Program Manager will contact you for available times. 
  4. Wear comfortable clothes.
  5. Show up and have fun!

Volunteer Screening Procedure 

To ensure the safety and welfare of the children and young adults with disabilities, KEEN uses the following screening procedures:

  1. KEEN volunteers shall never be alone with athletes in an unsupervised setting.
  2. First-time volunteers over 21 years of age may be asked to show government-issued identification before volunteering.
  3. All volunteers are subject to a search in national child offender registries and/or reference checks completed by the relevant KEEN affiliate, upon or before their third time volunteering.
  4. Volunteers must provide 2 adult references as part of the application process.
  5. KEEN does not accept new walk-in volunteers unless they are accompanied by a current volunteer, are part of a registered group of volunteers, or complete the required paperwork on-site.
  6. KEEN reserves the right to terminate a volunteer for any reason. All of the organization’s decisions regarding a volunteer’s participation shall be made on a non-discriminatory basis and without regard to race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation and/or national origin. For more details, view our Privacy of Athlete and Volunteer Information Policy  

KEEN Volunteer Training     New Volunteer Application Button

KEEN Session Sign Up

Group of Volunteers and Athletes     KEEN session sign up button

Welcome to the new KEEN Session Sign-Up Platform!

To sign up for upcoming KEEN Sessions, click the button above. (You must be an approved volunteer to sign up.)
Parts of this new platform are different:

  • You won't need a password to sign-up - you will verify your identity by using the "Verify" box that will appear after you enter your email. If you don't get that box, you aren't in the system and will need to register as a new volunteer, above. If you think this is an error, please contact KEEN staff.
  • If no sessions appear, that means no sessions are currently open for registration. Please check back at a later time. For current program descriptions, click here.
  • When you sign up, you must hit the "submit" button in the upper right hand corner of the form. It looks like this.

Submit button image

  • You will receive a confirmation email listing all the sessions you signed up for.
  • You can register for multiple sessions at one time but you can only submit sign-ups once a day. If you want to add more sessions please log back in tomorrow.
  • If you attempt to sign up twice on the same day, you will see the following:
Screen shot of signing up twice in the same day error

We are excited about our new platform, and think it will enable us to better serve our athletes and volunteers.