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Many adults with living with mental illness are ready and eager to work. We help members build skills and confidence with the goal of finding them transitional employment positions that are part-time, entry level jobs designed to re-introduce them to real work experiences.

For more information on how to employ Independence Center members, please contact our Employment Services Specialist Tim Morrell at or (314) 803-6978.

To learn more about our Employment Program, see a list of our current employers and hear some of our members’ testimonies, visit our Employment page.

Local services, information, and training programs:

Alternative Behavioral Care –

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – (AFSP) Eastern Missouri Chapter –

Behavioral Health Response (Mental Health First Aid Course for Youth and Adults) –

Cardinal Glennon –

Casa de Salud Medical Clinic –

Catholic Family Resources –

CHADS Coalition –

Crider –

International Institute –

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri –

Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri –

Mercy Kids Behavioral Health –

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) –

Ranken Pediatric Rehab Hospital –

St. Louis Children’s Hospital 454-teen Hotline –

St. Louis County Dept. of Public Health – Nurse-Family Partnership –


Mental Health: Yours, Mine, and Ours video:




Volunteer Opportunities

Contact AJ Herz at or click here to schedule a volunteer opportunity below.

Stage the Clubhouse Shop

Come stage Independence Center’s resale shop, Clubhouse Shop, to help us increase traffic and sales. We are always receiving new merchandise donations and we need your help organizing and creating fresh, new displays. Tap into your creative side and work alongside our members for a day of fun, impactful work. All Clubhouse Shop sales go directly back into Independence Center’s programs.

Day of the Week: Friday

Time: 10-3pm

Maximum # of volunteers: 4

Bonus: We will treat you to lunch!


Guest Chef

Independence Center’s Clubhouse serves an average of 100 lunches per weekday to our members, staff and guests. Come work alongside our members to prepare lunch in our full kitchen and learn how they partner with Independence Center to take an active part in managing their illness while working to gain independence.

Days of the Week: Monday – Thursday

Time: 9-12pm

Maximum # of volunteers: 1

Bonus: We will treat you to lunch!




Help keep our facilities looking beautiful!

Days of the Week: Monday – Thursday

Time: 4 hours or less

Maximum # of volunteers: 5

Bonus: We will treat you to lunch!


Help Clean our Facilities:

Assist in various “spring cleaning” necessities such as a total pantry overhaul!

Days of the Week: Monday – Thursday

Time: 9-noon

Maximum # of volunteers: 5

Bonus: We will treat you to lunch!


Come Tour!

Come by the Clubhouse for a tour, and find out a good fit for your skills and time commitment. Contact AJ Herz at to schedule a tour.