For Communities. Join us in making the world disability-welcoming.

As a nonprofit organization, we require support and investment from people in the St. Louis community and beyond. We present volunteer, fundraising and other event opportunities to our friends to get involved with our work throughout the year. We also actively reach out and engage with individuals, businesses and communities educational talks, workshops, and campaigns throughout the year.

Explore below to find ways to join the Starkloff Disability Institute community.


The Starkloff Disability Institute is a St. Louis-based 501(c)(3) non-profit with 20 years of experience building inclusion where we live, learn, work, and play through disability-led programs that advance economic opportunity and transform lives. Join us by investing in this important work.

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and skills to help make the world a better place? Starkloff welcomes the involvement of our corporate partners, program alumni, and people like you to strengthen our programs and events.

Professional Volunteers

To provide a comprehensive and well-rounded experience that features industry insights, Starkloff Disability Institute invites professional volunteers to share their knowledge through guest lectures and interactive sessions throughout our programs. Possible topics include:

  • Resume writing
  • Interview best practices
  • Mock interviews
  • Job search skills
  • Networking
  • Using social media effectively
  • Salary negotiation
  • Professional attire and workplace etiquette
  • Conflict resolution
  • Earning a promotion
  • Personal finance and saving for retirement

Other Opportunities

  • Parent Roundtable Presenter: Present to Dream Big families on how to successfully transition from high school to post-secondary education.
  • Photographer: Document Starkloff candidates participating in activities, learning exercises, and conversations with professionals.
  • Receptionist: Answer telephone calls, greet guests in the office, and assist with mail sorting.
  • Special Events: Greet guests at special events; distribute nametags and event programs; provide general volunteer support.
  • Internships: Build skills for your future career in business, marketing, social work, photojournalism, or nonprofit management while helping to make the world a more welcoming place for people with disabilities.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our staff to inquire about current volunteer opportunities. We are committed to making your time with us meaningful and rewarding. Call 314-588-7090 to get involved!

Upcoming Events

We host events throughout the year for all ages where you can learn more about disability inclusion and the rich history of our Disability Community. Find out what what’s happening next!


Join the fantastic team at Starkloff Disability Institute. Check here for any current job opportunities with Starkloff Disability Institute.

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