“There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.”

-Acts, 20:35

Inspired by the teachings of Jesus Christ, the mission of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services is to be a leader in providing an integrated continuum of quality social services, housing, residential care and healthcare services for the older person. The mission is accomplished in a nurturing environment, which recognizes every person’s dignity and provides security, advocacy and independence.

At Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, we provide many services to our residents, including medical care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; food services; social services; and activities.

Volunteers are a very important part of our team. Our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and contribute in many different ways. Volunteers make all the difference for the residents of Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, who eagerly look forward to your arrival! Volunteers bring in a fresh outlook and enthusiasm. They are an important avenue to the community, providing a demonstration of the community’s interest and concern for our residents, and giving the residents a sense of belonging. Volunteers provide human warmth and a sense of caring. And of course, with their extra pair of hands, our staff can accomplish so much more.

All volunteers must complete the following forms:

  1. Volunteer Application
  2. The Archdiocese’s Commitment to Ethical Conduct
  3. A HIPAA/Confidentiality Form

In addition, those volunteers who will be serving eight (8) hours or more in a CRSS facility must also complete the following:

  1. A Family Care Safety Registry Form and submit to a background check
  2. Have an annual PPD test
  3. Complete “Protecting God’s Children” workshop provided by the Archdiocese

To submit your Volunteer Application now, click the above Online Volunteer Form link and complete your application which will be sent online to the CRSS Volunteer Office. If you prefer to mail your Volunteer Application in, you may download the application using the Volunteer Application link above and then mail it to the address listed on the form. After you submit your application, we will contact you to talk about your interests and skills and the opportunities that might best fit your talents, schedule, location, etc.

Community Volunteer Program Locations

Adult Day Program

7663 Watson Rd, St. Louis MO 63119 or

Mary, Queen & Mother Center

7601 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119

DuBourg House (Assisted Living)

5890 Eichelberger, St. Louis, MO 63109

Mother of Perpetual Help (Assisted Living)

7604 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119

St. Elizabeth Hall (Assisted Living)

325 N. Newstead Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

Volunteer Opportunities

Activities Aide – assists the Activities Director in providing social, educational and/or recreational activities and supervision of activities for our residents. May include such activities as crafts, bingo, leading discussion groups, playing board games, bringing residents to and from activities, etc.

Clerical Support – assists staff in basic, general office duties

Field Trip Assistant – assists staff in transporting and accompanying residents on periodic day trips. (May also include periodic evening events, i.e., trips to the Muny)

Eucharistic Minister – provide supportive spiritual care to CRSS residents

Friendly Visitor – designed to enhance the quality of life of a resident through concern, support and socialization.

Gardening/Landscape Assistant – assists staff with maintenance and beautification of various areas of the facility. This work can be done by adults, families, youths and groups.

Gift Shop Attendant – assists staff in maintaining small gift/snack shop.

Reader – read correspondence aloud when poor vision, blindness or another health condition prevents a resident from being able to read.

Special Events Volunteer – assists in the preparation of and participation in special events throughout the calendar year.

We are always open to ideas and suggestions. If you, or your group, have other ideas about things you’d like to do, please feel free to share your ideas with the Volunteer Coordinator.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Michele Prevedel at 314-961-8000 ext 1317 or by email at

Thank you so much for your personal enthusiasm, dedication and generosity. We hope your work with our residents and staff will be both challenging and rewarding.


Click Here for Our Online Volunteer Application Form


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