Volunteer With St. Louis Platoon

Platoon Summary

Our St. Louis Service platoons have two Operations that support schools and community organizations in the St. Louis Promise Zone. We believe a child’s zip code should not determine their destiny. The St. Louis Promise Zone encompasses portions of the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, including portions of St. Louis City, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Ferguson/Florissant (Ferg/Flor), Normandy, and Hazelwood School Districts.

Our volunteers have been invited to serve alongside our community partners and build capacity in classrooms, on playgrounds, and in community spaces used by youth and families outside of the school day. We invite you to join us on our mission and take part in a project with Operation Promise Schools or Operation Promise Neighborhoods.
Contact Jai Johnson, Platoon Leader - jjohnson@missioncontinues.org
Contact AJ Thompson, Platoon Leader - athompson@missioncontinues.org

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Storage Unit Inventory - St. Louis Platoon

Location: St. Louis Extra Space Storage 9702 Halls Ferry Rd St Louis MO 63136

June 1, 2024

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Stand and Remember 9/11 at the Greenwood Cemetery - September 2024

Location: Greenwood Cemetery 6571 St Louis Avenue St. Louis MO 63121

September 14, 2024

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

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Who We Are

The Mission Continues is a national non-profit that empowers veterans to continue serving in our nation’s under-resourced communities, giving veterans the opportunity to keep serving even after the uniform comes off, right here at home. Our programs deploy veterans and volunteers to work alongside nonprofit partners and community leaders to improve educational resources, tackle food insecurity, foster neighborhood identity, and more.  

Who should volunteer?

Our service projects are for all veterans with a desire to continue their service and for all non-veterans that want to be part of a nationwide movement to transform communities. Please note, age and accessibility accommodations can be made at any project. There is room for everyone to make an impact. 

How to volunteer 

Click “Register” under the event and it will take you to the event details that will review in more detail what it entails, when and where the project is located, parking details etc.  

Then click “Attend” to fill in simple volunteer information. You will get an email confirmation and updates about this event through your choice of email and text messages

What is a Service Platoon? 

Service Platoons are your opportunity to engage and connect with veterans and community members while generating community impact in a real and tangible way. Led by veteran volunteer platoon leaders, each platoon works with dedicated community partners and volunteers to provide the manpower and support that they need to help them do their work more effectively. 

We currently have service platoons in more than 40+ cities across the country that are having events at least once a month. Everyone is invited to serve, regardless of veteran status: a service platoon is for you if you have a passion for service. 

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