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STLCOP C.A.R.E.S. (Community Awareness Reaching Everyone in St. Louis) is a student-organized day of community service held during the fall semester. Students and faculty provide health screenings at local pharmacies, clean up the lush green space of Forest Park and participate at other locations throughout the metro area.
STLCOP C.A.R.E.S. was established in 2001 by members of the Student Pharmacists Association as a community day of service.
It remains an annual student-run event which has grown to include hundreds of students, faculty
Sign up to participate!
If you are a faculty or staff member and are interested in serving as a site supervisor, contact the Office of Institutional Events at email@example.com.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions that are not answered below, contact the Office of Institutional Events at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must remain at your site from 9 a.m.-12
Transportation will be available
Due to the vast amount of professional sites, volunteers at community pharmacies will need to provide their own transportation.
There will be transportation provided to the COGIC Health Fair.
Communication will be sent out the week of Founders Day telling volunteers which bus to board. Beth Casagrand,
Breakfast pastries and coffee will be available in the dining hall from 7:30-8:15 a.m. A free lunch will also be provided on campus from 12-1 p.m.
Your STLCOP site supervisor will bring the gloves to the site. All other tools needed for the sites will be provided by the nonprofit host. All materials needed for professional sites will be handed out during professional site training.
If you are unable to leave campus but would still like to volunteer, please contact the Office of Institutional Events at email@example.com.
Social sites are non-pharmacy focused volunteer opportunities, such as stocking food at a local food pantry, walking dogs at shelters, or performing greenway cleanup. Professional sites will be at specific community pharmacies and are offered to P2 and P3 students and pharmacy faculty.
When signing up for social sites, each site will have what to wear listed. Long sleeved STLCOP C.A.R.E.S. shirts will be distributed during the week of Founders Day. If at a professional site, please dress business casual and wear your white coat.
All students, staff, and faculty should volunteer at the selected sites. If you would like to recommend a site for 2020 STLCOP C.A.R.E.S., contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each site lists how many volunteers they can take. Once that site is full, it will lock.
Everyone must be signed up by Monday, Nov. 4. After that date, you will be locked into your site. If you sign up to volunteer, please don’t cancel the day before! These volunteer sites are depending on you.
STLCOP C.A.R.E.S. is a great way to give back to the community. All P1, P2 and P3 students are required to volunteer as part of their curriculum. All freshman can receive a community service involvement point for the Foundations of Learning seminar.
All students, faculty