Saint Louis University Community Partner Profile
Organization Name:

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Contact Person: Jennifer Mullix

15193 Olive Boulevard Chesterfield, MO 63017

Phone Number:

Jessica Deering

Email Address:


Category: Animals / Environment
Internships Available?: Yes
Transportation Needed?: Yes

Mission Statement/Objectives:


The mission of the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House is to foster a greater understanding of plant and animal relationships in the environment in order to promote the conservation and restoration of natural habitats.


Service Opportunities:

  • Guest Services Volunteers: We need friendly people to help make a visit to The Butterfly House magical! If you like talking to people and being around gorgeous butterflies, give us a call. We have flexible scheduling available for those who need it.
  • Education (Docent): Volunteers who love to interact with children will enjoy this rewarding opportunity! Formal training is given to prepare you to provide structured presentations to students on butterflies, invertebrates and their environments in teams of two.
  • Gift Shop Volunteers: Assist guests with their selections, operate a computer cash register, stock and rotate inventory and sell admission tickets.
  • Bug Bureau of Investigations: We are looking for individuals who like science and acting to help show guest's that not all bugs are bad! Our investigators do a short (~3 min.) interactive presentation aimed at our younger guests and their parents.
  • Guest Services Volunteers: Saturdays and Sundays 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm
  • Education (Docent): Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:30am-1pm; Fridays 10am-11:30am.
  • Gift Shop Volunteers: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-Noon or 1pm-5pm
  • Bug Bureau of Investigations: Saturdays and Sundays, 9am-Noon or Noon-4pm

Volunteer Pre-Requisites:

- Application
- Orientation Session
Directions from SLU: