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Chess for Life Program Volunteer Job Description

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. first Monday of the month


  • Give personalized instruction to patients and caregivers who are interested in learning how to play chess or improve their chess-playing skills.
  • Discuss strategy and answer a variety of questions about the game of chess. 
  • Provide a fun and nonintimidating environment while playing chess with patients and caregivers who are just introduced to the game.
  • Link patients and caregivers to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis for additional activities.
  • Act as an opponent to more experienced chess players.