Luther King Jr. Service Challenge*
21st, 2013 we will be holding our
Luther King Jr. Day of Service. You have the day off from classes,
but don’t make it a day off – make it a day on! At the beginning of the
program, volunteers will be put into groups and be given a service
project. Students will be working with a specific Springfield agency
and help out with a task they need completed. Some projects will
include: working with Regional Girls Home, Habitat for Humanity, and
Ozarks Community Partnerships
will arrive at the Plaster Student Union at 8:30am on January 21st.
There will be a brief opening orientation followed by receiving the
challenge for the day. Participants will have until around 3:30pm
to complete their service. Most sites will end sooner. When
registering you can select what you would be interested in doing!
TODAY AT: http://www.missouristate.edu/volunteer/123947.htm
MSU Community Service Fair
Learn how to make
a difference in your community! On February 6th, come to the
Plaster Student Union to visit with different community partners Learn
about ways to volunteer and address social issues in the community! Over 40
community agencies will be present! The fair will take place on the 1st
and 2nd floors of the PSU. If you have any questions email email@example.com.
When: February 6th
from 11 AM to 2 PM
Where: PSU 1st
and 2nd Floors
Arc of the Ozarks Hunting and Fishing Expo*
have a need for volunteers at our upcoming hunting and fishing expo. The
show takes place Feb. 23 & 24 at the Springfield Expo Center (not far
from campus). We need volunteers to help with such tasks as taking
tickets, stamping hands and helping volunteers. We also have an air rifle
range where we need volunteers.
Contact: Nate Reed,
Special Events Coordinator at The Arc of the Ozarks
Annual Pitter Pat 5k, 10k and 1-mile Fun Run*
The Junior League of Springfield,
MO is looking for spirited cheer teams that will motivate racers and
reassure them that they are on the right path during the race. The cheer
team that is the most spirited (best outfits or theme and has the most
spirit during the race) will win $500 cash! 26 cheer teams (groups of 6+
people) are needed to cheer our runners. The theme of the race is a St.
Patrick’s Day theme.
Volunteer Pre-Event Meeting will be
on Wednesday, March 20th at 6:30 PM. One person from each
group is required to attend this meeting at the Junior League of
Springfield – Basement Meeting Room.
Where: O’Reilly Family
Event Center (Drury University)
When: Saturday, March
23rd, 2013 from 7AM to 11AM, Race begins at 8AM
Contact: Mary C. Wood
& Convoy of Hope Partnership
BEARS to 50555 to donate $10 to Convoy of Hope Disaster Response
donation to Convoy of Hope. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or
be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized
by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to
participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 50555
to STOP. Text HELP to 50555 for HELP.
you want to help start a student organization? Do you like shoes? Do you
like TOMS shoes? Then come help start the first
TOMS club on Missouri State’s campus! The focus of the group would be to
raise awareness for TOMS initiatives:
one-for-one shoes, eye care, and books.
Contact: Tracy Dalton
Garden Montessori School*
Garden Montessori School’s mission is to instill a love of learning in
every child and to assure a solid grounding in the basics of education that
will help them achieve their potential. We are looking for
volunteers who are interested in working with our students and learning
more about the Montessori method. Duties may include assisting
teachers with activities and lessons, office work, or materials
When: M-F Anytime
Between 8:30 AM - 5:30PM
Where: 1515 S. National
Ave., Springfield, MO, 65804
Contact: Camille DeLaurier
Achievement of Southwest Missouri*
Achievement empowers young people to own their economic success, with
in-classroom curriculum (provided by volunteers) in business, management,
entrepreneurship, marketing, planning and zoning, and other similar areas
for students K-12.
are needed to provide our curriculum in classrooms of students in K-12 in
schools in both Greene and Christian counties. We have opportunities now
until the end of the fall semester, and throughout the spring semester.
and dates of service are decided upon by the volunteer and teacher of the
classroom you are matched with, after you have registered to become a JA
volunteer. Apply at http://www.jamvi.org/form/volunteer-application.
Harvey-Yates, District manager
Katrina Relief Trip*
with recovery work from hurricanes Katrina and Isaac over Spring Break.
have four days of work (30+ service hours), a day of fun, and the beach.
Register early to secure your spot and get the best pricing. Registration
fee includes travel, lodging, food and the fun day activities.
Price: $225 (register
before December 15) or $300 (December 16 - February 1)
Deposit - $50 to register for the trip before 12/15 Winter Deposit - $125
to register after 12/15 January 31 - $100 ($150 or $225 paid total)
February 21 - $75 ($225 or $300 paid total)
Contact: Matt Kerner
Ambassadors for Children is a Service Agency
of the Council of Churches. Our mission is to help Green County foster
children by giving them brand new clothing, hygiene items, self-esteem
building items, Christmas presents, Prom dresses, etc. Our goal is to
stop the cycle of abuse and neglect in Springfield by building a child’s
self-esteem. Ambassadors for Children is a
nonprofit that is completely funded by private grants and donations.
programs include: Kid’s Closet, Pack-a-Bag, Tutoring, Project
Self-Esteem, Adopt-a-Caseworker, Prom Closet, and the Christmas Program.
Contact: Denée Fay -
Assistant Program Coordinator
Address: 500 W. Battlefield,
Suite B. Springfield, MO 65807
Phone: 417-708-0565 ext.
9 - Leave Springfield
10 - Arrive Biloxi, MS
11-15 - Work (with a fun day)
16 - Return to Springfield
Volunteer Needs at Discovery Center*
can always use more volunteers on weekends so just let me know what works
best for your organization. Please have students contact me to arrange
dates and times.*
Alison Pettit - Museum Manager - Discovery Center of Springfield
East St. Louis Street Springfield, MO 65806
Food Harvest Volunteer Program*
you know that one hour of volunteer time helps The Food Bank provide 105
meals to those in need? Ozarks Food Harvest is the only food bank
in southwest Missouri, serving more than 250 nonprofit members across 28
Ozarks counties. The Food Bank reaches more than 20,000 individuals
weekly and distributes 12 million pounds of food annually. This would not
be possible without generous volunteers like YOU!
Weekday Sessions -
Monday to Thursday (Morning Session: 9 am - 12 pm or Afternoon
Session: 1 - 4 pm)
Weekend Sessions (Tuesday Evening: 6 - 9 pm or Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
and 1 – 4 pm)
your session today! Sign up through OFH’s online Volunteer Center at www.ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer or contact
Jennifer Sickinger at 417.865.3411 ext. 114.
Victory Trade School*
for enthusiastic volunteers to tutor students dedicated to obtaining
their GED. The GED program at Victory Trade School is a residential,
continuing education program that assists students in acquiring life
skills while working towards the completion of their GED. We would
greatly appreciate volunteers willing to tutor students in any high
school equivalent subjects: Math, Essay Writing, Science, Social Studies,
and Reading Comprehension.
When: Year round, Weekdays, study hours from 3:30-6pm (flexible).
Open to weekend hours.
Who: Justys Renegado, 417-864-2276, firstname.lastname@example.org
More Information: http://victorytradeschool.edu/prep_progra.as
Boys & Girls Club *
Boys & Girls
Clubs are in need of tutors during their “Power Hour” from 4:15 to
5:15. However tutors are needed anytime between 3:30 and 8:00pm Mondays
through Fridays. The typical time commitment is an hour or two a
week. This program emphases through these
programs are education and helping members with their homework.
When: Monday to Friday
anytime between 3:30 and 8 P.M.
Contact: Cindy Dodson – email@example.com
It's time to pack
our school bags! *
School starts this
week! How many backpacks will be sitting by your door
ready to go? Two? Three?
Can you imagine packing more than
1,000 each week...or 4,000 every month? In nearly 40 schools in
Springfield and surrounding communities, Ozarks Food Harvest helps feed
kids in need every weekend of the entire school year thanks to the Weekend
The Backpack Program is
brilliant in its simplicity. Every Friday, the children are given a bag,
only instead of books, it's filled with
nutritious, easy-to-prepare food that will keep them going through the
Tuesday Evenings: 6 - 9
Saturday Sessions: 9 a.m.
- noon OR 1 - 4 p.m.
More Information: Weekend Backpack Program
highlights various community service opportunities that exist for
students to be involved with in Springfield. Further, we feature service
and leadership opportunities in the Center for Leadership & Volunteerism,
Bear Blitz Service Days, and other student organization service opportunities
that are open to the entire campus.
If you wish to be removed from this newsletter or have something
to add please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
* Indicates Community Opportunities count
for scholarship and FSL hours
Student Specialist for
Director for Volunteer Programs
Office of Student Engagement