Partners and placements

Service-learning is all about project-based, professional experiences. Our partners provide the opportunity.

Featured placements

These aren't the only places students can go, but they offer a look into what kind of organizations we work with and experiences they offer.

Explore medical and nursing experiences by helping people of all ages improve their vision health.
Agriculture, healthcare, and environmental opportunities abound at the Springifeld Community Gardens.

Contact us today for more information on how to get started.


Additional active placements

A Girl Like Me

Providing girls with resources and support services unlike any they have experienced before. Mentorship programs expands their experiences and opportunities for leadership development, personal development, and STEM preparation.

Aids Project of the Ozarks

APO is seeking passionate individuals to do impactful health science and counseling work in the community. Join them in their journey to a happier and healthier society.

American Red Cross

Help saves lives and work on public issues. Students will gain great hands on experience with Red Cross.  

Bear Pantry

Earn a course credit while you support the Bear Pantry and its mission to reduce food insecurity on campus. 

Bear Power

Everyone deserves an education. In the Bear Power program you will support students with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving their Missouri State dream. 

Champion Athletes

Join Champion Athletes in the fight to enhance the lives of those with disabilities through education, sports competition and new opportunities.

Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Promotes strong neighborhoods and communities through collaboration, programming and resource development - a one stop hub for community resources for at risk populations. 

Dickerson Park Zoo

Develop your skills, work with animals, and help sustain a great resource for community families.

Discovery Center

STEM programming, educational events and interactive learning are but a few of the great things happening at Discovery Center - get involved and help develop young minds.

Dream Center

Take this opportunity to make a direct impact by helping the Dream Center in their effort to help families gain traction towards spiritual, mental and physical stability. 

Empower Abilities

Join Empower Abilities in the fight to promote opportunities for work, education and resilience for all people with disabilities. 

EnCompass Academy

Inclusion and advocacy for students of varying strengths is essential to community growth. Work with EnCompass Academy to empower students to become confident, independent learners.  

Fairbanks Community Center

The Fairbanks feeds, clothes, teaches and unites the community using strategic, anti-poverty programs in the area. Get involved for the opportunity to serve in vital programming and enhance lives.

Girls on the Run

Trained volunteers who lead a team of participants through a season of powerful and fun lessons. You do not need to be a runner; you simply need to have a desire to support and encourage the next generation

James River Basin

Action, education and research are the pillars of the James River Basin Partnership. They have worked to preserve and protect our water quality since 1997. Through service-learning, you can join them in making a change for the better.

OTC’s Adult Literacy

Ozark Technical Community College supports an adult literacy program for community members. Improve lives in your area and cultivate your own skills by working for this incredible cause.

Literacy Project

Children from wealth compared to those from poverty have shockingly disparate vocabularies. Students from any discipline can join this project to educate others and themselves in the process.

Missouri Mentoring Partnership

Works with at risk young adults to help build job related skills and mentoring connections.

Springfield Little Theatre

A volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, energized by the highest artistic ideals, that strives to entertain, educate, and involve the community in live theatrical productions and remove barriers to the arts for marginalized populations.  

Womens Medical Respite

Get involved with WMR to help provide a temporary safe space and resources to get vulnerable women in the community back on their feet. 

Voluntary Income Tax Assistance

Serve as an income tax assistant to potentially transform an individual's financial status as well as cultivate your own skills.