Bear Service

The Bear Service Team is a student organization responsible for planning service opportunities for students at Missouri State University.  Every year there are many opportunities for students to get involved in service and be engaged in the community.  The service team hosts various small projects in conjunction with larger service days.  Further they help out and promote community-wide service opportunities such as Meals-A-Million pack-a-thon. For more information e-mail


Bear Service Team Application

Students doing Service

Bear Service Days

Our Bear Service Days take place throughout every semester.  They range from 10-50 students and engage with various agencies around Springfield.  Each Bear Service Day has a social issue theme for students to learn more about root causes of societal problems.

Students Registering

Into the Streets

Into the Streets Service Weekend is a whole weekend dedicated to service.  Over 300 students come out to participate in various agencies, learn about how to be more engaged, and meet others who also do service. This even occurs in the Fall Semester.

MLK Poster

MLK Day of Service

Every year on MLK Day instead of having the day off, hundreds of students make it a day on by giving back to the community.  Various agencies host students for the annual event throughout the morning.  Be sure to make your day off a day on next year!

Liz Packaging Food


Every year Springfield comes together to package one million meals for Friends Against Hunger.  Missouri State has always had a strong presence at this event, and hundreds of students sign up to participate.  The event typically occurs late fall semester.