The Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development partners with the following mentoring programs offered by local nonprofits:
Students can volunteer or apply for a paid position. They may arrange to get Engaged Learning credit as well.
Tutors are needed at Central from 1:15-2 MW or 1:15-3 Th, and from 2-3 at Pipkin. Occasionally tutoring and mentoring opportunities take place on the weekends.
Please contact Peter Meidlinger if you are interested in the DU Scholars Program.
Assoc. VP for Undergraduate Studies and Professor of English
Co-Founder, DU Scholars Program
Please contact Debbie Herron to learn more or to sign up for the Mission to Mentor Program.
Meal Time Buddies
Mentors go to a Boys and Girls Club for one hour each week to spend time with a “Little” in the program. “Bigs” eat dinner with the “Littles”, play games, talk, and work on homework. This program involves an academic year-long commitment and is designed for college students.
It may sound obvious, but sometimes the best place to help a child realize their potential is at school. Kids enjoy having their “Bigs” meet with them there. “Bigs” meet with their “Little” during lunch time for 30 minutes once per week.
Drury University supports the Lunch Buddy Program at Boyd Elementary (which is within walking distance of Drury). “Bigs” in the Lunch Buddies Program make a year-long commitment (per academic year) with the ideal situation being that the relationship lasts longer than a year.
To learn more or to sign up for the mentoring opportunities through Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks please contact them directly.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
3372 W. Battlefield Springfield, MO 65807