Nonprofit Volunteer Requests

Volunteer: A person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service.

Volunteers are core to any organization for its success. Drury maintains partnerships for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to volunteer within our community through a variety of organizations. These organizations are an integral part of the Springfield community in which we live and learn. Our partners are many, but most consist of nonprofits, schools and government agencies in which the Drury community serves.

Nonprofit partners regularly submit requests for volunteers through our office. Below is a list of requests organized by date. Requests can be for an upcoming fundraising event a nonprofit is hosting or for ongoing projects.  If you would like to volunteer at one of these projects, contact the listed volunteer supervisor.
Interested in a specific community issue?  Find a community partner here.

November | Ongoing


Volunteer Opportunities

Date of Event: 11/19/2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Name of Event: Hope Connection
Agency/Organization Requesting: Community Partnership of the Ozarks
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Help us in our effort to end homelessness by volunteering your time at Hope Connection, and event that delivers needed services to people experiencing homelessness in our community.
Location of Event: 365 E. St. Louis St. Springfield, MO
Volunteer Contact Person: Michelle Garand
Daytime Telephone Number: (417) 225-7499
E-mail Contact: mgarand@commpartnership.org


Date of Event: 11/22/2014
Time: 9 am - 12 am
Name of Event: Festival of Trees
Agency/Organization Requesting: Discovery Center of Springfield
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Volunteers will be involved in various aspects of the event. We need volunteers to help set up, bus tables, and tear down the event at the end of the night. Volunteer shifts are from 9 am-12 pm, 5 pm-10 pm, and 8 pm-12 am.
Helpful Skills for Volunteers: Volunteers with great interpersonal skills or event experience would be a step ahead! But, no special skills are needed to volunteer for this event.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: The Old Glass Place 521 E St Louis St The Old Glass Place is located across the street from the Discovery Center of Springfield and volunteers can park in the Discovery Center lot.
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: Less than a mile - walking distance
Volunteer Contact Person: Kaleigh Trammell
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-862-9910
E-mail Contact: kjtrammell@discoverycenter.org
Other Comments: Dress code for volunteers during the 5 pm-10pm shift should wear black pants, black shoes and socks, and a white shirt. (No t-shirts, please. Volunteers from 9 am-12 pm and 8 pm-12 am can wear jeans and t-shirts. Dinner will be provided for the 5 pm-10 pm shift.

Type of Event: Ongoing
Time: Every Wednesday from 9:30-4:30
Name of Event: Food Pantry Distribution
Agency/Organization Requesting: The Salvation Army
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Our food pantry distributes food to over 100 families every week. This program is completely ran by volunteers. Volunteers fill grocery bags with the appropriate amount of food, and then hand the grocery bags to the families in need.
Helpful Skills for Volunteers: Volunteers should be comfortable working with diverse populations.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 1707 West Chestnut Expressway Springfield, MO 65802
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 5 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Emily Journagan
Daytime Telephone Number: (417) 763-1357
E-mail Contact: emily_journagan@usc.salvationarmy.org
Other Comments: Volunteers should dress in an appropriate manner for performing manual labor. Closed toe shoes are required. No drug or alcohol references on clothing.


Type of Event: Ongoing
Time: Between 7:30-4:00
Name of Event: Dayspring Christian School
Agency/Organization Requesting: Dayspring Christian School
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Tutoring students kindergarten through 12th grade. Elementary subjects include phonics, reading, spelling, math, and handwriting. Middle school and high school subjects include Algebra I & II, English, Science, History, and Chemistry.
Helpful Skills for Volunteers: Knowledge in the subject the tutor is assisting the students with. The ability to communicate with kids. Over all, enjoys working with kids and supporting them in their academic growth.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 2157 N. Prospect Springfield, MO 65803
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 10 minutes
Volunteer Contact Person: Sherri or Kelly
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-869-6095
E-mail Contact: sherri.reaves@yahoo.com
Other Comments: We are flexible with schedules. Tutoring will be scheduled between 7:30-4:00 Monday through Fridays. You may call to set up an interview.


Type of Event: Ongoing
Time: varies
Name of Event: Because of YOU, someone will eat!
Agency/Organization Requesting: Ozarks Food Harvest
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Annually, volunteers help Ozarks Food Harvest distribute more than 10 million meals across the Ozarks. Generous volunteers like YOU keep food donations moving through The Food Bank and into the hands of families, children and seniors. One volunteer session helps The Food Bank provide more than 300 meals for our neighbors in need. Whether you can give a few hours monthly or commit to a weekly schedule, your gift of time helps Transform Hunger into Hope for children, families and seniors. OFH Volunteer Center - Weekday Sessions Tuesday–Friday: 9 am - 12 pm or Tuesday- Thursday: 1 - 4 pm Weekday volunteers process thousands of pounds of food donations each week for distribution. These “Sort & Repack” projects involve sorting like items, checking expiration dates & package integrity and repacking for distribution. Projects are scheduled according to The Food Bank's incoming donations and distribution needs. Volunteers must be ages 14+. Please inquire about opportunities for younger volunteers! OFH Volunteer Center - Evening & Weekend Opportunities Tuesday and Thursday Evening: 6 - 9 pm (up to 20 volunteers per session) Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm and 1 – 4 pm (Up to 40 volunteers per session) In addition to donation inspection, volunteers assist with assembly of Weekend Backpacks for at risk elementary students (more than 6,000 distributed monthly) or Senior Food Boxes for low income seniors (more than 2,000 distributed monthly). Projects are planned based upon distribution needs; OFH cannot accept request for specific projects. Crimson House Distribution - 2nd and 4th Tuesday between 10:30 – 5:00 pm Volunteers are needed to assist with food distribution near Commercial Street twice a month. Volunteers help unload delivery truck, assemble donation boxes and assist clients with donations. This is an important distribution for our community. Volunteers willing to set a recurring schedule are a great help to ensuring all clients seeking assistance are served. Groups and individuals are welcome. View a complete list of volunteer opportunities, apply and self-schedule online at ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer or call 417.865.3411. Together we can Transforming Hunger into Hope!
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 2810 N. Cedarbrook
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 5 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Jo Thompson
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-865-3411
E-mail Contact: jothompson@ozarksfoodharvest.org
Other Comments: The Volunteer Center entrance is on the north side of the facility. Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.


Type of Event: Ongoing (Mondays)
Name of Event: Safari Bowlers of Springfield, MO
Agency/Organization Requesting: volunteers, helpers, and vlind, visually impaired, and sighted bowlers
Event/Volunteer Activity Description:Volunteers and helpers needed. There are several blind and visually impaired residents living in the Springfield area. There is not very many fun activities for these people. This is why we have the Safari Bowlers of Springfield, MO. We need all the help that we can get from the community and business’s. Safari Bowlers of Springfield, MO is in need of volunteers for various needs, including drivers to and from the Holiday Lanes Bowling Alley, and helpers during bowling for the blind. If you would like to be part of this fabulous league, (Monday nights 5pm-8:30pm), we also are in desparate need of sponsers to help with portable rails and t-shirts. Please contact Becky Barber at 417-207-1835 or Blanch Burrell at 417-569-8645
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 1111 W Kearney st Springfield,MO
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: less than 10 minutes
Volunteer Contact Person: Becky Barber
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-207-1835
E-mail Contact: becky51261@aol.com
Other Comments: Dress code is casual. On Monday nights we need volunteers to pick up those who needs rides to and from Holiday Lanes at 1111 W Kearney St. Springfield, MO. People must be at the alley by 4:30pm and leave at 8:30pm. We also need helpers to assist the totally blind to the lane and line them up to bowl. We are a none profit organization. We need sponsers and donations for rails and T shirts. There will be 3 officers to supervise and no training needed. The distance is less than 10 minutes away.


Start Date of Event:Ongoing
Time: 9:00am-8:30pm
Name of Event: CoxHealth Auxiliary Gift Shop Volunteer
Agency/Organization Requesting: CoxHealth Auxiliary Gift Shop
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: This is a volunteer retail sales position in the Auxiliary Gift Shop. The Gift Shop is the primary fundraiser for the Auxiliary. In this retail environment, you will ring up sales, assist customers, deliver flowers, stock shelves and merchandise. This is also a great place for our customers to escape from the hospital for just a few minutes and shop somewhere fun.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 3801 S National Ave located on the corner of S National Avenue and Primrose
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury:5 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Ginger Taylor
Daytime Telephone Number: 269-4172
E-mail Contact: ginger.taylor@coxhealth.com
Other Comments: Volunteers work a four hour shift weekly. Normally it is the same shift and ongoing. Prior to starting in the shop, you will interview with a recruiter to discuss the specfics of the volunteer position. Afterwards, there is a required orientation that details company procedures, followed by specialized training. Dress is business casual with including a polo, vest, or jacket provided by the Gift Shop.


Start Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: 9-12 or 1-4 pm
Name of Event: Food Rescue
Agency/Organization Requesting: Ozarks Food Harvest
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Ozarks Food Harvest serves 20,000 individuals across Southwest Missouri each week. Donations have increased! We need your help to keep the food moving to those in need. Groups and individuals welcome. Sort & Repack Weekday Sessions Monday – Friday (just added!): Morning Session: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. Monday – Thursday: Afternoon Session: 1-4 p.m. More than 40,000 meals are processed by weekday volunteers each week. Inspection involves checking expiration dates, package integrity and packing for distribution. 15 spots available per session for ages 14+. Evening & Weekend Sessions Tuesday & Thursday 6 to 9 pm | Saturday 9 am – 12 or 1 – 4 pm Volunteers are needed to assemble Weekend Backpacks for at-risk elementary students and build Senior Food Boxes for low income seniors. 20 volunteer spots available per session for volunteers ages 14+. Please note, projects are scheduled based upon distribution needs and may vary. Please inquire about larger groups.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 2810 N Cedarbrook, Springfield MO Northern Springfield off of Kearney between Glenstone and HWY 65. Map available at www.ozarksfoodharevest.org
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 5 miles, approx. 15 minutes
Volunteer Contact Person: Jennifer Sickinger
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-865-3411
E-mail Contact: jsickinger@ozarksfoodharvest.org
Other Comments: Volunteer must schedule in advance - ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer or call 417.865.3411 ext 114. Volunteers must wear closed toe shoes for all projects.


Start Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: 4 hrs/month
Name of Event: Website Content Manager
Agency/Organization Requesting: SingleMomzRock
Event/Volunteer Activity Description:
Local community outreach for single moms needing assistance with our Wordpress.org website content and upkeep, including providing some minor training on how to best maintain our website. Examples of what we are needing: keeping content fresh and developing new ideas to do so, updating pages when necessary, creating new forms for registration for our events, uploading pics, etc. We are needing to find this support on a volunteer basis, as we are still in the developing stages of our organization. This position is anticipated to require an average of 4 hours per month.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No
Will Training Be Provided: No
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: Work from home
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: n/a
Volunteer Contact Person: Janelle Reed
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-483-3479
E-mail Contact: janelle@singlemomzrock.com
Other Comments: Will meet monthly to go over what needs to happen for the website for that month but other than that this is a work at your own pace in your own environment.


Start Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: Overnight
Name of Event: Safe to Sleep, Overnight Women's Shelter
Agency/Organization Requesting: Safe to Sleep
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: We need approximately 50 volunteers a month (2 every night) as overnight volunteers at the homeless shelter to insure safety for all. Volunteers arrive at 7 pm (6 on weekends), provide light snack, assist the guests as needed, and one volunteer remains awake at all times. Breakfast is served in the morning, the guests clean up and the van arrives by 7:30 AM to return them to their daily routine. Volunteers leave when the last van leaves. College students are especially good at this because they often stay up late. Those quiet overnight hours are a good time to complete class/research assignments. They also gain a lot of volunteer hours in a short space of time.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: Pathways United Methodist Church
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 2 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Glenna Meyers
Daytime Telephone Number: (417)724-1497
E-mail Contact: hwm9465@aol.com
Other Comments: We require a $10 state background check for all volunteers.


Type of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Tutoring Program
Agency/Organization Requesting: Volunteer Tutors
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: We are currently seeking volunteer tutors to provide educational support for children in foster care. Once matched, tutors provide tutoring and mentoring once a week in a public setting. Our urgent needs are for Elementary and Middle School reading, writing, and math as well as advanced High School subjects. Volunteers tutors will only be expected to teach subject levels they are comfortable with.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: Ambassadors for Children, 500 W. Battlefield Ave. Ste B. Springfield, MO 65807. Near the corner of Campbell and Battlefield behind Burger King.
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 7 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Denee Fay
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-708-0565
E-mail Contact: dfay@ccozarks.org
Other Comments: Tutors must be at least 18-years old and willing to make a 6-month commitment. Tutors must complete a one-hour training. At that time, tutors will meet with their student once per week at a local library, school or Ambassadors for Children Office.


Start Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: Varies
Name of Event: CoxHealth Volunteers
Agency/Organization Requesting: CoxHealth
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Tutors are needed in the English, Science, and Math labs.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: Cox North 1423 N. Jefferson
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 0.83 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Pat Long
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-269-3169
E-mail Contact: pat.long@coxhealth.com
Other Comments: Volunteers need to fill out an application on line at:https://home2.coxhealth.com/volunteer/form.aspx They will schedule an interview with Pat Long. Volunteers must be able to pass a background check.


Name of Event: Direct Food Distribution - Crimson House
Agency/Organization Requesting: Ozarks Food Harvest
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Crimson House Commodity Distribution* Ongoing need: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm or 12:45 – 5:00 pm OFH relies heavily on volunteer help to serve more than 150 families seeking food assistance at each Crimson House distribution. Groups and individuals are welcome. Recurring schedules greatly appreciated. Flexibility in scheduled times available. On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday** volunteers assist with a direct food distribution at site near Commercial Street. Volunteers unload truck, assemble boxes and assist clients with donations. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 30+ pounds and maintain confidentiality. Volunteer attendance greatly impacts OFH’s ability to serve clients seeking assistance, please schedule only if you are certain you can attend. **Please note: Beginning in November distributions will be held on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: Crimson House - 1615 N. Robberson. 1 block south of Commercial and one block north of Division
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: .75 mile, less than 5 minutes
Volunteer Contact Person: Jennifer Sickinger
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-865-3411
E-mail Contact: jsickinger@ozarksfoodharvest.org
Other Comments: Submit an application and self-schedule online at ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer. Volunteers must schedule in advance. Close toed shoes are required for all volunteer projects.


Start Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Reality Enrichment and Life Lessions
Agency/Organization Requesting: Ozark Area Community Action Corp (OACAC)
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: REALL is a simulation focused mainly on high school or middle school to show the differences between right choices and wrong choices. They have to earn a living, pay rent, utilities and buy groceries. Please see a full description on OACAC web site under Simulations.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: different schools
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: different schools
Volunteer Contact Person: Susan Thomas
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-447-0554
E-mail Contact: gcfrontdesk@oacac-caa.org
Other Comments: Dress code is casual. You will be working directly with the partcipants.


Date of Event: Ongoing Monday-Saturdays
Time: 8:30am-6:00pm
Name of Event: Habitat for Humanity of Springfield - ReStore
Agency/Organization Requesting: Habitat for Humanity of Springfield
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Volunteers assist in the ReStore with day-to-day operations. Volunteer positions include Customer Service Assistant, Donations Assistant, ReCycling Center Assistant, and more. Our volunteers help guarantee that Habitat for Humanity of Springfield brings in enough funds through the ReStore to be able to fully fund 2-4 homes per year.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No

Will Training Be Provided: No
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 2410 S Scenic Ave Springfield, MO 65807 Just south of Nathanael Greene Park and directly across the street from Horton Smith Golf Course
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 5.5 Miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Tommy Hawkins
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-829.4001
E-mail Contact: tommyhawkins@habitatspringfieldmo.org
Other Comments: This is a great opportunity to help out the community and an extremely easy way to complete hours for classes or scholarships. Sign up today!


Date of Event: Ongoing August-May
Time: Varies
Name of Event: Peer- to -Peer Interaction
Agency/Organization Requesting: Community Partership
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Speaking to and working with Middle and High school students about Substance Abuse,drugs/relationships.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 330 N Jefferson Springfield Mo 65806
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 1 mile or less
Volunteer Contact Person: Erica Manahan
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-888-2020
E-mail Contact: emanahan@communitypartnership.org


Type of Event: Ongoing
Time: Varies
Name of Event: Assisting the Aging
Agency/Organization Requesting: Southwest Missouri Office On Aging
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: We are able to take individual and teams of volunteers for a variety of services. Students can direct contact with the seniors we serve or can assist in a number of fields: event planning and execution, nutrition and fall prevention seminars, human resource experience, health care field experience, finance and accounting experience, etc.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: 1735 S. Fort Ave. Springfield, MO South on Jefferson to Sunshine. Sunshine west to Fort.
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: Four miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Alex Cobb
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-868-9520
E-mail Contact: alexc@swmoa.com
Other Comments: The dress code, types of activities, training and supervision will all depend on the interests and commitments of the student(s) involved. We offer real-life experiences and the opportunity to make a real difference.


Date of Event: Ongoing
Name of Event: Broadway Food Pantry
Agency/Organization Requesting: Broadway UMC
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: This is PRN volunteer opportunity. Groups or individuals may come and help stock, distribute, etc. durning the week Mon-Thurs. Call ahead to make sure there is work. Will have events as well that are TBA that we might need a larger group.
Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No
Will Training Be Provided: Yes
Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes
Location of Event: Broadway UMC - 545 S. Broadway, Springfield. At the corner of Broadway and Mt. Vernon. Take Chestnut to Grant, south on Grant, west on Mt. Vernon.
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 2.5 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Pastor Mark Hansche
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-848-9866
E-mail Contact: JMHansche@gmail.com
Other Comments: This would be great for someone with a busy sschedule that needs to log some volunteer hours.


Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: Between the hours of 8:30am-5:30pm, M-F
Name of Event: Montessori School Volunteer
Agency/Organization Requesting: Discovery Garden Montessori School
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Volunteers are needed to assist teachers with lessons and activities, to do light office work, and to assist with materials preparation.
Location of Event: 1515 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO, 65804 From Drury, take Central St. to National Ave. Take National Ave. past the MSU campus all the way to Portland St.. Turn right on Portland, then immediately right again into the parking lot of the National Avenue Christian Church. We are in the Northwest wing of the church.
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 2.5 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Camille DeLaurier, Office Assistant
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-631-4590
E-mail Contact: camille@dgmontessori.org
Other Comments: Discovery 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. Montessori philosophy sees children as individuals who are naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully-prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working with our students and learning more about the Montessori method. Preference will be given to Education majors and those who have experience working with children.


Date of Event: Weekdays
Time: During School-Day Hours
Name of Event: Junior Achievement (classroom volunteers)
Agency/Organization Requesting: Junior Achievement of Southwest Missouri
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Junior Achievement volunteers provide our curriculum in classrooms of students from kindergarten through 12th grade. These typically go for 5 (or 7) sessions, depending on the grade level, or can be done in one full-day "blitz." We provide the training, curriculum materials and match you with a teacher requesting a volunteer. Currently we have needs for the remainder of the fall semester, as well as the spring semester. You can go to http://www.jamvi.org/form/volunteer-application and register as a new volunteer if you are interested.
Location of Event: Elementary and middle schools throughout Springfield, Greene County and Christian County, have made requests for classroom volunteers.
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: Variable (transportation is required)
Volunteer Contact Person: Linda Harvey-Yates
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-827-8460 (cell)
E-mail Contact: lharveyyates@jastl.org
Other Comments: Business casual dress code. This is a great volunteer opportunity for college students who are diligent, professional, self-starters who are looking for volunteer opportunities working with children, in the classroom, or who have an interest in any number of business fields (entrepreneurship, finance, economics, real estate, marketing, management, planning, etc.).


Organization / Agency: Access Hospice Care
Describe upcoming and/or new tasks/projects that student volunteers are needed to work on: Volunteer duties are ongoing and may include: sitting with patients, providing comfort and support to patient families, running errands or shopping for patients or families, light house keeping or yard work, reading to patients, creating crafts for patients, and many other opporutunities that may occurr.
What is your organization/agency mission: Access Hospice Care provides sypmtom control and support for persons in the last phases of an incurable disease, so they may live as fully and as comfortably as possible.
Best Days and Times to Volunteer: Mon. through Fri. during days and evenings
Primary Contact Person: David Wilson
Title: Volunteer Coordinator
Primary Contact Number: 417-332-3510
Primary Contact Email Address: richard.wilson@lhcgroup.com
Secondary Contact Person: Carolyn Brayfield
Title: Administrator
Primary Contact Number: 417-332-3510
Primary Contact Email Address: (not specified)
Best way for student to contact organization/agency: phone
Website Address: www.lhcgroup.com
Physical Office Location: 1440 State HWY 248, Suite D Branson, MO 65616
Vounteer Training Required: Yes


Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: Various Sessions
Name of Event: Sort & Repack
Agency/Organization Requesting: Ozarks Food Harvest - The Food Bank
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Volunteers are key to Ozarks Food Harvest's distribution! Each week, volunteers process thousands of pounds of food for our neighbors in need. We need YOUR help. Learn more and sign up at ozarksfoodharvest.org/volunteer. Schedule your session today! *Monday through Thursday* Morning Session: 9 am-12 pm Afternoon Session: 1 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday Evenings: 6-9 pm Saturday Morning: 9 am-12 pm Saturday Afternoon: 1-4 pm Please schedule sessions in advance. Individuals and groups are welcome! OFH is happy to help students with community service requirements. Call today - 417.865-3411 ext 114
Location of Event: 2810 N Cedarbrook, Springfield, MO 65803
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 4 miles - 10 minutes
Volunteer Contact Person: Jennifer Sickinger
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-865-3411
E-mail Contact: jsickinger@ozarksfoodharvest.org
Other Comments: All Volunteers are required to wear close toed shoes. Training is provided at the beginning of session.


Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: you set your own schedule
Name of Event: Monthly Hospice Patient Visits
Agency/Organization Requesting: Three Rivers Hospice
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: We are looking for volunteers over 18 who can provide companionship, letter writing, running short errands, reading to patients or assisting with light household chores or light meal preparation. The comittment requires transportation, valid car registration and a clean background check. Duties would also require a one hour monthly training and one to two hours a month with a patient.
Location of Event:
Springfield area
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 1-15 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Gail Feil
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-988-3722
E-mail Contact: marketwest@3rivershospice.com
Other Comments: Training requires about 3 hours that could be spread out over a month. We are excited to hear from you!


Date: Ongoing
Time: 3:00 to 5:00
Name of Event:  Training for REALL Simulation events
Agency/Organization:  Ozarks Area Community Action Agency
Description: REALL Simulations are where youth are given life situations that involve both negative situations and positive situations and asked to make decisions on how they would react.  The youth particpating then get to draw conclusions on how choices affect outcomes.  The September 11th training is for all volunteers wishing to help run these simulations.
Location of Event: 215 South Barnes Springfield, MO
Approximate Distance from Drury:  5 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Melannie Frater
Day-time Telephone Number: 417-447-0554 ext. 104
E-mail: mfrater@oacac-caa.org

Organization / Agency: American Red Cross
Describe upcoming and/or new tasks/projects that student volunteers are needed to work on: We have a constant need for blood. Hosting a blood drive on campus would be one of the first projects needed.
What is your organization/agency mission: The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Best Days and Times to Volunteer: Mon-Fri
Primary Contact Person: Andy Havens
Title: Donor Recruitment Representative
Primary Contact Number: 417-860-2074
Primary Contact Email Address: andy.havens@redcross.org
Best way for student to contact organization/agency: phone
Website Address: www.redcross.org
Physical Office Location: 313 East Battlefield, Suite B Springfield, MO 65807
Distance from Drury: 5 - 10 miles


Organization/Agency: Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, a Great Circle agency
What is your organization/agency mission: The mission of Great Circle is to reshape vulnerable lives through a community of partners, teachers and leaders, giving children and families the confidence to create bright futures.
Primary Contact Person: Andrea Masterson, Advancement Manager
Primary Contact Number: 417-572-7674
Primary Contact Email Address: Andrea.Masterson@Great-Circle.org
Website Address: http://www.bgtm.org/aboutus/springfieldcampus.htm
Mailing Address: 1212 Lombard Springfield, MO 65806
Distance from Drury: 2 - 5 miles
Vounteer Training Required: Yes


Date of Event: Ongoing
Time: Between the hours of 8:30am-5:30pm, M-F
Name of Event: Montessori School Volunteer
Agency/Organization Requesting: Discovery Garden Montessori School
Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Volunteers are needed to assist teachers with lessons and activities, to do light office work, and to assist with materials preparation.
Location of Event: 1515 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO, 65804 From Drury, take Central St. to National Ave. Take National Ave. past the MSU campus all the way to Portland St.. Turn right on Portland, then immediately right again into the parking lot of the National Avenue Christian Church. We are in the Northwest wing of the church.
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 2.5 miles
Volunteer Contact Person: Camille DeLaurier, Office Assistant
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-631-4590
E-mail Contact: camille@dgmontessori.org
Other Comments: Discovery 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. Montessori philosophy sees children as individuals who are naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully-prepared learning environment. It is an approach that values the human spirit and the development of the whole child—physical, social, emotional, cognitive. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in working with our students and learning more about the Montessori method. Preference will be given to Education majors and those who have experience working with children.


Date of Event: Continuing
Time: Times Vary

Name of Event: Volunteer Needs
Agency/Organization Requesting: Harmony House

Event/Volunteer Activity Description:

 

Kitchen Volunteer
The kitchen assistant helps staff with meal preparation, serving, dishes and cleaning. Supervisor: Full Time Cook and Part Time Cook Responsibilities:

  • Assist the cook with meal preparation
  • Wash dishes as needed for meals
  • Help the cook with maintaining an organized pantry
  • Help with keeping food preparation and serving areas clean
  • Sweep and mop kitchen and dining area as needed
  • Taking out trash from dining room and kitchen area as needed

Qualifications: No qualifications except for a willingness to help and be supportive of our residents.


Maintenance Volunteer
The maintenance assistant helps the Building Coordinator with building repair and upkeep. Supervisor: Bill Armstrong, Building Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Assist with maintenance of buildings
  • Assist with maintaining the grounds of the agency

Qualifications: The maintenance assistant needs to have some skill with tools and repair work or a willingness

to learn.


 

Donations Volunteer
The donations assistant helps make sure that donors are welcomed and thanked for their generosity while helping to keep donations area organized and clean. Supervisor: Andrea Smith, Donations Coordinator Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Donations Coordinator with receiving and sorting incoming donations
  • Making sure that all incoming donations are recorded via tax receipt filled out by donor or one filled out by volunteer for anonymous donation
  • Help with stocking and keeping donations area clean
  • Help clients who come to shop in boutique area of donations
  • Also possibly assist with picking up donations
  • And other duties as assigned

Qualifications: No qualifications except for a willingness to help and be supportive of our residents by creating a clean and welcoming environment.


Shelter Volunteer
The shelter assistant helps to create a welcoming environment for the women and children of our shelter. Supervisor: Advocate Office Staff Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Advocate Office staff with keeping the shelter clean
  • Sweeping and Mopping hallways
  • Cleaning public areas of the shelter
  • Cleaning empty rooms as needed per Advocate Office staff requests
  • Staging empty rooms to create a welcoming environment for incoming new residents
  • Other duties as assigned pertaining to the shelter
  • Collect and take out trash from public areas

Qualifications: No qualifications except for a willingness to help and be supportive of our residents by creating a clean and welcoming environment.

Location of Event: 519 E. Cherry St., Springfield, MO. 65806
Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 2 miles
Volunteer Contact Person:

Lisa C. Keene
Daytime Telephone Number: 417-837-7700 ext. 237
E-mail Contact: lisak@myharmonyhouse.org