About Community Outreach & Leadership Development

Community Outreach & Leadership Development offers a wide range of resources and programs designed to connect students to the community through meaningful service while developing leadership skills. Drury students have the opportunity to engage within the Leadership Drury Certificate Program, Summit Park Leadership Community, Drury Volunteer Corps, and a variety of community engagement programs.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Project Panther: Alzheimer's Association Memory Day
The Alzheimer’s Association has invited Drury students to join them for Memory Day! Memory Day is when The Greater Missouri Alzheimer’s Association Chapter (the Springfield office and the Columbia office) meet in Jefferson City to advocate to our…
Feb 22, 2017 7:00 am
Donation Center-Sorting and Bailing
Come take part in what is going on at the Donation Center. Help sort items being donated to be given to the thrift store to voucher or sell. Help organize items for events such as Back to School and Holiday events.
Feb 22, 2017 7:30 am
Food Pantry Stocker and Bagger
Victory Mission provides emergency food assistance to individuals and families throughout the year. Each week almost 250 bags of food are handed out. Be a part of this by signing up to come and help stock shelves and bag groceries.
Feb 22, 2017 9:00 am
On-going Visitor Experience Intern
We are currently hiring for the Spring semester. Specifically, we are looking for Visitor Experience interns. We’ve had students from a variety of degrees fill these positions. We are proud to say that our interns receive real-world experience that…
Feb 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Pantry Prep Day
Help us prep the food pantry room by building the shelving units and getting the room ready to serve our neighbors. 
Feb 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Grant Beach Community Programming
Every Thursday night, we serve a community dinner to our Grant Beach neighbors and have community driven development program. We need volunteers to help us make and serve dinner, assist with childcare, prepare groceries, and general cleanup. Volunteers…
Feb 23, 2017 4:30 pm
Garden Work Day
Come join the fun as we prepare the garden for spring planting!Dress warm! The temperature is supposed to drop over the weekend. If the windchill is below freezing we will cancel.
Feb 25, 2017 10:00 am
Daddy Daughter Dance
Volunteer at Doling Family Center's Daddy Daughter Dance!  You'll be helping with setup & teardown, as well as helping throughout the event with:- Serving a meal- Assisting at the face paint station- Assisting people at the photobooth- Assisting in…
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm
Daddy Daughter Dance
For this event we are recruiting volunteers to help with some of the different stations that we will have set up. Below are some of duties we will need help with during the event. Thank you for your time and consideration. • Will Call ( Dads and Daughters…
Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm
Life 360 @ The Fairbanks Service Opportunities
Life 360 has multiple events  on Sunday. They have Jobs for life and a church service in the evening. Jeremy will have different work for volunteers. During Jobs for Life, volunteers will have an opportunity to help with resume building and other vocational…
Feb 26, 2017 2:15 pm
MEN'S SOCCER | Service Event at OFH
The Men's Soccer team will be working with Ozarks Food Harvest in their garden.  Please make sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, as well as appropriate shoes for working outside.  We also suggest bringing a water bottle, as well as a…
Feb 28, 2017 4:00 pm
Robberson Community Programming
Every Tuesday night, we serve a community dinner to our Robberson neighbors and have community driven development program. We need volunteers to help us make and serve dinner, assist with childcare, prepare groceries, and general cleanup. Volunteers…
Feb 28, 2017 4:30 pm
Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope is a community service opportunity that allows volunteer work in Springfield, Mo., where our World Distribution Center is located at 330 S. Patterson Ave. Most Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, volunteers help sort, pack, count and label…
Feb 28, 2017 6:30 pm
WOMEN'S SOCCER | Service Event at OFH
The Women's Soccer team will be working with Ozarks Food Harvest in their garden.  Please make sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty, as well as appropriate shoes for working outside.  We also suggest bringing a water bottle, as well as…
Mar 2, 2017 4:00 pm
Girl Scout Camp In
Explore the Discovery Center, participate in special activity stations, watch a movie, then spend the night in the Center!
Mar 3, 2017 7:00 pm
Heart of the Westside Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, neighborhood clean-ups serve approximately 900 households and remove over 175 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Mar 4, 2017 7:30 am
Flyer Distribution - Invite to Block Party
Help us flyer invites to the neighborhood to spread the word about the Block Party the following week.Maps will be provided.We will begin and end at the Dream Center.*weather permitting
Mar 4, 2017 12:00 pm
Wing Ching Ching
Third Annual Wing Eating Event.
Mar 8, 2017 6:00 pm
Alternative Spring Break
This event registration is for individuals who have been accepted as an ASB participant & have confirmed their space.
Mar 11, 2017 12:00 am
March Block Party
March block party! Hang out with families, help serve lunch, create a fun, safe environment.
Mar 11, 2017 10:00 am
Serve Lunch for Senior Citizens
Once a month, a luncheon is held at Victory Mission for Senior Citizens to provide a nutritious meal as well as fellowship and community. Come be a blessing to these men and women by serving lunch and engaging in hearing their stories. You will be provided…
Mar 16, 2017 10:30 am
Building Restoration and Campus Clean-Up
We need help preparing phase 3, the last part of the Fairbanks, for construction. We will paint, do lawn care, work in the garden, general clean up of the building and demolition. Volunteers need to wear old clothes, closed toe shoes and bring a water…
Mar 18, 2017 11:00 am
Parent/Child Robot Workshop
Discovery Center's Parent/Child workshops allow you and your future scientist to have fun, get crafty, and learn about science together!
Mar 25, 2017 9:30 am
West Central Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Apr 1, 2017 7:30 am
Easter at the Farm
The Park Department is putting on a Easter egg hunt at Rutledge Wilson Farm Park. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the Easter egg hunt and help with Arts and Crafts.Contact is Maria Johnston. 417-874-2176MJohnsto@springfieldmo.gov 3825 W Farm…
Apr 1, 2017 9:30 am
Just Between Friends Sale
The Just Between Friends Sale donates all left children's items to the Victory Mission. This is usually a large amount and we need volunteers to help sort items at the Just Between Friends Sale location! This is a great opportunity for a group or for…
Apr 1, 2017 1:00 pm
Robberson Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Apr 8, 2017 7:30 am
Woodland Heights Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Apr 8, 2017 7:30 am
Midtown Annual Spring Cleanup
Happy Earth Day! Join us for our Midtown Annual Spring Cleanup!We will meet in the large parking lot at Cox North (Just South of Division and just West of Benton Ave.) Please bring gloves and a water bottle. First ever Spring Pig Roast will follow…
Apr 22, 2017 8:00 am
Bradford Park Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Apr 29, 2017 7:30 am
Doling Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Apr 29, 2017 7:30 am
Dining in the Dark
Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks (VRCO) is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services for those with vision loss and blindness. Dining in the Dark is VRCO's signature fundraising event that provides an eye-opening glimpse…
Apr 29, 2017 11:00 am
Tom Watkins Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
May 6, 2017 7:30 am
Westside Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
May 13, 2017 7:30 am
Phelps Grove Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
May 20, 2017 7:30 am
Summer of Science 2017
Summer of Science Camp Volunteers for more details please email Amelia our volunteer coordinator at awhite@discoverycenter.org
Jun 1, 2017 9:00 am
Bissett Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Jun 3, 2017 7:30 am
Grant Beach Neighborhood Clean-up
Each year, city-funded neighborhood clean-ups serve almost 1,000 households and remove 162 tons of bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, etc.) and brush from our neighborhoods. Volunteers are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Jun 3, 2017 7:30 am

Upcoming Events

Etiquette DinnerFreeman Panhellenic HallMarch 29, 2017 @ 6:00 PMReal World LeadershipFreeman Panhellenic HallApril 19, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Outreach Spotlight
Student Spotlight: Madi TichenorBy Hannah Bunch on February 3, 2017

Madi Tichenor is a junior biology major at Drury. She is involved in Drury Volunteer Corp as their vice president, Panthers for Preventions, and Dr. Rowley’s human anatomy course as a lab assistant. Outside of Drury she volunteers once a week at Jordan Valley Community Health Center, spending time with the medically underserved population as well as shadowing physicians. In Madi’s free time she likes…

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