Volunteer Opportunities

Out office gets many volunteer requests from nonprofit organizations on a weekly basis. We want to ensure the Drury community can stay informed of opportunity engage with the Springfield community through service events and internships. If you want to receive our bi-monthly updates, join our Volunteer Email Group. We will send you the opportunities that come through the office!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Donation Center
The Warehouse/Donation Center is the main hub that processes all types of physical donations. Items that can be used are distributed to our various facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations in the community.  Items that cannot be used…
Sep 25, 2018 8:00 am
Robberson Community Northwest Project Programming
Thanks so much for choosing to volunteer with us! We are excited to have you join us! Every Tuesday evening, we serve our Robberson neighbors through community dinner and Northwest Project programming education at Pathways United Methodist Church (1232…
Sep 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Hands of Hope
Hands of Hope is Convoy of Hope's weekly volunteer opportunity at the Convoy of Hope Warehouse.   What to expect:You'll enter through the volunteer entrance at the Convoy of Hope Warehouse and be greeted by our fantastic team of lead volunteers.  Your…
Sep 25, 2018 6:30 pm
Food Pantry-Morning Shift
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.
Sep 26, 2018 8:30 am
Voucher Volunteer
Will be helping our clients that have been given vouchers get their items, take their information down, restock inventory and keep the rooms looking good.
Sep 26, 2018 9:00 am
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, and general cleanup. Volunteers should arrive…
Sep 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Food Pantry-Afternoon Shift
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.
Sep 28, 2018 1:00 pm
Night at the Museum
Our annual fundraiser filled with lots of different activities from highwire bike, to 3D printing and virtual reality. Fun filled night that we need volunteers to help run many different activities and keep cleaned up. 
Sep 29, 2018 4:00 pm
Heart of the Westside Community Programming
Every Monday night, at Passion Assembly of God, we serve a community dinner to our Heart of the Westside neighbors and have community driven development program. We need volunteers to help us serve dinner, assist with childcare, and general cleanup…
Oct 1, 2018 5:00 pm
Fleece Party
We will be cutting fleece into size in preparation for our family day volunteer activity! 
Oct 3, 2018 8:30 pm
2018 Tour de Bass
Come and help put together packets, snacks, and organize shirts for the Bass Pro Fitness Series event, Tour de Bass, sponsored by Mercy and supported by Floyd Financial!  Wear comfortable clothes and bring your driver's license- you will need it…
Oct 4, 2018 1:00 pm
Panther Run 2018
Thank you for supporting the Panther Run, benefiting Care to Learn! The event will be held at Drury University's O'Reilly Family Event Center, with the start/finish line on Drury Lane and the race course running through some of Springfield's historic…
Oct 5, 2018 11:00 am
Oct. 6th Work Day at Eden Village
Come help us prepare the grounds for resident move-ins.  Landscaping, light building, yard clean up, and more.  Lunch provided.  Come and leave as needed
Oct 6, 2018 9:00 am
Senior Luncheon
Once a month, a luncheon is held at Victory Mission + Ministry 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…
Oct 18, 2018 10:30 am
2018 Zombie Run Packet Prep, Pick Up and Race Day Help
2018 Rock4Kids Zombie Run/WalkEvent Date:  Saturday, October 20Start Time:  10 AMEvent Location:  Rutledge Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield MO 65802Packet Pick Up Date/Time: Friday, October 21, 11 AM to 1 PM and 3:30…
Oct 19, 2018 9:00 am
Princesses & Me Tea
Do you like to braid hair, paint nails, pretty princesses, all things sparkly, AND helping a great organization focused on families and children?  Then, the Lutheran Family & Children's Services' Princesses and Me Tea is for you!  …
Oct 26, 2018 2:00 pm
2018 Conservation Marathon Weekend Packet Pick Up, Expo, Race Day Help
The 2018 Conservation 26.2 Marathon Date: Sunday, November 4Start Time: 7:00 AMStarting Line: Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 (Grand Entrance)Finish Line: John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield…
Nov 1, 2018 2:00 pm
2018 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs
15K, 25K & 50K Trail Runs and the 15K/25K & 15K/50K North Face Challenge Event Dates and Start Times: 15K: Saturday, November 10; 7:30 AM / 25K/50K: Sunday, November 11; 7:30 AM Location: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 W…
Nov 2, 2018 1:40 pm
2018 Conservation Marathon- Aid Stations
Bass Pro Fitness Series 2018 | Marathon - Sunday, November 4 Aid Stations are located every 2 miles on the race route. Volunteers at Aid Stations hand out water, snacks, and other drinks to the participants as they pass by. Below…
Nov 4, 2018 6:30 am
2018 Conservation Marathon Route- Street Ambassadors
Fitness Series 2018 Marathon - Street Ambassadors Bass Pro Fitness Series | Marathon - Sunday, November 4 Street Ambassadors are a vital addition to the race course.  They provide a visual for the runners along the race course…
Nov 4, 2018 6:45 am

Track Your Service

With the implementation of our new GivePulse software for service tracking, we now have the opportunity to house events on there as well. All Drury sponsored and promoted service events can now be found on the GivePulse website. You can search for opportunities in the area or search by nonprofit or organization. Your experience will be enhanced if you are logged into the GivePulse system via your Drury account, and look for events on the Drury page.

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The Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development adheres to Drury University's Statement of Inclusion. This policy extends to all volunteer and engaged learning activities. We seek to partner with organizations that provide services to all who seek them regardless of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status. Drury reserves the right to decline partnership opportunities if the University feels this requirement is not fulfilled by the potential partner organization.