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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

Food & Clothing Pantry
Victory Mission provides emergency food assistance and clothing to individuals and families throughout the year. Each week around 150 families are served through our pantry outreach. We would love to have your help in our pantries! Our pantries…
Mar 25, 2019 8:30 am
Market Garden Work Day
These events will be focused on garden planting, maintenance, composting, harvest, and bed preparation for the Springfield Community Garden's Market Garden. This garden help provides income for Springfield Community Gardens and produce to local markets…
Mar 25, 2019 9:00 am
Volunteer Day
Come lend us a hand in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so grab a friend and come serve your community!
Mar 25, 2019 1:15 pm
SCAMP (Spread Compost And Mulch, Plant)
This month, we will turn the compost, do sheet mulching with cardboard and wood mulch, turn compost into the rows, then begin planting cold weather crops such as peas and lettuces.
Mar 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Ward Downtown YMCA 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 neighbors through community dinner and Northwest Project programming education at the downtown YMCA location (417…
Mar 26, 2019 4:45 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…
Mar 26, 2019 6:30 pm
Join Us for Meal Prepping at the Fairbanks!
The Health Department has partnered with us to provide our families with quality nutritious meals! Please join us to provide our families healthy food choices. Please wear closed toe shoes as you will be meal prepping in the kitchen! Parking is available…
Mar 27, 2019 12:00 pm
Volunteer Day
Come lend us a hand in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so grab a friend and come serve your community!
Mar 27, 2019 3:00 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, and general cleanup. Volunteers should arrive…
Mar 28, 2019 4:30 pm
Mac & Cheese with the KD's
Help us with our annual fundraiser for PCAA and Isabel's House!
Mar 29, 2019 4:30 pm
Midtown Clean-Up
Join us for the biannual Midtown Neighborhood clean-up. We will be helping neighbors with various projects, collecting trash and debris, and hauling debris to dumpsters. Wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty and close-toed shoes. Bring work gloves…
Mar 30, 2019 8:00 am
Feeding Kids!
We prepare and serve meals daily for over 1000 kids who live in low-income areas. Your help with meal preparation and packaging will go a long way to ensure we can continue to provide for these kids.
Mar 31, 2019 3:00 pm
Volunteer Day
Come on out and help us in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so bring a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 1, 2019 1:15 pm
Monday NIght Mechanics Night
Monday night is the mechanics night - come help gets bikes ready to sell. 
Apr 1, 2019 6:00 pm
Volunteer Day
We would love your help in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is lots to do so bring a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 3, 2019 3:00 pm
Bike Shop is Wednesday Night (open to the public).
Wednesday nights the shop will be open to the public - come help folks find a bike they want to buy.
Apr 3, 2019 6:00 pm
Volunteer Day
We would love your help out in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so bring a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 8, 2019 1:15 pm
Volunteer Day
We would love your help in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so grab a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Volunteer Day
We would love your help out in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so grab a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Volunteer Day
Come on out and get your hands dirty in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so bring a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 17, 2019 3:00 pm
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…
Apr 18, 2019 10:30 am
Volunteer Day
We would love your help in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so come out and serve your community!
Apr 22, 2019 1:15 pm
Volunteer Day
We would love your help in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so grab a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Volunteer Day
We would love your help in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so grab a friend and come serve your community!
Apr 29, 2019 1:15 pm
2019 Paint the Run Packet Prep, Pick Up and Race Day Help
This is packet prep, packet pick up and race day help for Paint the Run, part of the Bass Pro Shops Rock4Kids Program and the Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series.  We will be at three different locations depending on the day and time you volunteer. …
May 1, 2019 1:00 pm
Volunteer Day
Come help us in our beautiful Campus Garden! There is plenty to do so grab a friend and come serve your community!
May 1, 2019 3:00 pm
Kentucky Derby Gala
The Annual Kentucky Derby Gala is the HOPE Foundation’s signature event.  The gala is held on the Friday evening preceding the Kentucky Derby.  The evening starts off with a cocktail hour and live entertainment from a local well renowned…
May 2, 2019 10:00 am
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…
Jun 3, 2019 5:00 pm

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.