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Volunteer Opportunities

We offer various service events to introduce the Drury community to area nonprofits and social issues. We want each and every Drury student to have an opportunity to do service during their time here. The following are just a sample of the service events that we offer.

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.


Project Panthers     Campus Wide Events     Requests from Nonprofits


Project Panthers

Project Panthers are monthly community service activities organized by the Office of Community Outreach and Leadership Development. The mission of Project Panthers is to provide easy access to service projects for the entire Drury community, giving opportunities for students to work beside faculty, staff and alumni to address social issues while helping our campus become better connected to itself, its community, and its future.


Campus Wide Service Projects 

These projects are organized by the Office of Community Outreach in correlation with certain big events or nationally recognized service days. The idea is that a large number of Drury students, faculty, and staff will come together and unite for the common goal of serving the community. RSVPs are required to participate in these service projects.

Service Plunge

Every August during New Student Orientation

Service Plunge is a single-day project during new student orientation where new students branch out across Springfield to engage in service activities. Through Service Plunge, students will learn about service opportunities in Springfield, network with campus and community leaders, become better acquainted with fellow classmates, as well as learn about a local nonprofit and the community issues they strive to address.

Incoming students are assigned service projects based on their CORE 101 course. Each CORE 101 class works as a team to finish their service project with their O-Leaders and CORE 101 faculty adviser. We strive to connect service projects to red flag and blue ribbon issues identified in the Springfield Greene County Community Focus Report.

Make a Difference Day & President’s Day of Service

Every October

Make a Difference Day is the largest national day of service. Millions of volunteers around the country unite in a common mission to improve the lives of others. At Drury, our Make a Difference Day project is called the President’s Day of Service to honor President Cloyd's dedication to service and community engagement.

MLK Day of Service

Every January on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, President Obama's national call to service initiative. It challenges Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems (from www.mlkday.gov).

This year, we are partnering with the NAACP Springfield chapter in their annual Unity March. This is a unique opportunity for students to take what they've learned in the classroom about civic engagement and social justice and go into the streets. In conjunction to the march, we are going to do a collection drive for new socks and non-perishable food items to donate to Home At Last, a program of The Kitchen, Inc which provides support services to veterans in the Ozarks. We are funded for this event through a grant with the Corporation for National & Community Service.

National Volunteer Week

Every April

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals (from www.handsonnetwork.org).

Drury community members donate their time and expertise throughout this week in April to help area nonprofits fulfill their missions. Service projects range in size and type, benefiting various nonprofits in the Springfield region.


 

Volunteer Requests from Community Partners

Volunteers are core to any organization for its success. The following opportunities were submitted by organizations in our community because they are currently in need of volunteers for these events/projects. 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 greater Springfield community in which we live and learn.

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Ongoing Community Partner Opportunities


Organization: Diaper Bank of the Ozarks

Project/Volunteer Activity Description: We are looking for volunteers to assist us with Event Planning and Fundraising events as well as assistance to plan an Annual Development Program to ensure that we are sustainable year to year. We are looking for volunteers to join our Development Committee and help plan events, fundraisers and also to help reach out to the community through churches, corporate sponsorships and individual donors. If you have a passion for any of these areas we would love to share more information with you. Hours can be flexible and much work can be done at home. We are looking for the "Outgoing Folk" to spread the word about "Diaper Banks"in our community. We also need those with great organizational skills, the behind the scenes worker, the creative thinker. In fact, if you wish to help us to put Diapers on Babies in Need, we need You and we'll find the place where you can make a difference!

Specific skills that would be helpful: Marketing and good organizational skills.

Training Necessary: No

Volunteer supervision: Yes

Location: 615 N Glenstone

Approximate distance from Drury: 2-3 miles

Contact Person: Jill Bright

Email: diaperbankoftheozarks@gmail.com

Phone: 417-848-5049


 Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri

Project/Volunteer Activity Description: We have many different volunteer opportunities. You can work in a Restore or help out with a build project that we have going on.

Training Necessary: No

Location: 2410 S. Scenic

Approximate distance from Drury: About 5 miles

Contact Person: Aaron Norrick

Email: aaron@habitatspringfieldmo.org

Phone: 417-829-4001


Organization: Springfield Public Schools--English Language Learners Program at Holland Elementary

Time: Mondays, 3:45pm-4:45pm

Project Description: The program consists of weekly after-school tutoring for the English Language Learners at Holland Elementary in South Springfield. We meet on Mondays from 3:45-4:45. Materials and activities are provided. Most students' home language is Spanish. A short orientation will provide more information. 

Training Necessary: Yes; provided by organization

Location: Holland Elementary, 2403 S. Holland Ave, Springfield, MO 65807 (please check in at the main office)

Approximate distance from Drury: 4 miles

Contact Person: Rachel Love

Phone: 417-523-4132

Email: relove@spsmail.org


Organization: Oxford HealthCare Hospice

Time: Varies

Project Description: Volunteer Companion/Friendly Visitor offers two hour twice monthly visits for to a Hospice Family and/or patient. Our Hospice Volunteer Companion may simply just sit and be a good listener, offer to read to the patient and give the primary caregiver a one-two hour break. Often our patient's caregiver may simply just go for a cup of coffee, get their hair cut, grocery shop or to their own doctor's appointment while the Hospice Volunteer visits. Oxford trains and provides all health required health screenings.

We also have an opening for a Hospice Music Therapy Survey Representative/Volunteer Programs Informative Caller. Our other position available is a Medical Office Assistant to work in the Sunshine office a few hours each week.

If interested, volunteers may apply online.

Specific skills that would be helpful: Compassion

Training Necessary: Yes; provided by organization

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: 1550 E Sunshine

Approximate Distance from Drury: 2-3 miles

Contact Person: Melissa Pamperien

Phone: 417-883-7500

Email: melissa.pamperien@oxfordhealthcare.net

Other Comments: Scheduling is flexible; we ask that volunteers commit to two semesters


Organization: The Victim Center

Time: Varies

Project Description: The Victim Center is now accepting applications from people who like to assist victims of violent and sexual crimes and their families.

The Victim Center's Volunteer Victim Advocates are on call approximately two to three times a month, at nights, holidays, and weekends and respond to people who call the 864-SAFE crisis line. Calls are received from crime victims or local healthcare and law enforcement agencies. Although many calls require only require a telephone response, advocates are also s

ummoned to area hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and crime scenes to assist crime victims. Advocates choose their own shifts and attend monthly volunteer victim advocate meetings and trainings.

The Victim Center is a United Way non-profit agency that offers counseling and advocacy services to child, adolescent, and adult victims of violent and sexual crimes. All genders and all ages are served. Crisis intervention, assistance with emergency ex parte orders of protections, referrals, and other services are provided through the 24-hour crisis line. Comprehensive education programs to prevent violent crimes are also available and are extended to area schools, businesses, and community organizations.

Specific Skills that would be Helpful: Caring, dependable, and responsible person.
Must be at least 21 years old or close to it.
Must have access to a car.
Must have a phone.
Must attend trainings and monthly volunteer victim advocate meetings.
Must take two to three call time shifts a month.

Training Necessary: Yes; provided by the organization. Only three trainings are offered a year. Our biggest, and best training, is scheduled the night of October 2nd and the day of October 3rd. The other trainings are offered in January and in May.

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Are background checks required? Yes, background checks and reference checks are required prior to training.

Location: 819 Boonville

Approximate Distance from Drury: The Victim Center is 1 mile or less from Drury, but volunteer work is done from home, local hospitals, crime scenes, and/or law enforcement agency buildings.

Contact Person: Paula Tindell

Phone: 417-720-1890

Email: ptindell@thevictimCenter.org


Convoy of HopeOrganization Requesting: Convoy of Hope

Time: Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30

Volunteer Activity Description: Various projects including but not limited to: food packing (pasta, rice, beans), shoe sorting, folding uniforms, grocery bagging, prepping hygiene kits, etc.

Specific Skills Looking For in Volunteers: No

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: 330 S Patterson Ave

Approximate Distance from Drury: 5 miles

Volunteer Contact Person: Dan Mathews

Phone: 417-851-4586

E-mail: dmathews@convoyofhope.org

Other Comments: Closed-toe shoes and warehouse appropriate clothes are recommended.


Organization Requesting: Harmony House

Time: Varies

Volunteer Activity Description: Ongoing shelter needs

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: 519 E Cherry St

Approximate Distance from Drury: About 1 mile

Volunteer Contact Person: Felicia Rose

Phone: 417-837-7700

E-mail: feliciar@myharmonyhouse.org

Other Comments:  Maintenance skills would be nice, but not necessary. We're just looking for a friendly face and a desire to help!


Organization: Home for Life Cat Sanctuary

Time: Varies; Mobile adoptions are Saturdays from 9am-4pm

Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Some physical labor, dog walking, interaction with potential adopters.

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes; provided by organization

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: PetSmart in Springfield, 3500 S. Glenstone

Approximate Distance from Drury: 5 miles

Contact Person: Jerry Zimmerman

Phone: 417-733-5068

E-mail: jzimy@hotmail.com

Other Comments: Dress according to the outside weather conditions. No meals provided. Must be able to engage with the public.


Organization: Regional Hospice

Time: Varies

Volunteer Description: We are looking for individuals who are interested in providing companionship to our patients in need, as well as possible respite for their caregivers.

Helpful Skills for Volunteers: Compassionate individuals who are dependable and can handle working with those who are in the dying process.

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes; will be provided by organization

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location of Event: 1328 E. Evergreen St. Springfield, MO 65803

Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 3 miles

Contact Person: Rona Amos

Phone: 417-531-0800

E-mail: ramos.spr@regional-hospice.com

Other Comments: Regional Hospice would like for volunteers to look presentable, but it is not necessary to dress formal. Jeans and a nice shirt are acceptable, just no holes. Having a reliable source of transportation is necessary and we do pay our volunteers 50 cents a mile for their time to see our patients, which is round trip from their home to the patient and back.


Organization: Integrity Hospice & Palliative Care

Time: Varies

Event/Volunteer Activity Description: Volunteers would go to patients home or care facility to visit, play cards, read to patient, music therapy, various activities you can do with patients. Respite time for the caregiver. Sometimes it is just someone sitting to visit with or watch TV with them. Create a Life Story for the family to have when patients passes away. (We have questions to get you started.)

Helpful Skills for Volunteers: Being a compassionate person who enjoys helping others.

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes; will be provided by organization

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location of Event: Patients' homes

Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 5-10 miles

Contact Person: Deann Wilson

Phone: 417-851-4300

E-mail: deann.wilson@integrityhc.com

Other Comments: We can work with any schedule, there is no minimum or maximum requirement or your volunteer time. You can volunteer out of Greene County or possibly a different county that you live in. Dress code is casual.


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Organization: Easter Seals Midwest

Time: Varies

Volunteer Activity Description: Easter Seals Midwest offers housing to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities through our Community Living program. Volunteer groups have the opportunity to participate in an Adopt a Home beautification at one of these homes. Projects typically include outdoor beautification such as laying mulch, planting flowers and raking leaves, and/or interior painting. Projects can also include minor repairs to the home, as well as providing new furnishing or home goods to the home.

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: 1740 South Glenstone Avenue

Approximate Distance from Drury: 5-10 miles

Contact Person: Lindsey Willard

Phone: 314-394-7064

E-mail: volunteer@esmw.org

Other Comments:  We welcome groups to volunteer with us!


Organization: Art Inspired Academy

Time: Varies

Name of Program: Integrated Music Therapy Program

Event/Volunteer Activity Description: College aged volunteers are needed for the following music therapy groups. These groups are integrated so we are seeking a neuro-typical "friends" to participate along side participants with disabilities. No musical skill is required to participate in any of the groups. Groups start on June 2nd and June 3rd and last 14 weeks.

Small Adult Group (3-5 individuals) Mondays at 10AM-11AM: Therapeutic interventions will be presented with focus on developing leisure skills, life enrichment, improved communication and social skills, increasing tolerance to sensory stimulation, as well as other individualized objectives. Participants will be exposed to age appropriate and preferred music, with both active and passive presentations. Instruments utilized will include but not be limited to guitar, keyboard, xylophones, tone chimes, various small percussion, hand drums and wind instruments. Vocal exploration through singing will also be part of the music experience. Individuals in this group will benefit from hand over hand prompts, as well as constant modeling and partnering. Participants will be paired with college-aged volunteers who will be active participants throughout all sessions. Goals and objectives will be developed in conjunction with service coordinators, Art Inspired Academy staff and the board certified music therapists.

Large Adult Group (6-8 individuals) Mondays at 11:30-12:30 PM: Therapeutic interventions will be presented with focus on developing leisure skills, life enrichment, development of social skills, improved self-esteem, or other individualized objectives. Participants will be exposed to age appropriate and preferred music, with a focus on active presentations. Experiences will include but not be limited to playing guitar, keyboard, xylophones, tone chimes, various small percussion, hand drums, wind instruments, and dancing. Vocal exploration through singing will also be presented. Individuals in this group will benefit from verbal prompting and modeling. Participants will be paired with college-aged volunteers who will be active participants throughout all sessions. Goals and objectives will be developed in conjunction with service coordinators, Art Inspired Academy staff and the board certified music therapists.

Performance Group (6-8 adolescents and adults) Tuesdays 11:15-12:15 PM: Participants in this group will learn to play instruments utilizing non-traditional approaches to music reading. Sessions will be focused on preparing music to perform at regularly scheduled concerts and other community events. Instruments utilized will be guitars, keyboards, chimes, voice, percussion, rhythm instruments, as well as others. Participants should function independently and need minimal support. Through involvement in this group, participants will gain self-confidence, self-esteem, and improved social skills through working in a group environment. Leisure skills will be developed through the learning a variety of music and playing various instruments. Volunteers from the community will also be invited to share their musical skills through participation in this group. Goals and objectives will be developed in conjunction with service coordinators, Art Inspired Academy staff and the board certified music therapists.

Large Adolescent Group (6-8 individuals) Tuesdays 5:30-6:30 PM: Therapeutic interventions will be presented with focus on developing social skills, cognitive skills, self-esteem, communication skills, motor skills, or other skills identified as a need to be addressed. Participants will be exposed to age appropriate and preferred music, with a focus on active presentations. Experiences will include but not be limited to playing guitar, keyboard, xylophones, tone chimes, various small percussion, hand drums, wind instruments, and dancing. Vocal exploration through singing will also be presented. Individuals in this group will benefit from verbal prompting and modeling. Participants will be paired with college-aged volunteers who will be active “buddies” throughout all sessions. Goals and objectives will be developed in conjunction with service coordinators, Art Inspired Academy staff and the board certified music therapists.

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location of Event: Congregational Hall on the Drury University Campus

Volunteer Contact Person: Kelly Shiflett

Phone: 417-839-6865

E-mail : kelly@abilitiesfirst.net

Other Comments: All volunteers will consent to a background check. This will be paid for by Abilities First. All groups will start on June 2 or June 3rd and will last for 14 weeks.


Organization: Dayspring Christian School

Time: Between 7:30-4:00

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: All training will be provided

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location of Event: 2157 N. Prospect Springfield, MO 65803

Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 10 minutes

Contact Person: Sherri or Kelly

Phone: 417-869-6095

E-mail: 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.


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Organization: Ozarks Food Harvest

Time: Varies

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. Together we can Transforming Hunger into Hope!

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: No

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: 2810 N. Cedarbrook

Approximate Distance from Drury: 5 miles

Contact Person: Jo Thompson

Phone: 417-865-3411

E-mail: jothompson@ozarksfoodharvest.org

Other Comments:The Volunteer Center entrance is on the north side of the facility. Volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.


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Organization: SingleMomzRock

Time: 4 hrs/month

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.

Skills Necessary to Volunteer: Proficiency in Wordpress

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location of Event: Work from home

Contact Person: Janelle Reed

Phone: 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.


Organization: Safe to Sleep

Time: 7pm-7:30am

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 be provided by organization

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: Pathways United Methodist Church

Approximate Distance from Drury: 2 miles

Contact Person: Glenna Meyers

Phone: (417)724-1497

E-mail : hwm9465@aol.com

Other Comments: We require a $10 state background check for all volunteers.


Organization: Ambassadors for Children

Time: Varies

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 be provided by organization

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: 500 W. Battlefield Ave. Ste B. Springfield, MO 65807.

Approximate Distance from Drury: 7 miles

Contact Person: Denee Fay

Phone: 417-708-0565

E-mail: 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.


Organization: CoxHealth

Time: Varies

Volunteer Activity Description: Tutors are needed in the English, Science, and Math labs. Volunteers need to fill out an application online. After that, they will need to schedule an interview. Volunteers must be able to pass a background check.

Is Training Necessary to Volunteer: Yes

Will Training Be Provided: Yes

Will There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location: Cox North 1423 N. Jefferson

Approximate Distance from Drury: 0.83 miles

Contact Person: Pat Long

Phone: 417-269-3169

E-mail: pat.long@coxhealth.com


Organization: Habitat for Humanity of Springfield

Time: Mondays-Saturdays, 8:30am-6:00pm

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 There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location of Event: 2410 S Scenic Ave Springfield, MO 65807

Event's Approximate Distance from Drury: 5.5 Miles

Contact Person: Tommy Hawkins

Phone: 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!


Organization: Southwest Missouri Office On Aging

Time: Varies

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 There Be Volunteer Supervision: Yes

Location of Event: 1735 S. Fort Ave. Springfield, MO

Approximate Distance from Drury: 4miles

Contact Person: Alex Cobb

Phone: 417-868-9520

E-mail: 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.


Organization: Discovery Garden Montessori School

Time: Between 8:30am-5:30pm, M-F

Volunteer Activity Description: 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. 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

Approximate Distance from Drury: 2.5 miles

Contact Person: Camille DeLaurier, Office Assistant

Phone: 417-631-4590

E-mail: camille@dgmontessori.org

Other Comments: Preference will be given to Education majors and those who have experience working with children.