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

Into the Streets: Missouri State Volunteer Day
Let's kick off Missouri State's Public Affairs week with Community Engagement!  Into the Streets allows Bears to be active parts of the positive change happening in Springfield.  Learn and serve alongside community agencies and with fellow students…
Sep 9, 2017 9:00 am
GEP Day of Service
GEP Day of Service allows Bears to be active parts of the positive change happening in Springfield.  Learn and serve alongside community agencies and with fellow students.Date: October 7, 2017Time: 8a.m.-1p.m.Location: Cheek Hall 102Check-in for the…
Oct 7, 2017 9:00 am
Zombie Run
2017 Zombie Run/Walk Event Date: Saturday, October 21 Race Start Time: 10:00 AM Event Location: Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield, MO 65802 Packet Pick-Up Date and Time: Friday, October 21; 11:00 AM-1:00PM and 3:30 PM-6:00PM Packet…
Oct 12, 2017 8:30 am
Victory Vintage Thrift Store Volunteer
Come take part at the Victory Vintage Thrift Store by helping to sort items, create displays, price merchandise and connect with customers! This is a great way to get involved on any level! Good for groups or individuals
Oct 17, 2017 9:00 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 Robberson Community School (1100 E…
Oct 17, 2017 4:30 pm
Fall Session: Jobs For Life
Jobs for Life is a program which focuses on the practical skills required for obtaining a job, as well as the soft-skill character building necessary to maintain a job and thrive in the workplace. It is designed for anyone wishing to improve their employment…
Oct 17, 2017 6:00 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…
Oct 17, 2017 6:30 pm
Wonders of Wildlife: FALL INTERN
As a Drury Wonders of Wildlife Intern, you will:- Receive direct instruction in public speaking & guest service best practices- Increase your ability to educate the public about wildlife and ethical conservation management- Gain insight into the relationship…
Oct 17, 2017 6:59 pm
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.
Oct 18, 2017 12:00 am
Spreading the Word
Thank you for looking into opportunities to serve with us! As we are growing our programming, we are working to spread the word in northwest Springfield about what is happening with our project. One of the most effective ways we have found to do this…
Oct 18, 2017 1:00 pm
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.
Oct 18, 2017 9:00 pm
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…
Oct 19, 2017 10:30 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, prepare groceries, and general cleanup. Volunteers…
Oct 19, 2017 4:30 pm
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.
Oct 20, 2017 1:00 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…
Oct 22, 2017 2:15 pm
Heart of the Westside Community Programming
Every Monday night, 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. Volunteers should arrive…
Oct 23, 2017 4:30 pm
Dogwood Canyon
15K, 25K & 50K Trail Runs and The 15K/25K & 15K/50K Trail Run Challenge Event Dates and Start Times: 15K: Saturday, November 11; 7:30 AM / 25K/50K: Sunday, November 12; 7:30 AM Location: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 W. State Highway 86, Lampe…
Oct 26, 2017 1:00 pm
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!    The Tea is a fundraiser…
Oct 27, 2017 10:00 am
Parent Cafe
Provide childcare assistance for Parent Cafe. Meet in the Library building. The building on the Northwest side of the property. Contact is Kristina Wilmoth 417-895-8298kristina.wilmoth@gmail.com
Nov 1, 2017 6:30 pm
Conservation Marathon Weekend
The 2017 Conservation 26.2 Marathon Date: Sunday, November 5Start Time: 7:00 AMStarting Line: Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 (Grand Entrance)Finish Line: White River Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield, MO 65807…
Nov 2, 2017 2:00 pm
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 with trucks are needed to help offer curbside pick-up service to…
Nov 4, 2017 7:30 am
Bear Blitz
GEP Day of Service allows Bears to be active parts of the positive change happening in Springfield.  Learn and serve alongside community agencies and with fellow students.Date: Nov. 4, 2017Time: 8a.m.-1p.m.Check-in Location: Cheek Hall 102Check-in for…
Nov 4, 2017 9:00 am
Conservation Marathon- Aid Stations
Bass Pro Fitness Series 2017 | Marathon - Sunday, November 5 Aid Stations are located every 2 miles on the race route. Volunteers at Aid Stations hand out water, snacks, and other drinks to the runners as they pass by. Below are all shifts for Aid…
Nov 5, 2017 6:30 am
Conservation Marathon- Street Ambassadors
Fitness Series 2017 Marathon - Street Ambassadors Bass Pro Fitness Series | Marathon - Sunday, November 5 Street Ambassadors are a vital addition to the race course.  They provide a visual for the runners along the race course to assure the…
Nov 5, 2017 6:45 am
Outreach Spotlight
Student Spotlight: Diana DayBy Hannah Bunch on October 6, 2017

Diana Day is getting her Masters in Business Administration. Diana is involved in Breech’s School of Business Graduate Student Advisory Council. Outside of Drury she is involved in Leadership Class 33, Chamber of Commerce Voice of Business, and The Network. She also is involved in Rosie, City of Springfield Personnel Committee, and Rountree Neighborhood Association. Diana also supports local charities…

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