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

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…
Apr 27, 2017 4:30 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.
Apr 28, 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.
Apr 28, 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…
Apr 28, 2017 6:59 pm
Project Panther | American Heart Association Heart Walk
We aren't just walking. We're Heartwalking! Thank you for joining nearly 1 million Americans at 305 events across the country to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. How can you make a positive difference in the lives of…
Apr 29, 2017 9:00 am
Tree-Mendous Tree-Cycling!
Victory Mission is holding a clothing drive for in the Parking Lot of 2nd Baptist. We are looking for volunteers to come help collect the donated items and to load them in the trucks. In exchange for the donation, donors are given a Redbud or White Oak…
Apr 29, 2017 9:00 am
Hands on for Seniors
As part of the Public Affairs Community Engagement Project, volunteers will be working with a senior in Springfield to rake leaves, clean gutters, etc.Closed toed shoes must be worn.Hands on for Seniors is a program of the United Way, which matches seniors…
Apr 29, 2017 9:45 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
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…
Apr 30, 2017 2:15 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…
May 2, 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…
May 2, 2017 6:30 pm
Ronald McDonald House
Join us to help out at the Ronald McDonald house located at Mercy! We will work together to prepare and serve meals for families. We usually arrive around 5:30 and finish around 7.Contact me jstankovich@drury.edu or wwhitman002@drury.edu if you have…
May 4, 2017 5:30 pm
SingleMomzRock Study Night - Childcare volunteers needed
We will be continuing our bible study for our mom's this night and hope to help send them into their next week refreshed! We provide them with free childcare during these meetings so they can attend uninterrupted. We'd love to have you help hang out with…
May 5, 2017 6:00 pm
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
Flyer Distribution - Invite to Block Party
Come help flyer the neighborhoods surrounding the Dream Center and connect with our neighbors from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday the 6th. We will meet at the Dream Center and split up into teams from there. Wear comfy walking shoes!!
May 6, 2017 11:00 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…
May 13, 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
National Association of Letter Carriers-Food Drive
For the past 25 years, The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have been a champion of helping stock local food pantries with items needed to be given out. Each year, they place bags on the mailboxes of all their routes and ask residence to…
May 13, 2017 11:00 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…
May 18, 2017 10:30 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…
May 20, 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 with trucks are needed to help offer curbside pick-up service to…
Jun 3, 2017 7:30 am

Upcoming Events

National Volunteer WeekDrury University Main CampusApril 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017 - All DaySummit Park Leadership Community: Open HouseHoblit SuiteMay 1, 2017 @ 5:00 PMSoak Up SpringfieldFSC Circle DriveSeptember 6, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Outreach Spotlight
Student Spotlight: Roy HardyBy Hannah Bunch on April 7, 2017

Roy Hardy is a senior majoring in Finance and Economics with a minor in Entrepreneurship. At Drury, Roy is involved as a Residence Life Community Assistant, is on the Breech Student Advisory Board, and is in the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Outside of Drury he is employed at City Utilities of Springfield as an Economic Analyst in the Pricing and Forecasting departments. He works at City Utilities 25-30…

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