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

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.
Mar 23, 2017 7:30 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…
Mar 23, 2017 4:30 pm
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…
Mar 23, 2017 6:59 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.
Mar 24, 2017 9:00 am
Parent/Child Robot Workshop
Discovery Center's Parent/Child workshops allow you and your future scientist to have fun, get crafty, and learn about science together!
Mar 25, 2017 9:30 am
Building Restoration and Campus Clean-Up
We need help preparing phase 3, the last part of the Fairbanks, for construction. We will paint, do lawn care, work in the garden, general clean up of the building and demolition. Volunteers need to wear old clothes, closed toe shoes and bring a water…
Mar 25, 2017 11:00 am
LUNAFEST
Volunteers are needed for help with set-up, food, silent auction, registration table, and clean-up at LUNAFEST. In exchange for help, volunteers are invited to watch the films and enjoy the food.  The event begins at 3pm but volunteers are needed at…
Mar 25, 2017 2:00 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…
Mar 26, 2017 2:15 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…
Mar 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Childcare for Triple P
Triple P parenting classes need childcare.Ben Funk is the Contactfunk435@gmail.com636-208-3471
Mar 29, 2017 5:30 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 are needed to help unload vehicles. Volunteers must be able to stand…
Apr 1, 2017 7:30 am
Easter at the Farm
The Park Department is putting on a Easter egg hunt at Rutledge Wilson Farm Park. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate the Easter egg hunt and help with Arts and Crafts.Contact is Maria Johnston. 417-874-2176MJohnsto@springfieldmo.gov 3825 W Farm…
Apr 1, 2017 9:30 am
Flyer Distribution - Invite to Block Party
Come help flyer the neighborhoods surrounding the Dream Center and connect with out neighbors from 10:45 to 12:45 on Saturday the 1st. We will meet at the Dream Center and split up into teams from there. Wear comfy walking shoes!!
Apr 1, 2017 10:45 am
Just Between Friends Sale
The Just Between Friends Sale donates all left children's items to the Victory Mission. This is usually a large amount and we need volunteers to help sort items at the Just Between Friends Sale location! This is a great opportunity for a group or for…
Apr 1, 2017 1:00 pm
Kickapoo Edge Prairie Perennial Planting
Tuesday, April 4 9am-noon: Meet Ric Mayer in the Kickapoo Edge Prairie for perennial planting. Bring a shovel and bottled water.
Apr 4, 2017 9:00 am
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…
Apr 4, 2017 4:30 pm
Robberson 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…
Apr 8, 2017 7:30 am
Woodland Heights 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…
Apr 8, 2017 7:30 am
Drury Ambassadors at The Fairbanks
We will be helping in a campus clean up to help facilitate Phase 3 being finished. Hope to see you all there!
Apr 8, 2017 10:00 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…
Apr 20, 2017 10:30 am
Rock N Ribs
The 18th annual Rock N Ribs Barbeque Festival needs volunteers!!  There are several opportunities from Friday, April 21st to Sunday, April 23rd.  Come out and give back to the 7 local charities that benefit from this awesome event!  Check out the following…
Apr 21, 2017 8:00 am
Midtown Annual Spring Cleanup
Happy Earth Day! Join us for our Midtown Annual Spring Cleanup!We will meet in the large parking lot at Cox North (Just South of Division and just West of Benton Ave.) Please bring gloves and a water bottle. First ever Spring Pig Roast will follow…
Apr 22, 2017 8:00 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…
Apr 29, 2017 7:30 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…
Apr 29, 2017 7:30 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
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
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
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

Etiquette DinnerFreeman Panhellenic HallMarch 29, 2017 @ 6:00 PMReal World LeadershipFreeman Panhellenic HallApril 19, 2017 @ 12:00 PM
Outreach Spotlight
Student Spotlight: Michaela RemijioBy Hannah Bunch on March 3, 2017

Michaela Remijio is a junior Advertising and Public Relations major with minors in Business Administration and Web Communication and Design. At Drury, Michaela is Panhellenic Council President, a small group leader for The Vine, in the Leadership and Nominating Committee for Pi Beta Phi, the Student Social Media Coordinator in the Web Communications office, and an Event Staff worker. Outside of Drury…

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