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

Thanksgiving/Christmas Food Basket Registration
For Thanksgiving and Christmas, Victory Mission partners with local organizations to provide holiday food baskets for community members in need. If you have a few hours free to aid those families in registering to receive a basket, sign up here!
Oct 15, 2018 8:30 am
2018 Zombie Run Packet Prep, Pick Up and Race Day Help
2018 Rock4Kids Zombie Run/WalkEvent Date:  Saturday, October 20Start Time:  10 AMEvent Location:  Rutledge Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Road 146, Springfield MO 65802Packet Pick Up Date/Time: Friday, October 19, 11 AM to 1 PM and 3:30…
Oct 19, 2018 9:00 am
Donation Center
The Warehouse/Donation Center is the main hub that processes all types of physical donations. Items that can be used are distributed to our various facilities, as well as other non-profit organizations in the community.  Items that cannot be used…
Oct 22, 2018 8:00 am
Food Pantry-Morning Shift
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 22, 2018 8:30 am
Voucher Volunteer
Will be helping our clients that have been given vouchers get their items, take their information down, restock inventory and keep the rooms looking good.
Oct 22, 2018 9:00 am
Food Pantry-Afternoon Shift
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 22, 2018 1:00 pm
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…
Oct 22, 2018 5:00 pm
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 Pathways United Methodist…
Oct 23, 2018 5:00 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 23, 2018 6:30 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…
Oct 25, 2018 4:30 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!  …
Oct 26, 2018 2:00 pm
Ronald McDonald House- Family Dinner
We will be going to Ronald McDonald House: Mercy location to cook a meal for Families.
Oct 27, 2018 5:00 pm
2018 Conservation Marathon Weekend Packet Pick Up, Expo, Race Day Help
The 2018 Conservation 26.2 Marathon Date: Sunday, November 4Start Time: 7:00 AMStarting Line: Bass Pro Shops, 1935 S. Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO 65807 (Grand Entrance)Finish Line: John A. and Genny Morris Conservation Center, 600 W. Sunshine, Springfield…
Nov 1, 2018 2:00 pm
2018 Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs
15K, 25K & 50K Trail Runs and the 15K/25K & 15K/50K North Face Challenge Event Dates and Start Times: 15K: Saturday, November 10; 7:30 AM / 25K/50K: Sunday, November 11; 7:30 AM Location: Dogwood Canyon Nature Park, 2038 W…
Nov 2, 2018 1:40 pm
2018 Conservation Marathon- Aid Stations
Bass Pro Fitness Series 2018 | Marathon - Sunday, November 4 Aid Stations are located every 2 miles on the race route. Volunteers at Aid Stations hand out water, snacks, and other drinks to the participants as they pass by. Below…
Nov 4, 2018 6:30 am
2018 Conservation Marathon Route- Street Ambassadors
Fitness Series 2018 Marathon - Street Ambassadors Bass Pro Fitness Series | Marathon - Sunday, November 4 Street Ambassadors are a vital addition to the race course.  They provide a visual for the runners along the race course…
Nov 4, 2018 6:45 am
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…
Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am
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…
Nov 17, 2018 8:00 am

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