Large Days of Service


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a national holiday that was instated as a time for people to spend a day off work to give back to their community. Each year we celebrate this holiday with a 4 hour service project in the Rolla community followed by a celebration meal. Students, Staff, and Faculty are welcome to join us in helping make our community a better place. This year, our Day of Service will take place Monday, January 21st from 1-6pm. Register on Orgsync  for the service event and free dinner.

Community Partners we will be volunteering with:

Greentree Learning Center
Camp Brim Shire
Ozark Rivers Audubon/ Audubon Trails Nature Center
Russell House- Phelps County Family Crisis Services, Inc.
The Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
Rolla Presbyterian Manor
Great Circle
Check back soon for more!

Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service

Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service

Saint Patrick's Day 2016 marked the first annual Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service!  The Department of Student Life and the Saint Pat's Committee collaborated to organize service projects throughout the Phelps County community.  Each year, many students volunteer for Gonzo Gives Back, and their efforts help local community organizations complete their missions. 

This year, Gonzo Gives took place Thursday, March 15th. 

Gonzo Gives Back Community Partners for 2018 Day of Service

 Audubon Trails Nature Center

CASA of South Central Missouri

City of Rolla Fire & Rescue

Great Circle

Greentree Learning Center

H.O.P.E., Inc

Kaleidoscope Discovery Center

Mound Ridge Retreat and Mission Center

Phelps County Bank's Take-a-Stand Against Child Abuse

Rolla Presbyterian Manor

Russell House

The Community Partnership  Resale Shop

The Rolla Mission

Tri-County Humane Society



Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service



The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a nationally recognized day of service that calls for all citizens to work together to provide solutions to current social issues. MLK Day of Service happens on MLK Day every January and is a time for students, faculty, staff and families to reflect on both the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how they as individuals can work to build a more socially conscious and just society. Students, faculty, and staff of S&T and families are invited to participate in the celebration. Service projects will be undertaken throughout the community from 9am-2pm.

 Aims for this Program Include:
  • Students will build stronger relationships with the Rolla community and grow stronger together as an S&T community through service projects.
  • Students will learn about each other as individuals and gain a stronger understanding of the various backgrounds people come from.
  • Those who participate will feel empowered to continue making active contributions to the community that they are involved in.
  • Participants will engage with different groups of individuals to creatively solve current issues in the community.


"History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people" - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

This Year,  MLK Day of Service took place on Monday, January 15, 2018. 

Thank you to all of our volunteers!

We had 139 volunteers donate 556 volunteer hours!

We also made and donated:

89 dog and cat toys

109 Valentine's cards for the elderly

148 decorated lunch bags for Rolla Nutrition Site

134 inspirational rocks painted

Read more about the impact we had on the community HERE