Second Saturday Service

Have you been wondering how to get more involved in the community or gain volunteer experience?

In Fall 2016, the Department of Student Life began a new community engagement initiative known as Second Saturday Service.  On the second Saturday of each month, the department hosts a volunteer opportunity with one of our local community organizations that gets students involved in the Phelps County community and meet the community's needs! 

Second Saturday Service projects will run from 8am-12pm (tentative).  Students. faculty, and staff must register to particpate ahead of time through OrgSync. 

 If you have any questions about the Second Saturday Service program, please contact Jessica Haywood, Program Administrator for Volunteerism and Greek Life at haywoodj@mst.edu

Fall 2018 Second Saturday Service Projects

Sept 8th- Newburg Children's Museum

The Newburg Children's Museum is the only natural history museum between Springfield and St. Louis.  it offers fun and challenging exhibits for all ages that encourage learning, including rocks and fossils, the ocean, Osage cave, Missouri Rivers, and more!

Possible service projects for September 8th may include:

  • Scraping and painting the deck
  • Removing and replanting flowers
  • Painting various rooms in the museum

This event can accommodate 15 volunteers.

The service event will run from 8am-12:00pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, September 5th. The event is open to all S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff. There is no fee to participate in this program.

Oct 13th- Audubon Nature Center

The Ozark Rivers Chapter is the steward of Audubon Trails Nature Center.  Our vision is to restore this 70 acre piece of the Ozarks to its original condition and in so doing, improve the diversity of native plants and animals.  The property has a glade, remnant prairie, Savannah, riparian area, century old pines and a deciduous forest. 

Possible service projects for October 13th may include:

  • Clearing the creek banks
  • Removal of invasive plant species

This event can accommodate 20 volunteers.

The service event will run from 8am-12:00pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, October 10th. The event is open to all S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff. There is no fee to participate in this program.

Nov 10th- Community Partnership

Community Partnership is a non-profit organization that serves children and families via a variety of programs and services.  The Partnership employs a staff of almost 30, and they are funded by grants, individual donations, and support from The Community Partnership Resale Shop, an important arm of the organization.

Possible service projects for November 10th may include:

  • Tagging, hanging, and distributing  items 
  • Organizing items 
  • Yard clean up

This event can accommodate 40 volunteers.

The service event will run from 8am-12:00pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, November 7th. The event is open to all S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff. There is no fee to participate in this program.

Previous Second Saturday Service Projects

Kaleidoscope Discovery Center- Reparing building, painting, scraping and painting floor, installing ceiling tiles, organizing

Mound Ridge Retreat Center- landscaping, preparing the camp for summer

Ozark Rivers Audubon and Nature Center- Building trails, removing invasive species, building bridges, mulching, trail maintenance

Presbyterian Manor- Gardening & landscaping, baking cookies with residents, playing games, socializing with elders, delivering cookies to first responders

Rolla Lion's Club- Landscaping, cleaning up trash

Russell House- Cleaning and organizing, cooking and serving meals, doing activities with the kids

The Community Partnership- Cleaning and organizing the resale shop, putting out new merchandise

The Rolla Mission- Painting the lounge area, cleaning and organizing the facility