Large Days of Service

Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service

Student volunteers cleaning the river
Student volunteers cleaning a lawn

 PAST PROGRAMS

GONZO GIVES BACK 2019 - THURSDAY, MARCH 14TH.  

336.5 Volunteer Hours

Community partners we worked with:

  • Rolla Parkside Assisted Living
  • Mound Ridge
  • Meramec Hills Master Naturalists
  • Greentree Learning Center
  • Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
  • Audubon Trails
  • Great Circle
  • Newburg Childrens Museum
  • Truman Elementary School Outdoor Classroom
  • Community Partnership
  • Rolla Presbyterian Manor
  • Rolla Public Library
  • University of Missouri Extension, Phelps County
  • Meramec Hills Master Naturalists
  • Camp Brim Shire

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Students helping with painting rooms
Volunteers helping with cleaning
Volunteers showing their creative skills at MLK day
Volunteers working on floor renovations

"A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF. A CALL TO 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.

 

PAST PROGRAMS

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2020 - MONDAY, JANUARY 20  

In 2020, we worked with the following community partners:

  • Camp Brim Shire
  • Greentree Learning Center
  • Meramec Hills Master Naturalists
  • Mound Ridge Retreat
  • Newburg Children's Museum
  • Ozark Actors Theater
  • Ozark Rivers Audubon Nature Center
  • Rolla Fire Deptartment
  • Rolla Health & Rehab
  • Rolla Lions Club
  • Rolla Presbyterian Manor
  • Russell House- Phelps Co. Family Crisis Services, Inc.
  • St. James Senior Citizen Corp
  • The Community Partnership Resale Shop
  • The Rolla Mission

 On-Campus Craft and Care projects included:

  • Hope Rocks donated to Russell House
  • Valentines day cards for seniors donated to Rolla Presbyterian Manor and other senior living facilities
  • Decorated lunch bags  donated to the Rolla Nutritional Site for meal deliveries
  • Cookies baked and given to our local emergency responders as a thank-you for their work.
  • Care bags  donated to the Cancer Center at Phelps Health Hospital
  • Soup in a Jar  donated to the G.R.A.C.E food pantry

 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2019 - MONDAY, JANUARY 21

We had 257 volunteers visit 10 different community partners and give 835 volunteer hours.  Here are the organizations we volunteered with in 2019:

  • GreenTree Learning Center
  • Russell House - Phelps County Family Crisis Services, Inc.
  • The Kaleidescope Discovery Center
  • Rolla Presbyterian Manor
  • New Dimensional Christian Ministry Church
  • Newburg Children's Museum
  • The Rolla Mission
  • Meramec Hills Master Naturalists at Bray Conservation Area
  • The Community Partnership Resale Shop
  • Parkside Assisted Living Facility
  • Various On-Campus Craft and Care Projects