Large Days of Service

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The Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service

The Gonzo Gives Back Day of Service

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

This Year's pROGRAM- Thursday, March 14th 8am-12pm

Missouri S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff- Click here to register by March 8th!

We will be working with the following community partners:

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

 

PAST PROGRAMS

The Gonzo Giveback 2018- Thursday, March 15th.  

416.44 Volunteer Hours

Community partners we worked with:

  • Greentree Learning Center
  • Mound Ridge
  • Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
  • Ozark Rivers Audubon
  • Great Circle
  • Russell House
  • Tri-county Humane Society
  • The Rolla Mission
  • HOPE House
  • Community Partnership Resale Shop
  • Rolla Fire & Rescue
  • PCB Take a Stand
  • Rolla Presbyterian Manor
  • Camp Brim Shire
  • CASA of South Central Missouri

 

THE GONZO GIVEBACK 2017- THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH.  

470 Service Hours total

Community partners we worked with:

  • Hope Alliance
  • PCB Take a Stand
  • Ozark Rivers Audubon
  • Rolla Health & Rehab
  • Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
  • Community Partnership Resale Shop
  • HOPE House
  • Rolla Presbyterian Manor
  • Great Circle
  • Rolla Fire & Rescue
  • Truman Elementary
  • Mark Twain Elementary
  • Russell House
  • WomanSpace Rolla

 

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

"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.

 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 20189- MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2019

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 KALEIDOSCOPE 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 PARNTERSHIP RESALE SHOP
  • PARKSIDE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY
  • VARIOUS ON-CAMPUS CRAFT AND CARE PROJECTS

 

MLK Day of Service 2018- Monday, January 15, 2018. 

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

 

MLK DAY OF SERVICE 2017- Monday, January 16, 2017.