Second Saturday Service

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

In Fall 2016, the Student Involvement 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. Students, faculty, and staff must register to particpate by the Wednesday before each event on Engage. There is no charge to participate.

If you have any questions about the Second Saturday Service program, please contact Student Involvement at


Please check back in August 2021 for an update on Fall Semester 2021 Second Saturday Service Projects.

Previous Second Saturday Service Projects

Newburg Children's Museum- painting various rooms and deck, removing and replanting flowers

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

Meramec Regional Planning Commision - Cleaning an illegal dumpsite, picking up trash

Missouri Master Natuaralists - landscaping & gardening

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 Animal Shelter -Winterizing shelter, cleaning animal cages, organizing storage shed, landscaping outside

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