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 (tentative).  Students. faculty, and staff must register to particpate by the Wednesday before each event on OrgSync. There is no charge to participate.

 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

Spring 2019 Second Saturday Service Projects

Feb 9th- Kaleidoscope Discovery Center

Kaleidoscope Discovery Center strives to provide opportunities that advance the understanding and appreciation of engineering, science, technology, the environment, arts, and math (ESTEAM) through hands-on learning experiences.

Possible service projects for February 9th may include:

  • Cleaning and organizing the facility
  • Moving or building items
  • Painting or staining

This event can accommodate 40 volunteers.

This event will run from 8am-12pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, February 6th. The event is open to all S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff. There is no fee to participate in this program.

April 13th- Mound Ridge

L‌‌ocated in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, Mound Ridge Retreat Center is among the most sacred and beautiful retreat centers in central Missouri. Covering 370.5 acres, Mound Ridge rests in the midst of open land oak forest on limestone and sandstone ridges and overlooks the gorgeous upper reaches of the spring-fed Meramec River. This mission facility, part of the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, offers a peaceful retreat from the fast-paced world. Our many on-site facilities include: a rustic stone lodge, two large sleeping cabins, dining and recreation halls, swimming pool, nature nest, outdoor pavilion, and outdoor chapel, as well as recreational and camping areas and nature trails.

Possible service projects for April 13th may include:

  • Mulching trails
  • Finishing & mortaring pavilion enclosure
  • Preparing the camp for summer

This event can accommodate 12 volunteers.

This event will run from 8am-12pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, April 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

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

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