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 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

Fall 2019 Second Saturday Service Projects

Sept 14th- Missouri Master Naturalists

The Missouri Master Naturalist program is an adult, community-based, natural resource education and volunteer service program. Its mission is to engage Missourians in the stewardship of our state’ natural resources through science-based education and volunteer community service.

Possible service projects for September 14th may include:

  • Gardening/ landscaping/ mulching
  • Weeding the edges of the pollinator and garden beds
  • Smoothing and repairing the edges/trenches

This event can accommodate 10 volunteers.

This event will run from 8am-12pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, September 11th. The event is open to all S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff. There is no fee to participate in this program.

Oct 12th- Meramec Regional Planning Commission

The Meramec Regional Planning Commission works to enhance the quality of life for residents of the Meramec Region.  They are working in collaboration with the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District which provides assistance to communities to achieve waste reduction.  The team will be helping the organizations to clean an illegal dumping site.

Possible service projects for October 12th may include:

  • Cleaning an illegal dump site
  • Picking up trash
  • Moving large debris into piles
  • Loading trash bags and large debris into pickup trucks

Volunteers will be briefed on safety and be provided thick gloves, grabbers, and magnetic sticks for collecting trash.

This event can accommodate 30 volunteers.

This event will run from 8am-12pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, October 9th. The event is open to all S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff. There is no fee to participate in this program.

Nov 9th- Rolla Animal Shelter

The Rolla Animal Shelter/Animal Control is a Division of the Rolla Police Department. We are a facility where dedicated Officers go above and beyond to find loving homes for all stray animals under our care. We are the voices for those whom cannot speak for themselves. We are the rescuers for the animals in need, We are the true animal lovers. We are dedicated to providing love and care to our four legged friends.

Possible projects for November 9th may include:

  • Cleaning animal cages
  • Landscaping around the shelter
  • Painting or weatherizing the shelter

This event can accommodate 8 volunteers.

This event will run from 8am-12pm.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Participants MUST register online through the OrgSync form by Wednesday, November 6th. 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