Second Saturday Service

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

In Fall 2016, the Department of Student Life 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 ahead of time through OrgSync. 

 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 2018 Second Saturday Service Projects

February 10th- The Rolla Mission

The Rolla Mission exists to be a refuge for the disadvantaged. We offer practical resources that meet physical, social, and emotional needs.  We provide a free laundromat, shower facilities, meals, and a safe place to belong for those experiencing need or homelessness in Phelps County.

Possible service activities include:

  • Painting the lounge area
  • Cleaning and organizing the facility

This Service project can accommodate 12 volunteers.  Open to S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff.

REGISTER ONLINE through OrgSync by Wednesday, February 7th.

 

 

April 14th- Rolla Lion's Club

The Rolla Lion's Club operates the Rolla Lions Club Park and has a community hall.  The Lions Club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.‌

Possible service activities include:

  • Landscaping near the den
  • Cleaning up trash
  • Preparing soccer fields for the season

This Service project can accommodate 20 volunteers.  Open to S&T Students, Faculty, and Staff.

REGISTER ONLINE through OrgSync by Wednesday, April 11th.

 

Fall 2017 Second Saturday Service Projects

September 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 September 9th may include:

  • Painting
  • Carpentry/ Construction
  • Cleaning/ Oganizing
  • Other building related work

This event can accommodate 50 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, September 6th.

October 14th- Ozark Rivers Audubon Nature Center

The mission of the Ozark Rivers Chapter of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore the Ozarks ecosystem by focusing on birds, while emphasizing habitat preservation and restoration, through education, conservation, art, public awareness and advocacy for the benefit of all.  The Ozark Rivers Chapter is the steward of Audubon Trails Nature Center.  Our vision is to restore this 70 acre piece of the Ozarks to its original condition and in so doing, improve the diversity of native plants and animals.

Possible service projects for October 14th may include:

  • Building a bridge
  • Mulching trails and bench areas
  • Creating retaining walls
  • Clearing invasive plants along the creek

Work gloves, water, and snacks will be provided by the community partner.

This event can accommodate 25 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, October 11th.

November 11th- Russell House

Russell House is a non-profit organization that provides services to victims of family violence and their children. It supports the principle that all individuals have a right to a life free of abuse and sexual assault. Russell House seeks to break the cycle of violence through increasing public awareness of the problem of domestic violence and sexual assault, acting as advocates for victims, coordinating existing resources for the benefit of survivors and providing safe environment for survivors. 

Possible service projects for November 11th may include:

  • Cleaning the facility
  • Cooking and serving brunch/ lunch
  • Doing activities with the kids

This event can accommodate 12 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, November 8th.

Spring 2017 Second Saturday Service Projects

February 11- Community Partnership

Community Partnership is a non-profit organization located in Rolla, MO. They serve children and families via a variety of programs and services and are governed by a board of directors. The Partnership employs a staff of almost 30, and we are funded by grants, individual donations, and support from The Community Partnership Resale Shop, an important arm of our organization.

Possible service projects on Feb 11th may include:

- helping clean and organize in the resale shop

 

This event can accommodate 20 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, February 8th.

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April 8th- Camp Mound Ridge

Located in the foothills of the Missouri Ozarks, Mound Ridge Retreat and Mission 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 retreat center and mission facility, 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 on Feb 11th may include:

  • building wooden platforms for summer camp tents

 

This event can accommodate 15 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, April 5th.

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Fall 2016 Second Saturday Service Projects

September 10th- 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 September 10th may include:

  • Fixing walls, filling holes, mudding, etc
  • Painting
  • Cleaning
  • Diagramming electric boxes
  • Window cleaning

This event can accommodate 50 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, September 7th.

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October 8th- Ozark Rivers Audubon Society

The mission of the Ozark Rivers Chapter of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore the Ozarks ecosystem by focusing on birds, while emphasizing habitat preservation and restoration, through education, conservation, art, public awareness and advocacy for the benefit of all.  The Ozark Rivers Chapter is the steward of Audubon Trails Nature Center.  Our vision is to restore this 70 acre piece of the Ozarks to its original condition and in so doing, improve the diversity of native plants and animals.  The property has a glade, remnant prairie, Savannah, riparian area, century old pines and a deciduous forest. 

Possible service projects for October 8th may include:

  • Building a riparian hiking trail along the creek
  • Building one or two bridges
  • Lopping off small branches
  • Raking and digging up rocks
  • Possibly mulching the trail

This event can accommodate 20 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

Long pants and long-sleeved shirts, sturdy shoes are recommended to minimize insect and poison ivy exposure.  Tools and work gloves will be provided.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, October 5th.

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November 12th- Rolla Presbyterian Manor

Presbyterian Manor of Rolla opened in 1973 and is a non-for-profit faith-based retirement community.  We are a complete retirement community with Independent Active Living, Assisted Living, and a Long Term Care Center.  Residents enjoy life enriching programming for all levels of living including: community projects, exercise classes, church services, outings, crafts and games and all is geared to the individual needs and interests of the residents. We also have a Good Samaritan Fund set up where we raise money for our residents so that they can stay right where they are for as long as they need to stay.

Possible service projects for November 12th may include:

  • Gardening or raking leaves
  • Helping to prepare rooms/supplies for projects
  • Visiting with residents
  • Working with residents to bake cookies and write cards for first responders
  • Delivering cookies and cards to first responders

This event can accommodate 12 volunteers.  S&T Students, Staff, and Faculty may attend.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED by Wednesday, November 9th

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