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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Want to Volunteer on a Regular Basis?
Sometimes, our community partners in Phelps County would love consistent volunteers to work with their organizations on a weekly or monthly basis. Long-term volunteering is a great way to learn about the community, build new skills, and make a lasting impact!
See below for long-term volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in volunteering with one of the organizations, please contact the organization directly through the contact information provided in the listing.
Organization: Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
Contact Person: Jane Linkeman
We have numerous events as well as teaching opportunities throughout the academic year as well as during the summer months. We have multiple on-going projects, such as painting, construction and carpentry, that are conducted year-round. Individuals could set their own hours working around their own schedule. Individuals who choose to work as on-going volunteers could set up a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule or be on call for any up-coming projects. I would like to create a list of volunteers who are interested as on-going volunteers whom I could contact by email for any special or on-going projects. As the KDC continues to grow we need more and more volunteers in order to serve our community better. The continued growth of the KDC depends upon the commitment and hard work of volunteers.
Organization Website: https://www.thekaleidoscope.org/
Organization: Enrollment Marketing and Development/ Project Lead the Way
Contact Person: Linda Bright
Opportunity Description: We have numerous events throughout the academic year and during the summer. Events are designed to introduce invitees to visit the Missouri S&T campus and experience activities and opportunities that would be helpful to them in choosing a college. Events include VEX Robotics, FIRST Robotics, 7th grade science day, TSA (Technology Student Association) meetings and competitions and HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association).
All of these events need volunteers to help with set up/tear down, crowd control. Many need judges, mentors, assistants and students to interact with the participants. I would like to develop a list of interested volunteers that might be available during the year. As opportunities arise, I would send out specific dates and times. First event: Rolla 7th grade science day: Sept. 30 from 8 am-1 pm.
Organization Website: pltw.mst.edu
Organization: Ozark Rivers Audubon
Contact Person: Louise Wilkinson
Opportunity Description: We have multiple projects that are conducted year-round, usually scheduled as 3 hour work sessions. Trail building, bridge construction, helping with events and treating invasive plants are examples.
Organization: East Central Area Literacy Council
Contact Person: Alice Whalen
Opportunity Description: The East Central Area Literacy Council is a partner with East Central College which provides adult education and literacy classes (formerly known as GED). We would like to have posters for the program distributed in the community at local service agencies, manufacturers, libraries, health clinics and other locations that are likely to assist individuals that did not complete high school.
Organization: CASA of South Central Missouri
Location: 1701 North Bishop Suite 1, Rolla MO
Contact Person: Leigh Ann Sigman or Judith Waters
Opportunity Description: We use community volunteers to be a voice for children in foster care. Requirements: 21 years of age, background screening, drug screen and complete 30 hours of initial training; it is online and in person. If you are interested, please email me and I will send you a packet of information. Thank you!
Organization: Mentoring Makes a Difference
Location: 104 E. 7th St, Rolla MO
Contact Person: Kathy Heflin
Opportunity Description: Our program matches mentors and tutors with at-risk elementary students. We ask for a 1 hour per week commitment to meet with students in a supervised after school program.
Organization: Phelps County Faith Distribution Inc.
Location:12640 U.S. Highway 63 South, Rolla Mo
Contact Person: Carol Creighton
Opportunity Description:This organization conducts the monthly USDA food distribution for Phelps County on the third Saturday of the month. Volunteers are needed the Wednesday of that week to unload a semi truck of food, on the Friday of the same week to prepack boxes at noon, and on the third Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon to distribute food to 500-600 families.
Organization: Silverstone Place
Contact Person: Nikki Merriman
Opportunity Description: Silverstone Place would like to have some volunteers come in to visit with the residents and help with an activity about once a month. Any day of the month works for them. Silverstone usually hosts activities twice a day. On Saturday Silverstone has bingo at 10 am which would be a great activity for volunteers to help with. They will have an activity assistant also. If anyone is interested please contact Nikki at the Silverstone Place.