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Volunteer Opportunities Fair
Volunteer Opportunities Fair Thursday, September 28th 10:30am-1:30pm Havener Atrium
The Volunteer Opportunities Fair (previously Civic Engagement Fair) and Service-Learning Symposium are events that encourage our campus to become active contributors to our community! Visit our annual fair and symposium September 28th, 2017 in the Havener Center! Local nonprofit organizations and service-learning community partners, as well as service-oriented student organizations will host booths at the fair to share about what they do and how you can get involved!
Students, are you:
- Interested in all of the different ways to become active on campus and with the surrounding community?
- Interested in joining a student organization whose main focus is to provide service opportunities to S&T students?
- Interested in raising awareness of your organization’s philanthropy to the campus community?
The Department of Student Life strives to:
- Create a conduit for students, staff, faculty, organizations and community partners to build connections and promote service.
- Increase awareness of service opportunities that will broaden the perspective of students at S&T and encourage students to reach out to groups that are different from them.
- Encourage students to both advocate for and participate in service as active citizens in the Rolla community.
- Provide community partners and service organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of current social justice issues that face the surrounding area and create opportunities for students at S&T to be involved as active change agents.
2017 Attending ORGANIZATIONS:
Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association
We are an organization that is working to aide the children that are in the foster care and adoption system. No child asks to be a part of the system, so we must do our best to help them out the best we can- no matter if it's putting on events or just lending an ear.
Engineers Without Borders- Student RSO
We improve the quality of life in developing communities around the world, using our skills as engineers to design water systems, schools, and more.
The Rolla Mission
The Mission is an exclusively volunteer-run 501©3 charity that exists to be a refuge for the disadvantaged. We accomplish this through four primary services: Free laundromat,
Shower, Meals, and A safe place to belong. For the winter months we will also open overnight for those who have nowhere else to go. We are passionate about serving the most vulnerable members of our community in practical ways. We could not accomplish that goal without the support of those who volunteer their time and resources.
FIRST Alumni Association- Student RSO
Our organization aims to volunteer at FIRST robotics events, mentor FIRST teams, and promote STEM.
ECO Miners- Student RSO
ECO Miners is the sustainability organization on campus. We do clean ups, lead Earth Day, and educate people daily how to be a more sustainable person.
House of Prevention, Education & Training Residential Home, Inc (H.O.P.E)
H.O.P.E. is a non-profit, 501c3, faith based program that is holistic in nature. We provide housing, education, and training to homeless, at-risk and youth in need. We work with S&T students (Project Hope) which is a mentoring program. We also provide outreach services to the community.
US Peace Corps
As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level with local governments, schools, communities, small businesses and entrepreneurs to develop sustainable solutions that address challenges in education, health, economic development, agriculture, environment and youth development. When they return home, volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences – and a global outlook – back to the United States that enriches the lives of those around them. President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps in 1961 to foster a better understanding among Americans and people of other countries. Since then, more than 215,000 Americans of all ages have served in 139 countries worldwide.
Audubon Trails Nature Center
Audubon Trails Nature Center was acquired by the Ozark Rivers chapter of the National Audubon Society for the purpose of restoring native habitat and in so doing, increasing the wildlife and plant communities of this region. We want fellow citizens and visitors to be able to appreciate the true beauty of the native Ozarks landscape and to see the results of habitat restoration.
Russell House is a non-profit organization that provides services to victims of family violence and their children. We support the principle that all individuals have a right to a life free of abuse and sexual assault. We seek 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 environments for survivors.
Prevention Consultants of Missouri "Mentoring Makes a Difference"
Mentoring Makes a Difference is an evidence based prevention program. We match at risk elementary and middles school students with adult mentors. Currently all of our mentors are S&T students who meet for an hour each week with a student they have been matched with.
Phelps Regional Homecare
We are a Homecare, Hospice and In-Home Support Service. We approach every task with the same devotion and dedication, from light housekeeping to advance nursing care.
Rolla Health & Rehab
We are a nursing home & a rehab to go home facility. We would love to have volunteers come to our facility & visit and do activities with our residents, and much more.
Rolla Presbyterian Manor
We are a nursing care community servicing the elder generation through Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Living, and Health Care. Our mission statement is "Quality Senior Services Guided by Christian Values". We are always in need of Volunteers to visit with the Residents in their home at our community.
Rolla Police Department VIPS Program
The Rolla Police Department sponsors a Volunteers In Police Serice (VIPS) program.
Heroes on Campus- Student RSO
Our organization works with organizations and charities in the community such as the Tri-County Humane Society, Russell House, and our mentoring program.
Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
We're on a mission to provide opportunities that advance the understanding and appreciation of engineering, science, technology, the environment, arts and math (ESTEAM); through hands-on learning experiences, which inspire everyone to imagine, explore and create a better world.
Camp David of the Ozarks
Camp David of the Ozarks provides specially tailored retreats, mentoring programs and summer camps for families affected by incarceration. Families of prisoners are the most fragile families in America today. 1 in 28 children currently has a parent in prison. Without support, 33% of these children are later going to prison. Our vision is to support and empower families of prisoners so that they can become life-giving members of their communities. Our core values are integrity, excellence, compassion, respect, faith, and teamwork. Together we can give hope to families of prisoners and give us all a brighter tomorrow.
CASA of South Central Missouri
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) recruits and trains citizen volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in foster care. It is our goal to have a CASA Volunteer for every abused and neglected child in the 25th Judicial Circuit by the year 2020. Our volunteers have two primary goals: 1) to advocate for the highest quality of care for a child while under the court's jurisdiction; 2) to advocate for timely placement into a safe and permanent home.
American Cancer Society- Relay for Life of Phelps County
The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. The local Relay For Life of Phelps County is a volunteer organized fundraising event to celebrate local cancer survivors, remember those lost to cancer, and support the mission & programs & services of the American Cancer Society.
...Check back soon for an updated list!
2016 ORGANIZATIONS who ATTENDed:
American Cancer Society
Casa of South Central Missouri
City of Rolla
Honoring our Heroes Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K
House of Prevention, Education, and Training Residential Home, Inc (H.O.P.E. Inc)
Kaleidoscope Discovery Center
Meramec Regional Planning Commission- MPRC
Missouri Job Center of Rolla, MO
New Dimensional Christian Ministry
Ozark Rivers Audubon Chapter, Rolla
Phelps County Bank /Take-A-Stand Against Child Abuse
Prevention Consultants of Missouri
Rolla Health and Rehabilitation Suites
Rolla Presbyterian Manor
St. Raymond's Society
Tri-County Center for Independent Living
Tri-County Humane Society
Blue Key Honor Society
College Democrats of the Missouri University of Science and Technology
Engineers without Borders