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Ozarks Reach Out- You can also learn more at https://www.ozarksreachout.org/   Ozarks Reach Out Informational Flyer

Sunday, April 30th from 1-5 pm, Ozarks Reach Out is hosting the 1st Annual Expo at the Shrine Mosque. Meet non-profits in our community and learn how to get involved.


The Springfield Regional Arts Council would love you have you join them as a volunteer for Artsfest on May 6 & 7, 2017 on Historic Walnut Street.  This year is the 37th annual Artsfest, and they have many volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers are needed to assist at the entrance gates, Coke stands and artist helpers.  The highest need is in the afternoon on both days.  Please read the flyer for more information and complete the volunteer registration form to volunteer.  


Friday, April 21, 4:45-7:15 PM, Harrison Elementary School: http://publicschoolsk12.com/elementary-schools/mo/greene-county/292886003119.html
Paint the Run- a color run for kids
· Help set up and take down
· Throw powdered, colored paint at the kids
· Help the kids along the route
· Route ambassadors
· Pass out food and medals at the finish line

Students will receive volunteer shirts for their participation and should wear clothes and shoes that can get covered with powdered paint. It will wash out but may leave stains on clothes. If interested, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will need your name, email address and cell phone number so she can text. All volunteers will receive an email with instructions and follow up text reminders.

Bass Pro has provided three links to their career website that will allow quick access to some opportunities at their Base Camp location at 2500 E. Kearney.
The first link is for their full time warehouse positions that are offering 1st and 2nd shifts, the second link is for their part time weekend only at the warehouse and the other link is for the opportunities to take inbound calls at our contact center.
Applications and/or resumes may be submitted online through these links.  If you or any of the students have any questions, please feel free to contact Bass Pro at their Career Opportunity Center at 417-873-5350.


Salvation Army Counselor Internship Progam - Application due May 1, 2017.


Camp Flyer



Wondering if a health career fits your future?

The Student Volunteer program at CoxHealth can help you decide. 

High school students 

We’re accepting applications in April and May. 
In order to be a volunteer, you must:

  • be at least 15 years old
  • be attending high school with a 2.5 grade average or higher (a copy of your most recent grade card is required)

submit an application – email address is required  - https://home2.coxhealth.com/volunteer/form.aspx

  • submit a letter of recommendation
  • Come to orientation on April 21 at 4:00 pm or on May 12 at 4:00 pm.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register for orientation. 

This program is NOT the Medical Explorers program.  We will start accepting applications for Medical Explorers July 13, 2017.  Information for the Fall 2017 program should be on line by June 1, 2017.   Here is the link for Medical Explorers:


Thank you for helping get the word out!

The Knights of Columbus & Ladies Auxiliary Council 13748, at St. Francis of Assisi in Nixa, would like to offer service hour opportunities for the SCHS students.
We need help with our Lenten Fish Fries.  The next two Fridays, March 31st and April 7th.  We need people to serve food and help keep the dining area clean.  The Fish Fries start at 4:30 and last until 7:00.  They are located at 844 S. Gregg Road, Nixa, MO at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  If any student is interested they can call or email me, Patty Haddock, @ 417-230-5999 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Miracle Field-  The Springfield Park Board is looking for "Buddies" for the upcoming spring baseball session at the Miracle League Field  Flyer

Bishop's Walk for Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri- Saturday, April 1, 2017 Flyer and Registration Form

Camp Barnabas-  Camp Barnabas link  Consider joining the Camp Barnabas team as a Missionary.  Go to the link provided and sign up under the Missionary tab.  Some dates with higher level of need for Missionaries for Summer of 2017 are June 3-9; June 24-30l July 1-7 and July 22-28.  Contact Sarah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.


The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Billings is needing physical assistance on the second Saturday each month with volunteers to help bag up groceries and load them in to the vehicles of those who come for food.  If interested the contacts for more information are Pat or Tom Hutton, and their phone number is 417-732-6180.


Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri- 

I am Alecia Bare, Program Coordinator for Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri. We are planning on hosting our 10 week program at Immaculate Conception school this coming spring.  Our program will run from February 27th through May 11th and our celebratory 5k will be on May 6th.

We encourage all of our junior coaches (high school volunteer coaches are considered junior coaches) to come to an in-person coach training which will be held on Sunday, February 12th from 1:00 - 5:30 pm at Drury University, Freeman Panhellenic Hall in the Hoblit Suite.
I have attached a couple of documents explaining what Girls on the Run is. Our Volunteer recruitment call is specifically for Immaculate Conception School that you can use in the school newsletter, website, mass email, and social media.  What is Girls on the Run?   Volunteer Form
Here is a great coach video (3:53)


Here is the Coach Recruitment Application link if you have girls interested in coaching.


I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you,
Alecia Bare
Program Coordinator
Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri
P.O. Box 14216
Springfield, MO 65814
Call/Text (417) 234-1814


Hello Everyone,

My name is Jennifer Nigro; I’m the Coordinator of Volunteers for Audio-Reader, an audio information service for people who have trouble reading standard print due to vison loss, physical or learning disability, mobility challenges, and age. As some of you know, we are getting ready to officially launch service in Springfield, MO. This will begin with offering the Springfield News-Leader on our Telephone Reader service (area grocery ads are also available). To that end, we are recruiting volunteer readers, and will be at the Springfield library on Thursday, September 15 from 11-3:30 to hold reader auditions. Please help share the attached information about our audition day. Once we have volunteers in place, we’ll be able to start offering service to the area!  Feel free to contact me with any questions.


Jennifer Nigro

Coordinator of Volunteers

Kansas Audio-Reader Network

(785) 864-4604 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bass Pro Employment  Click link for more information.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters- There are lots of other opportunities too if someone is not available on that day11/06/2016.

Big Brothers Big Sisters needs street ambassadors for the Bass Pro Marathon weekend on Sunday, November 6th. Street ambassadors cheer on runners on the race route and make sure traffic is clear for runners. Here is the link to sign up for a street ambassador.

Street Ambassador sign up


Contact your parish for voluteer opportunities!

American Cancer Society- Whitney Burrell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Service Hours Opportunity with the Boy Scouts of America

The Ozark Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America has volunteer and service hour opportunities (CIT Program) over the course of the summer. These opportunities take place at the summer resident camp located in Marshfield, MO. Opportunities include but are not limited to the following:

Assistant Commissioner – this “customer service” role interfaces with Scouts and Scout Leaders to find out and help eliminate any needs or concerns during their day at camp.

Assistant Counselor – this role assists instructors with their daily activities. This could be anything from updating Scout progress reports to assisting with the instruction of classes.

Assistant Office Manager – this role assists the camp office staff with daily reports, schedule changes and updates, and helping assist the Commissioner staff with potential needs of the visiting Scouts.

Assistant Quartermaster – this role assists with the dispensation of camp equipment as well as tracking and reporting any issues with camp equipment and facilities.

All opportunities can be anywhere from one 8-hour day to a full week that could earn anywhere from 60-80 hours. Scouting background is not needed.

Camp Arrowhead hosts over 1,500 Scouts from Missouri and the surrounding states over 7 weeks each summer. Scouts not only camp, but learn outdoor skills and leadership. Camp is open from June 5, 2016 through July 29, 2016. 

For more information about the CIT Program, please contact:

Will Scruggs                                                    Jared Alexander

Camp Director – Ozark Trails Council         Council Camp Advisor

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Camp Re-NEW-All-High School Staff 10th-12th grade and under 18.  Brochures in the academic office also.

Camp Wakonda- A source for summer volunteer hour opportunities.  Located about 30 minutes west of Springfield just outside of Halltown.  We are a traditional YMCA coed summer overnight camp.  We serve campers going into the 3rd grade all the way up to seniors in high school.  Our 6 week camp program begins on June 19th and ends on August 6th.   Mature, dependable, volunteers needed to assist with check-in on Sundays between 2 & 4pm and check-out on Saturdays between 9:30 & 11am.  These are volunteer positions and would be helping with parking, nametag making or in our Trading Post.  One paid position available for an individual over 18, perhaps a current senior, to work as our grounds person.  This would entail mowing, trimming and a variety of other tasks.  This person would live on site in a cabin with 2 counselors and 10 campers and partake in meals with the rest of camp.  The salary for this position is $300/week including room &board.  He/she will have a 24 hour break each weekend and one night off each week just like the cabin counselors.  Contact Steve Maynard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call C~417-830-2131  O~417-491-4206

Catholic Charities- Maureen Jersak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Champion Athletes of the Ozarks- Susan Miles This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Convoy of Hope- Molly Erickson (417)823-8998

Cox Health High School VolunteersWe will interview and place high school students starting in April.  We will have 2 orientation meetings one on April 15, 2016 and May 20, 2016 at 1:00 in Meeting Room 3 at Cox South.  Please let me know if you plan to attend one of these sessions.

  • Please bring a picture ID and your Social Security card for this appointment.
  • A current copy of your grades and a letter of recommendation  
  • Meeting Room 3 is at Cox South.  Use the entrance facing Primrose Street.  When      you enter the building ask at the Information Desk how to get to Volunteer      Services.
  • Students must be at least 15 years old.

Contact information-

Pat Long 
Student Volunteer/Medical Explorer   Coordinator, Volunteer Services
Phone: (417) 269-4157 | Fax:   (417) 269-5315  
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Dickerson Park ZooTEENS- Volunteer opportunity at Dickerson Park Zoo.  

Discovery Center Internship- Contact Amelia White at awhite@discoverycenter.org  

Newborns in Need- Pam Detten and Elaine Cook This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ozarks Food Harvest- Jolene Thompson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Relay For Life We are currently recruiting Planning Committee Members for the 2016-17 Relay For Life event. We are accepting applicants from individuals in any grade level with an interest to develop leadership skills, educate themselves about the world’s largest voluntary health organization, the American Cancer Society, and develop a great event for students to attend in the spring.

Simply Delicious -  Simply Delicious is looking for help.  Contact Patty Wingo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 417-766-2946

The Neighborhoods at Quail Creek- Volunteers to assist with a variety of activities.  Ideal candidates are high school students interested in contributing to the lives of older adults.  A few activities are reading, playing Wii games, helping with technology and giving manicures.  A short application, a background screening and a TB skin test  are required before interacting with the residents.  Interested students should contact Erin Malotte at (417) 889-1275 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Salvation Army-The Salvation Army's Counselor Internship Program is for students ages 15-18.  Must possess a sincere desire to work with and help children.  Program operates May 20-August 10, 2016.  See the academic office for the application.  Deadline May 2, 2016.
SHRED IT- The Better Business Bureau of Southwest Missouri is having the annual SHRED IT event at the Great Southern Operations Center on SOuth Glenstone.  Contact Sara Williams at 417-761-7691
United Way of the Ozarks-United Way has  multiple  programs that are always looking for volunteers.