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Volunteer Opportunities

Why Should I Help?

Students will enhance their leadership skills by doing service and it offers them a sense of accomplishment.  Some students will become involved in volunteer services when they are searching for service projects to involve their student organization in the community.  Volunteer Services also promotes a responsibility to "give back" to society and helps them achieve a lifetime commitment to service and helping others.

Students helping each other with school work at Einsteins

Sign Up to “Help Others”

Filling out this form will put you on an email list that will inform you of Volunteer/Service opportunities that are available throughout the year.

Sign Up Now

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“Education for Service" Award

Students who complete and submit the appropriate number of service hours will qualify for UCM's "Education for Service Award."

Students can submit hours for each service activity they complete while attending UCM.  Submitted hours will be verified and a running total of a student's volunteer hours for each year will be kept while they attend UCM. Copies of a student's submitted hours and service activities are available upon request.

Track Hours & More Info

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President’s Volunteer Service Award

The President’s Volunteer Service Award works with Certifying Organizations to recognize America’s most committed volunteers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the value of volunteer time to be $23.56 per hour, and through their service, Americans invest billions in their local communities—to say nothing of the immeasurable impact volunteers have on others and the character of their communities. 

More Information

Volunteer Opportunities

"Ways to Help Others"

Check out our variety of ways that you can get involved by volunteering to help others. 


Volunteer Fair

One time each semester, Volunteer Services invites local not-for-profit agencies to campus.  These agencies provide information for students to encourage their participation as volunteers.  This fair provides an excellent opportunity for students to become involved in service projects in the local community.  Students are able to give back to others and learn about our community at the same time.

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2020 / 11-1 p.m./ Union Atrium
  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021 / 11 - 1 p.m. / Union Atrium

Volunteer Student Organizations

MO Volunteers:  This student volunteer organization provides opportunities for group involvement while contributing something valuable to the world around you. Annual programs sponsored include Highway Clean-up, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Survival House, & more.  This student group is always looking for new service ideas. Your involvement can make a difference in your campus and outside community. Join us on Mondays @ 2:30pm in Union 217!


UCM Breakers Alternative Spring Break: Spring Break can be a positive experience for students, combining fun and volunteerism in a healthy environment. Breakers is a student group looking for active leadership and involvement to promote the Alternative Break Program. These trips involve working with Habitat for Humanity.  ( For more information about joining Breakers, please email the president, Grace Farmer at or call 660-543-4007


Support Breakers for a taxable donation from the UCM Alumni Foundation..

Volunteer Service Days

During the year, Volunteer Services sponsors service days. These days bring volunteers together to serve and help others. Students may participate as a team or sign on as an individual. Projects are established throughout the community and include city street clean up and beautification, planting flower boxes, painting projects, senior citizen lawn care, and nursing center projects. This is a great way to give back to the community you live in.

Stop and Serve

Stop & Serve is a monthly opportunity for the UCM students to perform quick and simple tasks that will benefit the community or an agency in some way. Students will be able to give back by stopping by in between classes or on their lunch break! 

  • National Stalking Awareness Month / January 28th / 11:00 am-2:00 pm / Union Taco Bell
  • National Heart Month / February 9th / 11:00 am-2:00 pm / Student Recreation and Wellness Center
  • National Women's History Month / March 10th / 11:00am-2:00 pm / Wood
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month / April 19th / 11:00 am-2:00 pm / Ward Edwards

Volunteer MO' Monthly

Every month Volunteer Services hosts a service project for the campus community to get involved with. This promotes a culture of service within the UCM Community and provides the students on campus with the opportunity to give back to local agencies in the Warrensburg area. 

  • Wednesday, February 10th
  • Tuesday, March 23rd
  • Thursday, April 15th


Volunteer "Community Partners"

This document provides volunteer service opportunities for the local, campus and surrounding areas.  Feel free to contact them about how to get involved.

Community Partners


Blood Drives

Donating blood means life to many people. Several times a year, the University of Central Missouri teams up with the Community Blood Center to host blood drives. All of the blood donated is used in local hospitals and benefits those in the area. Volunteers are always needed to donate. 

Sign-ups are encouraged: and walk-ins are welcomed.

All Blood Drives ar located in the Elliott Student Union Ballrooms.

"Welcome Back Drive"

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020  from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 "Held in conjunction with Homecoming 2020"

  • Monday, October 19, 2020  from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

 "Military Appreciation Blood Drive" (

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020  from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

"Held in conjunction with the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. events"

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
  • Thursday, January 27, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 "Held in conjunction with Greek Week 2021"

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 26, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 

"Summer Drive 2021"

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.



Kristie Brinkley
Assistant Director, Student Activities Volunteer & Non-Traditional Student Services
Union 217
Tel: (660)543-4380


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