The Network is proud to have strong relationships with nonprofit and civic organizations throughout our community, and we take great pride in connecting members to organizations they’re passionate about. We reach out to community partners to learn how our members can help serve their mission – whether that’s hands-on volunteering, filling a volunteer leadership role, or something else.

These are just a few opportunities to get plugged in, so click here to find more.

If you know of any volunteer opportunities in the community, please submit them below.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Lunch Buddy

417-889-9136

As a Lunch Buddy you would make a one-year commitment to spend 30 minutes per week visiting your Little at his or her school during their lunch time. You would hang out with them one-on-one in the library, or another designated area, to play cards or just talk about their day.

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Ronald Mcdonald House Charities of the Ozarks

Various Opportunities

417-886-0225

Our Ronald McDonald House volunteers do a little bit of everything including checking in families, baking special desserts, restocking rooms, cleaning, answering the phone, assisting with mailings, running errands and computer entry.

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Convoy of Hope

Hands of Hope

417-823-8998

Hands of Hope is a community service opportunity that allows volunteer work in Springfield, Mo., where our World Distribution Center is located at 330 S. Patterson Avenue. Most Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, volunteers help sort, pack, count and label items that are distributed throughout the world. If Springfield Public Schools are canceled because of inclement weather, Hands of Hope will follow suit.

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The Victim Center

Volunteer Victim Advocate

417-863-7273

Our volunteer victim advocates are essential, front-line volunteers who provide victims with support, comfort, and resources in the aftermath of a crime. The Victim Center’s crisis hotline is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, thanks to our volunteer victim advocates.

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Community Partnership of the Ozarks

Volunteer Income Tax Preparation

417-888-2020

Do you have a passion for helping others? Become a volunteer tax preparer through Community Partnership. VITA volunteers help file taxes for hard working individuals and families, so they get all the credits they have earned and maximize the amount of their refunds! Things you need to know about volunteering for the VITA program: you don’t have to be a math genius , expert accountant or have prior experience; you will receive free training and all needed materials/software; there are many volunteer positions open that don’t require preparing taxes; days and hours are flexible; volunteer sites are conveniently located the community at libraries, churches and not-for-profit agencies. As a volunteer you will join a program that helps thousands of people file their taxes at no charge. Your help will make a huge difference!

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Springfield Little Theatre

Volunteer at The Springfield Little Theatre

Laramie Ellis

Lellis@springfieldlittletheatre.org

(417) 896-1334

At Springfield Little Theatre, we have a need for ushers, ticket takers, poster distribution, costume shop and tech/scene shop work for all of the productions that take place at: The Landers, The Education Building, and all off sight productions the Springfield Little Theatre might have! There truly is a place for everyone to have a role when it comes to volunteering at Springfield Little Theatre!

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CASA of SWMO

Advocate/Mentorship

Rebecca Weber

Rweber@casaswmo.org

(417) 864-6202

CASA is the only volunteer organization that empowers everyday citizens as appointed members of the court. In an overburdened social welfare system, abused and neglected children often slip through the cracks among hundreds of current cases. Appointed by judges, CASA volunteers typically handle just one case at a time—and commit to staying on that case until the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. While others may come and go, CASA volunteers provide that one constant that children need in order to thrive. We need people to spend about 5-10 hours/month building a relationship with the child(ren) and consistently advocating for their best interest.

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Isabel’s House

Childcare

Madison Gramling

madisong@isabelshouse.org

(417) 840-5632

As an Isabel’s House volunteer, you can become a valued part of #TeamIsabel in a number of ways, including-serving alongside our staff, taking care of our kids, cooking, cleaning, gardening, and fixing things up, working in our offices and on organization projects, fund raising and assisting with community outreach, advocating for child abuse and neglect prevention in the Ozarks. You have something great to offer our kids, and we’re looking for the best of the best to join us in our mission to strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect.

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Habitat for Humanity, Springfield

Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity

Kelsey Milholland

Kelsey@habitatspringfieldmo.org

(417) 829-4001

Do you want to help build for future generations? At Habitat for Humanity we help build futures for families and their children through home builds and home repairs. No construction experience is necessary, our skilled construction staff will teach volunteers the process of building a home. Check out the opportunities here and see how you can help deserving families in need of a safe place to call home.

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