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112 Health Professions students participate in Service Days 

Students volunteering at Mobility Worldwide

Nov. 16, 2021 

Earlier this month, 112 Health Professions students served the community at 10 different locations throughout Columbia for the seventh annual School of Health Professions Service Days event.   

Students played board games and socialized with the residents of the Bluffs, a non-profit skilled health care provider; bagged more than 2,000 pounds of dry ingredients for the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri; packed hygiene kits for Afghan refugees at the Assistance League; and much more. 

The event was organized by graduate students and former student ambassadors Matt Vollmar, Lexie Chirpich, Mady Flatt, Carolyn Russell and Mackenzie Krebill, and Health Professions student ambassadors served as site leaders at each volunteer location.  

“These students gave of themselves and their very precious time — Health Professions students are busy — to help others they would mostly never meet, and that says so much about them,” said Cheri Ghan, coordinator of student recruitment.    

Thank you to the student ambassador site leaders and all the Health Professions students who gave their time to make a difference!

At Services for Independent Living, our students helped with yard work such as mowing, cleaning gutters and more.
Students prep pasta meals for the temporary residents of the Ronald McDonald house.
Student is shown pushing a wheelbarrow full of mulch outside a shed building
At the Cedar Creek therapeutic riding center, students built a fire pit and mulched flower beds.
Students at tables packaging dry pasta
At the Columbia Food Bank, students helped package over 2,000 pounds of dry ingredients for macaroni.
Students pull vegetables and weeds from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture's garden.
Students pull vegetables and weeds from the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture’s garden.
Student volunteers pose with two residents at The Bluffs skilled nursing facility
Student volunteers pose with two residents at The Bluffs skilled nursing facility