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Services | Service Opportunities

Personal hours of service, year-round, as well as class, club, and team service hours are kept for you while a student at McPherson College.   Many students request a listing of their service hours while in college as they prepare their resumes. 


Dancing RabbitDancing Rabbit Eco-Village
March 16-22, 2014
Rutledge, Missouri

Work projects often include natural building, green building, building design, organic gardening and food preservation, small agricultural endeavors, small business projects, childcare, and sustainable technology.

Seeking:  Mature, hard-working, open-minded, environmentally conscious , creative students for a week of volunteering at this unique eco-community!  Only 2 openings left.

Interest may be expressed by completing an application form available at the Campus Service Office in the Student Union.  An interview is also required. 


Camp Mennoscah

Camp Mennoscah
March 16-19, 2014

$30 per student
Murdock, KS
Leave: Sunday, March 16 – 2:00pm
Return: Wednesday, March 19 – 6:00pm

# of Openings: 9 students

Service Work: Clearing Trails, Facilities Maintenance, Other Seasonal Jobs

Bring: Work Clothes/Shoes, Sleeping bag/pillow/blankets, Energy and Enthusiasm

To express interest and/or to sign up for this service opportunity, stop in the SERVICE OFFICE in the Student Union and speak with Tom Hurst.


Service Trip

Heartland Farm
March 16-20, 2014

$40 per student
Great Bend, Kansas
Bring:  Sleeping Bag, Pillow, Blankets, Work clothes and shoes                          
:  Farm Work of all types!!
Don’t want to “give up” your entire spring break week.  Join Mark Malaby and his family at HEARTLAND FARM west of Great Bend, from March 16 thru March 20.  You will be clearing trails, painting, caring for the Alpacas and having wonderful conversations with an incredible group of active, forward-thinking Franciscan Sisters who live on this farm.      


Mennonite Disaster Services – Duluth, MN  
March 15-22, 2014
Duluth, Minnesota
Seven openings for students still exist
A flood!  A BIG flood, and some people in Duluth, MN, had their homes damaged or destroyed.  YOU have the opportunity to assist these families to move back into reconstructed homes.  Don’t have construction skills?  No problem.  Mennonite Disaster Services staff will help you learn everything you need to know to help build viable new housing for people who have lost their homes.  This IS a wonderful opportunity to live in community for a week and help people who really need your help!!


Red Cross Blood Drive
Thursday, May 1, 2014

on campus


Ongoing/Periodic Service Possibilities


McPherson Church of the Brethren
Wednesday evening youth activities.
Contact Pastor Jerry - - 620-241-1109

The Cedars Retirement Community
Visit and share a game, a book, some conversation with a senior resident or group of residents.
Contact:  Tina Montroy at 241-0919, ext. 136 or

On-Line Service Opportunities
Sign up.  Make your choices.

Humane Society
Petting animals, cleaning cages.
Contact: Joe Dickhudt campus ext. 2563

Mt Hope Sanctuary
Many service groups have brought their generous hearts together and have helped us by collecting supplies, working on landscaping, painting walls and so much more.  We always have projects that would be perfect for those looking to serve!

If you have an idea for a house/residence project or would like to know what projects we may be in need of, please email our Director of Operations, Jeni Hanken at  Or, call her at 620-242-9440.

Opportunities exist to:  read to individuals, play games with persons, lead and participate in exercises for a person or persons, create art projects and simply talk with clients. MCDS is also interested in having a class or group of students help create a client Talent Show for the community.
Contact:  Jennifer Cantrell – 620-241-6693, ext. 133 or 620-241-6699 or

A program to help people get out of poverty.  Need one time or regular childcare during adult meetings.  Dinner 5:15-6:00 (if wanted)  Activity help from 6:00-7:30pm.
Contact: Brenda Sales, Director 620-242-2015,

Save ‘N Share Store
Check downtown with Store Manager

Re-Use It Store
Check at store on West Kansas for possibilities.

Hutchinson Correctional Facility – Prisoner Visitation 
Contact:  Nathan Coons, Victim Offender Ministries Chaplain (316) 283-2038 or (316) 215-1758
Facility Ministry Office staffed by Chaplain Green - 316-662-2321

Death Row Support Project
The Christian faith asks us to visit those in jail.  One of the ways to do this is to commit to at least a year of writing to one person on death row. 
Contact: Rachael Gross or call the following number between 9 and 5, 260-982-7480, or write to Death Row Support Project, PO Box 600, Liberty Mills, IN  46946.

First Christian Church
Help with children’s activities on Wednesdays 6-7pm.
Contact: Dee Ann Easley 620-755-1625 or Rev. Lynn Scott 316-308-5068/620-241-1390 and


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