JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern students were able to learn about the many volunteer opportunities in and around Joplin, and they can thank a classmate.

This “service fair” was the brainchild of Elizabeth Martin, a second-year pre-medical biology student at Aurora. Martin did this as part of an Honors Program service project.

A number of non-profit organizations were part of it, including “Jasper County Casa”, “Ronald McDonald House”, “Joplin Humane Society”, “Lafayette House”, and “Spiva Center for the Arts”.

“Volunteer work benefits the person doing the work much less than the organization. I think people don’t necessarily realize the benefits they will get from volunteer work until they do it. Like all of these different organizations, if students volunteer with them, there are a lot of benefits that they never anticipated would happen,” said MSSU student Elizabeth Martin.

It was all part of what is shaping up to be a busy week on campus.

A “Veterans Day” ceremony will take place on Friday morning at the oval at 10:50 a.m.

Saturday’s football game against Washburn is the “Military and First Responders Appreciation Game.”