Community Collaborators

We would like to recognize and extend our gratitude to the following community partners for their help and support in serving our communities. It is only though their donations that we can accomplish our goals of changing people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improving the communities, and making America a better place to live. Our partners care about their communities, and they dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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  Volunteer Stories

We would like to thank you for volunteering your time to serve the communities of Missouri Ozarks Community Action. It is our hope that your stories of selflessness and dedication will inspire others to step forward and contribute their time and experience in an effort to make our communities a better place.

A Child's Smile

I have been a volunteer for Head Start for four years and believe I benefit from this interaction as much as the children.  Each time I return home from a visit I feel as though I might have made a difference in a child's future life.  I look forward to their smiles, which say it all, in a way only they can express.  I may not get to talk to each child for more than a minute or two, but it's enough time to realize these children really enjoy being there.  I see them only once or twice a year which allows me to see their progress through this program. I very much enjoy my involvement with Head Start.

Cheryl Blosser

Why I Enjoy Volunteering For MOCA

Volunteering has really helped me become a part of this community.  Through doing so, I’ve been able to meet so many wonderful people that otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten to know.  It also gives me a sense of satisfaction to know that I am doing something (teaching yoga) that brings people a sense of health and well being.  I always leave a class feeling as if I’ve done something worthwhile with my evening. 

~Krinda Reagan

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The Blessings

Each person has been blessed with talents, abilities, gifts, and skills. One way to put those special and unique talents to use is by volunteering. I began volunteering after I retired when I discovered a little extra time-it doesn’t take much.  That’s the great thing about volunteering-you are your own boss, you can set your own hours, you can decide how often and how much you want to work.  But you might be surprised once you get started how rewarding the work is and how much your services are needed and valued.
Unlike a “regular” job, there is no paycheck at the end of the week or month, but the rewards are huge.  Your help is invaluable and greatly appreciated.  I often hear “Thank You for Your Help” or “We Appreciate You So Much”, words that are often not expressed in the real work world. The work you do as a volunteer is not only greatly valued, but much needed.  Many organizations, schools, and communities could not operate without the help of skilled volunteers.  To withhold your special gifts and talents not only hurts those who would benefit from your help, but it harms you also.  Why?  Because you benefit from volunteering.  You are blessed by helping others, not only emotionally and spiritually, but also physically.  Evidence shows that those who stay active mentally and are engaged with others enjoy better physical and mental health.
Volunteering is a winning proposition. You will be blessed as you help others. Give it a try!

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