Students and staff from Webster University's Rolla campus recently took part in a community service day and volunteered their time at Camp Milt in St. James.
These efforts were in conjunction with Webster Works Worldwide, which is the university’s annual day of service held on the first Wednesday of October.
“At the Rolla campus, we always try to serve nonprofit organizations that have a direct impact on our local communities,” explained Tracie Isakson, the team leader for the Rolla campus. “However, Webster University has campuses around the globe, and the entire university has over 2,000 volunteers and 200 projects worldwide.”
According the Isakson, Camp Milt was selected because this nonprofit organization provides respite, free equine therapy, and a host of outdoor activities to those with disabilities and illnesses at no cost.
“Many of our students are counselors in training, so we wanted to serve an organization that would best fit our students’ skills and interests,” Isakson explained. “By volunteering at Camp Milt, we provided our students with more exposure to this organization, and hopefully they can refer their future clients there when appropriate.”
Throughout the day of service, the Webster Rolla students and staff assisted with grooming horses, staining a horse arena and guiding a young boy with disabilities while he rode one of the camp’s horses.
“We were thrilled to help out at Camp Milt,” said Dr. Greg Edwards, the campus director. “Karen and Jim Thomas run the organization, and they were amazing hosts. They clearly make a significant difference in the lives of their visitors.”
For more information about Camp Milt, call Karen at 573-263-1716.
To learn more about Webster’s Rolla campus and its program offerings, call 573-368-4569, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.webster.edu/rolla.