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Step Up and Volunteer

From distributing food at a food pantry to manning the reception desk at a homeless shelter, research shows that volunteering has positive effects on a person’s mental and physical health.

April is National Volunteer Month in America. It's dedicated to honoring volunteers and encouraging volunteerism. 

Alex Johnson, community-engaged learning director in the Center for Community Engagement (CCE) at Missouri State University, discusses volunteerism and the latest effort on campus to combat hunger among students.

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To find out more about the CCE and the Bear Pantry, visit this website

A native of Malaysia, Emily moved to Springfield in 2010 and started working at Missouri State University in 2014. She’s currently the assistant director in the Office of Strategic Communication. She has a BA in Mass Communications from Colorado State University-Pueblo and a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
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