To get involved with any of the events listed below, contact us at 874-7499 or volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com.
Starting April 22-November 8-Composting Workshops-Nature's Way To Recycle! Attend a free composting workshop and start composting. Attendees are eligible to receive a free basic compost bin or a deluxe bin for $20. Registration is preferred. Fall and Spring compost workshops are held at the Capen Park Demonstration Site located off Rock Quarry Road. For additional details about the compost workshops, call Columbia Public Works at 874-6271 or send your name, address, telephone number and email address to pw-volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com.
Saturdays: October 18; November 1 & 15: Household Hazardous Waste Collection – two shifts of 8-10 a.m. or 10 a.m. to noon. Volunteers serve as greeters and paint stirrers at this event held at the Grissum Building, 1313 Lakeview. To get involved, contact Andrea Shelton at pw-volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com.
Starting August 23-October 18-Special Olympics Bowling-volunteers are needed to assist with bowling. A commitment to the sports season is NOT required. Saturday's from 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. or 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at AMF Town and Country Lanes, 1508 North Providence. Volunteers are able to give dates and the group they would like to work. Volunteers are assigned to a lane to keep bowlers on task. Volunteer assignments are emailed each week. A Class A Volunteer Form on file is required for all volunteers. Volunteers must contact Jody Cook at email@example.com.
Tuesday, October 14 - Neighborhood Watch training session at Gentry Middle School at 7 p.m. Open to all Columbia residents!
Tuesday, October 14 - Park Clean Team - Stephens Lake Park starting at 5 p.m. Meet at the Old 63 Parking Lot. Pizza at 5 followed by trash pickup throughout the park. Register online.
Saturday, October 18 - Bear Creek Run (Half Marathon)-Volunteers are needed . to assist with Course Support (shifts 7:30 a.m.-noon and 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) and Aid Station Support (shift 7:30 a.m.-1p.m. but may be released as early as noon). The event will start and finish at Albert-Oakland Park and the majority of volunteers will report to this location on race morning.
Saturdays, October 18, Nov 15 & Dec 13- East Campus Cleanup - Volunteer should meet at the corner of Wilson Ave & Lee St at 9 a.m. to keep the East Campus neighborhood looking good! Register online.
October 18 (boys) and November 14 (girls) - Keep Embracing Youth (K.E.Y.) Lock-ins –Volunteers will assist staff working with youth in attendance at quarterly male-only and female-only Lock-Ins at the Armory (Boys' Lock-ins will be held every 3rd Friday in January, April, July and October/Girls' will be every 4th Friday in those months). Hours are 8:30pm Friday until 8:30am Saturday morning, shifts are a possibility. Positive Role models needed -- great opportunity for sociology and education majors who intend to work with youth. Background checks are required; prefer volunteers who will return quarterly.
Friday, October 31: Spook-Tacular is a Halloween event organized by Columbia Parks & Recreation on Halloween night. Groups are invited to bring a game or activity for kids 6th grade and younger; individual volunteers are needed for activities provided by Parks & Recreation. The event will be held at the Hearnes Center Concourse from 5-7 p.m. You can sign up by completing the registration form. Volunteers can contact Janel Twehouse at JLT@gocolumbiamo.com.
Sunday, November 16 - America Recycles Day - 1-5 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library. Volunteers are needed to staff tables to educate the public about waste reduction and recycling. We also invite individuals and groups to participate in a litter control event that day. Contact Andrea Shelton to learn more - 874-6271 or amshelto@GoColumbiaMo.com.
Starting December 1-March 17-Special Olympics Basketball-volunteers are needed to assist with basketball. A commitment to the sports season is required. Knowledge and love for the sport helpful. Monday or Tuesday evenings from 6-7 p.m. or 7-8 p.m. at New Haven Elementary, 3301 New Haven Road, depending on team assignment. A Class A Volunteer Form on file is required for all volunteers. Volunteers must contact Jody Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 6-Santa Hotline-volunteers are needed to assist with answering "Santa's Hotline" from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 2 hour shifts are available, preferably 1 male voice per shift.
Starting February 1-May 17-Specialist Olympics Swim Team-volunteers are needed to assist with swimming. A commitment to the sports season is required. Looking for male volunteers with competitive swim or instruction experience. Sunday's from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Hickman Pool. A Class A Volunteer Form on file is required for all volunteers. Volunteers must contact Jody Cook at email@example.com.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 19th annual Cleanup Columbia Citywide Cleanup Event Y
Y indicates an event appropriate for youth volunteers
To learn about these volunteer activities, call 874-7499 or e-mail volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com.