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.
Starting July 16-September 17-Special Olympics Tennis-volunteers are needed to assist with tennis. A commitment for a sports season is required. Wednesday's from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Cosmo. Volunteers will help individuals of lower developmental level refine simple skills. A Class A Volunteer Form on file is required for all volunteers. Volunteers must contact Jody Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturdays: September 6 & 20; October 4 & 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.
Saturday, September 13 - Columbia Crawdads Monthly Litter Pickup! Join other like-minded Columbia residents in this monthly trash pick up event held the second Saturday morning of each month. The City will provide the supplies, identify an area in need and set the start time. Y
Wednesday, September 17 -Family Fun Fest: -Flat Branch Park, 101 S. 4th Street, 5:45 p.m. Volunteers are needed to assist with children's activities. We are also looking for a volunteer to be "Mr. Bag It" and serve as an ambassador for recycling!
September 20 & 21 - Heritage Festival -Nifong Park - Volunteers are needed to assist with children's activities in 2 hour, 45 minute shifts and also help with parking. Y
Thursday, Sept. 25 - Neighborhood Watch General Membership meeting, 7 p.m. at City Hall, 701 E. Broadway, Room 1A. Open to all Columbia residents!
Saturday, October 11 - Hinkson Clean Sweep - 10 a.m. to noon at locations throughout Columbia. Hinkson Clean Sweep is a city-wide stream cleanup event where volunteers work together to clean area streams. The result is a healthier watershed and attractive community! The City will provide bags and gloves as well as guidance at each site. Registration opens Sept. 8. Y
Tuesday, October 14 - Neighborhood Watch training session at Gentry Middle School at 7 p.m. Open to all Columbia residents!
Saturday, October 18 - Bear Creek Run (Half Marathon)-Volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to assist with course direction. The event will take place at the Bear Creek Trail. More details to come.
October 18 (boys) and October 25 (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: Spooktacular 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. Time and location to be announced.
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.
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 volunteers with competetive 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
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To learn about these volunteer activities, call 874-7499 or e-mail volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com.