Opportunities for YOU to volunteer!
To get involved with any of the events listed below, contact us at 874-7499 or Volunteer@CoMo.gov. Self schedule for many of our events online!!
Special Olympics is looking for volunteers to help with the following sports:
- Bocce will be held on Tuesdays, from 6-7 p.m. at West Middle School, 401 Clinkscales Rd., starting on July 10 through September 25.
- Golf will be held on Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. at the L.A. Nickell Golf Course at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 West starting on July 12 through September 27.
- Tennis will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Tennis Court 6 at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 West, starting on July 18 through September 26.
- Bowling will be held on Saturdays, from 12-3:30 p.m. at the AMF Town & Country Lanes, 1508 N Providence Rd, starting Saturday, October 6 through Saturday, November 17.
Wednesday, August 15-Family Fun Fest– Family Fun Fest is a series of five themed festivals with activities and entertainment for the whole family. Volunteers are needed to help supervise inflatables and may be assigned others tasks. Volunteers are needed from 5:45-8:30 p.m. at Cosmo Park (1615 Business Loop 70 West)-Burford Shelter on Wednesdays September 19. Y
Saturday, August 18 – Household Hazardous Waste Collection- Volunteers are needed to assist with Paint Consolidation and Traffic and Direction. Shifts are available 8:00a.m.-10:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. -12:00p.m. Traffic volunteers greet citizens and direct to the proper lane. Paint volunteers open cans of water based paint and consolidate into five gallon buckets. It’s a bit messy, but people really enjoy it. Aprons, gloves and shoe covers are provided. HHW takes place at 1313 Lakeview.
Saturday, August 18-Kaleidospoke is a fun, family-friendly night time GLOW bike ride along Columbia’s MKT Trail and a Columbia favorite! Join us in the fun by supporting this event on Saturday, August 18! Volunteers are needed to help with event setup/cleanup at Twin Lakes Recreation Area from 7-10 p.m.
Wednesday, August 29- Neighborhood Park Fun Days: Volunteers are needed to help in the kids’ activity areas. The August Neighborhood Park Fun Day will be held at Auburn Hills Park from 5:15-7:45 p.m. The September events will be held at Longview Park on Wednesday, September 12 and at the Whitegate Neighborhood on Wednesday, September 26 from 5:15-7:45 p.m.
Saturday, September 1 & 15 – Household Hazardous Waste Collection- Volunteers are needed to assist with Paint Consolidation and Traffic and Direction. Shifts are available 8:00a.m.-10:00a.m. and 10:00a.m. -12:00p.m. Traffic volunteers greet citizens and direct to the proper lane. Paint volunteers open cans of water based paint and consolidate into five gallon buckets. It’s a bit messy, but people really enjoy it. Aprons, gloves and shoe covers are provided. HHW takes place at 1313 Lakeview.
Saturday, September 8- Columbia Crawdads-Columbia Crawdads are volunteers who care about our environment by picking up litter. Crawdads events are scheduled the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. The next Crawdads Cleanup will be Saturday, September 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. along the Bear Creek Trail. Volunteers will meet at the Bear Creek Trailhead off of Creasy Springs, 3200 Creasy Springs Rd.
Saturday, September 15 & Sunday, September 16-The 41st Annual Heritage Festival & Craft Show will be held on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 at Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa St. Volunteers are needed both days to help with parking from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12-4 p.m.; assist with hayrides from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-5:15 p.m. and support the children’s activity area (i.e. making crafts, assisting with children’s games, etc), from 9:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 12:15-3 p.m. and 2:45-5:15 p.m.
Tuesday, September 18, Recycling Ambassadors Training will take place at 6:00p.m.-8:00p.m at the ARC, 1701 West Ash. Recycling Ambassadors are trained on the City of Columbia’s recycling programs, alternative recycling options and waste reduction tips. The trainees are asked to give 12 hours of service sharing their knowledge educating the community about waste reduction, recycling, the importance of recycling properly and the power that each of us has to make a difference. Opportunities include staffing education booths, giving presentations, conducting community outreach projects and assisting with waste audits and education events. The registration form can be found here. For more information contact Jody Cook or call 573-874-6271.
Y indicates an event appropriate for youth volunteers. To learn about these volunteer activities, call 874-7499 or e-mail Volunteer@CoMo.gov.