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Volunteer Programs

COVID-19/Coronavirus Response Volunteering

Ways you can get involved! 

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) has resumed at 1313 Lakeview. Volunteers assist with paint consolidation and traffic and direction. Shifts are available 8 a.m.-10 a.m. & 10a.m.-12p.m. Volunteers must signup, no walk-ins please.  For more information email Jody.Cook@como.govopens an email link or call 573-874-6271. Coming dates:  Aug. 1 & 15
  • Douglass Baseballopens PDF file is looking for coaches, umpires and board members!  The season starts with a clinic on June 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The season will be from July 6 to August 6 with practices on Saturday mornings and games on week nights. Contact League Coordinator Ca-Sandra Gunnopens an email link, 573-355-8920, to learn more or get involved! 
  • Saturday, August 8 Litter Team Event, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Check in at Faith Baptist Church, 3909 Brown Station Road.  Volunteers are required to wear a mask for supply distribution. Registrants will receive a detailed reminder with site check in procedures. For more information, shoot us an email at volunteer@comoopens an email link, call 573-874-6271 or self-schedule here.    Drop ins are welcome. 
  • Park Patrol training for new volunteers will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, July 21 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, July 23 at 3 p.m.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, participate in a background screening and attend training. 
  • Splat! Jr. Mud Obstacle Course has been moved to August 15 at Gans Creek Recreation Area.  We are looking for volunteers to help guide kids along the course!
  • Kaleidospoke has been moved to Saturday, September 12. Volunteers help with course support along the MKT from Flat Branch Park to Twin Lakes Park, 6:45-11 p.m. or 7-10 p.m.
  • Looking for a project for a group?  We can help you organize a litter pick up event or park project. 

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    Volunteer of the Month for July - Lea Langdon

    Lea Langdon - July Volunteer of the Month

    Lea Langdon is the July Volunteer of the Month. Lea has a passion for the environment and believes that all citizens have a responsibility to be good stewards of the earth. Lea began here service with the City of Columbia in 2015 as a Recycling Ambassador. Lea takes any opportunities that arise to promote waste reduction and proper recycling, but her real niche is with native landscapes education.

    In 2017 Lea began passing her extensive knowledge of native landscapes to the public through the  COMO Wild Yards Program. According to Community Conservationist, Danielle Fox, “Lea is an ... Read More