• Kwanzaa Celebration
  • Cooking Matters
  • Holiday Lights Contest


Volunteer Programs

Ways you can get involved!

  • A Dozen Ways to be Healthy and 12345 Fit-Tastic, starts October 23 at Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services. Volunteers will help with childcare and facilitating A Dozen Ways to be Healthy curriculum. 
  • Household Hazardous Waste, November 16. Volunteers are needed to help with traffic direction and paint consolidation. 
  • Kwanzaa Celebration, December 7 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church. Volunteers will help with set up, serving dinner and tear down. 
  • ECO Cleanup, Smiley Ln. and N. Providence Trail, December 14. Volunteers will meet on Arctic Wolf Ct. and N. Providence.
  • Looking for a project for a group?  We can help you organize a litter pick up event or park project. 

Read more about volunteer opportunities

Volunteer of the Month for November-Gloria Schwartz

For a long time Gloria Schwartz had wanted to coach the Special Olympics, but she thought she didn't have time.  Finally, three years ago, a friend coaxed her into helping at a practice.  Then, she not only found the time, but a very rewarding career in coaching.  

Gloria has been involved with competitive sports all of her life.  And she wanted to help persons with intellectual disabilities experience some of the same excitement, opportunities, and lessons she knew sports could provide.  That's why she volunteers and is now their softball and basketball coach.  Gloria tells us it was the "best decision I've ever made."

Jessica Sida, Recreation Specialist for the Special Olympics, says ... Read More