• 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. 
  • Bring Your Own Big Wheel, October 26 at ARC. Volunteers will assist staff with set up, course safety and lap counts. 
  • Respite Care Event for Foster Families, November 8 at ARC. Volunteers will interact with and supervise children. 
  • Holiday Lights Contest, December 8 at the Armory. Volunteers will assist staff with judging holiday lights in central Columbia. 
  • 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 October-Snowy Li

When classes end in the spring, many students find ways to earn money.  Others just want a little rest and relaxation.  But some students in Columbia spend their summers volunteering for the City. Snowy Li is certainly one of them.  Snowy participated in the Youth in Action program the two previous summers, but aged out of the program this year, so she organized Teens in Action for older youth in July.     

Teens in Action began with a bang.  In just two months, 23 teens accumulated over 217 volunteer hours across ten events such as a stream cleanup at the Al Gustin Golf Course and a block party at Indian Hills.

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