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2019 Neighborhood Services Annual Report 
Ways you can get involved!
  • A Dozen Ways to be Healthy and 12345 Fit-Tastic starts January 29 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. 
  • Recycling Ambassadors Training, Tuesday, February 25, 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at the ARC, 1701 W. Ash St. Trainees are asked to share 12 hours of service prompting waste reduction and recycling.
  • Adopt-a-Trail Training, Tuesday, February 25, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Parks Management Center. Volunteers will be asked to adopt a quarter mile section of trail. 
  • The next meeting of the Medical Reserve Corps is Thursday, March 5, 5:30 p.m. at the Columbia/Boone County Dept. of Public Health & Human Services, 1005 W. Worley. 
  • Litter Team Cleanup, Saturday, March 7, 10:00am-12:00pm. Volunteer check in, 2711 W. Ash street, MBS Books.
  • Teens in Action Lunch, Saturday, March 7, 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Waters House-2104 Hillcrest Dr. for students in high school. 
  • Special Olympics! Volunteer for an hour each week to help support athletes participating in Basketball, Swimming, Track & Field, or Volleyball. Dates for each sport will vary. 
  • 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 February-Columba Jimenez

Columba Jimenez has been committed to serving her community for years. She is a familiar face at many of City of Columbia events and also volunteers at the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and her church.

Columba has participated in monthly Litter Team cleanups for seven years and many Household Hazardous Waste Collections (HHW) the past four years.  Columba goes above and beyond at HHW by making authentic burritos to share with fellow volunteers and the Solid Waste Utility staff. She is instrumental in supporting a team atmosphere that keeps other volunteers coming back.

If there isn’t an opportunity scheduled, Columba and her son will pick up litter in ... Read More