Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Volunteering & Donations

Volunteer Columbia is cooperating with the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health & Human Services, the Boone County Office of Emergency Management and other local agencies to help coordinate volunteers and share the needs for donation of items as we respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be sharing needs that have arisen from this situation.  Some agencies listed below have an additional need for volunteers as a result of COVID-19.

Donating items to local non profits 

Loaves & Fishes is looking for volunteers who can commit to working 2-hour shifts once or twice a week. Tasks include cleaning tables and chairs before and after dinner and sanitizing between diners.  4:30-6:30 p.m. On-going volunteers are preferred.  Loaves & Fishes provides a meal for the unhoused at Wilkes Blvd. Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Boulevard. To help, contact Ruth O’Neill, 573-268-8095 or ruth1327@yahoo.comcreate new email

Meals on Wheels: Visit opens in a new to learn more.

Services for Independent Living is seeking volunteers to help with shopping for low income seniors and those with disabilities.  The schedule is flexible. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and agree to a background screening.
Hours: flexible
Contact:  Madison Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator
1401 Hathman Place l  Columbia, MO  65201
Phone: 573.874.1646 Fax: 573.874.3564 
manderson@silcolumbia.orgcreate new email

Show-Me Response – Missouri’s Registry of Volunteer Healthcare Professionals;  If you are available to assist with Alternate Care Sites across the state, please apply with Missouri’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team.

For more information or questions, contact Volunteer Programs at volunteer@CoMo.govcreate new email