Opportunities for YOU to volunteer!

To get involved with any of the events listed below, contact us at 874-7499 or   Self schedule for many of our events online!!

Special Olympics is looking for volunteers to help with the following sports:

  • Basketball will be held on Mondays & Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. at New Haven Elementary, 3301 New Haven Rd, starting Monday, November 26-Monday, March 4, 2019.

If you are looking for an exceptional volunteer experience, please contact Jessica Sida. Volunteers must commit to the entire season and have a Class A Application on file.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service:  Saturday, January 19, 2019 (weather permitting) This event is for groups or individuals interested in an environmental cleanup from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Cosmo Park at the Rainbow Softball Complex 1615 Business Loop 70 W. 

 R.O.C. 7K Trail RunSaturday, January 26, 2019 starting at Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 W-Antimi Shelter. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, aid station support, course support/direction, and finish line/post race support.

The Stonegrinder 7K: Tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 16 starting at Capen Park, 1600 Capen Park Drive. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, aid station support, course support/direction, and finish line/post race support.

Bring Your Own Big Wheel: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at ARC 1701 W. Ash. Volunteers are needed from 8:30-10:30 a.m. to assist with set up, registration. event execution, and tear down. 

Fix It Fair:  January 26:  The City of Columbia and the Mid Missouri Solid Waste Management District are partnering to host Fix-it Fairs. These events bring together expert repair volunteers with participants interested in learning how to fix their broken stuff.  The next event is  January 26th, 1-4pm, Daniel Boone Regional Library. We have helped folks fix small appliances, electronics, tools, clothes, bags, bikes, outdoor gear, small furniture, and many other items. Our first three events were successful and our volunteers are ready to take on more participants, we are also always looking for more volunteers.  To help, contact or call 573-817-6422. 

 Recycling Ambassador Training: Tuesday, February 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  at the ARC, 1701 W. Ash. Do you have a passion for waste reduction, recycling and creating a sustainable environment for future generations? Make a contribution as a Recycling Ambassador staffing education booths, giving presentations, community outreach projects and assisting with waste audits and education events.  Register here.

Y indicates an event appropriate for youth volunteers. To learn about these volunteer activities, call 874-7499 or e-mail

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Updated 12-10-18