Volunteer of the Month for December-Tom Amolsch

Tom Amolsch has been volunteering with the City of Columbia as a Park Patroller since 2013, logging over 600 volunteer hours with the City. Tom has combined his love for the outdoors with his affinity for service. As a Park Patroller, Tom logs close to 100 hours a year. He provides an extra set of eyes and ears along our trails and in our parks to help keep trail users safe, and assists them with any questions they may have.

Volunteer Programs Specialist Jody Cook says, “Tom’s service to the community isn’t restricted 

From left to right: Tom’s grandson Vincent & Tom

to Park Patrol. Tom often helps with litter events and can be counted on for special projects, whether that is distributing door hangers or helping with special events.” Even with Park Patrol, litter cleanups and the occasional special project, Tom continues to share even more of his time by recently becoming an Adopt-A-Trail volunteer; adopting a ¼ mile section of the MKT trail; adding to his long list of service projects. Tom’s commitment to our community is truly admirable.

Congratulations Tom and thank you for dedicating so much of your time caring for our parks, streets and trails in Columbia. To learn how you can get involved as a volunteer, contact us at 573-874-7499 or volunteer@como.gov.