Check the “Get Involved” section in the Tuesday edition of The Columbia Daily Tribune.
- AARP Tax-Aide Program
Assist lower-income and older people with online tax preparation January through April. Training is provided.
- Adult Education & Literacy–English Language Institute
Volunteer Opportunities include: One-on-one tutoring, publicity, recruitment, clerical work, field trips and classroom.
- American Red Cross
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MO
Become a mentor for a child between ages 6 and 14.
- Boone County Animal Care
Foster homeless pets or help with event planning and fundraising.
- Boys & Girls Club of the Columbia Area – Get Involved
For more information contact Nancy: (573) 874-1697
- Callaway County SERVE, Inc.
This nonprofit social services agency in Fulton offers services like a food pantry, transportation system, senior volunteer placement and thrift store.
- Cedar Creek Therapeutic Riding Center
- Central Missouri Community Action
Help families through programs like Head Start, Foster Grandparents, Family Support, and a variety of life-skills and financial development initiatives.
- Central Missouri Food Bank
Give money, give time, give food.
- Central Missouri Humane Society
Opportunities to work with the animals at the shelter.
- Columbia, MO Office of Volunteer Services
A variety of opportunities for adults and youth.
- Columbia Public Schools
Help with tutoring, reading to students, assisting in the computer lab and more.
- Columbia Second Chance
Become a pet foster parent, work in the adoption center or do kennel chores, etc.
- Friends of the Library
Groups in Columbia, Callaway County and Southern Boone County provide the library with additional funds for needed materials and services.
- Habitat for Humanity – Show-Me Central Chapter
Build affordable housing in partnership with people in need.
Assist with a number of compassionate-care duties.
- Literacy Action Corps
Help adult nonreaders or people from other countries read, write and speak English.
- Meals on Wheels
Deliver hot meals to seniors and people with disabilities.
- MU Museum of Art and Archaeology
Become a docent, a tour guide or help in the museum shop. Training provided.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri
Help out-of-town families of children receiving treatment in Columbia area hospitals
- Salvation Army
-Salvation Army Harbor House, 602 N Ann St, Columbia, (573) 442-1984
-Salvation Army Family Services, 1108 W Ash St, Columbia, (573) 442-3229
- Services for Independent Living
- Show-Me State Games & Senior Games
- State Historical Society of Missouri
Volunteer opportunities include repairing fragile newspapers, making copies, data entry and more.
- St. Francis House Catholic Worker Community – Columbia
Operates St. Frances House for men and Lois Bryant House for women.
- True/False Film Festival
- TRYPS Children’s Theater
- United Way–Heart of Missouri Chapter
- Voluntary Action Center
Find a volunteer opportunity for you.
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- Dream Factory
Help fulfill the dream of a seriously ill child.
Project of Action Without Borders. Search the database for volunteer listings worldwide.
- Network for Good
Search by zip code for volunteer opportunities in your area.
Provides information on government programs and opportunities to serve in the USA.
- USA.gov Public Service and Volunteerism
Listing of government agencies/organizations for individuals willing to volunteer their time.
America’s Natural and Cultural Resources Volunteer Portal. Search by state and agency.