Volunteering

If you enjoy fun, rewarding and new experiences, then volunteering your time may be just right for you!  Opportunities are available now at the following locations. Contact the organization of your choice to learn more about how you can get involved!

Volunteer Opportunities


  • City of Columbia Visit with Santa Event - Sue Spargo, 618-281-7144 ext. 134. Volunteers are needed on any Saturday or Sunday, December 3, 9, 10, 16 & 17 from 12:45pm-4pm to assist children with crafts, treats, and letters from Santa. 
  • Columbia Women's Club - Gaylene Everts, 618-363-0269. Volunteers are needed May - October, 1 day per week. Volunteers help plant and maintain flower gardens in various locations throughout the City.                                                   
  • Grace Adoption - Carol Turnquist, 618-304-4758 or carol@graceadoptioninc.org. Volunteers build a relationship with a senior citizen in a nursing home or another care facility in our community. 

Christmas Giving Opportunities

  • Columbia Kiwanis Club Toy Drive - Benefits Monroe County House of Neighborly Service. Donate toys for needy children in Monroe County.  Beginning November 23rd, drop new unwrapped toys in Kiwanis Club bins located at Columbia McDonalds, Columbia Firestone, Schnucks, Dollar General, Budnick, Khoury Pharmacy, Columbia National Bank, 1st National Bank of Waterloo Columbia location, George Weber Cheverolet, Hentscher-Johnson Orthodontics and Dairy Queen. 
  • House of Neighborly Service - Accepting donations for Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. Contact the HNS Help Line at 939-8680 for more information.
  • Monroe County YMCA-HTC Center - Collecting food and new or very gently used coats for their Food and Coat Drive. Call 618-281-9622 for more information. 
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