There are lots of ways to help out in Columbia.
YOUZEUM needs a variety of volunteers to fill positions including fundraising, events, gift shop, tours, exhibit demonstrators and more. Visit the Youzeum's Web site for an application www.youzeum.org. Call Tia Felts, 573-886-2006.
TEE UP THE SUMMER needs volunteers to help young golfers ages 8 to 17 from 8:30 a.m. from June 10 through July 15 at LA Nickell Golf Course. E-mail volunteer@GoColumbiaMo.com. Call TEE UP THE SUMMER, 573-874-7499.
COLUMBIA ART LEAGUE'S ART IN THE PARK needs volunteers to help with the Golden Jubilee to be held June 7 and 8 in Stephens Lake Park. E-mail Crystal Payne at email@example.com. Call Crystal Payne, 573-443-8838.
THE CENTRAL MISSOURI FOOD BANK needs volunteers to sort and drive on May 10 for the NALC "Stamp Out Hunger," the largest one-day food collection in the country. Help is also needed for the Black and Gold Game on April 19, and Hunger Awareness Day on June 3. Call John Wampler, 573-474-1020.
MISSOURI STATE SENIOR GAMES needs lots of volunteers to help with registration, the games and other activities on June 19 through June 22. For details contact Jean Hough at HoughJ@missouri.edu. Call Jean Hough, 573-884-2946.
YOUZEUM will be opening soon and needs volunteers in a number of positions, including fundraising, events, gift shop, tours and exhibit demonstrators. Go to www.youzeum.org for an application. Call Tia Felts, 573-886-2006.
TIGER TREASURES, a community rummage sale on May 31 at MU's Memorial Stadium, needs hundreds of volunteers throughout the month of May and on the day of the sale. Pre-sale volunteers will help with sorting, collecting and pricing. Some work includes heavy lifting, hauling, carrying and other physical work. Call Janet Kimmons, 573-442-3229.
RSVP OF BOONE COUNTY has volunteer opportunities available for adults age 55 and older. Call Cynthia Jobe, 573-442-7238.
FRIENDS OF ROCK BRIDGE MEMORIAL STATE PARK needs volunteers to assist with the quarterly newsletter as writers, copy editor or publisher using Publisher 2007. E-mail Meredith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Meredith, 573-815-9255.
TIGER TREASURES needs hundreds of volunteers to help in sorting, collecting and pricing items for a community rummage sale to be held Saturday, May 31 at Memorial Stadium. Many volunteers will also be needed the day of the sale. The tasks may include some heavy lifting, hauling, carrying and other physical work. To help out contact Janet Kimmons. Call Janet Kimmons, 573-442-3229.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD needs volunteers from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays from March 8 through May 24 for a variet of positions as timers, huggers, etc. Call Jodie, 573-874-7312.
MISSOURI THEATRE CENTER FOR THE ARTS needs lots of volunteers for the events around their Grand Opening on May 21 for the Tony Bennett show and gala reception, the "Reel Vintage Showing of Steamboat Bill Jr." and the "Art of It all Carnival and Circus Celebration." Jobs involve ticket-taking, serving food and drink and ushering. There is a mandatoryh volunteer orientation at 4:30 p.m. on May 19. E-mail Sarah Skaggs at email@example.com. Call Sarah Skaggs, 573-875-0600.
SPEAKING OF WOMEN'S HEALTH needs 12 volunteers for shifts from 10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. on April 25 and 26. The event will be held at the Expo Center at the Holiday Inn Executive Center. For more information e-mail Marcia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Marcia, 573-424-7889.
MISSOURI RIVER RELIEF CLEAN UP needs volunteers from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. April 26 in Hartsburg. Volunteers can register online at www.riverrelief.org or at the boat ramp on the morning of the event. Volunteers should meet at the Department of Conservation Hartsburg River Access. For more information, e-mail Steve at email@example.com. Call Steve, 573-443-0292.
EARTH DAY 2008 needs volunteers from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 20 to help with children's activities, stage activities, set-up, chalking, and directing traffic. Shift times are available throughout the day. To help with the street fair, contact Mark Haim at 573-875-0539 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For the children's area, contact Jan Weaver at email@example.com. For Eco Avenue, contact Christine Gardener at firstname.lastname@example.org. For stage and sound crew, contact Debbie D'Agostino at email@example.com or Cindy Mustard . Call Cindy Mustard, 573-449-6959.
THE COLUMBIA/BOONE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT needs volunteers for child care and general assistance for its Bienestar Familiar Spanish language health promotion class from 5 to 8 p.m. April 14. Fluency in Spanish is helpful and a background check is required. Call the Office of Volunteer Services, 573-874-7499.
CLEAN UP COLUMBIA, a community-wide event to help beautify Columbia, needs individuals, groups and families to help on the morning of April 12. To sign up, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the Office of Volunteer Services, 573-874-7499.
CAMP FIRE USA, a non-profit co-ed youth development organization, is looking for volunteer counselors, craft directors and presenters for a day camp in March, June and August. Applicants must be 18 years or older, attend a pre-camp training and set up program and submit to criminal background checks. For more information, call the Missouri Trails Council office at 449-6821 or go to http://campfire.missouri.org. . Call Missouri Trails Council, 573-449-6821.
THE SHELTER FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT needs volunteers to assist the agency in empowering women, men and children on their 24-hour hotline, in court, at local hospitals and at The Shelter. Training for these programs will be in mid February. E-mail Rachael Kibble at email@example.com. Call Rachael Kibble, 573-875-1369.
BATTERED MOTHERS RESOURCE FUND, INC. needs volunteers for the 24/7 hotline, help with clerical duties, research, special events and activities. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Tom Sill, 573-442-5102.