• Serving Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Arrive at the Site:
      • Morning Volunteers: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
      • Afternoon Volunteers: 12:45-1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
    • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: On site.

Why are we serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by working in locations that benefit the entire community. This year, we are excited to serve at Columbia Public Schools, including Benton Elementary School. Serving at our public schools is one way we can say “thank you” to the teachers and staff who are actively working in the lives of our children every day. This is why we think your day will be well spent serving Benton Elementary School.

What can I expect?

A large group of ForColumbia volunteers will be working outside to help the school install an outside classroom! This work will include:

  • moving some fencing and installing new sections;
  • spreading mulch in a large area that will include several new “play elements” for this outdoor classroom;
  • painting some of the play elements of the outdoor classroom;
  • general yard clean-up of the property.
Don't forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!

What should I bring?

ForColumbia will provide all painting supplies, tools and plants necessary for this project.

  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own leaf rakes to assist with yard clean-up and spreading mulch, as well as work gloves.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes, as well as clothing you are comfortable painting in.
  • Be prepared for a sunny day by bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly site.