Site CONFIRMED

This site has been CONFIRMED as of April 26, and will be held as scheduled, rain or shine.

  • 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: 11:45 a.m.-Noon
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
    • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: On site

Why are we serving here?

Every year, ForColumbia has chosen Coyote Hill as a serving site because of this organization’s impact on our community. Though located approximately 30 minutes northwest of Columbia, the vast majority (over 90%) of children who have called Coyote Hill home for a season of their lives are actually from Boone County; Coyote Hill has been providing a safe haven for many Columbia children since 1991. When we spend time working for the benefit of others in our community who are hurting, we send the message that they are valuable.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia volunteers will be serving all over Coyote Hill’s property, working on construction, cleaning, and repair projects. Specifically, this year will include the following:

  • building fire pit for house parents of new home;
  • preparing and mulching existing garden beds;
  • constructing a second horse shelter and several picnic tables;
  • cleaning out landscaping beds and planting new flowers;
  • deep-cleaning the Education & Resource Center and each of the homes where Coyote Hill kids live;
  • preparing freezer meals for each of the homes on site;
  • deep-cleaning Coyote Hill vehicles;
  • clearing brush and picking up trash all over the property;
  • perhaps most importantly, though, ForColumbia volunteers will spend time with the kiddos currently living there.
Don't forget to wear your T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your T-shirt!

What should I bring?

  • Volunteers should bring work gloves, and be prepared to work outside.
  • If sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat in case you are assigned to the outdoor work.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2019 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, we encourage families to bring older children who can assist in the listed projects.