• Serving Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Arrive at The Crossing to receive your first assignment:
      • Morning Volunteers: 8:30-8:45 a.m.
      • Afternoon Volunteers: 11:45 a.m.-Noon
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
    • Time: Noon to 1:00 p.m.
    • Location: The Crossing, 3615 Southland Dr.

Why are we asking people to serve in this way?

It takes a lot of people to support this one-day, citywide effort! While the majority of our volunteers are assigned to work at specific locations, we also need a few key teams of “roaming” volunteers on the day of this event – people actively supporting over 100 sites in the city. The Debris Team is one of those roaming teams.

Site Rating for COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity

COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity: GREEN


Outside, possible to maintain social distancing at all times.

What does this mean?
Please see COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity Levels for more information.

Don't Forget to Wear Your T-Shirt! Green = Site Leader. White = Volunteer.What can I expect?

This group of volunteers will initially meet at The Crossing; they will work in teams, driving their own trucks (and in some cases, pulling trailers). to:

  • pick up brush, tree limbs and other yard waste at identified work sites, and deliver to be mulched;
  • pick up large trash items from work sites and deliver to one of several large city dumpsters being used exclusively by ForColumbia volunteers;
  • potentially run any other last-minute errands that require a truck for pick-up/delivery.

What should I bring?

ForColumbia will cover the cost of volunteers’ fuel.

  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring tools such as chain saws, tree trimmers, loppers, or other similar tools.
  • Volunteers will also need heavy work gloves. And maybe Advil. : )
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes, preferably work boots.
  • If you can, please bring a straps, rope or bungy cords to tie down brush in your truck.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2021 T-shirt!

Can my children serve with me?

Older elementary kids are welcome to join their parents on this team.