• Serving Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Morning Volunteers: Arrive 8:45-9:00 a.m.
    • Afternoon Volunteers: Arrive 11:45 a.m. – Noon
  • Lunch for Volunteers: On site
    • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.

Why are we serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by serving those non-profit organizations who are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. Love Columbia (formerly Love INC) is making a big impact in Columbia to transform lives and community. Love Columbia works with people in need from the ground up, showing them the way out of poverty. This organization fosters relationships by raising community awareness of the value of caring for the disadvantaged, providing resources for churches to effectively and compassionately respond to people in need, providing specific opportunities for people to live out their faith, and connecting like-minded people to create strategies to resolve the complex issues related to poverty.

Site Rating for COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity

COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity: GREEN

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?

Volunteers at this project site will be working outside in a community garden adjacent to a Love Columbia home used as an Extra Mile transition home:

  • building a shed;
  • weeding and prepping garden areas for planting and;
  • other projects as designated.

What should I bring?

  • Please bring any small hand tools for gardening – trowels, spades, etc; If you have a garden shovel, please also consider bringing it;
  • Come prepared to work outside; if sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2021 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, we encourage families to bring older children who can assist in this project.