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On Hold

Updated April 29, 2020: Though COVID-19 and our community’s stay-at-home order has slowed our efforts down, we plan to complete the work at a few of the non-profit locations, like Nora Stewart Early Learning Center. We made this decision primarily because without volunteer help, this organization will not be able to complete the needed work in other ways. This work will begin to be scheduled once the City of Columbia, Boone County and/or the state of Missouri indicate it is safe to do so.

We are anticipating this work will begin in June 2020.


  • 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-Noon
  • 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 serving those non-profit organizations who are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. Nora Stewart Early Learning Center is one of the small non-profits here in Columbia that is making a big impact in the lives of children. Nora Stewart seeks to provide affordable childcare while focusing on delivering two primary needs to children: a strong academic foundation and a nurturing environment. They serve children from six weeks to 10 years of age and their families. This is why we think your day will be well spent serving at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia volunteers will be working both inside and outside on a variety of projects, including:

  • cleaning and organizing two storage sheds on the property;
  • planting flowers and spreading mulch;
  • raking leaves, picking up sticks and cleaning up the outside playground;
  • building shelving inside the limited storage space to maximize its use;
  • cleaning and organizing identified spaces inside the building;
  • minor repairs and other projects as identified.
Don't forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your #ForColumbia2020 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 #ForColumbia2020 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly project within a fenced-in property, and young children are encouraged to serve with their families outside.