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: 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 four Columbia Public Schools, including West Middle 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 West Middle School.

What can I expect?

A large group of ForColumbia volunteers will be working both indoors and outside on a variety of projects, including:

  • building shelves and clothing racks for a storage room within the school;
  • weeding and mulching existing garden beds;
  • cleaning up courtyard areas;
  • other projects to be identified.
Don't forget to wear your T-shirt!
Don’t forget to wear your 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.
  • Volunteers should bring work/garden gloves for working in the garden beds.
  • 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 #ForColumbia2019 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly site, particularly for the outside work.