Phone: 573-874-1646
Email :info@silcolumbia.org

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Opportunities at SIL
We have many different opportunities available that require as little time as a few hours each month. Schedules are flexible and are determined by the volunteer and individual they are serving or program they are volunteering with. SIL has both individual and group volunteers.
Individual volunteers must complete a volunteer application, have a clear background screen via the Family Care Safety Registry, and attend an orientation.
Opportunities include:
Access Services Assistance: Volunteers will prepare recycled equipment for distribution to individuals in need.
Cooks in the Kitchen: Volunteers help demonstrate and assist individuals with disabilities in learning meal planning, cooking, and kitchen safety/sanitation. This is a 6 week class held on Monday afternoons from 1-4 pm, with a Spring, Summer, and Fall program. (Volunteer help is requested from 11-5 pm to assist with the set up and clean up.)
Friendly Visiting: Volunteers meet weekly with a senior or person with disability to help with socialization and alleviate feelings of isolation. Volunteers and clients often go out of the home (with the volunteer transporting) and go to parks, movies, out to eat, etc.
Grocery Shopping / Food Pantry Delivery: Volunteers pick up the items at the grocery store or food pantries and deliver to the seniors on a monthly basis. The volunteer assists with the transportation, shopping, and opening the boxes/packages upon return.
Internships: We have a variety of internships available that can be tailored to fit the interests of the student.
Kids in the Kitchen: Volunteers help demonstrate and assist youth ages 12-17 with disabilities in learning meal planning, cooking, and kitchen safety/sanitation. This 6 week class is held on Saturdays from 1-4 pm, with a Spring and  Fall Program as well as a week long Summer Camp in early July. (Volunteer is help requested from 11-5 pm to assist in the set up and clean up.)
Office Assistance: Assist the office with various duties including filing and mass mailings.
Wii Excellerate: Volunteers help demonstrate and teach social skills to youth with disabilities in the fun setting of a game night. Held on the first and third Friday of each month from 6-8 pm. (Volunteer help is requested from 5-8:30 pm to assist in the set up and clean up.)
Yard Services:  Depending on the season, the volunteer keeps homes safe and improve accessibility.
  • Lawn Mowing
  • Leaf Raking
  • Snow Shoveling/Removal
Group Projects: Our group projects often center around lawn beautification, but we are open to helping your group explore different opportunities as well (for example, we have a group that makes greeting cards for individuals we serve.)
If you are interested in any of the above opportunities please complete the form below.  Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you when they receive your request to volunteer.  Thank you!

Volunteer Form

    If you are a group looking for a volunteer project, please specify what group you are with and what types of projects/activities you are looking for along with the number of individuals who will be participating.