New in Town: Places to Volunteer at in Missouri. Whether you are a retired baby boomer who wants to give back or a younger person hoping to change lives, there are a number of places to volunteer at in Missouri.
Volunteering not only lifts the spirits of other people, but gives the volunteer a sense of fulfillment and satisfaction. Some volunteers like to help the homeless, latchkey children, survivors of domestic violence, while others concentrate on senior citizens. Consider how to put your skills and energy to good use. When house hunting in the Springfield area, check out various volunteering opportunities or talk to your real estate agent about ways to help when you are new to town.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield needs volunteers for the art room, game room, technology room, teen center, dance room and gyms. In addition to anti-drug classes, children garden and participate in fashion shows. They also have a heated swimming pool. Volunteers receive a free meal every day. To volunteer, fill out an application at their website at www.bgclubspringfield.org.
Ozarks Food Harvest
Volunteers help make sure people don’t go hungry in the Springfield, MO area. Volunteers feed more than 30,000 people every week through the Ozarks Food Harvest food bank. Some volunteer jobs include sort and repack sessions that last three hours at the O’Reilly Center for Hunger Relief in Springfield. Volunteers or “Hunger Heroes” wear closed-toe shoes and schedule in advance. To volunteer, apply at www.ozarksfoodharvest.org.
Habitat for Humanity
If you like to work with your hands, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri. The agency gives people decent places to live. Some of the volunteer opportunities include build site volunteers, neighborhood clean-up crew and ReStore volunteers who organize donations. For more information, visit www.habitatspringfieldmo.org.Other places to volunteer in Springfield include Convoy of Hope, Harmony House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ozarks, Inc., Pregnancy Care Center and other community partnership organizations.
At Realty Executives by Realty Choice, we believe in the power of giving back. For more tips on places to volunteer at in Missouri, please contact us.