Oakland Middle School

Oakland Middle School

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, like Columbia Public Schools. We are excited to serve for the first time at Oakland Middle School.

Serving at our public schools is one way we can say “thank you” to the teachers and staff actively working in our children’s lives daily. This is why we think your day will be well spent serving here.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia 2024 Volunteer T-ShirtsVolunteers will be working inside and outside:

  • mulching and planting in several outdoor garden areas;
  • painting inspirational quotes by stencil in a few places within the building;
  • working to freshen up a long cork board used to communicate student activities;
  • providing an overall campus clean-up, and;
  • other projects as identified.

What should I bring?

ForColumbia will provide all the tools and plants necessary for this project.

  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own garden rakes to assist with mulch spreading.
  • Volunteers should bring work/garden gloves.
  • Come prepared to work outside. If it’s 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 #ForColumbia T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, this is a family-friendly site!