Welcome Home

Welcome Home

  • Arrival Time: 8:45-9:00 a.m.
  • Lunch for Volunteers:
    • Time: Noon-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 that are actively working every day in the lives of people in Columbia. This year we are returning to serve at Welcome Home, a non-profit organization working entirely with homeless military veterans, providing services, resources, and transitional housing. Veterans who reside at Welcome Home often struggle with physical and/or mental disabilities and need help to stabilize their lives. When we give our time for the benefit of others, especially when they are going through a dark season in life, we send the message that they are valuable.

What can I expect?

2023 ForColumbia Volunteer and Site Leader Shirts

ForColumbia volunteers will be working both inside and outside:

  • Raking up and removing mulch from the many landscaped areas on the property, in preparation for another team to spread rubber mulch;
  • Clearing and prepping two raised bed gardens;
  • Organizing the many donated items this organization receives for their residents, and;
  • Other projects as identified.

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 closed-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2023 T-shirt!

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, we encourage families to bring older children who can assist in the listed projects.