Volunteer Opportunities in Springfield, Missouri

Want to know how you can lend a hand? Take a look at some local volunteer opportunities.

by Jamie Thomas

Dec 2023

Volunteers bagging food
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We’re all about shining a light on our community at 417 Magazine, whether we’re the ones shining it or encouraging you to do the same. What better way to shine a light on the southwest Missouri community than by working with others to make it better? From improving access to education and healthcare to promoting social welfare, local organizations like Community Foundation of the Ozarks, Discovery Center of Springfield, United Way of the Ozarks and many others always welcome help by volunteering. By donating your time, you can make a direct difference to an important cause.

Southwest Missouri Organizations That Offer Volunteer Opportunities

Below are just a few of the local organizations that offer opportunities for volunteers, or are always on the lookout for help.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

We’re blessed with some truly beautiful green spaces and parks in Springfield and volunteering to help maintain them goes a long way to making sure they stay beautiful. The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has a variety of volunteering opportunities available, including gardening, helping with guided tours, administrative and office positions and more. To find out more information on how you can help, visit the volunteering page on the website.

United Way Day of Caring

United Way of the Ozarks works to provide pathways out of poverty through community connection and developing a collaborative network of aid throughout fourteen counties in southwest Missouri. From community field trips for kids to emergency food and shelter, United Way offers a variety of avenues for aid. The United Way Day of Caring is an annual event that allows local businesses and organizations to send their teams to participate in projects that help nonprofits across southwest Missouri. For more info on the next Day of Caring, visit the website.

Springfield Art Museum

The Springfield Art Museum has served as a cultural touchpoint in Springfield since 1926. With a wide variety of exhibitions year-round, both local and from around the U.S., the museum offers opportunities for art appreciation and education. To help in this mission, the Art Museum has openings for volunteer docents. If you have a passion for art and want to help enrich the community, you can find full details on the website. You can also give directly through the Art Museum’s website.

Take a look at our calendar below to find more volunteering opportunities and events.