How do I get involved?
It’s super easy. Create a profile on United Way’s volunteer portal and look up the Columbia City Serve “agency.” Then browse through the projects, find one (or a few!) that works for you and sign-up!
Why is it a whole month this time?
We want to make a large impact – an entire month gives us ample time to do so. We also want to give prospective volunteers plenty of time to get involved. We know how busy people’s schedules are, so this time, we’re trying to ensure everyone who wants to participate is able to.
Who are the partners involved?
So far, our partners and those involved in the planning committee are Home Works of America, United Way of the Midlands, SCANA Corporation, Walmart, Nexsen Pruet, University of South Carolina Student Government, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Palmetto Health, University of South Carolina, Richland School District One, One Columbia, Community Development, Richland School District One, SCANA, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Urban League, Keep the Midlands Beautiful and the Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR).
Submit project ideas?
If you are a non-profit organization, faith-based organization, government entity or neighborhood association, you may submit projects to be considered for this year’s City Serve. Projects must align with these criteria.
When do I need to have my project entered?
All projects from non-profit organizations, government entities and neighborhood associations must be submitted by August 31, 2017.
How are projects selected for participation?
All projects are screened and final projects are selected by the Office of the Mayor and planning committee by September 10, 2017. Contacts for all submitted projects will be notified by September 13.
When can individuals start to sign up to volunteer?
Volunteers can start signing up as of September 15, 2017.
If you are interested in volunteering for City Serve, visit Add a Project to sign-up for a project.
If you are a non-profit organization, faith-based organization, government entity or Home Owners’ Association and would like to submit a project to be considered for this year’s City Serve, please use our online Add a Project form. If you have questions you can email Lauren Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.