MEDIA ADVISORY: Hundreds of Mizzou students volunteering throughout Columbia

April 6, 2022
Contact: Uriah Orland, 573-882-6212,


On Saturday, April 9, more than 275 University of Missouri students will spend the day volunteering throughout Columbia. Caring for Columbia is the largest student-led day of service at Mizzou, and students will serve at several sites around the city, including Welcome Home, Candlelight Lodge and Finger Lakes State Park. This tradition of service happens each spring.


Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Bill Stackman and Missouri Student Association President Josiah Mendoza will be keynote speakers.


8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 9

Mendoza and Stackman will speak at 9 a.m.


Students start the day at 8 a.m. at Traditions Plaza on the MU campus. After the keynote speeches, they will work from 9:30 a.m. to noon at various service locations:

  • Welcome Home, Inc. — 2120 Business Loop 70 East
  • Candlelight Lodge — 1406 Business Loop 70 West
  • ACT (Alternative Community Training) — 2200 Burlington St.
  • City of Columbia Volunteer Programs — 701 E. Broadway
  • Columbia Senior Activity Center — 1121 Business Loop 70 E
  • Finger Lakes State Park — 1505 E. Peabody Road
  • Daniel Boone Regional Library — 100 W. Broadway


Matt Hemmersmeier is the student director of Caring for Columbia and the point of contact for media. His phone number is 636-577-7453.


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