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Volunteer Opportunities

Audrain County Crisis Intervention Services (ACCIS)
P.O. Box 181 Mexico, MO 65265 Office
573-581-3835 Crisis Hotline: 573-581-2280 Toll Free Crisis Hotline 800-246-2280

Volunteer Opportunities: Child care or administrative work, etc.

Audrain Habitat for Humanity
P.O. Box 835 Mexico, MO 65265

Volunteers are the foundation of Habitat for Humanity. If you can swing a hammer or push a paint brush, you can become part of a group of enthusiastic workers that makes dreams a reality for families in need. If you don't know a roofing nail from a wrench, you can still help Habitat in many ways.. from stuffing envelopes or organizing fund raisers to serving lunch to construction crews and helping locate building sites. The possibilities are endless!

Central Missouri Community Action, Audrain County Family Resource Office
801 E. Breckenridge, Mexico, MO 
573-582-7864   Fax:  573-370-1095
Hours: 8 - 5, M - 5

Services: Community outreach, referral and follow-up; emergency utility assistance applications for low-income families; weatherization services (utility assistance and weatherization both subject to availability of funds and program guidelines); Family Support Coaching, Head Start, ShowmeHealthy Relationships, Skill Up Program, Applications for USDA Low Income Homeowner Program. 
Eligibility: Based on income and varies by program, call for information
Fees: None for income eligible recipients

Dream Factory of Audrain County, Inc.
P.O. Box 622, Mexico, MO 65265

A volunteer organization devoted to bringing a ray of sunshine into the life of a sick child. Their missions is to fulfill the dreams of critically and chronically ill children who are between the ages of 3 and 18 years of age. 

Laura Miller George Help Center 
409 Fairground St., MO 65265

Volunteer opportunities: We are blessed to be able to provide opportunities for anyone wishing to give back to their community through volunteering. We can utilize almost anyone’s gift of time and talent, either in our thrift store or in our food distribution warehouse. You must complete an application and submit to a background check to be considered. Monday Through Friday 9:00am-4:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Master Gardeners
Audrain County Extension Office
101 N Jefferson St # 304, Mexico, MO 65265

Master Gardeners are trained volunteers with gardening backgrounds ranging from hobbyist to professional, from beginner to experienced, from young adult to senior citizen. The common bond is a love of gardening, learning and sharing. After training, Master Gardeners serve as a resource with University of Missouri Extension to give county residents research-based answers to their gardening questions. The primary purpose of a Master Gardener is to volunteer, but members rate camaraderie and learning opportunities as important reasons for participating.

Missouri Department of Conservation
Regional Office for Audrain County
3500 E. Gans Rd., Columbia MO 65201
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? MDC offers flexible volunteer opportunities for individuals who want to educate others about Missouri’s fish, forest, and wildlife resources. If you enjoy teaching others about the natural world, then you should volunteer at conservation nature centers and interpretive sites. Volunteers at shooting ranges and outdoor education centers provide a safe and educational experience for hunters to improve their skills. Fishing education volunteer instructors help beginning anglers gain the skills and confidence to go fishing on their own. Your favorite conservation area may have volunteer opportunities. Projects include tree planting, habitat restoration, species monitoring, wildflower seed collection, and trail building. Contact your local regional office for more information.

Services for Independent Living
1401 Hathman Place, Columbia, MO 65201
573-874-1646 Fax: 573-874-3564
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services for Independent Living (SIL) is a non-profit Center for Independent Living that promotes independence for persons with disabilities, seniors, and veterans by following the Independent Living Philosophy. We provide five core services: Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, Information & Referral, Peer Support, and Transition. 
Our services include:  Assistive devices/technology information, demonstration, and technical assistance, a hands-on demonstration center, equipment loans, and ramp installation. Our reutilization program accepts donations of gently used fully functional durable medical equipment.
Youth programs and services for ages 13-32 aids transition into adulthood and is provided in individualized and group settings. Year-round support groups, activities, and classes on pre-employment and work readiness, financial literacy, cooking, healthy relationships, social skills. 
Personal Care Services include Consumer-Directed Service: the consumer chooses, hires, and directs their attendant, In-Home Service: the attendant is employed by SIL but the consumer directs their activities. Applications for aides and attendants are continuously accepted.
Aging in Place assists individuals age 55+ to remain active in the community, reduce isolation, and maximize their independence.
Transportation Services provides door-to-door service.
Volunteer services is always accepting individuals to assist in our mission.
Fee: Most services are free (there may be low cost fees for transportation service).
Eligibility: People with disabilities, seniors, and veterans.
Geographic Area Served: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cooper, Howard, Montgomery, Randolph.