Volunteer O’Fallon coordinates the efforts of citizens interested in being an integral part of O’Fallon’s designation as one of the best cities to live. Volunteers enhance City-sponsored activities, programs and events by providing additional support that ensures we successfully meet the expectations of residents and visitors to O’Fallon.
Volunteer service benefits not only individuals, but the entire community. Our program welcomes both working and retired individuals, ambitious students, energetic families, environment-friendly residents and others with an interest in meaningful opportunities that have a measurable impact. Many local businesses, churches, scout troops and civic organizations find that volunteering in O’Fallon furthers their commitment to the city in which they live, work and play.
Whether you’re looking to share skills or build new ones, fulfill a desire to give back, or enjoy the socialization of engaging with others, you can look toward volunteering as a great way to become more active and involved. And, as our events are community-focused, volunteers do not need to be residents of O’Fallon to participate in the program. Together we are building a better community through service.
To promote and enhance City services through citizen engagement.
Can I schedule a private volunteer project for my group, business or organization?
Yes. Volunteer O’Fallon will work with you to develop a project that suits the interests and capabilities of your group. Potential projects must meet the needs of our partnering departments, and are typically scheduled Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Limited weekend and evening dates are available.
For more information about scheduling a private volunteer project for your group, contact our office at 636-379-5417 or email@example.com.
Do I need to complete a new application every time I want to volunteer?
No. You will only need to complete one application for you and/or your family, group, business or organization, which will be used for current, upcoming and future placements at city events and programs. However, you may be asked to complete a new application if you have not volunteered within three consecutive years, or the length of our application retention period.
Some volunteer opportunities may require additional paperwork as necessary. This might include volunteer blood donors, department positions, or positions requiring additional background checks.
To sign up to volunteer at City events and programs after your application has been submitted, contact our office by phone or email:
After a minimum of three consecutive years of inactivity, all personal records pertaining to a volunteer and their family, group, business or organization are destroyed.
If a new application is received by Volunteer O’Fallon, and the new applicant does not interact with Volunteer O’Fallon to complete the application process and/or is not placed in a volunteer position, the application will be retained for a maximum of three months. After three months, the new application will be destroyed.
Volunteer O’Fallon maintains all personal volunteer information in an encrypted database, and does not share personal information with third parties.
I am a student; can I complete hours for a class or club with you?
Yes. We verify hours for class and club service required by your school, with the exception of hours related to disciplinary requirements. Students needing to complete service hours for their school should complete the K-12 Student Application.
You can choose to volunteer as an individual at one of the City’s many events, or can schedule a private volunteer project for your group.
We also verify hours for scouts, churches, colleges and other organizations.
What internship opportunities are available?
Volunteer Services coordinates unpaid, volunteer internships with various divisions within the City of O’Fallon. These internships may be available to undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students depending on the division requirements. The City of O’Fallon’s unpaid, volunteer internships are available during the fall, summer and spring semesters, and will meet the requirements of your college. To be eligible, you must have completed a minimum of 60 hours of college coursework.
To apply for an unpaid, volunteer internship, submit your cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org with the internship title as the subject line. Once your resume and cover letter have been received, Volunteer Services staff will contact you about your status and next steps.
Learn more about volunteer internship opportunities:
Individuals, families, groups, businesses and organizations should complete the online Application as the first step to becoming a volunteer with the City of O’Fallon, Missouri.
K-12 students who are completing service hours for a class or school-related extracurricular should complete the online K-12 Student Application.
After you have submitted your application, Volunteer Services staff will contact you via the email address you provide to discuss your volunteer interests, and will work with you to find an opportunity that fits.
You may be asked to complete an in-person interview, with additional paperwork and background checks, pending the volunteer position requirements. Volunteer positions range in level of commitment and skills. Our goal is to find a position that is right for you.
What other ways can I get involved with the City of O’Fallon?
Boards, Committees and Commissions – The City of O’Fallon has 10 boards, committees and commissions. To learn more about each commission, visit the government tab on the City of O’Fallon’s home page.
Adopt-A-Street – Adopt a one-half mile stretch and contribute to the environmental effort to keep O’Fallon clean. To learn more about the program and to adopt a roadway, visit the Adopt-A-Street Program webpage.
Adopt-A-Siren – The O’Fallon Police Department needs help to monitor each of the tornado sirens in the City’s Outdoor Warning Siren system and report whether or not specific sirens are working properly. To learn more about the program and to complete an application, visit the Adopt-A-Siren Program webpage.
Contact Officer Gene DeLaney for more information:
CERT – Join the Community Emergency Response Team and volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness. To learn more about the program and to complete an application, go to the CERT webpage.
Contact Officer Gene DeLaney for more information:
Police Explorers – For those 14½ to 20 years of age, find out more about policing and your community while assisting with the police department’s various community events. To learn more about the program, visit the O'Fallon Police Explorers webpage.
The City of O’Fallon hosts more than 60 volunteer-supported special events annually, in addition to extended programs and ongoing positions. Opportunities can be recreational, environmental, educational and professional in nature, and range in level of commitment and skill.
Current opportunities are posted in a variety of places, both printed and online:
Volunteer Services webpage: Click on the Opportunities button found on our webpage. This will open a list of current volunteer needs with a brief description of each position.
Social media: Like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information about our programs.