GIVE 5 Retiree Civic Matchmaking Program




GIVE 5 is an innovative “civic matchmaking” program that connects central Missouri retirees and soon-to-be retirees aged 60 or better with meaningful volunteer opportunities. Participants learn about the most challenging problems facing our community and uncover ways their skills and passions can be utilized to help make a difference in addressing those social and systemic issues. GIVE 5'ers will help out in a variety of social impact areas, from education to child care to housing and more.

During sessions, participants will have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of central Missouri’s challenges and the services available through behind-the-scenes tours of a variety of nonprofit organizations working to address those issues. On Graduation Day, participants will select one, or more, nonprofits they choose to commit 5 hours a month of volunteer service to.

Expect to have fun, make new friends and learn about volunteer opportunities that match your talents, passions and personality!

Program made possible through a partnership with Aging Best.



The first GIVE 5 session begins on March 29, 2023 and will run every Wednesday for 5 consecutive weeks. The date and time commitment is:

  • Wednesday, March 29 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 5 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 12 from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 19 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, April 26 is Graduation Day from 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM!


Please note: Applicants are expected to attend all 4 session days. Excused absences may be allowed for personal emergencies, but must be reported to your program facilitator prior to the session. Due to an expected influx of participant applications, we will only be accepting applicants who can attend every session day. If you cannot commit to every session in this class, please consider applying for a future class.


Participating Agencies

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Capital City CASA
  • Catholic Charities
  • Council for Drug Free Youth
  • Common Ground Community Building
  • Dreams to Reality
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Homemaker Health Care
  • Little Explorers Discovery Center
  • Rape & Abuse Crisis Service
  • The Salvation Army
  • Senior Nutrition Council
  • Special Learning Center
  • Special Olympics Missouri
  • Transformational Housing
  • United Way of Central Missouri


Questions? Contact Us

Thanks for your interest in the GIVE 5 program. We look forward to talking with you! For more information, call 573-636-4100 or email Hannah Gerard at


Applications for Class 1 have closed. Stay tuned for information on Class 2!