Get Involved

Joplin Crisis:


The City has established the following phone numbers for people interested in donating their time or items to aid in the recovery effort:

  • Individual volunteers wanting to donate their time should call 417-625-3543
  • Volunteers wanting to donate items can call 417-625-3542
  • Volunteer groups (churches, businesses, etc.) should call 314-623-9991

Some of the tasks available to volunteers are:


  • Clean up of debris in the neighborhoods
  • Search lines to locate victims
  • Hospitality volunteers to work on campus at MSSU assisting first responders and fellow volunteers
  • A crew to help clean the police and fire building located at 303 E Third
  • Volunteers to work at City Hall and assist residents and businesses with completing the FEMA disaster assistance application
  • Sorting debris once it has been collected