As a not-for-profit corporation, we rely on advocacy and outreach in the counties we serve, as well as the state of Missouri. We also rely on fundraising opportunities in your local communities. OATS Transit has over 400 volunteers who help out in a variety of ways.
How You Can Help
For 48 years, our volunteers and riders have been the cornerstone of our business. There are a number of ways that you can support OATS Transit in your state and community. If you are interested in volunteering your time for OATS Transit, you can help with the following tasks:
Write letters/postcards or visit your elected city/county/state/US officials. Tell them why YOU need OATS Transit and ask them to support YOUR cause.
We need local bus match funding! We have 800 vehicles statewide that run cumulatively 15.6 million miles per year, which means continuous vehicle replacement. Can you tell us about local churches, civic clubs or college groups in your town that we can talk to? We will do the work; we just need contact information to reach out to them about doing a fundraiser or donating funds to buy you a new bus.
If you know of individuals or organizations that OATS Transit staff can reach out to, or need help writing to your elected officials, please call or write us. Share your local knowledge with us and we will do the rest. Call the OATS Transit Development Office at 888-875-6287 or email us at email@example.com.