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SCSJ Local Community Engagement

Interested in a committed site for the semester or one time volunteering? Scroll down for student-led opportunities to serve and learn with our Omaha community. Transportation is provided. 

Spring applications for semester-long, committed programs (402 Service Program, C.R.E.W. for Social Justice) are now closed. To receive information about future programs, sign up on our Interest List.

For drop-in weekly service, sign up for each week you wish to attend on our new platform, CU Engage! Use your Creighton login through the single-sign on (no need to create an account!) and see all service opportunities available.


SCSJ Weekly Service

Join the SCSJ for drop in service with a variety of community partners. Students can attend once or multiple times across the semester, but must sign up on Eventbrite for each week they wish to attend. If a site is full, you are encouraged to sign up for the waitlist. We reflect as a community after each service experience. Transportation is provided and leaves from the SCSJ (Upper Brandeis Hall, Suite 202).

Serve a meal and meet our neighbors at Siena Francis House, Nebraska’s largest provider of services to individuals experiencing homelessness. Creighton volunteers fill a variety of roles– serving a meal, practicing hospitality, and playing games like UNO and BINGO with the guests! Student will need to register on the SCSJ Eventbrite as well as Siena Francis House’s volunteer portal. We meet in the SCSJ and transportation is provided. Sign up below!

April 25

Creighton volunteers will be serving at City Sprouts North- a community garden, education center and much more. Volunteers will be doing a variety of work- harvesting, weeding, watering, painting/creative projects, work in the greenhouse, and the community garden. Please come prepared to do physical labor. During winter months volunteers do more work in the greenhouse prepping and planting seedlings as well as other indoor projects. Interested participants must pre-sign up on Eventbrite. We meet in the SCSJ and transportation is provided. Sign up below!

April 26

Refugee Empowerment Center (REC) is a refugee resettlement agency that provides holistic and culturally effective refugee resettlement services that empower newcomers to thrive in their new lives. Last year they welcomed over 600 refugees from around the world! SCSJ volunteers will primarily serve by helping set up homes for refugee families (moving furniture, cleaning, etc.) and might also welcome new families at the airport, help grocery shop, etc. Transportation is provided. Sign up below!

April 26

DREAM Scholars

A student-led committed service program that partners with the DREAM after school program. 

DREAM Scholars aim to build relationships through positive mentoring in the Omaha community and combat institutional barriers through mentorship. Applications for Fall 2024 are now open. Applications are open until filled on a first come, first serve basis. Apply here

DREAM Scholars

Join DREAM Scholars and serve with other Creighton students weekly at Howard Kennedy or Hartman Elementary school. We live out our pillars of community, mentorship, and building relationships by volunteering every week throughout the semester. Participation throughout your time at Creighton is encouraged as we build the community of DREAM Scholars. Transportation provided.

Apply here for Fall 2024.

Program is offered:

Wednesdays 4:00-6:15 p.m.

Thursdays 4:00-6:15 p.m. 

For more information email leaders:




"By working with DREAM Scholars, I was able to provide mentorship to the children at Howard Kennedy. Prior to this, I expected this to just be a weekly chance to volunteer. However, after my time, I truly see how much I have gotten out of it. By giving back to the Omaha community, I felt myself grow in my faith. I found a better understanding of what it meant to love my neighbor as myself. All too often we believe we are too busy to do something for someone outside our inner circle. This belief can make us close-minded and doesn't allow us to grown in our love for others within our community. DREAM Scholars has provided me with a greater appreciate for the Omaha area and a desire to make it better for all."

-Participant from Fall '22

402 Service Program & C.R.E.W. for Social Justice

Join a semester-long service, justice, and reflection program with the SCSJ. Service opportunities are available Monday-Saturday at a variety of times to fit all schedules. Transportation provided. 

Spring applications for semester-long, committed programs (402 Service Program, C.R.E.W. for Social Justice) are now closed. To receive information about future programs, sign up on our Interest List.

402 Service Program

This committed group of students will have the opportunity to serve as mentors, tutor and/or reading buddies for students at local schools or serve as conversation partners for adults learning English. Transportation provided. Participants are expected to demonstrate commitment to building relationships and attend every week. Community partners are: Completely Kids, Jesuit Academy, Yates Illuminates and Omaha Public Schools (OPS) Welcome Center. Program times are available Tuesdays through Saturdays; find what fits your schedule! 

C.R.E.W. for Social Justice

Community. Reflection. Education. Weekly.

Participants in this 6 week program commit to weekly formation, reflection, community building and learning together about criminal justice. Students will focus on the topics of criminal justice and racial justice. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from community partners/ guest speakers and possibly tour a local community correction center. This program will meet in person in the SCSJ!

  • Mondays, 6:30-8pm 
  • Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm

Katelyn’s Service Experience at Completely Kids

Katelyn Grzelak’s involvement with Completely Kids provided her with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many elementary aged children.  

“Creighton makes volunteering super easy,” she says, “they provide transportation, and you can count on it every week!”