Close MenuClose
Close Menu

Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Find Local Community Partners interested in Arts, Culture and Humanities below.

Michael Young ~ michael.young@campqualityusa.org ~ 402-714-5401

PO Box 24322, Omaha, NE 68124 ~ https://www.campqualityusa.org/htl/ways-to-help/donate-time/volunteers/

The mission of Camp Quality USA is to establish and sustain nationwide community-based camping experiences and ongoing support programs for children with cancer and their families. More than 10,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Countless numbers of families struggle with the physical, emotional and financial drains of such a disease. To make matters worse, the cause of childhood cancer is largely unknown, making successful treatment a challenge, current research necessary and an established support system imperative.

In the USA, there are presently 16 camps established in 12 states. More than 700 children participate in our camps each summer, and many more participate in Camp Quality activities throughout the year. We have one-on-one companions for every camper, and the Heartland Camp is June 13-18th in 2016.

Adam Blowers, Shop Manager and Acting Executive Director ~ info@communitybikeproject.org ~ (402) 957-2454

525 N. 33rd St, Omaha, NE 68131 ~ www.communitybikeproject.org

The Community Bike Project Omaha provides a safe, positive environment for the repair and distribution of bicycles.

Ty Nared ~ tnared@dospace.org ~ 402.819.4022

7205 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68114 ~ https://dospace.org

The future belongs to those who understand technology, and the only way to ensure we’ll be part of this future is to dramatically change technology access and education in Omaha. Do Space is a one-of-a-kind concept: It’s a community technology library, a digital workshop, and an innovation playground filled with new opportunities to learn, grow, explore and create. Do Space offers a variety of opportunities for volunteering and contributing to the success of our organization. Volunteer roles range from assisting with programs to providing high-level tech expertise to those that need it. We strive to be a welcoming environment for the community to participate in the organization’s mission. Visit our website to apply: https://www.dospace.org/volunteer/

Deb Hopp, Guest Services Manager, Volunteer Coordinator  ~ (402) 444-5071 ext. 556 ~dhopp@durhammuseum.org

801 S. 10th St, Omaha, NE 68108 ~ www.durhammuseum.org

Now is a great time to volunteer in The Durham’s Education Department.  We are actively seeking tour guides, visual & theatrical artists and living history experts.  Join The Durham’s scholars and visionaries in delivering the unique content of Omaha’s premier, historical Smithsonian affiliate to the community.  We also have opportunities as Front Desk Volunteers & Gallery Guides for our traveling exhibits.

Eric Ewing ~ ericewing.gpbhm@gmail.com ~ 402-932-7077

2505 N. 24th Street Omaha, NE, 68110 ~ https://gpblackhistorymuseum.org/

The Great Plains Black History Museum’s mission is, “To preserve, celebrate and educate all people of the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout the great plains of America.”

 

Efren Garcia ~ EGarcia@latinocenter.org ~ 4821 South 24th Street Omaha, NE 68107 ~ 402-733-2720 ~ https://www.latinocenter.org/get-involved/ 

The Latino Center of the Midlands provides a magnitude of bilingual services that focus on educating the community through a three main programs and one main partnership. We also seek to enhance the lives of the Heartland Latino Community by supporting the education and development of our youth and adults; promoting comprehensive engagement of our families in all facets of their lives; and by fostering leadership through a variety of services and activities.

Volunteers perform tasks as teaching a class, assisting a class, tutoring, child care and activities. As well as helping with major events where volunteer help is needed. Health & well-being services, financial education, social education, physical education, behavioral health education, adult basic education, advocacy services, youth truancy prevention services, youth groups services, and many other educational services are provided along with workforce assistance.

Healthy Kids Club is looking for 1-2 volunteers per day, Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30pm. This service opportunity is a great fit for anyone interested in healthy eating & lifestyle, public health, and/ or medicine. Volunteers must pass a background check. Spanish speaking volunteers are especially helpful!

Upcoming Get out the Vote phone banking opportunities are November 17 3pm-5pm, November 22 3pm-5pm and December 15 3-5pm.

 

Skills: Bilingual (Spanish & English) preferred, but not required for all volunteer roles

 

Wildey Rodriguez ~ (402)444-6529 ~ wrodriguez@interculturalseniorcenter.org

5545 Center St, Omaha, NE 68106 ~ https://www.interculturalseniorcenter.org/

The Intercultural Senior Center is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the dignity, quality of life and physical well-being of seniors from around the world through advocacy, education, access to social services, and cultural enrichment activities that benefit the entire community. We envision an Omaha that values the wisdom and experience of our diverse elders and creates opportunities for them to embrace and enhance their community.

Terri Sanders  ~ TSanders@oedc.info ~ 402.346.2300

2221 North 24th Street Omaha, NE 68110  https://www.oedc.info/

OEDC strengthens the quality of life in North Omaha and for its residents through comprehensive economic opportunities and community development. We invest in people and projects. Our goals are to: Provide a greater diversity of housing choices, including market-rate and mixed-use options for area residents; Drive overall community economic growth opportunities through asset-building strategies for OEDC, residents, and business owners. We invite you to visit and shop at our Fair Deal Village Marketplace located on N 24th and Burdette. For more information about how to connect or volunteer, email info@oedc.info.

Jody duRand, Partnership Manager ~ (402) 554-3385 ~ jdurand@omahalibrary.org
UNO Community Engagement Center, 6001 Dodge St #223B, Omaha NE 68182 ~ www.omahalibrary.org

Volunteers are welcome at any of our twelve locations. If you would like to volunteer and are able to commit to at least 6 months please visit the website at www.omahalibrary.org, scroll to the bottom of the homepage and click on Volunteer. You will find links for Adults and Youth.

Hannah Vlach-Wyble ~ (402) 305-8139 ~ RestoringDignity@live.com
https://rdomaha.org/

Restoring Dignity is composed of people in the Omaha community who volunteer their time and resources to help impoverished refugee families. Over the course of a weekend, we go into individual family homes and clean, organize, and bring needed household items. New projects are listed every other month. We assist refugee families in two main areas:

  1. teaching basic cleaning skills and providing them with cleaning supplies, and,
  2. bringing these families basic household furniture such as dressers, beds, chairs, and tables.

In addition, we also provide basic household items, such as toilet paper, towels, light bulbs, and bed sheets. Everyone can help in some capacity, and we need around 35-45 volunteers per family that we assist. Join us as we aim to restore dignity and hope to the lives of struggling refugee families here in the Omaha area.

Melissa Richter, Audience Services Manager ~ volunteer@rosetheater.org ~ 402-345-4849

2001 Farnam St, Omaha, NE 68102 ~ https://www.rosetheater.org

The Rose Theater is home to Omaha’s touring theater company. Performances are accessible to all children and no child is ever turned away for economic reasons, and many tickets are given to charities. ‘Pay-what-you-can’ evenings are offered for most productions. Thousands of tickets are given to area youth-serving charities year after year. The theater offers classes as well. Volunteers can assist with daily activities at the theater: ushering, working concessions, operating the light board or spotlights, organizing costumes, assisting with administrative tasks, and with computer operations.