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Casia Dotzler ~ casia@abidenetwork.org ~ (402) 422-7807

3223 N. 45th St, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ www.abideomaha.org/getinvolved

Are you looking for an opportunity for your business or school to serve as a group?

Are you an individual with a special skill, talent, or just want to connect and build relationships with kids? We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities from coaching basketball to helping refurbish houses, clean up neighborhoods or help at block parties.

Marcela Cervantes ~ (402) 738-8240 ~ mcervantes@archomaha.org

4930 So 23rd St, 2nd Floor, Omaha, NE 68107 ~ http://www.assumptionguadalupechurch.org/home 

We are in need of volunteer Catechists to teach First Communion classes for grades 3-6 in English on Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM at either Assumption School on 22nd & U St. or St. Agnes School on 23rd & Q St. We also have classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30PM until 8:00PM at both school locations for grades: 7, 8 and high school students preparing for Confirmation.

Requirements: Knowledgeable Catholic, consistent commitment

Bridget Battafarano, Support Specialist ~ bbattafarano@banistersacademy.org ~ 402-571-4293

2111 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE 68110 ~ http://banistersacademy.org/

The mission of Banister’s Leadership Academy is to strengthen youth and families through leadership. Typical volunteer duties include facilitating group mentoring sessions to children grades K-8 in a fun environment. Training is provided to volunteers to implement the evidence-based goal-setting curriculum.

Janet Gilcrest, BART chair ~ bensonrefugeetf@gmail.com ~ (402) 990-4360

5410 Corby St., Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://www.refugeewomenrising.org/

The Benson Area Refugee Taskforce, BART, is a group of volunteers from Benson who work with refugees. We provide citizenship tutoring to refugees. Furthermore, we have clothing drives throughout the year for our 3 times a year Clothes Closets for refugee families. We are always trying to think of new ways to help the refugee communities succeed. Since we are entirely volunteer based, we need volunteers for everything that we do. Citizenship classes are Sun pm at St. Paul UMC at 3 pm. Clothes Closets are 3x/year on a Saturday morning, with set-up during the week before. Citizenship tutoring follows lessons in a book most students have limited English.

Brad Kirshenbaum ~ (402) 504-4719 ~bkirshenbaum@bbbsomaha.org
10831 Old Mill Road, Ste 400, Omaha, NE 68154 ~ www.bbbsomaha.org

Be a friend to a child who needs your support and enjoy doing things together out in the community a few times a month. Children ages 7-14 years are enrolled by their parent or legal guardian. The program matches a professionally screened and trained adult volunteer or married couple with a child to participate in community activities they both enjoy. Volunteers commit to meeting with their Little Brother or Little Sister 2-4 times a month for a minimum of one year. A Match Support Specialist is in regular contact with the Big, the Little, and the parent for the length of the relationship to provide support, ideas for activities, and to ensure that matches are meeting on a regular basis. Requirements: Must be 19 years of age or older, be a high school graduate or possess a GED, and have a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check, screening, provide four character references, and complete a minimum of two hours of training before being matched with a child. We are also in need of groups of volunteers at our fundraising events. Volunteer must be 19 years old / Volunteer must have their own vehicle & insurance / Volunteer must be able to pass a background check Spanish speaking recommended, but not necessary.

Types of Service: Mentoring

Spanish speaking recommended, but not necessary

Looking for volunteers who can commit a semester to the organization!

Adrial Mitchell, Volunteer Coordinator ~ Amitchell@bgcomaha.org ~ (402) 932-6477 x3530

2610 Hamilton, Omaha, NE  68131 ~ www.bgcomaha.org

Volunteers are needed at: North Omaha, South Omaha, Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Westside Clubs or Mount View, Morton and King Science_Clubs._The North and South sites also have Late Night programs with late evening hours._Tutoring, recreation, coaching, arts & crafts, office assistants & computers are a few of the activities that volunteers help with. Spanish-speaking volunteers are also needed. 1-2 hours per week are preferred, usually in the early evening (Mon-Fri).

The North Omaha location is within walking distance of campus. Volunteers should visit our website_to find the contact information for a club of their choice. Volunteers must all apply in person and fill out an application. A staff member will set up a time to meet & tour the club.

Requirements: Fill out a volunteer application, go through a volunteer interview, and then a background check is done.

Thomas Lynch, Director of Community Programs  ~ thomas.lynch@boystown.org ~ 402-498-1186

14057 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town, NE 68010 ~ www.boystown.org

Boys Town invites you to play a special role in the lives of our special needs children through mentoring and volunteer group projects. Mentors help our students improve their reading and math skills. Group volunteer projects include assisting with harvesting vegetables from the Boys Town gardens; preparing our chapels for services; and various projects at the annual Boys Town gardens; preparing our chapels for services; and various projects at the annual Boys Town Posadas Christmas celebration.

Special Requirements: Police background check, Drug test

Sundiata Menelik ~ sundiatamenelik@msn.com ~ 2417 Grant St, Omaha, NE 68111 ~ (402) 502-0181

Bryant Center Association is here to implement and help sponsor educational, cultural enrichment and recreational programs that create human and community development opportunities to benefit at risk low income youth and young adults in the community. Located close to Creighton’s campus, there are many volunteer opportunities engaging with youth, including assisting with programming, playing sports, chess club, tutoring and more.

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.

Meg Busing, President ~ megbusing@gmail.com ~  (402) 770-3936

www.midwestyoucan.org

Volunteer Camp Counselor at Camp YouCan for kids and teens with epilepsy!

Types of Service: Assistance with daily activities, child care, health care or health education

Understanding of Spanish would be valuable, but certainly not required!

One-time volunteers welcome!

Clarissa Newman, Campus Coordinator ~ clarrissa.newman@lakincampus.org  ~ 712-323-4416

1415 Avenue J Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 ~ www.lakincampus.org/

The Charles E Lakin Human Services Campus is a unique collaborative that is home to American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club, Heartland Family Service, MICAH House, and The Salvation Army. The Campus, a separate non-profit, holds events throughout the year for children and families that participate in the programs of the partner agencies, and serves as a place where all children and families in need can find resources and training to better enable them to be productive and contributing citizens. /  / Annually, the Campus hosts a number of events. The goal of the Campus events is to provide children and their families the opportunity to participate in activities they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience in a safe, familiar and convenient location for them. We want to facilitate activities with the children and families that encourage families to spend time together and give them ideas of activities they can do to create lasting memories and traditions in their own homes. Our annual activities include an Easter Egg Hunt, Water/Summer Party, Back to School Extravaganza, Trunk or Treat and Holiday Celebration. During our events children and their families get to play games, make crafts, and take home donated books. We also have a Campus garden where families and children can learn gardening basics and then use the food in their own kitchens. Together, as a Campus, we collaborate to provide lasting positive memories to children and their families experiencing difficult situations, these experiences can assist the healing and rebuilding process. Spanish language helpful. All volunteers are background checked through the sex offender registry database.

Deanna Wagner, Recruitment Coordinator ~ dwagner@casaomaha.org ~ (402) 932-5683

2412 St. Mary’s Ave, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.casaomaha.org

When home is no longer safe for a child, and the child must enter the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate®. The CASA volunteerÔæïs focus is on advocating for the best interest of that foster child. CASA volunteers do this by providing individualized attention through monthly visits to their foster youth and relevant parties, documenting information concerning the childÔæïs best interest, and submitting their independent report to the court to assist the judge ruling over the case. Duties: Meet with the child on a consistent basis. Assess best interests and understand the child’s wishes. Attend family team meetings, meet with professionals in the childÔæïs life, review documents and records to maintain awareness and gather information about the child. Monitor the services that are in place and recommend services as needed. Maintain complete records of contacts, hours, and mileage. Document the facts and circumstances of the child’s situation in a written court report, including the child’s wishes and recommendations to fulfill the best interest of the child, and attend court hearings.

To be a CASA, you must: Be able to commit to a minimum of 2 years. Be willing to donate 10 hours per month.  Be available for court hearings. Be able to maintain objectivity and professionalism in dealing with the child and all other parties involved. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Word. Must be at least 21 years of age. Must pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license, valid phone number, and a permanent address. We provide 30 hours of pre-service training (15 online and 15 in person) and 12 hours of continuing education training annually.

Anna Willey ~ 402-504-3664 ~ awilley@childsaving.org

4545 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68132 ~ www.childsaving.org

Child Saving Institute provides a safe haven and healing for thousands of innocent young victims of family crisis, neglect and abuse. We offer the vital services necessary to make at-risk children safe and fractured families whole through programs such as early childhood education, foster care, adoption, an emergency shelter, parenting classes and therapy. Our mission is “responding to the cry of a child,” but it is our vision that guides us as we work to give the children we serve safe, happy childhoods

Types of Service: Assistance with daily activities, child care, office support/clerical or computer work, reading to children

One-time volunteers welcome, as well as individuals who can commit a semester to the organization!

Cheryl Clark, VP Resource Development ~ cclark@childrenssquare.org ~ (712) 322-3700 x5869

N 6th St & Avenue E, P-O Box 8-C, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~ https://childrenssquare.org

Serving over 1200 children and families daily, Children’s Square USA offers children’s residential mental health treatment, children’s emergency shelter, child and family therapy, and foster care services.

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.

 

Ismael Alvarez Del Castillo, Development Coordinator ~icastillo@completelykids.org  ~ 402-397-5809 ext. 204
2566 St. Mary’s Ave, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.completelykids.org

Completely KIDS needs volunteers to build caring, confident youth and future leaders. Volunteers are needed to work with youth Monday through Friday in our after school programs at elementary and middle schools and evening programs in area homeless shelters. We are looking for energetic individuals and groups to help the youth with homework, skill development, enrichment activities, and exposure to positive role models. An extra set of hands is always appreciated in this fun environment.

Find us on: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Lisa Jackson, Marketing & Recruitment Director  ~ ljackson@shsomaha.org ~ (402) 455-5858

2205 Binney St Omaha, NE 68110 : https://www.shsomaha.org/

Our mission is rooted in Catholic tradition where we share God’s love, kindness and excellence.

Special Requirements: Safe Environment training

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/

Meredith Metcalf, Deputy Director ~ 402-453-5656 ext. 227 ~ mmetcalf@encapomaha.org

2406 Fowler Avenue Omaha, NE 68111

1 in 8 Nebraskans is food insecure, and many of those are seniors.

Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership’s (ENCAP) Nutrition Center provides food boxes to seniors in Omaha and across Douglas and Sarpy Counties. We need your help to make this happen!

We are looking for individuals and groups who want to give back, move and pack boxes for delivery, and provide a smiling face to our seniors. We are looking for both one-time volunteers and folks who want to serve on an ongoing basis.

A typical day may include packing boxes, checking clients in, or helping clients to their cars with their food.

Please give us a call, email, or stop by! Look forward to meeting you!

Eric P. Nelson, Principal ~ eric.nelson@ops.org ~ (402) 457-5905

3905 N. 52nd St., Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://fontenelle.ops.org/

Tutors are needed to work with Pre-K to 5th grade students in the areas of reading, writing, &, math during the school hours of 9:00 am- 4:00 p.m. We can accommodate groups of up to 10 volunteers. Both one-time or continuous volunteers are welcome. No special skills required.

Types of Service: Tutoring or working in the garden

Shelby Thayer ~ (402) 457-4676 ~ volunteer@girlsincomaha.org

2811 N. 45th St, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://girlsincomaha.org/get-involved/sign-me-up/

Girls Incorporated’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We do this through a wide variety of programming that we offer daily. Girls Inc. always encourages interested adults to get involved in Girls Inc. Programs. Volunteers are needed to assist with homework activities, serving meals, field trips, job shadowing, programming and more. Help is needed between (3:00pm – 7:00pm) Monday – Friday during the school year and all day (7:00am – 6:00pm) during the summer. We would love to have individuals or groups (up to 20) planning on participating once or on a continuing basis.

Kayleigh Tipton ~ ktipton@gsiowa.org ~ (712) 890-2148
1860 Madison Ave. Ste. 3, Council Bluffs, IA 51501 ~(515) 490-9331  ~ https://www.girlscoutsiowa.org/

Volunteers work with girls between the ages of 5-18 from various backgrounds. We look for assistance in recreational activities, programs, events, and camp. Long- term commitments available as troop leaders and assistant leaders (4-7 hrs/month) with training provided. Office assistance with mailings and data entry is also needed with very flexible hours depending on the project. We are in need of volunteers for our fall programs, which last 2-8 hours. As you can see we have opportunities for individuals and groups on a one-time or continuing basis. Spanish speaking recommended, but not necessary.

Types of Service: Music or art activities, tutor or teach

 

 

Marcy Browning  ~ (402) 779-8210 ~ mbrowning@girlscoutsnebraska.org

2121 S. 44th St., Omaha, NE  68105 ~ www.girlscoutsnebraska.org

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj6-rWiM40o

The Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska offers you a leadership experience like none other. You can become part of the 3.2 million members worldwide who are discovering what it takes to become a positive and influential leader.
Discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together by becoming a Girl Scout volunteer. You can utilize your talents within the Girl Scout volunteer network in the following ways: working directly with girls, working with other adult volunteers and council staff, and working with others in the community. We would love to have individuals or groups planning on participating once or on a continuing basis. Call or email us today to learn more about any of these opportunities!

Deb Potter, Volunteer/Events Coordinator ~ dpotter@gotrnebraska.org ~ 402.483.0373

4600 Valley Rd. #321 Lincoln, NE 68510 ~ www.GOTRNebraska.org

Requirements: At least 18 years old, reliable transportation, background check

Melinda Eames, Community Outreach Coordinator~ 402-552-7418 ~ Meames@heartlandfamilyservice.org

2101 S. 42nd St., Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

With 50+ programs and 15 locations, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Volunteer opportunities are available in many different locations and capacities. From a one time to an on-going opportunity, from an individual to a group, we always could use willing hands to help us in our work and accomplish more in the community. Making a difference is what we are all about. Our needs are constantly changing, so please contact us to plan your involvement.

Types of Service: Assistance with daily activities, child care, environmental clean up/garden work, music or art activities, office support/clerical or computer work, tutor or teach

Erica Julsen, Volunteer Coordinator ~ (402) 341-4673 ext. 1002 ~ ejulsen@hopecenterforkids.com

2200 N. 20th St., Omaha, NE 68110 ~ www.hopecenterforkids.com

The Hope Center for Kids works to faithfully inspire hope in youth and children through faith, education, employment and collaboration. Youth, ages 5 to 19, living in North Omaha, can participate in tutoring, competitive athletics, weekly worship, Bible-studies, one-on-one mentoring and a variety of enrichment activities. Volunteers are placed according to their strengths and interests following a background screening and new volunteer training. Assistance is needed throughout the various programs.  We require volunteers to commit to a specific day and time each week. Educational/teaching skills and coaching skills are helpful, but not required for every volunteer job.

Sonia Gray, Volunteer Manager ~ sonya@incommoncd.org ~ (402) 933-6672

1340 Park Ave, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ https://incommoncd.org/join-us/

inCOMMON alleviates poverty at a root level by uniting + strengthening vulnerable neighborhoods. Because the greatest strength of any neighborhood are the residents who call these places home, we’re committed to transforming neighborhoods through neighbors. Through a variety of community-based and resident-led initiatives, residents are finding ways to rebuild their neighborhoods together, as well as setting a community course away from poverty and toward sustainable futures for themselves and their families. Volunteers are a vital part of all of our activities! For some volunteer opportunities, certain qualifications are beneficial (i.e. Spanish-language skills are beneficial to an ESL tutor), but we also have many opportunities available that do not require special skills–there is a place for everyone!

Dr. LeDonna Griffin ~ lgriffin@jesuitacademy.org ~ (402) 346-4464

2311 North 22nd St, Omaha, NE 68110 ~ https://www.jesuitacademy.org/

Jesuit Academy is an all boys, Catholic school serving young men in grades 4-8.  Jesuit Academy opened in 1996 and has developed into a leader in urban Catholic education. We commit to helping our graduates through high school and into college.

 

Clifton McEvoy, Philanthropy Director ~ (402) 731-6988 ext. 212~ cmcevoy@kidscan.org

4860 Q St, Omaha, NE68117 ~ https://kidscan.org/

Kids Can mentors are dedicated volunteers who provide guidance, support, and encouragement to a child in our after-school program, aged 7-13. We have a one-on-one, site-based program. Mentoring matches meet once a week at Kids Can (4860 Q St.) after 4:30pm, and we ask for a one-year commitment to grow the relationship. Mentoring matches decide together what activities they will do each week. This includes playing board games, baking, playing sports, and doing arts and crafts! All activities are provided. Mentors receive training and ongoing support from Kids Can staff. We are looking for volunteers 19 or older with no history of child abuse and neglect.

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

 

Morgan Mattson ~ 402-301-1891 ~ mmattson@lfsneb.org

www.lfsneb.org

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. is always in need of volunteers to assist with a variety of programs teaching job skills, mentoring children and adults, sorting donations, facilitating support groups and organizing community events. Volunteers are also needed to assist with refugee services; mentoring, tutoring, apartment set-up, and shopping. We also have opportunities for childcare, clerical support and special events. Lutheran Family Services matches volunteers to programs based on the volunteer’s location, skills and interests. Flexible hours and volunteer sites make volunteering at LFS convenient. We always welcome occasional volunteers and groups.

  • Refugee Family Mentor/Community Guide (ESL assistance, job skills, community guidance, grocery shopping, navigating through community, etc.) 
  • Co-sponsorship for Refugee Resettlement (Furniture collection/apartment set up) 
  • Farming Assistant (Global Roots) 
  • Movers and Shakers (moving furniture, household items, and apartment set up) 
  • Special Event Help 
  • Child Services 

The Global Roots program is seeking volunteers interested in gardening/ farming on a regular or one time basis. The Global Roots program provides access to land, resources and support to refugee farmers in Nebraska. All service is outside and socially distanced.

To apply to volunteer visit our Volunteer Hub website: lfsneb.volunteerhub.com
Morgan Mattson, 402-578-7224, mmattson@lfsneb.org
www.lfsneb.org ”

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Peg Carney, Principal ~ (402) 556-1883 ext. 122 ~ pcarney@madonnaschool.org

6402 N. 71st Plaza, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ www.madonnaschool.org

The Madonna School educates special needs students to become as independent as possible. We seek volunteers who can commit to a specific time and day of the week. Opportunities include swimming lessons (M, T, W, Th), art classes (W), Special Olympics (F), in the classroom, and special extra-curricular activities. Ideally, volunteers should be able to commit for a period of about 2 hours to half a day on the volunteers specific day. Additionally, some classrooms are in need of volunteers to assist our teachers and teacher’s aides for a half-day a week throughout the 2014-’15 school year.

Courtney Cleveringa ~ (402) 333-8999 ~ ccleveringa@nebraska.wish.org

11836 Arbor Street, Omaha, NE 68144 ~ www.wish.org/nebraska

Make-A-Wish Foundation Nebraska is a non-profit, charitable organization whose purpose is to grant wishes to children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have been diagnosed with critical illnesses medical conditions.  Volunteers are needed for: office help, gift-wrapping during the holidays, and some one-time special events. Office hours are 8 – 5, Monday – Friday. We can accommodate groups 1-10 volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time volunteers.

Requirements: On-site volunteer orientation

 

Whitney Baker ~ whitney@mentornebraska.org ~ (402)-715-4164

6173 Center Street Omaha, NE 68106 ~ MENTORNebraska.org

MENTOR Nebraska is an umbrella organization that can connect you to one of their many partners to find your perfect fit to mentor an Omaha youth. Member programs include 100 Black Men, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Inc., The Hope Center for Kids and more. This is a great opportunity for long-term relational service. Studies show youth with mentors are more likely to be successful in school, leaders in their communities, and to enter young adulthood with opportunities for ongoing education and career choices. And yet, one in three youth will reach the age of 19 without having had a mentor of any kind. Sign up to be a mentor today and start making a difference in a child’s life.

Mara Anania ~ 712-323-4416 ~ Manania@themicahhouse.org
1415 Ave J, Council Bluffs Iowa,51501 ~ www.themicahhouse.org

We are seeking volunteers to assist with clients of all ages. Currently, our greatest needs are providing childcare, assisting in the kitchen and helping with cleaning and organization around the shelter. We would love to have individuals or groups participating once or on a continuing basis.

Akia Sparkman  ~ (402) 514-3012 ~ akia.sparkman@scouting.org

12401 W. Maple Road, Omaha, NE  68164 ~ www.mac-bsa.org

The Mid-America Council offers internships, volunteer options and even summer employment at our resident camps or as an afterschool program aide during the school year. If you enjoy working with others, teaching or spending time in the outdoors then we have opportunities for you. Many Cub Scout Packs (grades 1-5), Boy Scout Troops (grades 6-12), and Venturing Crews (co-ed program for ages 14-20) need additional leadership. Help boys and girls learn new skills, challenge themselves and have fun earning achievements. Strengthen your own abilities and grow as you assist others.  Scouts do cooking, first aid, photography, citizenship, athletics, public speaking, aquatics, shooting sports and more. Come have fun while you help others!

 

Emily Barber, Community Engagement Manager~ ebarber@nmeomaha.org ~ 402-502-1642

8501 N 30th St Omaha, NE 68112 ~ https://www.nmepomaha.org/

No More Empty Pots is a grassroots non-profit corporation that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. To help support this effort, No More Empty Pots, collaborates with an array of public and private organizations, businesses, communities, individuals, and entrepreneurs.

We offer several volunteer opportunities, including: gardening at the Florence Community Garden, helping with food prep in our production kitchens, and data/evaluation in our administrative office.

Andrea Siegel, Volunteer Coordinator ~ Andrea@northstar360.org   ~ (402) 212-1133

4242 N 49th Avenue, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://northstar360.org/

High School Tutors

• Tuesdays, Wednesday, and/or Thursdays  4-5:30 PM
• Subjects – Math, English or Science
• Duration – Weekly commitment running mid-August through end of first semester
We are looking for tutors to create a consistent working relationship with students. We realize conflicts arise, but we are asking you to do your best to attend the time you are assigned.
If you are interested, please e-mail andrea@northstar360.org and indicate your day of the week and subject preference. Your name will be passed on to our High School Education Department where you will be paired with a specific student.

All tutoring will be on site at NorthStar, 4242 N. 49 Ave.

Lisa Dougherty, HR Manager ~ ldougherty@olliewebbinc.org ~ (402) 346-5220

1941 South 42nd St, Suite 122, Omaha, NE  68105 ~ www.olliewebbinc.org

Ollie Webb Center, Inc.’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through support, programs, and advocacy. Volunteer opportunities include: joining our adolescent and/or adult participants at community based locations for socialization and/or educational opportunities, coaching a basketball team, assisting with role-playing during educational classes, etc.

Best Buddies Colleges, a program for college students, pairs adults with intellectual disabilities in one-on-one friendships with college students (aka College Buddies). College Buddies & their Buddies must meet 2 times per month, which includes one individual activity as well as a large group activity. The pair also make weekly telephone or email contact. Contact Ayushi Kaul at ayushikaul@creighton.edu for more information.

Kelsi Weston, Education and Events Coordinator ~ (402) 930-2344 ~ kweston@ocm.org

500 S. 20th St., Omaha, NE  68102 ~ www.ocm.org

When you join the volunteer team at the Omaha Children’s Museum, you earn the title of Play Professional. We look for our Play Professionals to engage with guests every chance they get through play. This could mean coloring a picture with a child, imagining you’re a team of firefighters in space, or helping someone experiment with Newton’s Cradle! The opportunities are endless for our Play Professionals and our guests. We need large groups and individuals; and you can commit to one day or long-term.

Shelby Larson, Manager of Community Engagement ~ (402) 934-9700 ~ shelby.larson@omahahealthykids.org

5006 Underwood Avenue, Omaha, NE 68132 ~ www.omahahealthykids.org

Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance is a nonprofit organization that works to create a Healthy Home for every child. Our main goal is to bring awareness and education to families in the city about environmental hazards, green and Healthy Homes, and lead poisoning. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us accomplish our goal of creating Healthy Homes for every child in Omaha and beyond.

Volunteers with OHKA can:

1. Host a Healthy Home House Party: This is a great way for you to have some fun with your friends, learn about Healthy Homes and help support an incredible cause. At the party, our staff can help you make green cleaning supplies and natural home improvement remedies, teach you and your friends about Healthy Homes and our work, and you can adopt one of our families to help them make their home safer and healthier.

2. Do a Healthy Home Clean-Out: Once a month, we need volunteers to help us clean out a basement, clear out a living space, clean up a backyard or organize a living area for one of our families. We provide the supplies including haz-mat suits (when needed), gloves, dumpsters and cleaning equipment. Volunteer Clean-Out days usually occur on a Saturday morning for 2-3 hours.

3. Volunteer for Rundee: Rundee is our annual 5K run that is a fundraiser and awareness builder for OHKA. Volunteers help manage the course, staff the stations and cheer on the runners and walkers.

4. Help OHKA in the office: We are always in need of help to organize our supplies, manage the front desk, edit grants, or serve on a committee. Let us know what you’re good at and we will try to make it work!

5. Outreach events

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.

Veronica Hill ~Veronica.Hill@ops.org ~402-898-9145

3215 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131 ~ Website Link

Volunteer opportunities include teaching one on one or helping a classroom teacher at the TAC Building (walking distance from Creighton’s campus), or provide semester-long in home tutoring/ homework help for children of immigrant families. Volunteers must complete an OPS volunteer application: https://omaha.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx?jcat=Volunteer 

Susan Schaaf ~ (402) 451-5234 ~ sschaaf@omahastreetschool.org

3223 No. 45th St, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ www.omahastreetschool.org

The Omaha Street School is a faith-based alternative high school for at-risk teens.  The school focuses on dropout prevention by offering a personalized education, a moral code and tools for self-sufficiency.  SS offers low student-to-teacher ratios and individualized student learning plans.  Classroom volunteers help provide the one-on-one attention many of the students need. This can be done by reading with students after school, assisting with homework, working with high school students on STEM related projects, as well as advising junior and seniors on their college search and transition.

Lori Benton ~ (402) 557-6376  ~ lbenton@p4k.org

Various OPS Schools (Gifford Park Elementary, Central High, etc.) ~ P4K.org

Partnership 4 Kids is Omaha’s only curriculum-based mentoring program designed to launch the lives of under-served students by preparing them for a career. P4K has three volunteer opportunities: Book Buddies read to pre-k through third graders emphasizing literacy, Goal Buddies group mentor 4-6th graders encouraging the students to reach their reading and life skill goals set by teachers, and Group Mentors are matched with middle and high schoolers and lead discussions, participate in activities, go on outings, and college visits. The commitment is a minimum of one school year, from 1.5 – 3 hours a month. All of our volunteer mentors serve as role-models as well as a source of consistency and encouragement along the P4K the pathway through graduation and on to a career. You can make a difference.  Be their today!

 

Dave Winiger, Executive Director ~ dave@releaseinc.org ~ 402-707-7482

3223 N 45th St, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://www.releaseinc.org

Release always needs volunteers. From office assistance and event work to mentoring and bible study leading, we can find a role to match your talents and passions. One of our biggest volunteer needs is with the juvenile justice mentoring program. With a 2-3 hour/week commitment, volunteers offer their companionship and presence at the Douglas County Youth Center conversing with individulas currently in the juvenile justice system.

Requirements: Background check, ability to listen, on-site training for mentors

Claire Yocom~ Volunteer Coordinator~ cyocom@refugeeempowerment.org ~ (402) 677-4803

3610 Dodge St, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68131 ~ https://refugeeempowerment.org/volunteer/

The mission of the Refugee Empowerment Center is to resettle and empower refugees to become self-sufficient through direct services and educational programs. REC envisions a world where communities welcome all refugees and immigrants. We see ourselves as catalysts in the work of building welcoming communities. We aim to build relationships and a cross-cultural understanding between the Omaha and refugee communities. We are a community-based, Nebraska 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Volunteers are key to our success in helping resettle newly arrived refugees and equipping them with the skills they need to be self-sufficient.  We have a variety of ways you can help including providing transportation to social security, medical appointments, job interviews and other first 90 days transportation needs.  Also setting up housing; helping set up household goods, etc.  ESL class help and other assistance for newly arrived refugees. Training is provided!

Requirements: REC general volunteer training

Emily Mozer, Volunteer & Events Manager ~ (402) 346-9377 ~ emozer@rmhcomaha.org

620 S. 38th Ave, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.rmhcomaha.org

The Ronald McDonald House provides a ‘home away from home’ for families whose children are being cared for at Omaha-area hospitals. Volunteers assist with the upkeep of our home and are needed in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Volunteers are also needed for special events throughout the year. RMHC can accommodate groups of 1-10 volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time volunteers. No special skills required. Spanish speaking recommended but not necessary.

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.

LaJoanna Newsome ~ (402) 898-6000 ~ LaJonna_Newsome@usc.salvationarmy.org

10755 Burt Street. Omaha, NE 68114 ~ https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/usc/

The Salvation Army seeks volunteers to help improve lives in our community. Various one-time and on-going opportunities including TurkeyFest, Toyland, and bell ringing. Volunteer numbers vary depending on the event. Some registration is required prior to volunteering.

Leonard Matthias, Teen Court Coordinator ~ lmatthias@sarpy.com ~ (402) 593-2207

1257 Golden Gate Dr., Suite 11W Papillion, NE 68046 ~ https://www.liftupsarpycounty.org/

Teen Court gives juveniles who have committed a misdemeanor crime a second chance to learn from their mistakes without the high cost and stigma of a criminal record. It’s a positive “hands-on” experience meant to divert offenders away from a pattern of criminal behavior. Teen Court defendants appear before a jury of their peers who determine their consequences.
The Teen Court judge presides over the hearing like a referee to ensure that correct procedures are followed. Judges have the opportunity to work closely with juveniles who are interested in a career in law enforcement and can give appropriate feedback to the defendant regarding how their behaviors could impact their future. Volunteer judges will have to complete a training and will shadow our current judges before being placed in a courtroom of their own.

Lyndsee Shively, Program Director ~ lyndsee@saveprogram.org ~ (402) 339-1291

3535 Harney Street Omaha, NE 68131 ~ https://saveprogram.org/programs/amp/

SAVE Program is a non-profit organization which provides on-campus tutoring and mentoring to underserved youth in the Omaha metro area.  Our Academic Mentoring Program is partnered with Creighton University’s Intercultural Center and meet on campus in the Harper Center six times/semester (12/year).  We will be serving about 75 elementary-age students at our CU location and are looking for at least 20 college tutors to participate at each session.

Amie Konwinski, CEO ~ amie@smartgensociety.org ~ (402) 505-3993

8710 F St. Suite 112 Omaha, NE 68127 ~ www.smartgensociety.org

Smart Gen Society, Inc. is an Omaha-based nonprofit working to educate and inspire smart and confident girls, women, and families. Through our educational workshops, technology development, and social media research, we work with students, parents, and educators to encourage authenticity and critical thinking skills on all things digital. We educate how to remain safe, private, and on brand on social media.

Sarah Burch ~ (402) 331-5545 ext. 20 ~ sburch@sone.org
9427 F Street, Omaha, NE 68127 ~ www.sone.org

Volunteers work with people of all age groups that have various intellectual disabilities to help coach, fundraise, and organize events. Hours vary by role.

 

Jen Benson, Support Services Director, 402-598-3163; jbenson@teammates.org

11615 Centennial Rd, #200, La Vista, NE 68128 ~ TeamMates Website

The TeamMates Mentoring Program provides support and encouragement for youth. With our mission being to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring, we strongly believe that by giving one visit once a week for at least three years, you can change two lives – yours and a child’s.

Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. As a volunteer, mentors can give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision. We can accommodate any number of volunteers but prefer long-term versus one-time service.

Rebecca Valdez ~ rebecca.valdez@urbanleagueneb.org ~ 402-453-9730 x117

3040 Lake St., Omaha, NE 68111 ~ www.urbanleagueneb.org

We seek to build resilient members in the North Omaha community by helping clients navigate challenges and seek out solutions. We strive to have every member of the community ready for college, work, and life. Programming includes employment services and youth development. Typical volunteer tasks include reading with children at their after school program, assisting high school students with STEM related activities, talking through career exploration with students, as well as giving advice to high school students about how to get to college.

Requirements: Confidentiality

Chris Triebsch ~ (402) 597-3100 x106 ~  ctriebsch@voicesforchildren.com

7521 Main Street, Suite 103 Omaha, NE 68127

Voices for Children advocates for change by educating and motivating Nebraskans to take action to better the lives of Nebraska’s vulnerable children in the areas of health, education, safety and economic stability. Volunteers are occasionally needed for special projects such as assembling materials and preparing mailings. Volunteers are usually needed for a one to two hour period on a project by project basis. Training is provided. It is a great opportunity for the busy volunteer who can only commit to short term projects.

 

Angie Kizer ~ 402-343-2789 ~ akizer@westside66.org
8701 Pacific Street, Omaha, NE 68114 ~ https://www.westside66.org/

Westside High School’s Reading Mentoring Program helps high school striving readers improve their reading.  The students in the program are reading at least three grade levels behind their actual grade level.  Mentors are matched to work with a student for a semester.  Each week mentors meet with their student at the same time each week for 40 minutes.  The times are during the school hours, 8-3:30.  A teacher will provide you with what you will be doing with the student, and the teacher is always in the room with you as you work with the student.

 

Nyaliep Nhial ~ youthforgreatergood@gmail.com

Nile Lutheran Church 4140 N 42nd St., Omaha, NE 681111

 

Youth For Greater Good program is designed to offer targeted tutoring, mentoring, college prep, ACT/SAT prep, time management skills, computer access, quiet areas, and positive safe environment for our girls and boys in Omaha. The program assists students and their unique circumstances and ensures a positive environment of academic and personal growth. The goals of YFGG are to promote academic success for all our youth, college and career planning, and to create a positive, sustainable environment that our students can be proud We are in need of volunteers for homework help/tutoring with African youth in the Omaha area.

Natasha Hall, Program Director ~ nhall@metroymca.org ~ 402-930-4352

Reach & Rise is a national YMCA therapeutic mentoring program designed to build a better future for youth by helping them reach their full potential through the support of caring adults. Reach & Rise supports youth ages 6-17 who lack role models and are in communities challenged by poverty, crime, and other social issues. Mentors are matched with a youth for one year to provide one to one mentoring and create safe, healthy and meaningful relationships with youth. Mentors commit to 1-3 hours a week with the youth over the course of the year. Mentors must be at least 21,  pass a background check and complete a 15-hour training. A clean driving record and valid auto liability insurance are also necessary. Other languages are helpful but not required

Kristina Avan, Program Coordinator ~ kristina@100blackmenomaha.org ~ (402) 934-7065

2221 N. 24th Street ~ www.100blackmenomaha.org

The mission of the 100 Black Men of Omaha (100BMO) is to “improve the quality of life in Omaha by helping our youth to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Lead.” We seek to achieve our mission through Mentoring, Education, Health & Wellness and Economic Empowerment programs. This has been the organization’s mission since 1995 when a group of concerned men realized that the survival of the community rested on their willingness to join together and be a vehicle for positive change. We are committed to the intellectual development of our youth. Our programs include Leadership and Mentoring Academy, Pathways to Success/Financial Literacy, African American History Challenge, 100 Saturday Academy, Real Men Read and Real Men Greet.

Types of Service: Mentoring

Looking for volunteers to give a semester commitment!