Lutheran Family Services

Agency name: 
Lutheran Family Services
2900 "O" St, Suite 200

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God´s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.

Contact name: 
Elvis Acic
Available projects

Impact a Life - Become a Refugee Volunteer - Volunteers are needed to help in the resettlement process of refugees coming to Lincoln. Refugees often come here with their belongings in a couple bags and no knowledge or resources about their new home. You are their resource!
Volunteers are needed to provide a variety of services to these individuals. Volunteer responsibilities can range from setting-up their apartment before arrival, welcoming refugees as they get off the airplane and helping tutor them in the English language and basic computer skills. You can help them apply for social security cards and state IDs for employment purposes. You can help them find a job and transport them to medical appointments and interviews. You can also teach them the Lincoln bus system to help them become more independent
Potential volunteers must pass a criminal background screen and DMV check. Volunteers are needed any time during business hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Mondays-Thursdays and 9:00am-3:00pm Fridays
Contact person for becoming a refugee volunteer:
Samantha Cabalka
(402) 435-2954

Make a Refugee Smile - Furnish Apartment: Work together with Lutheran Family Services staff to collect household supplies. Pick up of the household supply will be provided by Lutheran Family Services (LFS) if volunteer cannot distribute the items to LFS office location or warehouse. Volunteer then will assist staff in furnishing an apartment, placing those donated items in new home.
Contact person is Elvis, listed above

Preferred qualifications: 
Minimum/maximum number of volunteers: 
The following items are used to set up a household for a refugee family’s first home in the United States. * Required items Kitchen Items: Pots & Pans * Dishes * Glasses & Cups * Cooking utensils * Flatware * Can opener * Sharp knives Mixing bowls * Plastic storage * New Trash can* Bake ware Cutting Board Teapot Rice Cooker Dishcloths Dish drainers Paper towels & napkins Plastic wrap & foil New Cleaning Items: New Broom & dust pan * New Bucket & mop * Dish washing soap * All purpose cleaner * Plastic trash bags * New Sponges/cleaning rags* Laundry detergent Scouring pads & powder Toilet bowl brush & cleaner Furniture Dining table/chairs * New Beds (twin, full or queen)& New Bedding* New Pillows * Lamps * Couch * Dressers * Recliners Coffee & side tables New to be Toiletries: Toothpaste/Toothbrush * Soap * Shampoo * Deodorant * Brush & comb * Feminine hygiene * Toilet paper * Towels & wash cloths * Lotion First Aid Kit Aspirin Only Clothing Accepted: New: Winter coats Gloves, Hats, & Scarf’s New Shoes and Slippers Miscellaneous: Alarm clock/clock radio* Energy Efficient Light bulbs * T.V. New Rugs Electric fans New Vacuums Radio/Stereo Crayons, pens, pencils Dictionary Bicycles Scissors Iron & Ironing Board Shower Curtains & Hooks Telephones Answering Machines Grocery store gift certificates Due to staff and space limitations, we cannot accept: Sleeper sofas & recliner sofas Waterbeds & king size beds Decorations/knick-knacks Broken or Incomplete items Other clothing items Please call to schedule pickups for large items.