Get involved in the NWU 3000-Hour Service Challenge! Check out these service opportunities for February 2012.

Nebraska State Historical Society

Contact: Deb McWilliams                  402-471-4955                         deb.mcwilliams@nebraska.gov

Greeter’s Desk Volunteer: Welcome and serve visitors to the Nebraska State Historical Society’s Headquarters.  Direct visitors to appropriate staff, or to other NSHS locations, or related attractions. Answer questions about services and functions. Must enjoy with public.  M-F flexible 9 to 4.  Parking.

Investigation Station Facilitator:  Helps, monitors, and supervises activities in the hands-on learning room in the Museum - the Investigation Station.

 

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties 

Contact:  Kelly Yates                          402-875-9320/471-4515         kyates@communityactionatwork.org

Greeter Volunteer VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant):  Greet taxpayers, guide to the tax preparation room. Help with sign in and documentation preparation.

Intake Volunteer VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant):  Responsible for helping taxpayers fill out intake paperwork. Pass out form to taxpayers, answer simple tax questions. Make sure forms are filled out correctly and completely. Ensure taxpayer has all proper documentation. Direct taxpayer to preparer. 

Tax Preparer Volunteer: Prepare income tax returns for those who come to VITA site.  Volunteer for a minimum of 12 hours/month late Jan.-April 15.  6 hrs. Dec./Jan. req. AM or PM, any day.

 

Coalition for Pet Protection

Contact:  Joan Schach                        402-475-0321                         jschach@inebraska.com

Cat Kennel Maintenance: Our mission is to reduce animal overpopulation by spaying and neutering, to prevent animal cruelty thru education, and to find loving homes for homeless dogs and cats. Limited help is available for vet care and pet food.Clean and maintain cat kennels at Petco South.  Age 18+.

 

Tabitha Healthcare Services

Contact: Margo Mckendree                               402-486-8563                                         margom@tabitha.org,

Clerical Volunteer: Assist various offices with light clerical duties such as filing or mailings. A great place to volunteer!  Age 18+.

Print Shop Volunteer: Assist with a variety of duties in a small print shop, as well as making deliveries within the facility. Learn skills, helpout! Age 18+

Musician:  Musician or group of musicians to play for residents once a mo. or more depending on sched.

Life Enhancement Volunteer:  Volunteer to be part of our continuum of care for Elders in our newest Greenhouses, private-home settings for long-term care. Must enjoy interacting with Elders to promote quality of life. Share your talents and gifts with Elders who enjoy learning.

Beauty Shop Escort:  Escort residents to and from their rooms to Tabitha Beauty Shop appointments.

BINGO Hosts:  Groups needed to host BINGO for nursing home residents.

Chapel Escort:  Escort residents to and from chapel services. Must be available 9:30 - 11:00 AM, M-F  or 1:00 - 2:30 PM on Sundays.

Medical Equipment Volunteer Assist in cleaning and repairing wheelchairs and other small items. Prefer 8:30 AM - Noon availability, but will work around schedule.

Meals on Wheels Volunteer:  Help elderly and shut-in community members remain independent and in their homes by delivering hot and nutritious meals to them. Select a schedule that fits your schedule, i.e. weekly, monthly or on-call basis. Volunteers will need to be available betw...

Laundry Assistant:  Assist staff in daily laundry activities, i.e. sorting, folding, hanging clothes.

 

Capital Humane Society

Contact:  Alisa Eichorn                                                                       edvol@capitalhumanesociety.org

General Volunteer:  Help with general cleaning around shelter such as sweeping, mopping, dishes, laundry, yard work, etc.

 

Clyde Malone Community Center

Contact: Nate Woods                                         402-474-1110                                         natewoods@malonecenter.org

Receptionist Volunteer: Help handle visitors and program participants to the Center.  Schedule somewhat flexible.  Must be 18+ and enjoy working with people.

 

Willard Community Center

Contact: Janelle Soderling                  402-475-0805                                         willardcenter@windstream.net

Mentor: Mentor individual students ages 5-13 years old (kindergarten through 8th grade).  Mentoring opportunities available at three child care sites, Willard Community Center,Roper Elementary School, and Lakeview Elementary School.  An extremely gratifying opportunity!

 

Lincoln City Libraries                                                                                      

Contact: Jodene Glaesemann                             402-441-8500                                         jglaesemann@lincolnlibraries.org

Library Shelver: Exercise your body and mind; return library materials to the shelves and check in returned items at the Bennett Martin downtown library.

Mail Processor: Process incoming /outgoing mail in a very busy department of the downtown library.

Community Event Specialist: Share with others your passion for books and libraries.  Promote Lincoln City Libraries' services and resources at community events and festivals.

Interlibrary Loan assistant:  Process incoming/outgoing mail in downtown library.

 

Lux Center for the Arts

Contact:  Stephanie Leach                 402-466-8692                                         leach@luxcenter.org

Assistant Studio Technicians: Assist artists-in-residence in maintenance of ceramics, printmaking, painting and textiles studios.  Duties of assistant technicians include mopping, tool/eqpt. cleaning, supply organization, mixing, kiln firing, maintaining displays of work by past students.

Gallery Assistant:  Lux Center for the Arts presents between 12-24 exhibitions per year, with new shows opening on a monthly basis. Help is needed for preparation and installation of shows the week prior to opening receptions which fall on the first Friday of each month. As...

 

Lincoln Children's Zoo

Contact:  Adam Rhoads                                                                                                     arhoads@lincolnzoo.org

"Pacific the Penguin" Mascot:  Assist the Lincoln Children's Zoo at various special events by dressing up in our new penguin mascot costume.

 

Nebraska Italian Greyhound Rescue

Contact:  Scott B.                                                                                                 lincolnigs@yahoo.com

Foster Home for Homeless Dogs:    We are looking for animal friendly houses to help care for homeless dogs for both short and long term periods of time. We receive dogs from all types of good and bad situations, so obviously each animal will come with ...

Sewing Doggy Clothes:  We need volunteers who are willing to help make doggy clothes for Italian Greyhounds. When we host a booth to generate funding for the care of our dogs, sometimes the most popular items are handmade dog clothes. .

Dog Park Cleanup:  There are dog parks throughout the state (Lincoln; Omaha, Beatrice, Kearney, Grand Island, etc), and they are used by hundreds of people every day. And, when people use the parks they often leave behind garbage.

 

PREVIOUSLY LISTED

KVC Behavioral HealthCare, Contact:  Sarah Wittmann,           swittmann@kvc.orgChild Care

 

McPhee Community Learning Ctr., Contact:   Ashley Canasashleycanas1@yahoo.com, Book Buddy

 

Lincoln Literacy Council, Contact:  Ginny Gross, ggross@lincolnliteracy.orgLiteracy Tutor

 

Family Service, Contact:  Stephanie Ourada, 402-441-7949, Readers                       

 

Southeast Comm. College-Adult Basic Education, Contact: Lynn Saffer402-437-2719, lsaffer@southeast.eduTutors-English as a Second Language

 

Ferguson House, Contact: Kacey Nelkin Pedersen       , 402-471-5417, kacey.pedersen@nebraska.govDocent

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