Agency/Project Instructor(s) Course(s)
AARP TaxAide Nebraska
Tax-Aid Counselor/Preparer: Computer-literate volunteers receive four days of free tax training and become IRS certified Counselors by passing the IRS exam. We provide laptops and easy-to-use software for electronic filing. Volunteers work at least 40 hours during the 10-week tax season. It's a...
Gilbreth, Joan Social Problems
American Cancer Society
Help with mailings…folding, stuffing, labeling etc.; putting folders of information together; helping with inventory; helping with organization of materials/rooms etc.; your basic office work.
American Heart Association
American Red Cross- Cornhusker Chapter
Participate in the BAT program. Basic Aid Training which is taught to all LPS fourth graders each fall. Requires a one hour orientation. Certified First Aid and CPR persons needed to staff events in Lincoln. Disaster Action Team Member: Be on call per a rotating schedule to respond to local...
Draper-Finlaw, Bill Health Communication, LAS: With God on Our Side
Antlers Center, Inc.
Saturday nights 7:00-8:45 Children's Group: Take care of children while their parents take a class to help them recover from their alcohol/drug addiction.
Pettit, Pat HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
Arts Incorporated
In office: Volunteers needed to help fold concert programs, prepare mailings, and assist with other office tasks. M-F a.m. or p.m. Concert: Help is needed with upcoming concerts for tasks such as taking tickets (when applicable), handing out programs, setting up and taking down reception, etc....
Asian Community and Cultural Center
English Language Learning Classes 4 times per week serving mostly Karen and Vietnamese: Mondays 11 a.m. - one volunteer needed Wednesday 1 p.m. - one volunteer needed Tuesday/Thursday 6-730 pm - three volunteers needed Citizenship class: 2-3 Wednesday Youth Programs Monday and Wednesday 315 -5 pm...
Droogsma, Rachel, Gilbreth, Joan, Wortmann, Sue Cultural Geography, Intercultural Communication, Race Relations, Social Problems
Boys and Girls Club
Located at Park Middle School on 8th and F StAfter school program - Homework time from 3-4 pm
Bridges to Hope
Delivery and Pick-up Drivers: Volunteers will need a truck and driver to pick-up and deliver furniture and other items ot Partners and pick-up from donors. Pick-ups Mon-Fri 1-6pm and Sat 12-3pmShop Volunteer: Volunteers will need to bend, stand and lift items and assist partners and donors....
Bryan Medical Center East and West
West: Patient Escort: Would you like to volunteer and exercise at the same time? You can easily achieve the recommended 10,000 steps a day by volunteering as a patient escort. Many departments utilize patient escorts to transport patients to and from different areas throughout the medical...
Capital Humane Society of NE
General Volunteer – Help with general cleaning around shelter such as sweeping, mopping, dishes, laundry, yard work, etc. Pet Assisted Therapy Program: Select and transport shelter animals to a selected Care Facility to interact and visit with residents. Supervise animals while at the...
Gilbreth, Joan, Isaacson, Jeff LAS: Animals and Human Society, Social Problems
Carol Joy Holling Camp
Jay Novicki Special Needs Program for adults and youth with disabilities.Day and overnight camp centered programs both weekdays & weekends). Need program facilitators to assist participants in activities. Program provides on-site leader and activity planner. Three or four different...
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Lancaster County
Research and copy potential cases, observe court proceedings. Help with special events. Data entry of cases, general ofice assistance. Other projects as determined. CASA Volunteer: Be an advocate for abused and neglected children in Juvenile Court. Required pre-service training is 30 hours, time...
Catholic Social Services
Opportunities available in the thrift store, food pantry or with Spanish speakers. Stop by Catholic Social Services for more information and to fill out application.
Kelen, Sarah, Skirry, Justin Intercultural Communication, LAS: Becoming American, Philosophy 102 Ethics
Cedar's Youth Services
Mentor for Foster Youth: CEDARS is currently looking for adults, age 23 and up, to spend time as mentors for adolescent you living in foster care. Mentors will be matched with youth based on preferences, interests, and location. Mentors are asked to have contact a minimum of twice per month and...
Ahlum, Mary Beth, Bulling, Ted, Herndon, Gerise, Perry, James, Van Hof, Jill Education 105, Education 105L
Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
No project available September 2012
Center for People in Need
Food Distribution: Neighborhood Food Distribution Program Volunteers are needed to help set up, distribute food and clean-up sites when done. Distribution sites are F Street Community Center, 1225 F St, Air Park Recreation Center, 3720 NW 46th St, Malone Community Center, 2032 U St, Oak Lake...
Dubas, Ellen, Kelen, Sarah, Skirry, Justin Cultural Anthropology, LAS: Becoming American, LAS: Superheroes in North American Culture, LAS: The Hunger Games, Philosophy 102 Ethics
CenterPointe, Inc.
Birthday Crew: You can be a part of making Birthdays brighter. Women, men and teens celebrating a birthday while they are in treatment receive 1-2 balloons and a birthday card from Birthday Crew members. CenterPointe will contact you 1 week in advance by email and you deliver balloons and cards to...
Pettit, Pat HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
Charlie Brown's Kids
Teen Group Facilitators: Co-facilitate the teen group. Knowledge of the grief process and expeirence working in a small teen group. Group Volunteers to assist facilitators with discussions, clean-up, group discipline, arts/crafts, etc. Meetings 1st & 3rd Th, 6-8 PM. Board of Directors...
Child Advocacy Center
Volunteer Opportunities: Special Projects – assist with a variety of projects and events throughout the year to raise funds and awareness. Opportunities may include assisting with bulk mailings, June SouthPointe Concert Series, April Child Abuse Awareness Month Event and Fall Monster Dash. Child...
Child Guidance Center
Must be over 21. Work with Residential Treatment Program for adolescent sex offenders. No short-term volunteer opportunities.
City Impact
Impact Reading Center Tutor Program – One-on-one reading tutor with a struggling reader at Elliott or Clinton Elementary. Training provided and begins late August. Tutor just 60 minutes one day per week, for a school semester. Morning, lunch hour, and afternoon slots available. Build a special...
Bulling, Ted, Dubas, Ellen, Gilbreth, Joan, Herndon, Gerise, Van Hof, Jill, Perry, James African American Literature, Cultural Anthropology, Education 105, Education 105L, English 001, Race Relations
City Parks and Recreation
Can volunteer in any of the following areas: Parks and Trails, Hands-On, Help-Out, Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-a-Park, Adopt a Lincoln Landscape, Recreation Centers, Pioneers Park Nature Center, Public Pools - Swim Teams, Team Sports, Hyde Observatory, Public Gardens, Events, Office, Class Requirement,...
Perry, James
Clinic with a Heart
Clinics are held from 5:30 - 7 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There are volunteer opportunities as a patient guide or interpreter. Each clinic night is sponsored by a different team. Students will be placed on a team, but can request to be on more than one team if they desire. It is important that...
Coalition for Pet Protection
Foster Pet Parent: House and care for animals waiting to be adopted. Care for our most vulnerable friends. Home visit is required. Caring of course is 24/7 while pets are with you. Fundraiser: Help out at various events; Petco, garage sales, etc.
Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties
Educate Leadership Volunteer Assistant - Assist the Leadership Team with projects for the facility, and help keep files organized and stored properly and in a timely manner. Help with preparations for events for staff and families, and participate in working those events (as available). Complete...
Gilbreth, Joan, Kelen, Sarah, Wortmann, Sue Intercultural Communication, LAS: Becoming American, Race Relations, Social Problems
Community CROPS
Opportunities abound to help out with our Farm and Garden programs! Prairie Pines Farm (located at 112th and Adams) helps new farmers grow and harvest produce to sell through a summer and winter CSA. Volunteers can help with a variety of farm tasks, including planting, harvesting, weeding, and...
Community Health Endowment of Lincoln
Health/nutrition education to students at Huntington School. Completed nutrition education. Need assistance 30 min./day Prepare healthy snacks for children as part of a nutrition education grant. LPS nutrition director Jessie Coffey 436-1747
Cornhusker Red Cross
Disaster Action Team Member: Be on call per a rotating schedule to respond to local disasters such as family fires; training provided First Aid Team Member: Staff events in our community and respond to people in need of first aid and CPR. Must have current certification in First Aid, AED, and CPR...
Bulling, Ted Education 105
Cotner Center Condomimum Association of Co-Owners
Test smoke alarms in each of the 101 condiminums. Sweep and vacuum common storage areas. Only for Lend a Hand to Lincoln
Dawes Middle School
A variety of after school and during school projects are available: Backpack Program - Food distribution for low-income students and their families on Friday afternoons. Other opportunities - NWU students can work with students within the classroom on daily and enhancement activities, tutoring,...
Van Hof, Jill Education 105, Education 105L
Donald D. Sherrill Education Center (formerly Behavioral Skills Program)
Behavioral disordered students: Tutoring, mentoring , assisting in the classroom. Elementary 10 am - 3 pm . Secondary 9am-2pm
Bulling, Ted, Van Hof, Jill, Perry, James, Pettit, Pat Education 105, Education 105L, HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
Easterday Recreation Center
Social Club Volunteer: Social Club is a recreation club for older adults with special needs. Volunteers assist club members to actively participate in club activities. Activities include dances, crafts, spectator sports, movies, holiday parties, and park activities. Wednesdays 6:45-8:45 Day...
Gilbreth, Joan LAS: North Amer Culture, Social Problems
Sort and display donated items--second use building materials, cabinets, appliances, hardward, paint. Disposal of old paint. Building solar paint still. Warehouse work, cleaning and preparing materials for sale. Need community awareness. Green Associate: A great opportunity for a "people...
Social Problems
Want to help students KnowHow2GO to College? Big dreams and good grades are not enough to get into college for many low-income or first-generation students. They need someone to help them along the way-to teach them the steps they need to make college a reality. Are you willing to be THAT person...
El Centro de las Americas
English Classes The courses are led by instructors trained and given materials by the Lincoln Literacy Council, but students can serve as assistants and tutors in the class. Classes are held weekday evenings. Spanish language skills are not required. The class can accommodate 3-5 NWU students...
Click, Kane, Droogsma, Rachel, Dubas, Ellen, Gilbreth, Joan, Kelen, Sarah, Pettit, Pat, Shambaugh-Miller, Mike Cultural Geography, HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society, HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality, Intercultural Communication, Race Relations, Social Problems
Emerald Communities
Independence House Activity Assistants Volunteers are needed to assist our Activity Directors at our Independence Houses with daily planned group activities that enhance the social, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents through support and companionship. On occasion assistants may plan,...
Skirry, Justin Ethics, Philosophy 102 Ethics
Expelled Students Program
Flexible, but generally provide 1:1 tutoring for High school aged students. Working at own pace, teach science, social studies, math, english. Have on line learning coursework. May have 30-45 kids in one day. A lot of behavior issues. Very structured environment. Have used NWU students in...
Bulling, Ted, Van Hof, Jill, Pettit, Pat, Skirry, Justin Philosophy 102 Ethics
F Street Community Center
**Clubs 5-7 PM Opportunity to teach /lead/assist with the following activities: Spanish, photo, board games. imagination activites, book club, sewing, crafts, computer games. dodgeball, basketball, recreation games, karate, model cars. **5pm-9pm the center is open to Jr. High and High Schools...
Perry, James, Pettit, Pat, Skirry, Justin HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society, Philosophy 102 Ethics
Families Inspiring Families
Family Meetings: Third Thursday of each month Youth meetings: First and third Thursday of each month Youth and Family meetings: Third Thursdays Octotber through May at Huntington Elementary School All meetings are from 6:00-8:00pm
Family Service
Many different opportunities in various programs.Special project: Advertising analysis and materials design
Thompson, Pam, Witte, Kathryn COM 170 Copy and Layout, COM 260 Advertising
Ferguson House
Docent: looking for volunteer Docents during events scheduled at the Ferguson House. Docents perform tasks such as opening the facility, assisting clients and guests with arrangements, conducting tours, and securing the facility after the event. Training and all the information you will need to...
First United Methodist Church
Assist with youth group activities. Or help with cleaning of church.
Food Bank of Lincoln
Picking up donated food, Sorting, stocking, and repacking food, Delivering promotional supplies, Preparing mailings, Working at special events, Telephone follow-up, Working at the LPS Emergency Pantry We are currently working on our schedule of events; you could be assigned to a specific event or...
Droogsma, Rachel, Dubas, Ellen, Skirry, Justin IDS 001, LAS: The Hunger Games, Philosophy 102 Ethics
Food Net
Driver: Great opportunity for truckers with a vehicle to help Food Net by picking up from grocery stores Saturday mornings in Crete. Other opportunities for sorting and distributing food
Droogsma, Rachel, Skirry, Justin Ethics, LAS: The Hunger Games, Philosophy 102 Ethics
Fresh Start Home
Administration: Sales Personnel to work in the Daisy Thrift Shop one or more 3.5 hour shifts a month or sort clothing. Contact Cindy Piester if interested. Group projects also available to do cleaning, yard work, etc. Students also could do things like coordinate a donation drive for...
Herndon, Gerise, Pettit, Pat African American Literature, English 001, HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
Friendship Home
Children's Advocate: Facilitate a support group for children over the age of five; provide childcare for children under five in shelter environment.
Pettit, Pat HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality, Philosophy 102 Ethics
Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska
Refugee Outreach Volunteer: We need 1-2 volunteers to meet with elementary aged girls, get to know them, and lead them in Girl Scout programming. We will provide training and supplies. These girls are in highly urban and lower income areas of our cities, towns and our state, and lack the necessary...
Girls on the Run of Nebraska
Coaches meet with teams after school for 75 minutes twice a week to play active games and train for a 5K run/walk. Background check, training and a car are required. Total time commitment is about 32 hours per season. Coaching is a blast! The girls' energy and enthusiasm are contagious and you'll...
Bulling, Ted, Perry, James, Pettit, Pat, Van Hof, Jill Education 105L, English 001, HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
Good Neighbor Community Center
Shopping Floor Assistance: Responsibilities include making sure the shopping floor is organized and stocked! Pantry Assistance: Working in our Pantry is like working in a store where you're stocking shelves and receiving food. Walking clients through what we call "shoppers choice". You let...
Click, Kane, Gilbreth, Joan, Shambaugh-Miller, Mike Cultural Geography, Intercultural Communication, LAS: The Hunger Games, Race Relations, Social Problems


Contact or visit us

Shari Sorenson
Coordinator of Service Learning and Community Outreach
Roy G. Story Student Center
Lower Level #20
5000 Saint Paul Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504-2794
service [at]
ssorenso [at]

Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.