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Volunteer Partners

Agency
Volunteer Partners
215 Centennial Mall South, Suite 325
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-435-2100

As Lincoln and Lancaster County's non-profit volunteer center, our mission is to promote and support volunteerism to connect volunteers with non-profit agencies in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Contact
Julie Smith
402-435-2100
Available projects
Lincoln Youth Volunteers Contact: Dan Bauerly (402) 435-2100 dan [at] volunteerpartners.org Husker Football Parking Attendants: The Lincoln Youth Volunteer Program needs volunteers to help direct parking at the Malone Center for 4 Husker football games. 2 hours prior to kickoff is all we need on Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and Nov. 16. Come join the fun and raise funds for the LYV kids! TEDxYouth Contact: Stacy Stupka Burda tedxyouthlincolnevent [at] gmail.com Youth Conference Volunteers Needed: TEDxYouth is an event that strives to re-create the unique experience found at TED, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers congregate to share what they are most passionate about. The diverse group of people present will be able to learn from one another, both as speakers and as attendees and will leave the conference driven to creatively improve our collective future. The conference will be held on August 17th, 2013 at Lincoln High School, 2229 "J" Street. Volunteers needed for set up, registration, serve lunch, concessions, and clean up. 2-3 hour shifts, anytime between 8am and 6pm. Lincoln Police Department Contact: Shawn Kennett (402) 441-6518 lpd1180 [at] cjis.lincoln.ne.gov Quality Service Auditor: Assist in the completion of Quality Service Audits. The volunteer would contact citizens by telephone that have had recent police contacts. The caller will ask predetermined questions and then record the answers to those questions. Location: LPD main station, 575 S. 10, shifts M-F, 8am-5pm, must be 18 or older. Contact Officer Kennett for more information. The Nebraska Mission of Mercy FREE Dental Clinic – Aug. 23 & 24, Pershing Auditorium Contact: Jim Jenkins The 8th annual Nebraska MOM program will provide care to hundreds of the uninsured, the under-insured and anyone who otherwise has difficulty getting to a dentist. Those who show up for care, children and adults, and don't have any medically compromising condition that would prohibit them from receiving care are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. In Nebraska, a successful MOM event in Lincoln, at Pershing Auditorium, focuses on: · Providing free access to critical dental care while placing a high priority on patients suffering from dental infections or pain. · Providing basic dental education and awareness to patients. Types of Volunteers Needed include: Patient Registration, Patient Escort, Exit Interviewers, Runners, Translators, Food Service, Waste Management, Security, Data Entry, Daycare, Clean-up Crew, Parking Attendants. To register to volunteer, please visit http://nebraskamissionofmercy.com/index.html American Red Cross – Cornhusker Chapter Contact: Ashley Howard (402) 476-7323 ggross [at] lincolnliteracy.org Communication Specialist: Volunteers needed to serve as communication specialists for the First Aid Team at Memorial Stadium this upcoming football season. First Aid training and experience not necessary. Good computer and verbal communication skills a must. Also good hearing as you need to be able to hear radio communication in crowded, noisy areas. Must be able to multi task and stay calm during chaos. Need to be available for the entire season which includes: August 24, 9am & 4pm Team Training August 31, 4:30pm & one hour after game UNL vs. Wyoming September 7, 2:30pm & one hour after game UNL vs. Southern Miss September 14, 8:30am & one hour after game UNL vs. UCLA September 21, TBA (2.5 hours before start & one hour after game) UNL vs. South Dakota State October 5, 8:30am & one hour after game UNL vs. Illinois November 2, TBA (2.5 hours before start & one hour after game) UNL vs. Northwestern November 16, TBA (2.5 hours before start & one hour after game) UNL vs. Michigan State November 29, 8:30am & one hour after game UNL vs. Iowa They will be responsible for communicating between the first aid stations, UNL dispatch, the incident commander and other key individuals. This will include regularly scheduled updates as well as crisis communication. UNL dispatch will be using a computer based log to track all incidents and these communicators will need to monitor and add to the log as needed. This is a new process/position so it will be evolving as we move forward. Those interested should contact Ashley Howard, as soon as possible to schedule an interview. Ashley.Howard2 [at] RedCross.orgAshley">Ashley.Howard2 [at] RedCross.orgAshley.Howard2 [at] RedCross.org or 402-441-6387 Southeast Community College Contact: Lynn Saffer (402) 437-2719 lsaffer [at] southeast.edu GED Tutors: Do you want to make a positive difference in someone’s life? Volunteers needed to work one-on-one or in small groups (under the direction of a teacher) with students in Lincoln/Lancaster County Corrections at the new jail. Afternoon classes available in August, 2013. Two hours a week can help increase basic literacy skills, form attitudes, and encourage positive changes. Tabitha Health Care Services Contact: Margo McKendree (402) 486-8563 margom [at] tabitha.org Print Shop Volunteer: Assist with a variety of duties in a small print shop, as well as making deliveries within the facility. Gift Shop Volunteer: Staff a small gift shop. Good customer service skills essential. Clerical Volunteer: Assist various offices with light clerical duties such as filing or mailings Also need someone good with computers, detail oriented, and accurate to do various data entry projects. Will train. Meals on Wheels Volunteers: 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 between 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM. Call (402) 486-8563 for an application or for more information. Cause for Paws Boutique Contact: Adair Sue Smith-Sturgis (402)420-5758 info [at] causeforpawslincoln.org Volunteers: Cause for Paws is a "boutique for cheap" that turns donated, gently used women's clothing, décor, furniture and more into cash donations for local animal charities and causes. Volunteers at Cause for Paws (57th & Old Cheney Rd) assist shoppers with purchases, accept items from donors, prepare them for display and keep the boutique looking good. A passion for providing exceptional, personal customer service is required; those with marketing and/or retail experience are especially desired. Training is provided; store is open Mon.-Sat. from 10-5, Thurs., from 10-6. Visit www.causeforpawslincoln.org for more information. Age 18+ preferred. Lutheran Family Services Contact: Elvis Acic (402) 435-2954 eacic [at] lfsneb.org Make a Refugee Smile - Furnish Apartment: will work together with Lutheran Family Services staff to collect household supply. Pick up of the household supply will be provided by Lutheran Family Services (LFS) if volunteer can not 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. Items needed: Gently used furniture, lamps, kitchenware and other household items. Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters Contact: Melinda Way-Stone (402) 464-2227 mwaystone [at] hbbbs.org Mentors: Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently in need of volunteer mentors who are willing to meet with youth in our community-based program. Volunteers meet 2-4 times a month with a school-aged child for a minimum of one year. Volunteers are matched with a Little Brother or Sister according to personal preferences, shared interests and proximity of residence. Matches participate in activities they enjoy, such as hiking, baking, watching movies, etc. Research points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children's lives. Littles are: 52% less likely to skip school 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs 27% less likely to get involved in underage drinking More likely to get along with their families and peers For more information on this or any of our other programs, please call 402-464-2227 or visit www.hbbbs.org. CASA for Lancaster County Contact: Dawn Rockey (402) 474-5161 casa-dawn [at] neb.rr.com Volunteer Training: Advocate for children in Juvenile Court. CASA volunteers do their own investigation and write reports to the Judge recommending services that are in the child's best interests. Pre-service training required, must be 21 and pass a background check. Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital (402) 413-4500 mburesh [at] madonna.org Contact: Marla Buresh Information Desk Receptionist: Provide assistance to visitors, patients, residents and staff with excellent customer service. Greet customers, give directions and information. Flexible schedule, evenings and weekends. Pediatric Outpatient Receptionist: Volunteers are needed in Madonna's Pediatric - Outpatient to greet patients and families, check in patients for therapy, assist with other duties as needed. Must be comfortable with using a computer, good communication skills, and able to provide excellent customer service. Shifts are M-Thur 8:00 am - 12:30 pm or 12:30 - 4:30, Friday's 8:00 am - 1:30 pm. Bryan Medical Center - West Contact: Sarah Carter (402) 481-8825 sarah.carter [at] bryanhealth.org Lobby Services Escort – East: 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 Lobby Services Escort. Not only will you be helping yourself but you will be assisting the hundreds of patients and visitors who enter our doors every day. Duties for this position include welcoming patients and visitors to the Medical Center, assisting individuals in finding their desired destination and escorting them there and delivering flowers, balloons, packages and other items to patients. We invite you to volunteer, wear your pedometer and find out how many steps and good feelings from helping others you can acquire. Advancement Tour Guide: Show your pride in volunteering at BryanLGH Medical Center by being a tour guide for community groups and others that have an interest in learning more about our medical facility. Customer Care Car Driver: Do you enjoy driving? Do you enjoy helping people? How about doing both of them at the same time? Bryan is looking for volunteers to drive a small electric car at Pine Lake Medical Plaza. The car will circulate between the parking lot and the front entrance providing rides for patients and visitors to and from their vehicle. Volunteer Substitute: Wanting to volunteer but don’t want to be tied down to a weekly commitment? Substituting is the perfect position for individuals that would like to volunteer their time at Bryan Health but also need flexibility in their schedule. This is a win-win for both the volunteer and the Medical Center. Depending on the volunteer’s availability, it allows them to be scheduled when they are free and the Medical Center can continue to provide consistent, excellent service to patients and staff. Substitutes are needed in the following service areas: Surgery Waiting Room (East or West), Information Desk Receptionist (East or West), Lobby Services Escort (East or West) or Admissions Patient Escort (East). Community Crops Contact: Charles Mitchell (402) 474-9802 charles [at] communitycrops.org Farm Assistant: Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help with various jobs related to the organic production of fruits and vegetables at our Beginning Farmer Training Program. Our farm connects growers with CSA subscribers, farmers' markets, restaurants, and grocery stores in Lincoln, and volunteers are involved at every stage of the production process. Volunteers help plant, harvest, wash, and package produce during the season. They also work on minor maintenance projects, weed and care for planting beds, and keep tools and other resources clean and functional. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about local, organic food production while also meeting and helping beginning farmers from all over the world. Cedar’s Contact: Ruthi Thompson (402) 474-9802 charles [at] communitycrops.org Mentor for Foster Youth: CEDARS is currently looking for adults, age 23 and up, to spend time as mentors for adolescent youth 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 participate in our Teens with Mentors support group offered once per month. A year's commitment to the youth is also requested to avoid more disruptions and disappointments for the youth. Mentors will work in partnership with the CEDARS foster care staff, and foster parents to provide youth with meaningful and enjoyable activities and provide support for school, social and life success! Mentors must be able to pass background checks, a drug test, provide three references and have a valid driver's license. Lincoln Literacy Contact: Ginny Gross (402) 476-7323 ggross [at] lincolnliteracy.org Literacy Tutor: Volunteer tutors are needed to help refugees, immigrants and native speakers acquire basic English literacy skills. Orientation and training provided. Visit www.lincolnliteracy.org, call 402-476-7323 or email ggross [at] lincolnliteracy.org. Capital Human Society Contact: Charlene Engberg (402) 441-4483 edvol [at] capitalhumanesociety.org 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 facility. Lincoln Seniors Transportation Program Contact: Jim Stehlik (402) 441-6138 jstehlik [at] ne.easterseals.com Volunteer Driver for Lincoln Seniors Transportation Program: Be a volunteer driver for the Lincoln Seniors Transportation Program. Volunteers give rides to Seniors 65 years of age and older who no longer drive. Volunteers provide curb to curb transportation to non-medical places that seniors need to go. Lincoln Animal Ambassadors Contact: Mary Douglas (402) 817-1168 info [at] lincolnanimalambassadors.org Phone Call/Interviews: Respond to voicemail messages once a week and/or do telephone interviews for low cost spay/neuter program. Nebraska AIDS Project Contact: Stephanie Hummer (402) 476-7000 stephhum [at] windstream.net HIV Testing and Counseling Program: We offer testing weekly in our offices and are expanding the number of outreach testing dates available in the Lincoln community. The ideal volunteer will be responsible, comfortable speaking with clients about sensitive information, and committed to confidentiality. The testing is every Wednesday from 4-7pm. Population Served; All Commitment; 6 months of at least one shift per month. YWCA of Lincoln Contact: Andrea Curtis (402) 434-3494 andrea [at] ywcalincoln.org SMART Girls Club Assistant Facilitator: YWCA Lincoln seeks volunteers to be assistants to SMART Girls Club facilitators, who help girls, in 4th and 5th grades, explore science, technology, engineering, and math fields in a supportive environment. Facilitators and girls work together to establish a relationship-centered learning community. Girls collaboratively explore hands-on, open-ended projects and investigations. SMART Girls Club Volunteer Supply Coordinator: Organize supplies needed for weekly programs. Take purchased and stored supplies and divide them up for each school program. Label supplies and bag by use. Assemble any needed training materials. Ensure parts and accessories are in working order. Remove supplies from weekly supply tote, clean as needed, return to storage. American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Contact: Diane White (402) 488-2034 dianew [at] ahsgr.org Painting: Tired old buildings need new coats. Four small buildings in need of paint. Paint and supplies provided. Perfect for a group or individuals as well. Gardener: Love to pull pesky weeds and make things look pretty? We are in need occasionally of someone to spruce up small areas in the yard by pulling/spaying for weeds and laying mulch. Docent: Learn the history of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia and help with tours, May through October. Special Olympics Nebraska Contact: Liz Bailey (402) 331-5545 lbailey [at] sone.org Fall Game Volunteers Needed: The 2013 fall games are Aug. 9, 10 & 11. Volunteers are needed for Bocce, Bowling, Soccer, Softball, Tennis and Golf at locations throughout Lincoln. Get a group together and join in the fun to support the Special Olympics. Contact Liz! Malone Manor Contact: Janice Stidd (402) 476-0185 janice.stidd [at] rhf.org Exercise Volunteer: Someone to lead basic chair exercises for seniors at Malone Manor. One or two mornings a week, about one hour per day. Habitat For Humanity Contact: Matt Gonzalez (402) 477-9184 mgonzalez [at] lincolnhabitat.org Property Mowers Needed: The rain keeps falling and the grass keeps growing, HELP! If you enjoy being outdoors and staying fit we have a volunteer opportunity for you: Mowing, trimming and basic lawn care upkeep of an L/LC Habitat for Humanity Land Lot. Help keep our neighborhoods beautiful while we work on transitioning our Land Lots into future Habitat homes. Nebraska Community Blood Bank Contact: Nichole Kaiser (402) 486-9412 nkaiser [at] don8bld.org Blood Donor Café Attendants: Volunteer to assist in the donor cafe at the 27th and Fletcher location (2700 Fletcher Ave) on Thursday afternoons from 3-6 or Saturday mornings from 8-noon. Tasks include offering juice, water, cookies and snacks to volunteer blood donors who have just donated or are waiting to donate blood. Maintain donor cafe cleanliness, replace cookies, be able to carry on conversation with volunteer donors and remind donors to fill out NCBB evaluation forms or campaign registrations. Visually monitor health of donors. Call for help if a medical problem occurs along with helping support a donor in a cafe chair. Tabitha Health Care Services Contact: Margo McKendree (402) 486-8563 margom [at] tabitha.org Clerical Volunteer: Assist various offices with light clerical duties such as filing or mailings Also need someone good with computers, detail oriented, and accurate to do various data entry projects. Will train. Meals on Wheels Volunteers: 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 between 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM. Call (402) 486-8563 for an application or for more information. Keep Lincoln & Lancaster County Beautiful Contact: Adam Rhoads (402) 441-8035 arhoads [at] lincoln.ne.gov Storm Water Awareness Program (SWAP): Protect the waters in our lakes and streams by marking storm drains with a NO DUMPING message and distributing door hangers to homes. Work outdoors in groups of 2-4 people, weather permitting. American Cancer Society Contact: Christine Bleich (402) 423-4888 christine.bleich [at] cancer.org Road to Recovery Volunteer Driver: Road to Recovery volunteers donate their time and vehicle to drive cancer patients to lifesaving medical and treatment appointments. Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Contact: Sara Magnus (402) 434-5330 sara.magnus [at] madd.org Victim Impact Panel Facilitator: MADD Nebraska's Victim Impact Panels work to educate DUI/DWI offenders on the true cost of drunk driving. Volunteer facilitators help to run the panels, register attendees and helping to collect evaluations after the panel is over. Panels are held in Madison, Hall, Lancaster, Buffalo, Adams, Scotts Bluff, Sarpy, Dodge, Platte and Gage Counties.

More volunteer opportunities can be found online at volunteerpartners.org.

Classification
Fall 2013
Cancer, disaster, Refugee, teach, Children, Animals, Business, art, museum, Family, Accounting, educate, dog, sew, immigrant

American Red Cross- Cornhusker Chapter

Agency
American Red Cross- Cornhusker Chapter
220 Oak Creek Drive, P.O. Box 83267
Lincoln, NE 68501
402-441-6387
441-7016
Susan Epps
Ashley Howard

Provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. Provide public preparedness and safety training.

Contact
Ashley Howard
402-441-6387
Available projects

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 disasters (family fires); training provided. Flexible on-call scheduling Disaster Relief Operations (requires 3 hour orientation and a commitment of being on call at least 4 times a month for the school year.) Assist at larger local and national disasters where emergency shelters are set up in community facilities. Shelter operations, feeding, damage assessment, gathering and moving supplies. Office support and data entry, assist with Red Cross displays at special events in the community and possibly other opportunities depending on the time of year.

Apply online AND call Ashley to notify her that this is a class requirement. ALL APPLICANTS WILL NEED TO COMPLETE A BACK GROUND CHECK AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

Office open 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. M-F

Classification
Draper-Finlaw, Bill
Health Communication
LAS: With God on Our Side
Emergency, health, Education, Disaster Relief, Huntington, medical, disaster, CPR, training