legal

Project Homeless Connect

Agency
Project Homeless Connect
Lincoln, NE
402-434-5527 or 402-475-5161

Project Homeless Connect is a multi-agency collaboration: A one-day, one-stop shop of health and human services for those who experience homelessness. Various services offered to the participants: medical, legal, economic, personal care, etc.

Contact
Amy Wagner/Denise Packard
402-434-5527 or 402-475-5161
Available projects

Navigator/Set-up Volunteers: Serve as tour guides for the event guests. Work with the guests to assess services they need and accompany them to the various booths where those services are available. Volunteers also needed to help set up tables, chairs, etc. before, and then take down after the event.

Classification
Spring 2013
Droogsma, Rachel
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Wortmann, Sue
LAS: The Hunger Games
Race Relations
Social Problems
health, legal, Homeless, care

Nebraska Appleseed

Agency
Nebraska Appleseed
941 O Street, Suite 920
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-438-8853, Ext 107
402.438.0263

Nebraska Appleseed focuses on advancing policies and practices that promote self-sufficiency for Nebraska's working poor families, promote the integration and participation of immigrant populations in communities across Nebraska, provide safe and adequate child welfare services to children who need protection, increase low-income people's access to the legal system and support democracy by removing barriers to low-income people's participation in the electoral and public policy decision-making processes.

Contact
Rebecca Gonzales
402-438-8853, Ext 107
Available projects

You can apply to volunteer online at- http://neappleseed.org/jobs/apply.html For more info on other opportunities or questions email Rebecca Gonzales at rgonzales [at] neappleseed.org

Spanish speaking skills helpful but not required.
approx. 10 per semester
Classification
Fall 2012
Kelen, Sarah
LAS: Becoming American
legal, Poverty, Immigrants, Family, democracy, policy

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance

Agency
Center for Legal Immigration Assistance
3047 N. 70th St.
Lincoln, NE 68507
402-471-1777
471-0530

To provide quality, affordable immigration related legal services to immigrants and refugees in Nebraska.

Contact
Mari Keyser
402-471-1777
Available projects

No project available September 2012

GOOD SPANISH SKILLS PREFERRED
Max 2-4

The students were enthusiastic, interested, and helpful. I throughly enjoyed working with them. I would like to find a way to provide more training.

Classification
Fall 2012
legal, Spanish, Refugees, Immigrants

Lancaster County Youth Services

Agency
Lancaster County Youth Services
1200 Radcliff St.
Lincoln, NE 68512
441-7090
441-6595
Michelle "Sheli" Schindler, Center Director

The Juvenile Detention Center is a secure community based co-ed correctional facility for youth under 18 years of age located in Lincoln, Nebraska. The facility is staffed around the clock with knowledgeable professionals providing "individual attention" to youth being held. The program is geared toward stimulating each youth physically, emotionally and mentally so their stay is productive and worthwhile. Program services provided: Temporary detention for youth while they are being processed through the justice system, incarceration for youth who have been adjudicated and ordered by the court to serve a specified period of time.

Contact
441-7090
Available projects

Projects available for groups to plan activities for youth offenders.

Intern status
minimum of 150 hours
2
1 hour training
application, release form for child abuse/adult abuse registry, criminal history check.
Classification
Fall 2012
Herndon, Gerise
African American Literature
English 001
Teens, legal, Corrections, Detention

Cedar's Youth Services

Agency
Cedar's Youth Services
6601 Pioneers Blvd Ste 1
Lincoln, NE 68506-5260
402-434-5437
437-8833
The mission of Cedars Youth Services is to help children, youth and their families grow to live safe, healthy and productive lives. Our consideration is the child or youth's independent needs, not his or her ability to pay for services. Our focus is on prevention and intervention for the victims of abuse, neglect, and crisis. *Emergency shelter for children ages birth-17; residential care for children ages birth-18.
Contact
Ruthi Thompson
402-434-5437
Available projects
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 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. Youth living in CEDARS foster homes have been removed from their parents, often due to family crisis, abuse and/or neglect. They face many challenges and rely on adults to help them navigate life's difficulties. 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.
Requires at least 20 hours a semester but able to take students who have more
Different programs have different hours available, including days, evenings and weekends.
3 hour orientation required prior to placement in the program. This is scheduled on an individual basis with the student.
Yes, on website.

All Cedars Youth Services placements have extemsive application processes. Allow at least two weeks.

Classification
Fall 2012
Ahlum, Mary Beth
Bulling, Ted
Herndon, Gerise
Perry, James
Van Hof, Jill
Education 105
Education 105L
Tutor, Mentor, Children, Teens, Counseling, Abuse, Crisis, court, legal