health

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

Emerald Communities

Agency
Emerald Communities
Lincoln, NE
402-475-7755
Emerald Communities has provided assisted living for people with memory loss in small home-like settings since 1996 in our Independence Houses. In January 2012 we opened an end of life care home, the Autumn House, for individuals on Hospice. We’re looking for caring and compassionate volunteers to join our team in helping to enhance the quality of life for our residents with memory loss and provide support and comfort to those facing the end of life.
Contact
Rhonda Saunders
402-475-7755
Available projects

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, organize and implement activities as requested. Volunteers are also needed to accompany residents on scheduled field trips and to provide one-on-one companionship.

Independence House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to assist our Independence House residents in living life to the fullest by engaging them in conversation, reading, singing, walking, exercising, and gardening, devotions, playing games, arts and crafts, sharing a hobby or exploring a new one. The possibilities are limitless and the rewards are priceless!! Autumn House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to provide one on one support to our residents facing the end of life. Reading, talking, singing, hand massages and companionship are only a few of the ways a volunteer can bring comfort and peace to those on their final journey.

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, organize and implement activities as requested. Volunteers are also needed to accompany residents on scheduled field trips and to provide one-on-one companionship. Independence House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to assist our Independence House residents in living life to the fullest by engaging them in conversation, reading, singing, walking, exercising, and gardening, devotions, playing games, arts and crafts, sharing a hobby or exploring a new one. The possibilities are limitless and the rewards are priceless!!

Autumn House General Volunteers Volunteers are needed to provide one on one support to our residents facing the end of life. Reading, talking, singing, hand massages and companionship are only a few of the ways a volunteer can bring comfort and peace to those on their final journey.

We do have all volunteer applicants fill complete an application and we do background checks with State Patrol and APS/CPS. I do a brief interview and tour them at the house of their choice or where we have the most need.

Classification
Spring 2013
Skirry, Justin
Ethics
Philosophy 102 Ethics
health, Death, care, hospice, elder

Cornhusker Red Cross

Agency
Cornhusker Red Cross
Lincoln, NE 68504
441-6395
Sarah Wobig

The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the American Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.

Contact
441-6395
Available projects

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. Training is available at the American Red Cross at no charge. Front Desk Greeter: Help direct patrons to the correct area or department as you greet them with your positive, outgoing personality. Also, assist with simple clerical tasks. Flexible schedule around the hours of 8:30-5 Response Assistance: Work directly with the Response specialist to maintatin Volunteer's time records, manage the First Aid Team Calendar and monitor First Aid Team Member Certifications and Credentials. 8 hrs per week M-F, computer skills and value of confidentiality are necessary

Preferably done in pairs
Only one session is required
Classification
Fall 2012
Bulling, Ted
Education 105
health, Youth, teaching, science

Clinic with a Heart

Agency
Clinic with a Heart
1701 S. 17th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
402.499.6470
Teresa Harms

Founded in 2003, Clinic with a Heart is a 501 (c) (3) organization.

Contact
Shirley Foster
402.499.6470
Available projects

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 volunteers show up they are assigned.

Must be 19 or older
MUST make a six-month commitment
Must complete application
Classification
Fall 2010
health, medical, Poverty, Spanish, Language, clinic

MENA Hope (Middle East North Africa) Hope Project

Agency
MENA Hope (Middle East North Africa) Hope Project
Good Neighbor Community Center, 2617 "Y" St.
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-477-4173
402-477-4174

MENA helps new refugees and immigrants from the Middle East, mainly. Many Muslim clients. MENA (Middle East, North Africa) Hope is located in the Good Neighbor Community Center (GNCC). MENA Hope serves 220 families each year. The agency offers citizenship classes, ELL classes, parenting and health classes, and classes which assist newly arrived immigrants and refugees in a number of ways as they learn about Lincoln and assimilate into our culture.

Contact
Zainab Al-Baaj
402-477-4173
Available projects

ESL Classes: Work with Southeast Community College in a level 2 ESL class. Contact Lynn at Southeast Community College and ask to be placed at the Good Neighbor Community Center. GED Classes: Tuesday and Thursday evenings GED classes provided with help from Southeast Community College. If interested, contact SCC and ask to be placed in this class. Computer Classes: Introduction to computer classes and lab where clients can do job searches and work on their computer skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am-12pm

Female when class is for Muslim women.
20+
Classification
Spring 2014
Bruening, Erika
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Herndon, Gerise
Shambaugh-Miller, Mike
Skirry, Justin
Wortmann, Sue
African American Literature
Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Geography
English 001
Ethics
Intercultural Communication
Philosophy 102 Ethics
Race Relations
Social Problems
multicultural, health, Education, ESL, Refugees, Immigrants, computer

People's Health Center

Agency
People's Health Center
1021 N 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-476-1455 x1008
The People's Health Center provides affordable, comprehensive, accessible, culturally appropriate, cost-effective primary health care. The Center will serve people of the Lincoln, Nebraska area, especially those individuals/families with limited resources or with other barriers to health care to improve their overall health status.
Contact
Martha Hewitt Hoile
402-476-1455 x1008
Available projects
Help with medical records Dental Scanning Assistant: Scan dental x-rays, charts, etc. into computer software program. Need to be computer literate. Needed M-F mornings or afternoons. An important agency and job! Administrative Support: Make telephone calls to physical therapy offices that offer aquatherapy. Nurse: RN or LPN to conduct pre-authorization phone calls once or twice a week, flexible hours. Reach out and Read Volunteer: Manage Reach Out and Read Program at busy medical office
Classification
health, medical, Poverty

Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition

Agency
Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition
245 S. 84th St., Ste. 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-476-6256
402-476-6806
Lynne Lang

The Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition enhances safety and justice by changing the beliefs that perpetuate domestic violence and sexual assault.

Contact
402-476-6256
Available projects

Clerical work - Labeling, mailings, etc.

Vision
We envision a world where domestic violence and sexual assault are a distant memory and healthy relationships prosper.

Values
The list of values (in no particular order) is:
Safety
Prevention
Accountability
Diversity/Equality
Collaboration
Education
Empowerment/Autonomy
Leadership

Statement of Philosophy
Abuse is a choice and a practice by which persons achieve power, gratification or financial advancement through the abuse of another person by abrogating that person’s human right to dignity, equality, autonomy and physical and mental well being. Therefore, we must work to eliminate racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, classism and oppression of all traditionally silenced groups. These oppressions are perpetuated by the same systems that profit from violence against women and children and cannot be separated from the overall mission of the Coalition; for the oppression of one is the oppression of all.

Classification
health, Education, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, sexuality

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Agency
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
808 P Street, Suite 206
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-434-5330
402-434-5332

MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support victims of this violent cirme, and prevent underage drinking. MADD's Court Monitoring Program seeks to improve the criminal justice system and to reduce impaired driving.

Contact
Sara Draper
402-434-5330
Available projects

**Court Monitor: Attend court cases to accurately collect information on DWI/DUI misdemeanor & felony cases. Training will be provided. Time commitments vary depending on the availability of the volunteer and the schedule of the court--Lancaster, Adams, Gage, Hall, Saline, Sarpy, Otoe, & Saunders Counties.**Checkpoint: Work 10PM-2AM Write down license plate numbers. Dates to be determined. **Clerical, data-entry.

Victim Impact Panel Facilitator: Educated 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, Scottsbluff, Sarpy, Dodge, Platte, and Gage counties
Observant, calm, friendly, detail oriented person
20 hrs.
Flexibile
Min. 1X per week.
Orientation & training
Request application
Classification
Fall 2013
Kelen, Sarah
Pettit, Pat
English 001
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
health, court, Criminal justice, drunk driving, alcoholism

St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center

Agency
St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center
555 South 70th Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-219-7111
402-219-5477
Brenda Stutzman
Becky Wright

The mission of St. Elizabeth is to nurture the healing ministry of the church by bringing it new life, energy, and viability in the 21st century.

Contact
Becky Wright
402-219-7111
Available projects

Information Desk: Meet and welcome people, make use of your computer skills, patient escorting; need to use a computer sometimes, use a phone, walk with patients and sometimes push wheelchairs. Any day of the week; am/pm Gift Shop Volunteer: 4 hours almost any day, mornings to evenings Sterile Processing Inventory Volunteer: Work in a sterile environment to check expiration dates, inventory; all in a large department so the need is ongoing. M-F am to evenings

Semester requirement
as space is available
as arranged
as arranged
yes
yes

students may be directed to our website for the link to email or call staff office hours are M-F 730am -5pm

Classification
Health Communication
health, hospital

Planned Parenthood

Agency
Planned Parenthood
5631 S. 48th Street Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-441-3315

Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility, regardless of the individual's income, marital status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or residence. We believe that respect and value for diversity in all aspects of our organization are essential to our well-being. We believe that reproductive self-determination must be voluntary and preserve the individual's right to privacy. We further believe that such self-determination will contribute to an enhancement of the quality of life, strong family relationships, and population stability.

Contact
Adelle Burk
Available projects
Contact Lisa Schulze 442-3320. lisa.schulze [at] pphearrtland.org
Motivated and self-directed, professional maturity.
one semester or occasional short term phone banking canvassing opportunites
10-Jan
8-5 M-F; occasional weekend
10-Feb
Formal orientation
On website, print & send in.
Classification
Spring 2013
Pettit, Pat
HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
health, Women, Pregnancy, health care

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