Mentor

TeamMates (LPS)

Agency
TeamMates (LPS)
5901 "O" Street, Lincoln Public Schools District Office
Lincoln, NE 68506
402-436-1994, 402-436-1990
436-1948
Walter Powell

TeamMates is a one-to-one mentoring program for the Lincoln Public Schools modeled after the program founded in 1991 by Tom and Nancy Osborne. TeamMates is active in elementary, middle, and high schools.  Starting in the fourth-grade students who can benefit from having another caring adult in their life may be selected for participation in the program. Businesses, service organizations, faith-based groups and individuals can volunteer to be a mentor. Office hrs. 8-4:30. Tom and Nancy Osborne founded the TeamMates Mentoring Program in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education.  To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor.  Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person.  Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision.  

 

 

 

Contact
Judy Warren
402-436-1994
Available projects
Mentoring with 3rd-12th graders. Looking for a year-long commitment. Background check required. Be sure to mention that you are seeking to be a TEAMMATE!
Mentors--a one+ year commitment.
Mentors--1 hr/week
provided on site
Print from website & mail in

A required two-hour training session prior to first meeting with student Meeting with student -1 hour/ week (at least 24 out 36 possible opportunities)

Classification
Fall 2012
Bulling, Ted
Van Hof, Jill
Perry, James
Education 105
Education 105L
Education, Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Internship, school, At Risk

Willard Community Center

Agency
Willard Community Center
1245 S Folsom St
Lincoln, NE
402-475-0805
Contact
Janelle Soderling
402-475-0805
Available projects

Mentor individual students ages 5-13 years old (K-Grade 8). Mentoring opportunities available at 3 child care sites, Willard Community Center, Roper Elementary School, and Lakeview Elementary School.  Also play games with older adults.  Teenage afterschool program tutoring.  Maintenance.

Classification
Fall 2012
LAS: The Hunger Games
Mentor, Youth, Refugee, Poverty, Elderly, child care

The Foster Care Closet/ The Prom Closet

Agency
The Foster Care Closet/ The Prom Closet
Foster Care Closet, 643 S. 25th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512
(402) 617-0667

The Prom Closet is a ministry that provides prom dresses to low-income girls.

Contact
Leigh Esau
(402) 617-0667
Available projects
**Donate barely used & stylish prom dresses. Drop off at Williams Cleaners--donations accepted through Feb. 14th. **Volunteers needed for greeting, personal shopping, fitting room cleanup. Prom shopping hours: April 2 and April 9. **Volunteers meet to discuss event and to sort through some of the donated dresses. On average there are over 40 children removed and placed into foster care in the Lincoln area every month. These children, in the past, have had to wait hours at case manager’s desks, police stations or even ride for hours in the back of a car while waiting for placement. On October 1, 2012 this all changes!!! We are pleased to announce a new partnership between the Foster CARE Closet and the Department of Health and Human Services to provide a child friendly and welcoming environment for children who have been removed from their current living situation.
Comfortable working within a Christian context

DONATIONS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Donations Needed:
Trial size toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, NEW pillows and pillow cases
Monetary gifts for lease of new facility and furnishings
Volunteer Times:
Monday and Thursday 3:30 to 8pm
Wednesday 10am to 3pm
Contact Information:
402-617-0667
Facebook: Foster CARE Closet

Classification
Fall 2012
Gilbreth, Joan
Wortmann, Sue
African American Literature
ANTHR-151-01 Cultural Anthropology
ANTHR-151-02 Cultural Anthropology
ANTHR-154-01 Native American Culture
ANTHR-163-01 Anthropology of Religion
English 001
Intro to Sociology
Race Relations
Mentor, Youth, Children, Women, Clothing, foster care

Goodrich Community Learning Center

Agency
Goodrich Community Learning Center
4600 Lewis Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68521
402-436-1213
436-1259

Goodrich CLC provides safe, supervised before and after school programs, weekend and summer enrichment programs, for middle school youth grades 6,7,& 8.

Contact
Mariella Resendiz Alvarado
402-436-1213
Available projects

**Community Learning Center: Club instructors for a chess club, pod-casting club, crochet or knitting, comedy club, model car building club, dance club, jewelry making, science club, math club, volunteer club. Clubs meet 1-2 times a week for 9 wks. Time: 3:15-4:15 PM 3981. Schedule: M-F depending on volunteer

Located just west of 14th & Superior

Classification
Spring 2009
Education, Tutor, Mentor, Children, Teens, Middle School

Holmes Community Learning Center

Agency
Holmes Community Learning Center
5230 Sumner Street
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-436-1143
402-441-6466
Barry Gourley
Mariella Resendiz Alvarado
In collaboration with others, the mission of Family Service is to provide quality programs and services, which effectively assist and strengthen individuals and families in our community.
Contact
Mariella Resendiz Alvarado
402.580.3981
Available projects
After School Club instructors for a chess club, pod-casting club, crochet or knitting, comedy club, model car building club, dance club, jewelry making, science club, math club, volunteer club. Clubs meet 1-2 times a week for 6 wks. Time: 2:45-4:15 p.m. M-F depending on volunteers availability.
Education Majors
6-14 weeks
2:45 - 4:15 pm
On site training
Clean background check
Classification
Education, Mentor, Youth, teach, Students, dance, chess, knit, comedy, jewelry, science, math

Meadow Lane Elementary School

Agency
Meadow Lane Elementary School
7200 Vine street
Lincoln, NE 68505
402.436.1151
402.436.1446
Meadow Lane Elementary School was built in 1957 on the eastern edge of Lincoln. At that time, it was surrounded by more cornfields than houses. It grew to be the largest elementary school in Nebraska in the 1960s. Now Meadow Lane has 380 students ranging from K through Fifth Graders. Meadow Lane students were born in 22 different countries which truly adds to the richness of the multicultural learning environment.
Contact
Ryan Knippelmeyer
402.436.1151
Available projects
Main volunteer opportunities would center around assisting in classrooms, helping teachers with clerical tasks, as well as direct work with students
Flexible, obviously the longer the better
Minor paperwork and short interview-contact Erin Stutzman via phone or email
Classification
Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Children

Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters

Agency
Heartland Big Brothers Big Sisters
6201 Havelock
Lincoln, NE 68507
402-464-2227
Vision: all children achieve success in life. Mission: provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Accountability: by partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving: • Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships • Avoidance of risky behaviors • Educational success
Contact
Melinda Way-Stone
402-464-2227
Available projects
Mentors Needed Evenings and Weekends: HBBBS is currently in need of mentors who are willing to meet with youth 2-4 times a month with a school-aged child for a minimum of one year. Volunteers are matched according to personal preferences, interests and proximity of residence. James Arthur Vineyard Renaissance Fair - Annual event from 12-8pm. Looking for 100 volunteers to help - 2 hour shifts at various game/craft booths, gate fee. Contact Shawn Kean at skean [at] hbbbs.org or 402-464-2227 ext.212 Community Based Mentoring: Volunteers are matched with a youth and meet with them out in the community for 2-4 hours each month. Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do. Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.
12 month minimum
Apply online @ www.hbbbs.org
Classification
Spring 2014
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Pettit, Pat
HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
IDS 001
LAS: Status and the Mystery Novel
Social Problems
Mentor, Children

Trinity Lutheran School

Agency
Trinity Lutheran School
1200 N 56th Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
402-466-1800
Todd Chase
Growing together into the fullness of Christ to bring His Love to all people. Trinity Lutheran School is a Toddler through 5th grade program that also provides day care and early childhood education.
Contact
Todd Chase
402-610-3196
Available projects
Spread wood mulch, Trim trees, caulk cracks in parking lot, till soil in the gardens, spray weeds, pull out window A/C units to clean them and put them back in place
Physically capable of moving 70 lbs, lifting 50 lbs, able to bend down for extended periods of time.
This depends on the number of volunteers that show up, and what they want to work on. Probably no more than 2 - 3 hrs
2 minimum for small jobs, to 10 maximum if spreading mulch
1-3 hours/day for 3 visits
on the job; With equipment and gear about 2 minutes

Most of these are spring and summer projects, but trim trimming could be done another time of year. Weather permitting

Classification
Education, Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Elementary School

Northeast Family Center

Agency
Northeast Family Center
6220 Logan Ave.
Lincoln, NE 68507
402-471-3700
402-471-9028

The Center is committed to building strong families and vital northeast neighborhoods by educating, supporting and advocating for the diverse children and families of our community. The Center's major focus is on early childhood/parenting education.

Contact
Bob Okamoto
402-570-1731(cell)
Available projects
Academy of Rock: Volunteer instructor (music), event help, graphic design, repairs (amplifiers/guitars), cleaning Preferred qualifications: Instructor--some sort of music background Early Learning Center (daycare): Office work, reading in the classroom, volunteering in the infant room. Office: Office/admin support, organization, marketing/graphic design Norwood Park and Brownell Elementary CLC: Before and/or after school volunteer, club instructor, volunteer staff, homework help
Music experience, experience with children, recreation interests, office experience, background/current major in graphic design/marketing.
Min. of 1 semester
Max = 25
usually 1-5 hours per week
Min = 1-2, Max = 10
Provided; not required

For Academy of Rock, best if students contact us early in the semester. It is best if volunteers don't try to complete all hours in the shortest amount of time possible. We want them to be connected to the students and be more of a regular attendee. However, we will work with schedules as needed. Classes run after school (4-5pm) and evenings (6-8pm) with weekend options. For office support, we would love to have more 10-hr/wk interns.

Classification
Van Hof, Jill
Perry, James
Education 105
Education 105L
Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Children, Adolescent, literacy, music

Villa Marie School

Agency
Villa Marie School
7205 N. 112th Street, Off Hwy 6 at the Catholic Center near entrance to I-80 interchange.
Waverly, NE 68462
402-786-3625

Day & boarding facility for special education students K-8 with mild & moderate mental handicap, autism, aspbergers, LD, etc. Interact with these special kids in the classroom and on the playground.

Contact
Sister Peggy Kucera
402-786-3625
Available projects

If interested please contact Sister Peggy, 402-786-3625, to set up a time that will work with your schedule and theirs. PLEASE call in advance before arriving for service as school schedule may change due to field trips, etc. DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 6, turn right onto 112th St. After crossing bridge turn right again. School is middle bldg.

Interest in special education. Reliable. Modest dress- no shorts or bare midriff tops.
20 hrs.
2 hrs./time
1 or 2 X wk.
25 min. orientation film + school rules & policies.
Yes at school

We have been trying to monitor the one-on-one interactions to make sure that your workers and our students are "safe" because we do not know your students before they come to us.

Classification
Fall 2012
Bulling, Ted
Van Hof, Jill
Perry, James
Education 105
Education 105L
Education, Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Children, Mental Retardation

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