Community Outreach Opportunities

Looking for a way to get involved in the community? Check out this list of community outreach opportunities around Crete and Lincoln. 
If you don't see what you're looking for think of your own idea and get started!

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Ghandi

Location and Contact Person Description Area of Interest Documents Required
Bryan Health
Lincoln
Contact: Volunteer and Customer Care
volunteers@bryanhealth.org
(402) 481-3032
Donate gifts for the patients and families at Bryan Health- see the link for acceptable gifts and contact Volunteer and Customer Care to notify them of your interest in giving All N/A
Bryan Health
Lincoln
Contact: Volunteers and Customer Care
volunteers@bryanhealth.org
(402) 481-3032
Many areas accept volunteers- complete the volunteer forms and call to set up an interview All Application
Background Check1
Background Check2
Immunization
Cardinal Classroom
Crete High School
Contact: Joel Lemus
joel.lemus@creteschools.org
After school program for 9th-12th grade- assist students with homework individually or in small groups Education N/A
Cardinal Crew
Crete Intermediate School
Contact: Josh Williams
josh.williams@creteschools.org
After school program for 3rd-5th grade- lead various clubs or assist students with homework Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00 (volunteer and employment opportunities available) All N/A
Cardinal Nest
Crete Elementary School
Contact: Josh Williams
josh.williams@creteschools.org
After school program for K-2nd grade- lead various clubs or assist students with homework Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00 (volunteer and employment opportunities available) All N/A
Cardinal Zone
Crete Middle School
Contact: Josh Williams
josh.williams@creteschools.org
After school program for 6th-8th grade- lead various clubs or assist students with homework Monday-Thursday 4:00-5:00 (volunteer and employment opportunities available) All N/A
El Centro de las Américas
Lincoln
Contact: Veronica

veronica@elcentrone.org
Promote health education at health fairs or volunteer as a nurse at health outreach events Humanities, Science, Social Sciences N/A
El Centro de las Américas
Lincoln
Contact: Steve Solorio

steve@elcentrone.org
Work with youth within the juvenile system and "at-risk" youth through the Joven Noble program Humanities, Social Sciences N/A
CHI Health St. Elizabeth
Lincoln
Contact: Becky Wright

BWright@stez.org
Volunteer opportunities and job shadowing- call 402-219-7111 to set up an  interview, fill out the attached documents using your permanent address and bring them to the interview Science, Social Science Application
Background Check1
Background Check2
Health Screening
CHI Health
Omaha
Many areas to volunteer- see link for a list of opportunities and contact numbers for specific locations, 1 year commitment All Application
College Bound Cardinals
Crete High School
Contact: Joel Lemus
joel.lemus@creteschools.org
Program for seniors to help them apply for college and scholarships- assist students on an individual basis when they have questions related to applying to take the ACT, applying for college, and other college related questions All N/A
Crete Area Medical Center
Crete
Contact: Marilea Thiem
marilea.thiem@bryanhealth.org
Coffee Bar and Waiting Room Rounding- varying weekdays 8:00 am-noon and some afternoons All N/A
Crete Area Medical Center
Crete
Contact: Marilea Thiem
marilea.thiem@bryanhealth.org
Gift Shop- weekdays 10:00 am- 2:00 pm All N/A
Epona Horse Rescue
Crete
Contact: Jodi Freeman
(402) 476-1225
Various tasks- work with the horses, clean stalls, prepare mailings, and other special projects All Volunteer Application
First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC)
Crete
Contact: Jeff Hagaman
jeff.hagaman@doane.edu
Clothes Closet- 2-3 students weekly to sort and organize donated clothes All N/A
First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC)
Crete
Contact: Jeff Hagaman
jeff.hagaman@doane.edu
Community Meal- every Monday evening approximately 5:00-7:00 to help with preparation and cleanup of the community meal All N/A
First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC)
Crete
Contact: Jeff Hagaman
jeff.hagaman@doane.edu
Feed America- every Sunday evening approximately 6:00-7:00 to help distribute boxes of food from Wal-Mart to families in need All N/A
First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC)
Crete
Contact: Jeff Hagaman
jeff.hagaman@doane.edu
Miscellaneous projects- They can always use some extra help with random events and projects. Email Jeff to find out where else you can help. All N/A
Lighthouse
Lincoln
Contact: Falah Al Hirez
falah.alhirez@lincolnlighthouse.org
Maintenance- weeding, raking, cleaning, etc., 2-3 hours on a weekday or weekend All N/A
Lighthouse
Lincoln
Contact: Falah Al Hirez
falah.alhirez@lincolnlighthouse.org
Activities with students 6th-12th grade- kitchen duties, extra supervision, tutoring, mentoring, and positive interaction on a weekly basis, shifts are 4:30-6:30 pm and 6:00-8:00 pm All N/A
Lincoln Literacy
Lincoln
Tutoring- generally a one-year commitment of 1 or 2 hours each week, prior to starting you must attend orientation and 2-3  hours of training Education, 
Humanities
Registration Form
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Angel Dog
Bring your dog to visit patients at the hospital- training provided several times a year All Application
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Lincoln
Visit this link to view current volunteer opportunities available- submit an application and an interview will follow for placement All Application
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Omaha
The Omaha campus will open Fall of 2016- visit this link to sign up to be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities All N/A
Nebraska Appleseed
Lincoln
Help Nebraskans achieve the American dream- child welfare, economic justice, health care, immigrants and communities, and legal assistance (volunteer and internship opportunities available) Business,
Humanities,
Social Sciences
Sign up to volunteer/apply for an internship
Omaha Street School
Omaha
Contact: Susan
sschaaf@omahastreetschool.com
Maintenance- help cleaning the school on weekends or a day students don't have school (they don't have a janitorial staff) All N/A
Omaha Street School
Omaha
Contact: Susan
sschaaf@omahastreetschool.com
Provide lunch for the students and staff (hot lunch is provided by members of the community, so there are days when they don't have a provider) All N/A
Omaha Street School
Omaha
Contact: Wes Jensen
wjensen@omahastreetschool.org
Team-building excercises- with a small group spend a morning or afternoon leading team-building exercises with the students All N/A
Parks & Recreation Department
City of Crete
Contact: Dan Dunaway
ddunaway@crete-ne.gov
Referee and coach various sports- see link for opportunities and seasons (volunteer and employment opportunities available) Athletics Coaching Application
Sixpence Program
Crete
Contact: Fabiola Dimas
fabiolad@creteschools.org
(402) 826-7404
Assist with childcare Education,  
Social Sciences
N/A
Sixpence Program
Crete
Contact: Fabiola Dimas
fabiolad@creteschools.org
(402) 826-7404
Assist with support groups for parents Education, Humanities,
Social Sciences
N/A
Special Programs
Crete Public Schools
Contact: Cheryl Feeken
cherylf@creteschools.org
(402) 826-7404
Assist with ESL classes Education, 
Humanities
N/A
Tabitha
Crete and Lincoln
Opportunities range from visiting with residents to delivering Meels on Wheels and asisting with hospice care, see the link for all of the options (both volunteer and internship opportunities available) All Application
Hospice Application
UNMC
Omaha
Contact: Volunteer Services
(402) 559-4197
Various volunteer opportunities- The first step is to contact Volunteer Services to pre-register for orientation class. After orientation, health screenings, back ground checks, and placement interviews will take place.The application and orientation process can 4 to 6 weeks. Humanities, Science, Social Sciences Documents will be sent when you register for orientation

 

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