- OneTraveler offers solo traveler scholarships!
- Bright Lights seeks Youth volunteers for Classroom Assistants
- Northeast Family Center seeks Board of Directors Volunteers
- FCCLA seeks Volunteers
- ServeNebraska is seeking Grant Review Volunteers
- Nebraska State Stroke Association seeking Board of Directors Volunteers
- Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission seeks Volunteer
- Bluestem Montessori seeks Board of Directors Volunteers
- Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center seeks Board of Directors Volunteers
- Mourning Hope seeks Volunteers
- Mental Health Training
OneTraveler funds a young adult’s (ages 19-23) six-week independent travel experience abroad, allowing you to develop essential leadership skills, grow personally and pay your experience forward by making a difference in our community.
OneTraveler is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, providing up to $6,500 in funding for the selected Traveler’s journey.
This is your opportunity to go and experience life in another country, entirely on your own. You'll step outside your comfort zone while developing critical skills for lifelong success. Decide where you want to go, why, how you can use the experience to make a difference, and then apply for this incredible opportunity!
Develop leadership skills!
- Time management, financial, communication, decision making and more!
See the world!
- Exposure to different cultures, languages, sites, sounds, food, and make global connections.
Learn about yourself!
- Solo travel allows you to define who you are. The best leaders are the ones who truly know themselves.
Impact our community!
- Use your experience to make your community a better place.
Bright Lights has summer classroom assistant volunteer opportunities available for high school and college students. Discover some fun for yourself while providing enrichment for students!
Classroom assistants play a valuable role in helping Bright Lights students in grades K-8 discover and pursue their passion in science, the arts, math, music and technology. Volunteer opportunities are available during all five of Bright Lights program weeks: June 4-8, June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29 and July 9-13.
Bright Lights main class site for Summer 2018 is once again Holmes Elementary, located at 52nd and Sumner streets in Lincoln, NE. Additional classes are held at other community sites.
Volunteer hours earned as a classroom assistant can fulfill high school community service requirements, such as those needed for Government and Politics class. Students are credited 20 hours for helping with just one half-day class for one week.
Over 250 assistants are needed to work with Bright Lights teachers in our hands-on classrooms. No prior Bright Lights or teaching experience is necessary-but if you are a former Bright Lights student you know what kind of fun awaits you! Assistants are instructed during a 90-minute orientation session in May.
Bright Lights will accept classroom assistant applications at BrightLights.org beginning March 24. Apply early for the best selection of classes. See class descriptions and schedule for all of the Bright Lights Summer 2018 classes at BrightLights.org. Student registration for the classes begins March 2.
Click here for more information or to apply!
The Northeast Family Center provides early childhood education, as well as food distribution and two Community Learning Centers at Brownell and Norwood Park schools. NFC is committed to making Northeast Lincoln a great place to live. We are especially looking for people who are committed to the Northeast part of Lincoln, and those who really care about the education of young children. Board terms are three years in length.
For More Information:
Interim Executive Director
The Nebraska Association of FCCLA state conference will be held Monday, April 9, 2018 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in downtown Lincoln and we are seeking volunteer evaluators for the competitive events called STAR, an acronym for Students Taking Action with Recognition.
We will start all events with an Evaluator Orientation at 8:30 AM. The finish time will depend on the number of contestants in each event but each event will be completed by 4:00 PM. To provide consistency in the evaluating process, evaluators must commit to the entire time that they are scheduled in the event.
STAR events that need evaluators:
Family Challenges & Issues
Health & Wellness
Applied Math for Culinary Management
Chapter Service Display
Chapter Service Portfolio
Chapter in Review Display
Chapter in Review Portfolio
Early Childhood Education
Fashion Design and Fashion Construction
Focus on Children
Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
Job Interview (Preliminary Only)
Job Interview (Preliminary & Final)
Life Event Planning
National Programs in Action
Nutrition & Wellness
Promote and Publicize FCCA!
Recycle and Redesign
Teach and Train
ServeNebraska is seeking volunteers to review grant proposals for 2018-19 AmeriCorps funding within the state of Nebraska. ServeNebraska believes that everyone can contribute their knowledge and experience in selecting high-quality programs for funding.
Service can start with you!
Why would you want to be a reviewer? This opportunity will help you learn more about the grant-making process, develop your own grant-writing skills, and you will learn about what is happening with National Service programming in your state.
Don’t think you have enough time? Grant reviewers will read and score grants on their own time starting Monday, March 12, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018. There are no scheduled review sessions, so you can work at your own pace at the perfect time for you.
Don’t think you have enough experience? Grant reviewers will be given an orientation on reviewing and scoring. We’ll tell you everything you need to know. Orientation is a webinar on Friday, March 9, 2018 with sessions at 8:00 AM (CST), Noon (CST), and 4:30 PM (CST).
What are the next steps? Complete the survey! Applications will not be taken after Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM (CST).
For More Information
Founded in 1985, we are a statewide resource for Nebraskans, helping to reduce the impact of stroke and enhance the lives of stroke survivors and caregivers. The association provides all services at no charge. Help us strike out stroke in Nebraska.
We are looking for new Board of Directors volunteer and in particular are seeking business skills (technology, social media, accounting, fundraising, events), and volunteers with medical expertise are always welcome, too.
The Nebraska State Stroke Association’s vision is to be recognized as a statewide resource to reduce the impact of stroke and enhance the quality of life of those affected by stroke. Our mission is to serve Nebraskans through stroke prevention, education, advocacy, and support services.
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The Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission has open commissioner seats. The Commission meets once a month in Lincoln or Omaha and meetings generally last from 9am-12pm. The Commission reviews/investigates cases of alleged discrimination in employment, public accommodation, and housing in Nebraska. In addition, the Commissioners act as the governance board for this state agency (policy approvals, budget oversight, occasional staff issues, etc). In addition, the Commission duties: acts as liaison with federal government mandates, works to attempt to eliminate unfair employment, housing, and public accommodation practices, to enforce fair employment practices by requiring employers to keep records, to report to the Legislature and the Governor every other year and to adopt and promulgate rules and regulations necessary to carry out duties. Commissioners spend a minimum of ten hours a month reviewing case investigations and attending the monthly Commission meeting.
For more information:
Appointment Applications can be submitted to the Governor’s Office online:
Bluestem Montessori Elementary is a new elementary school which opened August 14, 2017. We are the only Montessori elementary school in Lincoln, and the only private elementary school in Lincoln which is entirely secular.
We are searching for board members who will help us build this exciting new elementary school for the Lincoln community. Board members must be willing to take a very active role and be passionate about this project. We are looking for experienced leaders who can use their expertise and connections in the community to help Bluestem Montessori be the best and most accessible school we can build.
Bluestem's mission is to foster creativity, independence, and ingenuity by providing a child-centric learning environment, hands-on activities, and integration with the community.
- Board members serve for 2 year terms, and can stand for reelection after their term expires.
- The Board of Directors will normally meet monthly for the 2017-18 academic year. Meetings are normally scheduled on the last Thursday of the month.
Board members will assist the executive director in shaping almost every aspect of the school. Specific duties include but are not limited to:
- advisory duties to the Executive Director
- service on committees
- attendance at all board meetings
- strategic planning for the school
- approving the annual operational budget
- promoting the school within the community
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The mission of Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic; and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.
The Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center promote and support the development, programming and operation of the Nature Center.
In recent years, the Friends have contributed to a new 4 wheel drive vehicle for land management purposes, contributed to the purchase of a new solar light fixture for special events and the funded professional photography for use in marketing and exhibits.
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One of greatest investments Mourning Hope can make in our community and in the lives of grieving families is the recruitment, training and support of a highly committed group of volunteers.
We need all kinds of volunteers:
- Support Group Facilitator
- Office Support
- Speakers Bureau Members
- Kitchen Volunteers
- Sewing Assistants
- Handy Helpers
Mental Health First Aid
This 8-hour training course is designed to give you key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or is experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health illnesses and addictions. You are more likely to encounter someone — friend, family member, student, neighbor, or member of the community — in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. You can help.
The evidence behind MHFA demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy.
Training Schedule for Adult Mental Health First Aid
- February 20, 2018
- April 17, 2018
- June 19, 2018
Training Schedule for Adult Mental Health First Aid
- January 16, 2018
- March 22, 2018
- May 22, 2018
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
The mission of QPR is to save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. QPR will train people to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. Gatekeepers can be anyone, but include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
This training is a 1 ½ hour QPR Gatekeeper Training.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
Trainings will be held on the following dates:
- January 12, 2018
- March 9, 2018
- May 11, 2018