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Please use this page to find opportunities to serve as a volunteer with Leadership Lincoln and with other organizations in Lincoln. In addition, we share employment opportunities in Lincoln's nonprofit sector.

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Leadership Lincoln's programs are a team effort, we need your leadership to further our mission! Committees typically meet once a month.

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Community Service Opportunities

  • Being a responsible citizen doesn't mean sitting back and letting other people make decisions for you. It means getting involved in shaping the character of our families, our schools, our communities and our state.

    The Governor's Youth Advisory Council (GYAC) is a body of young Nebraskans between the ages of 14 and 19 who are committed to being informed and taking a stand on the public issues that affect young people the most - education, finance, careers and employment, recreation, health, drug and alcohol abuse, foster care and more.

    Click here for more information.

  • Tabitha Seniors are at the heart of our community and, like all of us, they desire regular conversation and interaction to keep their minds healthy and their hearts happy. Unfortunately, some in our community are deprived of basic needs, as they have little to no family available to visit them. To address this, Tabitha has created a new Companion Program, which gives volunteers the opportunity to spend time with these residents.

    You can make an impact with a limited amount of volunteer time
    • Short-term (6-month) commitment with 2-3, 30- 60-minute visits each month
    • Flexible weekday and weekend visit scheduling (prior to 7 p.m.)

    Click Here for more information to apply.

  • Recognizing Outstanding Volunteerism

    Every day volunteers reliably provide essential support in their communities. The ServeNebraska Step Forward Awards recognize these outstanding people and groups for their time and service.

    Award winners and finalists will be thoughtfully selected and presented by our Governor in tribute to the significant contributions made within the state through volunteerism in the following categories:

    • Adult Volunteer (age of 19 and over)
    • Youth Volunteer (age of 18 and under)
    • Senior Volunteer
    • Volunteer Group
    • Corporate Community Volunteer
    • National Service Volunteer (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps or VISTA)
    • Veteran Volunteer
    • Disaster Volunteer (person or group)
    • Community Media Partner
    • Lifetime Achievement
    Click Here to Nominate!
    Application Deadline: Monday, August 26, 2019

  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Lancaster County is a local not-for-profit organization that recruits, trains and supports community volunteers who are appointed by a Juvenile Court Judge to advocate for the best interests of abused, neglected, truant and ungovernable children in Lancaster County.

    CASA’s board of directors meets every other month (January, March, May, July, September and November) on the second Thursday of the month from 12:30-2:00 PM. Board members also serve on one of three committees linked to our strategic plan. We are looking for board members who have access to a variety of interests/groups in Lincoln in order to help us increase public awareness of CASA. Board members typically spend up to 3 hours per month (during the months with committee meetings) and up to an hour per month during the month’s with no meetings.

    For more information:
    Dawn Rockey

  • Lincoln Calling seeks to celebrate creativity through artistic expression, community engagement, and environmental leadership.

    Lincoln Calling is looking for individuals to serve on our Board of Directors that:

    • Want to get more engaged in art and music in Lincoln.
    • Have experience in the field of accounting.
    • Are excited to share the mission of Lincoln Calling with others.

    To learn more about Lincoln Calling’s board of directors opportunities, please contact:
    Spencer Munson

  • Fresh Start has openings for the 2019 term of the Board of Directors. Fresh Start is a transitional shelter that empowers women who are homeless to change their lives by utilizing their strengths to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. We do this by providing a safe home and an individualized goals program. We are seeking people with an interest in ending homelessness by addressing such social issues as addiction, health (mental and physical), reentry, and unemployment.

    We recognize that everyone has skills and value to contribute and all are welcome to inquire. Of particular need at this time candidates who have expertise in accounting/finance, legal, or business/fund development. We also hope to increase the diversity on our board to better reflect those we serve. The Board of Directors is a “working board” that meets monthly. Time commitment for board members varies with committee but is typically 4 -7 hours per month.

    For more information:
    Monica Zinke (Executive Director)

    Liz Gebhart (Board President)

  • The HUB Central Access Point for Young Adults provides unconditional support for young adults ages 16-24 as they become productive, independent, active members of the community. The HUB does this through programming in three pillars: Education, Employment & Empowerment.

    The HUB is looking for individuals to serve on our Board of Directors that:

    • Have an interest in volunteering in the community and impacting the lives of young adults.
    • Have experience in the fields of marketing, finance, graphic design or fundraising.
    • Are excited to share the mission of The HUB with others to further The HUB’s circle of friends and supporters.

    To learn more about The HUB and serving on the Board please contact
    Rose Hood Buss

  • Since 1955, the Belmont Community Center has provided the Belmont community with a variety of beneficial programs. The center currently offers before and after school programs for K-6 students, along with a full summer care program. In addition to this, Preschool classes are offered as well.

    For More Information:
    Tray Zimmerman

  • We are currently looking to fill some spots on our board of directors. Given, we are a little different then some other 510(c)3 organizations (as we are a private school), we would greatly benefit from a variety of skills and perspectives that new board from the broader community can bring to the table.

    Our fiscal year runs from September through August and we meet no less than 6 times during this period (but no more than monthly), usually on the third Thursday in the evening in Lincoln.

    For More Information:
    Julianna Grabianowski, Ph.D.
    Executive Director
    (402) 438-6668

  • Houses of Hope provides residential treatment and case management services for individuals experiencing cooccurring alcohol/drug and mental health concerns.

    Houses of Hope served 830 individuals in the past year.

    We are looking for individuals:

    • Who represent the diversity of clients we serve
    • With a keen interest in recovery and community based behavioral health (substance use/mental health) treatment and support services
    • With experience in fields of marketing, public relations, finance, legal or probation/criminal justice

    For More Information:
    Jay Conrad
    402.435.3165 X110

  • 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

    • June 27, 2019
    • August 13, 2019
    • October 8, 2019
    • December 12, 2019
    • February 13, 2020
    • April 14, 2020
    • June 18, 2020
    Click Here to register for free training!

    Youth Mental Health First Aid
    A young person you know could be experiencing a mental health challenge or crisis. You can help them.

    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. Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a crisis, and connect them with the appropriate professional, peer, social, or self-help care.

    Anyone can take the 8-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid course, but it is ideally designed for adults who work with young people, ages 12-18 — teachers, coaches, leaders of faith communities, social workers, and other caring citizens.

    Training Schedule for Adult Mental Health First Aid

    • July 9, 2019
    • September 26, 2019
    • November 12, 2019
    • January 16, 2020
    • March 10, 2020
    • May 12, 2020
    Click Here to register for free training!

    QPR Training
    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:

    • July 12, 2019
    • September 13, 2019
    • November 8, 2019
    • January 10, 2020
    • March 13, 2020
    • May 8, 2020
    Click Here to register for free training!