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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.

With Which Committee Would You Like To Serve?

Employment Opportunities

Community Service Opportunities

  • ServeNebraska mobilizes Nebraskans to strengthen their communities through volunteering, collaboration, and national service programs. ServeNebraska is committed to uniting individuals in service to their communities and achieving demonstrable results by funding AmeriCorps programs that address Nebraska’s unmet educational, economic, environmental, health, veterans and disaster response needs. ServeNebraska receives federal funds from CNCS to invest in AmeriCorps programs.

    The 2020 AmeriCorps Notice of Funding seeks to award AmeriCorps grants to eligible community partnerships that will engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities (e.g. based on the proposed program’s performance and evaluation data or research demonstrating the effectiveness of similar intervention) to address state and local community problems. Application deadline is November 18, 2019.

    For more information:

  • The annual "Huskers Helping the Homeless" fundraiser will be September 26-29 - the weekend of the Nebraska vs. Ohio State football game. We hope you can join our team!

    Volunteers are needed throughout Lincoln to accept cash donations on behalf of Matt Talbot. We consider this event our “Best Defense Against Hunger and Homelessness” as all donations support Matt Talbot’s hunger relief and homeless prevention programs.

    Click Here to learn more and Register.

  • For the ninth year, a collaboration of local organizations, businesses, and volunteers will come together to provide a one-day, one-stop shop of health and human services for people experiencing homelessness at Project Homeless Connect Lincoln. Over 440 people were connected to essential medical, legal, economic, personal care, and other services at PHCL 2016 and we need over 300 volunteers to do it again in 2017! Can you help? Have a group that wants to help?

    The volunteer roles include

    • Navigator--work directly with guests to assess their specific needs and guide them to the various service and information providers’ booths.
    • Food Server
    • Bike Repairs
    • Exit table
    Click here to Volunteer.

  • Region V Systems is seeking applications from individuals who are interested in adult or children's behavioral health services and wish to serve on the Behavioral Health Advisory Committee (BHAC). We are interested in filling vacancies with persons who possess education, training, competencies, and/or personal life experience in behavioral health.
    For More Information or to Apply:

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

    • 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

    • 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:

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