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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

  • 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
    drockey@casa4lancaster.org
    402-474-5161

  • Gateway Mall will be transformed into a Volunteer Fair to give senior citizens, retirees and their families an opportunity to learn more about volunteer activities on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 10am-12pm. Participants will have a chance to explore opportunities to serve as volunteers in the community and talk with representatives of three-dozen organizations they could potentially serve. During the Volunteer Fair, local non-profit organizations will be present at tables and booths near the Center Court of the Mall. This will give people in the community an opportunity to learn what the organizations do and the volunteer needs they have. The event is being produced by Cause Collective and The Foundry with support from Leadership Lincoln, Aging Partners, Boomer-ANG and Gateway Mall.

    This project was envisioned in 2018 by a team of Leadership Lincoln Fellows XXXIII participants working to engage more older adult volunteers with causes who could benefit from their talents and strengths. The project has continued on through support from partners at The Foundry Community, Cause Collective, and Gateway Mall.

    The Volunteer Fair is an idea that grew out of a survey of senior citizens the Fellows XXXIII team conducted. Martha Hakenkamp noted “Almost 80% of all respondents (of any age) were highly motivated to volunteer as a way of giving back.”

    “I’ve found a lot of people are reluctant to take the first step to volunteer for an organization,” Len Sloup said. “But if an organization asks them, they’d be glad to help. Conversely, we are also hoping to encourage retirees to ‘Just Ask’ organizations that they have an interest in about volunteer opportunities.”

    Click here to register your nonprofit organization as an exhibitor.

    Download the Just Ask Report.

  • Bright Lights is seeking classroom assistant volunteer opportunities this summer 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 3-7, June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28 and July 15-19.

    Bright Lights main class site for Summer 2019 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 1. Apply early for the best selection of classes. See class descriptions and schedule for all of the Bright Lights Summer 2019 classes at BrightLights.org. Student registration for the classes begins March 23.

    Click here for more information or to apply!

  • 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
    402-429-2642
    spencermunson@gmail.com
    www.lincolncalling.com

  • We are seeking a State Lead Ambassador which is one of the top volunteer voices of ACS CAN in Nebraska. This individual works with the Cancer Action Network to take action and build relationships with staff and lawmakers on the federal and state levels and work with other ambassadors throughout the state to achieve our mission of decreasing death and suffering from cancer through advocacy. This individual has an interest in state and federal government, is willing to work with lawmakers in a bipartisan manner to take action on legislative priorities, has a connection to cancer, and is willing to serve in a leadership role.

    For More Information:
    Matt Prokop
    Nebraska Grassroots Manager
    402.826.7494
    matt.prokop@cancer.org

  • 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)
    402-475-7777
    monicaz@freshstarthome.org

    Liz Gebhart (Board President)
    elizabeth.gebhart@gmail.com

    www.FreshStartHome.org

  • 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
    402.471.8526
    rose@hublincoln.org
    www.hublincoln.org

  • 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
    belmontcc@windstream.net

  • 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
    julianna@prairiehill.com
    (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
    jconrad@housesofhope.com
    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

    • April 9, 2019
    • June 27, 2019
    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

    • March 21, 2019
    • May 14, 2019
    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:

    • May 10, 2019
    Click Here to register for free training!