Volunteering is fun, and helping others is a great way to gain experience and feel good about yourself. Almost all the agencies listed in this book offer volunteer opportunities of one kind or another. Check them out.
American Cancer Society
Voluntary non-profit health organization. Volunteer opportunities are available for teens in the office during business hours and/or local events during weekend hours.
Address 9850 Nicholas St, Suite 200
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone (402) 393-5800
Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Our focus is providing educational leadership opportunities for High School youth in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. Our program, IncluCity, is a residential leadership institute for High School students. We work to raise awareness around issues of bias, bigotry, and discrimination with the goal being creating positive change agents in the schools and in the broader community.
Emergency Shelters open 24 hrs/day
Latino Center of the Midlands
Volunteers are welcome at the Latino Center of the Midlands. Volunteer opportunities include tutoring youth and adult learners, data entry, planning special events, fundraising projects, building maintenance, to name a few. Individuals who are interested in volunteering are asked to complete a Volunteer Application Form. For questions or to complete an application, please contact the Latino Center of the Midlands at (402) 733-2720 or send an email to email@example.com
National Safety Council, Nebraska
Year-round behind-the-wheel Driver Education classes. Defensive driving courses for ticket dismissal and point reduction. Fees vary. New classes include: Minor in
Possession (alcohol, tobacco, marijuana), Step Forward (appropriate decision-making and job skills for teens), and Anger Management for teens.
Interested in volunteering? You would be helping with community safety events, planning or staffing.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know of your interest.
Ollie Webb Center
Just Friends Program
Just Friends is a one-on-one peer mentoring and friendship program where a teen with a disability is matched up to a teen without a disability. The pair makes weekly phone or e-mail contact and gets together twice a month to do community activities such as go to a movie, shop, play video games, go out to eat and attend sporting events. There is no fee associated with the Just Friends Program.
Ollie Webb Center, Inc.-Individual And Family Support For People With Disabilities
402-346-5220, ext 31;
www.olliewebbinc.org, or “Like” us on our Facebook page!