Hospital / Health Care

ALS in the Heartland
Tammy Stalzer ~ (402) 592-2374 ~ tammy@alsintheheartland.org
1320 S. 119th St, Omaha, NE 68144 ~ www.alsintheheartland.org
ALS in the Heartland is based in Omaha & provides services to patients, caregivers & family members throughout Nebraska & western Iowa who are affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Services provided are in-home consultation, support groups, equipment loan pool, & the Respite Care Voucher Program.
Volunteers are needed to visit patient families and deliver equipment, help with awareness efforts, research opportunities, and office tasks. We are able to accept an individual volunteer or a group of up to twenty volunteers depending on the project. We accept both one-time volunteers as well as more long- term volunteers.

American Cancer Society
Passport: Holly Goodrich ~ (402) 393-5801 ~ holly.goodrich@cancer.com
Relay: Tiffany Malone~(402) 398-0775 ~ taffany.malone@cancer.com

9850 Nicholas St, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68114 ~ www.cancer.org
The American Cancer Society is the national, community-based organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Passport to the Cure is a young business professional gala that provides guests with a fun night of auctions, food, and entertainment to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Needs: graduate students/young business professionals who are interested in helping plan the event.
Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event that celebrates survivors, remembers loved ones, and raises money for the fight against cancer.
Needs: planning committee members, team captains, and volunteers for CU Relay.
ACS is also in need of volunteers for the “Road to Recovery” program, to drive cancer patients to treatment appointments.  To find out more click ACS’ link.

AseraCare Hospice of Omaha
Kelly Keller ~ (402) 926-2680 ~ Kelly.Keller@aseracare.com
8710 Fredrick St, Omaha, NE 68124 ~ www.aseracare.com
Volunteers are needed to be Patient Companions. You will receive 12 hours of training (mixture of on-line and one group session) on the history and philosophy of hospice as well as how to be of most assistance to patients and their families as they face terminal illness. Volunteer needs include: reading aloud, playing games, playing musical instruments, or sitting with patients and/or their families in support. We offer flexible schedules averaging 1 hr/wk with daytime, evening, and weekend opportunities but ask that volunteers make a minimum one-year commitment to our organization. Office help is also needed to answer phones, file, help put together mailings, among other administrative tasks. We ask that volunteers devote at least one hour a week between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Groups can also adopt one of our facilities to create seasonal craft items to help brighten patients’ days. Volunteers should have access to transportation and will need to pass a background check and drug screen.

Essential Pregnancy Services
Connie MacBride ~ (402) 554-0121 ~ Conniem@essentialps.org
6220 Maple St, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ www.essentialps.org
EPS works with pregnant and parenting women and families.
We are a pro-life agency dedicated to helping women build a healthy future through a medical clinic, GED classes, Parental Education and Material Resources.
Volunteer training is provided and we can accept individuals as well as groups of volunteers planning on one time or continuing opportunities!
Spanish

HELP Adult Services
Chelsea Jones ~ (402) 341-6559 ext. 102 ~ Chelsea@helpadultservices.org
1941 S. 42nd St, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.facebook.com/HELPAdultServices ~ www.helpadultservices.org
If you are passionate about social services and/or health care, we have the perfect volunteer service opportunity for you! Check out our website and our Facebook page to learn about our
Respite Care Program and Health Equipment Loan program.
We have several different volunteer positions that can be catered to fit your goals and schedule. We are looking for individuals who value integrity, responsibility, and professionalism.
Give us a call or email us to explore our unique opportunities. Student practicum’s and service learning credits are also available. Our non-profit organization has been serving the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro areas for 30 years, and is a proud community partner with many CU students and staff members. Long-term volunteers preferred, but we occasionally need one-time volunteers or groups.
Arabic, Korean, Spanish languages recommended but not necessary.

The Nebraska Medical Center Volunteer Services
Patricia Ostronic ~ (402) 559-4197 ~ volunteering@nebraskamed.com
42nd & Dewey, Omaha, NE 68198 ~ www.nebraskamed.com
The Nebraska Medical Center is looking for volunteers to help with a variety
of service areas seven days a week. Some of the service areas include Emergency,
Child Life, Waiting Rooms, Gift Shops and Hospitality Carts. The exact duties, scheduled times and dates available will depend on the position. Volunteers are required to make a 6-month commitment, volunteering 2-4 hrs/week. An orientation class, health screening, and other prerequisites must be done prior to volunteering.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Omaha
Jennifer Tyler~ (402) 346-9377 ~ jtyler@rmhcomaha.org
620 S. 38th Ave, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.rmhcomaha.org
The Ronald McDonald House provides a ‘home away from home’ for families whose children are being cared for at Omaha-area hospitals. Volunteers assist with the upkeep of our home and are needed in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
We also need help with special events throughout the year.
We can accommodate groups of 1-10 volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time volunteers. No special skills required.
Spanish speaking recommended but not necessary.

University of Nebraska Medical Center SHARING Clinics/UNMC Specialty Care Center
Sheeva Parbhu ~ sparbhu@unmc.edu
804 S 52nd and Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68106 ~ www.unmc.edu/sharing
The SHARING Clinic is the nation’s only student-run and student-governed
clinic that incorporates multidisciplinary fields to provide general health care for
children and adults.
Volunteers with Spanish-speaking skills are needed each week
at the SHARING (Student Health Alliance Reaching Indigent Needy Groups)
clinics to serve as translators to bridge the gap between the Spanish-speaking patients
and the student health-care providers. The clinic is open every Tuesday evening from 5:30-8pm.
There would be opportunities to interpret presentations at Jackson Elementary family nights one Tuesday a month during the school year. We can accommodate groups of up to 4 volunteers and prefer long-term commitment. You must be proficient in Spanish.

Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)
Gina Binder ~ (402) 930-4143 ~ gbinder@thevnacares.org
12565 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68144 ~ www.theVNAcares.org

VNA Hospice Volunteers provide service to terminally ill patients and families.
Volunteers go through 16 hours of training and specific responsibilities and hours are dependent upon work assignment.
VNA Patient Advocate/Visitation Volunteers visit patients in area care facilities and nursing homes – weekly or bi-weekly depending on the volunteer’s schedule – to provide conversation and companionship while advocating for the patient’s health care.
VNA Flu Clinic Volunteers assist with clerical duties at community Flu clinics in October and November. Volunteers can sign up for one or more 2 – 4 hour clinics and receive a free flu inoculation.
VNA Special Event Volunteers assist with our special events (Art and Soup; Cooking for the VNA) throughout the year – great for groups who want or need a one time volunteer event.

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