Author Archives: Sarah Tooley


Banister’s Leadership Academy

Bridget Battafarano, Support Specialist ~ bbattafarano@banistersacademy.org ~ 402-571-4293 2111 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE 68110 ~ https://banistersacademy.org/   The mission of Banister’s Leadership Academy is to strengthen youth and families through leadership. Typical volunteer duties include facilitating group mentoring sessions to children grades K-8 in a fun environment. Training is provided to volunteers to implement the evidence-based goal-setting curriculum.


City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Department

Jenna Kleine, Coordinator of Volunteers ~ jenna.kleine@cityofomaha.org ~ 402-444-4791 1819 Farnam St. #701, Omaha, NE 68183 ~ https://parks.cityofomaha.org/volunteer-opportunities   The mission of the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and maintain a comprehensive park system, manage public property and offer opportunities for the citizens and visitors of the Omaha community to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle that [...]


Citizens’ Climate Lobby | Omaha Chapter

Mark Welsch, C0-Leader of Omaha Chapter ~ NFPOmaha1970@gmail.com ~ (402) 453-0776 P. O. Box 6418 Omaha, NE 68106 ~ www.CitizensClimateLobby.org   CCL empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions. Our supporters are organized in more than 400 local chapters across the United States. Together we’re building support in Congress for a national [...]


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Youth for Greater Good

Nyaliep Nhial ~ youthforgreatergood@gmail.com Nile Lutheran Church 4140 N 42nd St., Omaha, NE 681111 ~ website link!   Youth For Greater Good program is designed to offer targeted tutoring, mentoring, college prep, ACT/SAT prep, time management skills, computer access, quiet areas, and positive safe environment for our girls and boys in Omaha. The program assists [...]


Champions of Aging

Katie Christenson ~ Katie.Christenson@homeinsteadinc.com ~ 402-403-5581 13323 California Street,  Omaha, NE 68154 ~ https://www.championsofaging.org/   In the United States alone, 10,000 people per day turn 65. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people in the world over the age of 60. This is a massive demographic shift, which will lead to there being more older [...]


Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Sandy Griffin, Field Manager ~ sandy@nebraskatable.org ~402-577-1080 211 N 14th St. Lincoln, NE 68508 ~ https://www.nebraskatable.org   The Nebraska Civic Engagement Table works with nonprofits to increase voting and build an engaged Nebraska. We will build a more just, inclusive, and engaged Nebraska by increasing the year-round civic participation of our nonprofit members’ supporters and underrepresented communities, [...]


Learning Community of Douglas & Sarpy County

Jamilia Parker, Director of Family Engagement Services ~ jparker@learningcommunityds.org ~ 402-964-2585 1612 N. 24th Street Omaha, NE 68110 ~ https://learningcommunityds.org/   Together with school districts and community organizations as partners, we demonstrate, share and implement more effective practices to measurably improve educational outcomes for children and families in poverty.That all children within the Learning Community achieve academic success without [...]


DIBS for kids

David Orrick, Founder ~ david@dibsforkids.org ~  402-979-6122 1111 N. 13th Street Omaha, NE 68102 - www.dibsforkids.org   Our mission locally is to support Omaha to become the nation’s first large urban community to ensure that every child, regardless of income, has two things: 1) Access to a great book to take home every night and 2) A desire to [...]


The Set Me Free Project

Aruna Bewtra, Volunteer Coordinator ~ aruna@setmefreeproject.net ~ 402-521-3080 11620 M Circle, Omaha, NE 68137 ~ https://www.setmefreeproject.net   The Set Me Free Project began in the spring of 2014 following much training, research, and education on the evils of human trafficking.  After speaking to many educators in the community, we learned that there was simply no education and prevention training [...]


Sierra Club | Nebraska Chapter

David Corbin, Chairman ~ dcorbin@cox.net ~ 402-690-9134 P.O. Box 4664, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://www.sierraclub.org/nebraska   The Nebraska Chapter Sierra Club endeavors to create: a safe and healthy community in which to live an enduring legacy for America’s wild places smart energy solutions to combat global warming social and environmental justice movements Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been [...]


Office of Public Guardian

Chelsea Richardson,  Outreach Coordinator ~ chelsea.richardson@nebraska.gov ~ (402) 378-1771 1540 S 70th Street, Suite 202, Lincoln, NE 68506 ~ Website Link   The Office of Public Guardian is designed to serve as the guardian or conservator for an individual when no other alternative is available. In addition to providing the means of last resort as guardians [...]


Release Inc.

Dave Winiger, Executive Director ~ dave@releaseinc.org ~ 402-707-7482 3223 N 45th St, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://www.releaseinc.org   Release always needs volunteers. From office assistance and event work to mentoring and bible study leading, we can find a role to match your talents and passions. One of our biggest volunteer needs is with the juvenile justice mentoring program. [...]


Endless Journey Hospice

Kelly Keller, Volunteer Coordinator ~ kkeller@endlessjourneyhospice.com ~ (402) 800-8145 10909 Mill Valley Rd 205 Omaha, NE 68154 ~  www.endlessjourneyhospice.com   Endless Journey is a local independent hospice that embraces the holistic philosophy of caring for body mind and soul. In addition to traditional hospice care, we enlist a broad array of holistic interventions such as Reiki, Healing Touch, [...]


No More Empty Pots

Emily Barber, Community Engagement Manager~ ebarber@nmeomaha.org ~ 402-502-1642 8501 N 30th St Omaha, NE 68112 ~ https://www.nmepomaha.org/   No More Empty Pots is a grassroots non-profit corporation that connects individuals and groups to improve self-sufficiency, regional food security and economic resilience of urban and rural communities through advocacy and action. To help support this effort, No More Empty Pots, [...]


Magis Clinic

Amelia Simmons, Creighton Medical Student ~ ameliasimmons@creighton.edu ~ (402) 881-0143 1111 N 17th St, Omaha NE 68102 (Siena Francis House) ~ Website    Founded and run by students of the Creighton University School of Medicine since 2004, the Magis Clinic serves the homeless and uninsured of Omaha.  The Magis Clinic is staffed by volunteer students, physicians [...]


Sarpy County Teen Court

Leonard Matthias, Teen Court Coordinator ~ lmatthias@sarpy.com ~ (402) 593-2207 1257 Golden Gate Dr., Suite 11W Papillion, NE 68046 ~ https://liftupsarpycounty.org/orgs-we-support/teen-court/   Teen Court gives juveniles who have committed a misdemeanor crime a second chance to learn from their mistakes without the high cost and stigma of a criminal record. It’s a positive “hands-on” experience meant to divert [...]


Benson Plant Rescue

David Hilber ~ bensonplantrescue@gmail.com ~ (402) 933-3867 7224 Maple St. Omaha, NE 68134 ~ Facebook Page   The Benson Plant Rescue (BPR) engages in organic recycling to combat global warming.   Proceeds from plant sales fund the Community Produce Rescue’s (CPR’s) mission of food reclamation and assist the Omaha Public Library with children’s books and computers. Since [...]


Volunteer Lawyers Project

Laurel Heer Dale, Director ~ lheerdale@nevlp.org ~ (402) 742-8133 635 S 14th Street, Ste 200 Lincoln, NE 68508 ~ https://nevlp.org/   VLP’s mission is to improve access to justice through the delivery of quality pro bono legal service. Law students can help: pre-screen applicants at legal clinics applicants complete paperwork at clinics assist a volunteer lawyer with a pro bono [...]


Rise | Prison Re-entry

Chantal Randal, Volunteer Manager ~ crandall@seeusrise.org ~ (402) 203-3166 3555 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68131 ~ https://www.seeusrise.org/   RISE’s Vision is that all people will find freedom from cycles of incarceration. At RISE, transformation starts pre-release and continues post-release. Our inside/out model bridges incarceration to the community and considers all the critical steps in that journey. We prepare and [...]



March of Dimes

Kristin Shemahorn, Sr. Development Manager ~ Kschemahorn@marchofdimes.org ~ 402-718-8505 4611 S 96th St Suite 231, Omaha, NE 68127 ~ https://www.marchofdimes.org/   March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that. Volunteers are needed to [...]


Immigrant Legal Center

Kylynn Wagner, Operations Assistant ~ kylynn@immigrantlc.org ~ 402.898.1349 4223 Center St Omaha, NE 68105 ~ https://www.immigrantlc.org/   The Immigrant Legal Center is a nonprofit organization that provides legal services, education, and advocacy for immigrants in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. Employing a diverse team of specialized professionals, we are uniquely qualified to take a holistic approach to our clients’ immigration-related [...]


City of Omaha-Human Rights

Catherine Baker-Coleman, Executive Assistant ~ catherine.baker-coleman@cityofomaha.org ~ 402-444-5049 1819 Farnam St, Suite 502 Omaha, NE 68183 ~ https://humanrights.cityofomaha.org   Do you have a passion for civil rights? Have you ever wanted to get involved in your city, but don’t like the politics of it all? Here is your chance! We are always looking for people to help with our community [...]


Bike Union

Miah Sommer, Executive Director ~  miah@thebikeunion.org ~ 402-238-5890 1818 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68102 ~ http://www.thebikeunion.org/   The Bike Union and Coffee provides workforce development and life skills for young adults impacted by the foster care system. 100% of your purchases go toward supporting our community programming. We have a unique approach to volunteering. Our greatest need is awarenesses [...]


Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha

Dave Vankat, Senior Director & Community Relations ~ davev@ccomaha.org ~ (402) 829-9238 3300 North 60th Street, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://archomaha.org/discover/   Catholic Charities ministers to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community. Since 1926, Catholic Charities has had a rich tradition of serving and advocating for the voiceless, hungry, addicted, abused, and forgotten individuals and families [...]