Child Care/Recreation Archive


The Arc of Omaha at the Ollie Webb Center

Lisa Dougherty ~ (402) 346-5220 ~
Theresa Maloney, Best Buddies Chapter Director ~ 
1941 South 42nd St, Suite 122, Omaha, NE  68105 ~

The Arc of Omaha’s mission is to improve & enrich the lives of people with developmental disabilities and to provide information, education, and support to their families. Volunteer opportunities include: assisting with child care (for children with and without disabilities), serving dinner to our adult participants, coaching a basketball team, doing arts and crafts with children, teaching educational classes and socializing.  Contact Lisa to receive a monthly notice regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities. Best Buddies Colleges, a program for college students, pairs people with intellectual disabilities in one-on-one friendships with college students (aka College Buddies). College Buddies & their Buddies must meet 2 times per month – one activity is individual; the other is a large group event. The pair also makes weekly telephone or email contact. Contact Theresa Maloney for more information.



Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART)

Shannon Linehan ~ (703)244-1143 ~

The Benson Area Refugee Task Force, BART, is a group of volunteers from Benson who works with refugees. We provide Citizenship, Computer, Health, and English Classes to Refugees. We also watch the children of our adult students during class. Furthermore, we have drives throughout the year, and several Clothing Closets for refugee families. We are always trying to think of new ways to help the refugee communities succeed. Since we are entirely volunteer based, we need volunteers for everything that we do.
Knowledge of Karen, Kachin, Nepali, or Burmese languages would be incredibly helpful.


Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands

Josh Towey, Volunteer Coordinator ~ (402) 347-5687 ~
2610 Hamilton, Omaha, NE  68131 ~

Volunteers are needed at: North Omaha, South Omaha, Carter Lake, Council Bluffs, Westside Clubs or Mount View, Morton and King Science Clubs. The North and South sites also have Late Night programs with late evening hours. Tutoring, recreation, coaching, arts & crafts, office assistants & computers are a few of the activities that volunteers help with. Spanish-speaking volunteers are also needed. 1-2 hours per week are preferred, usually in the early evening (Mon-Fri).  The North Omaha location is within walking distance of campus. Volunteers should visit our website to find the contact information for a club of their choice. Volunteers must all apply in person and fill out an application.  A staff member will set up a time to meet & tour the club.

Spanish speaking recommended, but not necessary.


Child Saving Institute

Human Resources 402-553-6000 ~
4545 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68132 ~

Child Saving Institute provides a safe haven and healing for thousands of innocent young victims of family crisis, neglect and abuse. We offer the vital services necessary to make at-risk children safe and fractured families whole through programs such as early childhood education, foster care, adoption, an emergency shelter, parenting classes and therapy.
Our mission is “responding to the cry of a child,” but it is our vision that guides us as we work to give the children we serve safe, happy childhoods


Compass Ministries After School Program

Delicia Kelly ~ (402)588-8646 ext.10 ~
1723 N 33rd Street, Omaha, Ne 68111 ~

Compass Ministries is a non-profit after school organization that offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and internships which includes: tutoring, serving meals, cleaning, supervising field trips and teach lessons. Volunteers are also needed to drive vans, teach lessons, organize, lead small groups and help with special projects.  There are flexible schedules during the day and opportunities for individuals and groups of different sizes to volunteer.


Children’s Square USA

Kathy Peterson ~ (712) 322-3700 ext. 5826 ~
North 6th & Ave E, Council Bluffs, IA  51502 ~

Children’s Square, USA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities and internships including: tutoring, campus projects, enrichment programs, etc. Volunteer opportunities are available assisting youth in our Shelter, residential, and childcare program. Volunteers are also needed to assist with grounds maintenance, special projects, and helping out at special events. Schedules are flexible and include day, evening, and weekends and opportunities for individuals or groups of up to 20!