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Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Two opportunities for people around Omaha for the summer

1.   Volunteer Opportunity:
Gifford Park Neighborhood Association seeks volunteers to donate 1 hour each week setting up tables, chairs and tents for our weekly farmers market at 33rd & California Street.  The market days are held each Friday, June 7 through Sept 27 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Set-up would start at 3:30 PM (1/2 hour) and tear-down starts at 8:00 PM (1/2 hour.)  If interested in helping the neighborhood with the project then please contact Martin at (402) 558-4070

2.  Call for crafters and local food gardeners.  Gifford Park Neighborhood Market seeks anyone wishing to make a few bucks this summer selling extra produce or their home-made objects.

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Community Bike Project Omaha
Charles Mitchell ~ (402) 957-2453 ~ info@communitybikeproject.org
charles@communitybikeproject.org
525 N. 33rd St, Omaha, NE 68131 ~ www.communitybikeproject.org

The Community Bike Project Omaha provides a safe, positive environment for the repair and distribution of bicycles.
Volunteers are needed to assist youth with bicycle repairs and to serve as role models. No bicycle knowledge is needed, just a willingness to learn! Shop hours are Saturday 12:00-4:00pm, Wednesday 6:00-8:00 pm, and Thurs 6:00-8:00pm. Prior knowledge of bicycle mechanics is a plus but we also love teaching people! We can accept up to four volunteers at a time.

Hitchcock Nature Center
Erin Kenney ~ (712) 328-5830 ~ erin.kenney@pottcounty.com
27792 Ski Hill Loop, Honey Creek, IA 51542 ~ www.pottcoconservation.com

Hitchcock Nature Center needs volunteers to share their love for the outdoors and help protect our natural resources. Opportunities are available at our Welcome Desk and in Natural Areas Management.
Join our friendly welcome desk volunteers assisting guests, answering phones, helping with
the gift shop and participating in office projects, while enjoying the beautiful view of
the Loess Hills from your desk. Natural Areas Management Volunteers help carry out Hitchcock Nature Center’s land management plans. Help minimize the impact of invasive plant species while re-introducing native plants to the hills, clearing trees to widen trails, checking for erosion, and assisting with various land management projects. *Internship opportunities available. Both one-time and continuous volunteers are welcome, although we are more in need of ongoing help. No prior skills necessary!

Make-A-Wish Nebraska
Lauren Piller, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator ~ (402) 333-8999 ~ lpiller@nebraska.wish.org
11926 Arbor St, Suite 102, Omaha, NE 68144 ~ www.nebraska.wish.org

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization whose
purpose is to grant wishes to children between the ages of 2 1/2 and 18 who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.
Volunteers are needed for: office help, gift-wrapping during the holidays, and some one-time special events. Office hours are 8 – 5, Monday – Friday. We can accommodate groups 1-10 volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time volunteers.

Sierra Club
Albert Lierz ~ www.sierranebraska.org ~ (402) 453-2933 ~ albert_lierz@yahoo.com

The Sierra Club’s members and supporters number more
than 1.3 million of your friends and neighbors. Inspired by nature,
we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Sierra Club
is America’s oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
We can accommodate groups of 1-4 volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time service. No special skills necessary.

 

 

Ted E. Bear Hollow, A Center for Grieving Children and Families
Cathy Fox, Program Director ~ (402) 502-2773 ~ cfox@tedebearhollow.org
7811 Farnam Drive, Omaha, NE 68114 ~ www.tedebearhollow.org

Ted E. Bear Hollow provides a safe, supportive environment where children, teens, and adults can learn healthy ways to cope with the death of a family member or friend. TEBH also performs community education and outreach to meet the needs of Omaha’s bereaved youth. Volunteer needs vary and include weekend day camps, monthly and evening support groups, assistance with fundraising and benefit events, as well as office/clerical work and program preparations. Volunteers who facilitate support groups must complete our Child Grief Facilitator Training, which is held 2-3 times throughout the year. We can accommodate groups of 1-10 volunteers and welcome both long-term and one-time service. No special skills required. 

Spanish-speaking volunteers especially needed.

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