Category Archives: Social Justice / Community Outreach Education


American Red Cross

http://www.redcross.org/ne/omaha/volunteer Volunteers are able to serve their communities daily, weekly, or monthly though opportunities such as participating in community outreach projects, coordinating special events, managing volunteers, helping with the logistics, educating the community about the Red Cross, and providing relief to victims of disasters in our community!


Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART)

Shannon Linehan ~ (703)244-1143 ~ BensonRefugeeTF@gmail.com www.BensonRefugeetf.com 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 [...]


The Big Garden (a program of United Methodist Ministries)

Deb Keeney ~ (402) 898-9862 ~ dkeeney@bigmuddyumc.org 2665 Farnam St, Suite 102, Omaha, NE 68131 ~ GardenBig.org We are a network of roughly 100 community gardens in metro-Omaha and rural and semi-rural communities in Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa, working to grow nutritious food, build community, and improve health through community gardening. Volunteers are needed to help in garden sites to [...]


Bread for the World

Kristin Ostrom ~ (402) 902-9362 ~ kostrom@bread.org www.bread.org   Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to make federal policy changes that end hunger at home and around the world.  By engaging individuals, parishes, and students in all Congressional districts, Bread for the World works to build the [...]


Colleges Against Cancer

Creighton Representative: Claire Reichenbacher  ~ ckr08852@creighton.edu Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is a nationwide collaboration of college students, faculty, and staff dedicated to eliminating cancer by working to implement the programs and mission of the American Cancer Society. With hundreds of chapters nationwide, CAC is showing the world that young people care and want to make a difference. [...]


ENOA (Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging)

Karen Kelly ~ (402) 444-6536 ~ karen.kelly@nebraska.gov 4223 Center St, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.enoa.org Programs available to volunteers include the SeniorHelp Program, Ombudsman Advocates, and Home Delivered Meals. The ENOA can also provide large groups, as well as individual volunteers with various projects. Days and times are flexible so please call for more information.


Heartland Workers Center

Lucia Pedroza ~ 402.933.6095 ~ lucia@heartlandworkerscenter.org 4923 S. 24th St., Ste. 3A.  Omaha, NE.  68107 ~ www.heartlandworkerscenter.org The Heartland Workers Center (HWC) works to build a community that works for all.  The HWC has three program areas:        Civic Engagement:  We encourage people to build relationships and participate in public life which leads to an [...]


Lutheran Family Services

Dana Moyer ~ 402-978-5665 ~ dmoyer@lfsneb.org 124 24th St. Suite 220 Omaha, NE 68102 ~  www.lfsneb.org Christine Dougherty – 402-536-3528 cdougherty@lfsneb.org 1941 South 42nd Street Omaha, NE 68105  www.lfsneb.org Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. is always in need of volunteers to assist with a variety of programs teaching job skills, mentoring children and adults, sorting [...]


Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc.

Kay Replogle-McDonnel ~ (402)444-7774 ~ kay.replogle@cityofomaha.org 1819 Farnam Street, Suite 306, Omaha, NE 68183 ~ www.keepomahabeautiful.org Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. is a non-profit 501 C3 organization dedicated to litter reduction, beautification and environmental education. There are several opportunities for volunteer services: Helping Hands, assisting elderly and disabled citizens with a one-time yard cleanup; Storm Drain Awareness, [...]


Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance

Nicole Caputo- Rennels ~ (402) 934-9700 ~ nicole@omahahealthykids.org 5006 Underwood Avenue, Omaha, NE 68132 ~ www.omahahealthykids.org Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance is a children’s environmental health organization promoting green, safe, and healthy housing for children and their families in Omaha.  Volunteer opportunities include assisting staff with healthy home visits, aiding in creating healthier home environments for [...]