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Youth Tutoring/Mentoring Archive
Lisa Dougherty ~ (402) 346-5220 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Maloney, Best Buddies Chapter Director ~ email@example.com
1941 South 42nd St, Suite 122, Omaha, NE 68105 ~ www.olliewebbinc.org
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.
Catholic Faith Formation Program
Office Address: 4930 So 23rd St, 2nd Floor, Omaha, NE 68107
Director: Mrs. Marcela Cervantes
Office Tel. # 402-738-8240
We are in need of volunteer Catechists to teach First Communion classes for grades 3-6 in English on Saturday mornings from 10:00AM until 11:30am at either Assumption School on 22nd & U St. or St. Agnes School on 23rd & Q St. We also have classes on Wednesday evenings from 6:30PM until 8:00PM at both school locations for grades: 7, 8 and high school students preparing for Confirmation. Consistency and commitment are essential. Please call for details. Spanish speaking skills are helpful at this site.
Jim Frederick ~ (402) 504-4719 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
10831 Old Mill Road, Ste 400, Omaha, NE 68154 ~ www.bigomaha.org
Be a friend to a child who needs your support and enjoy doing things together out in the community a few times a month. Children ages 7-14 years are enrolled by their parent or legal guardian. The program matches a professionally screened and trained adult volunteer or married couple with a child to participate in community activities they both enjoy. Volunteers commit to meeting with their Little Brother or Little Sister 2-4 times a month for a minimum of one year. A Match Support Specialist is in regular contact with the Big, the Little, and the parent for the length of the relationship to provide support, ideas for activities, and to ensure that matches are meeting on a regular basis.
Requirements: Must be 19 years of age or older, be a high school graduate or possess a GED, and have a valid driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check, screening, provide four character references, and complete a minimum of two hours of training before being matched with a child. Knowing Spanish is an added benefit, but not necessary.
We are also in need of groups of volunteers at our fundraising events.
Spanish speaking recommended, but not necessary
Boys Town invites you to play a special role in the lives of our children through our mentoring and volunteer program. We recruit and train mentors and volunteers from the community to work with our students who need a little extra help improving their reading comprehension and basic math skills and helping as docents, office projects, repairing bicycles…. Mentoring takes place during the school day and we ask mentors to make a commitment of one hour per week for at least a semester at a time. Volunteering takes place throughout the year and is usually one day a week for several hours.
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.