Youth Tutoring/Mentoring 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.



Assumption-Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Catholic Faith Formation Program

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.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands

Jim Frederick ~ (402) 504-4719 ~
10831 Old Mill Road, Ste 400, Omaha, NE 68154 ~
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

Thomas Lynch ~ 402-498-1186 ~
14057 Flanagan Blvd., Boys Town, NE 68010 ~

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.


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.


CASA for Douglas County

Chris Watson, Training & Recruitment Coordinator ~ (402) 932-5683 ~
2412 St. Mary’s Ave, Omaha, NE 68105 ~

When home is no longer safe for a child, and the child must enter the foster care system, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer called a CASA or Court Appointed Special Advocate®. The CASA volunteer’s focus is on advocating for the best interest of that foster child. CASA volunteers do this by providing individualized attention through monthly visits to their foster youth and relevant parties, documenting information concerning the child’s best interest, and submitting their independent report to the court to assist the judge ruling over the case.


  • Meet with the child on a consistent basis. Assess best interests and understand the child’s wishes.
  • Attend family team meetings, meet with professionals in the child’s life, review documents and records to maintain awareness and gather information about the child.
  • Monitor the services that are in place and recommend services as needed.
  • Document the facts and circumstances of the child’s situation in a written court report including recommendations and the child’s wishes.
  • Maintain complete records of contacts, hours, and mileage.
  • Attend court hearings.

To be a CASA, you must:

  • Be able to commit to a minimum of 2 years.
  • Willing to donate 8 to 10 hours per month.
  • Be able to commit to training hours as noted above.
  • Be available for court hearings.
  • Be able to maintain objectivity and professionalism dealing with the child and all other parties involved.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Word or other word processing application.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must pass a background check, have a valid driver’s license, valid phone number, and a permanent address.
  • Be able to pay a $5 application fee.

We provide 30 hours of pre-service training and 12 hours of continuing education training annually.