Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Service Opportunities in Omaha

Learning Community Center of South Omaha

Anne O’Hara from the Learning Community Center of South Omaha is looking for volunteers to help with childcare. Volunteers are needed to read to children, help them with arts and crafts, play games with them, etc. Ideally, the volunteer would be able to come twice a week (Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday) from 9-11:30 a.m. Once a week would be fine as well.

If interested, please contact Anne at

Volunteers Needed at OneWorld Community Health Centers

One World is looking for a volunteer(s) to assist with a special project regarding referrals in their Electronic Health Record. No Spanish is required. Volunteers would begin as soon as possible. Volunteers would be assisting with the backlog of referrals pending a report, communicating with specialty facilities, and navigating the EHR. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in Medical Information management or pre-med.

If you are interested, you can contact Sarah Dworak at 402-502-8896 or

Summer Service Opportunities in Other Locations

Oxfam Change Initiative

US-based college students entering their sophomore or junior year can take advantage of Oxfam America’s leadership training and become skilled and knowledgeable agents of change. The CHANGE Initiative exposes students to the international development issues that direct Oxfam’s work. CHANGE Leaders use their skills and insight to run Oxfam campaigns on their campuses and in their local communities. Deadline to apply is April 1st.

For more information, go to Oxfam Change Initiative’s website

Semester in NOLA: An Academic Service Experience

A five week summer program incorporates internship experience with an academic course. Includes intensive service assignments in local and national organizations focused on rebuilding New Orleans and providing service to those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Students will also participate in an interdisciplinary academic course, taught by Tulane faculty, earning up to six hours of credit at Tulane University. Deadline to apply is April 24th. Total cost of program is $4750, which includes tuition, housing, limited transportation, activity costs, and a limited meal plan. A limited number of scholarships are available.

For more information visit the website or contact:
Cara Zacks
Program Manager
Center for Public Service

Boston University Summer Study Internship Program

The Boston University Summer Study Internship Program is a unique 12-week program that provides visiting students with an opportunity to gain academic credit and hands-on work experience. Students take two six-week summer courses in the Core Phase of the program and are placed in a full-time internship in the Boston area during the Internship Phase of the program. Students also participate in a two-credit internship course as part of the program. The deadline to apply is May 8th

For more information visit the website

Casa Maria Summer Internship

Casa Maria is hosting a summer internship program for adults college age and older who may be interested in learning more about Dorothy Day, the Catholic Worker, or social justice. The application is available online. Casa Maria is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality in Milwaukee, WI that provides short-term hospitality to homeless single women, children, and refugees. Spend a summer experiencing Catholic Worker life by helping with projects, running the house, working in our clothing ministry, and addressing the problems of war and poverty. Room and board provided. Internships are available from four to twelve weeks.

Please see application or contact Patrick Kennelly at or (414) 344-5745 for more information.

Catholic Worker Houses

You can have the opportunity to spend your summer in one of the many Catholic Worker Houses throughout the United states.
Visit the Catholic Worker website for more information and a list of the different Catholic Worker houses

Sisters of Charity of New York

Sisters of Charity of New York are looking for women 18-25 for a 2-week service program of direct service, simple community living, and sharing prayer.

Summer Camp Leaders for Crestview Village Summer 2010 Programs

Do you have a talent in soccer, cheerleading, science, reading or tutoring? We at Crestview need your help for our summer camps! The program mission is, “To create stable, vibrant, and healthy communities by developing, financing and operating affordable, program-enriched housing for families, seniors, and people with special needs who lack the economic resources to access quality, safe housing opportunities” We would like to offer the following programs:

Soccer camps: June 7th-11th, 14-18th, and 21st-23rd (10-11:30pm for children 3yrs to 6th grade)
Summer reading program every Wednesday during June, July, and August 11th, for k-6th grade (times TBA)
Summer tutoring program for k-12th grades (times TBA)
Cheer camp July 12-116th for 4yrs-2nd grade 10-11 and 36d-6th grades 11:30-12:30
Science/Nature camps: July 26th-30th for k-6th grades from 10am-12pm

If you have time to share and would like to make a difference in the life of a child, please call Debra L. Kaufman at 331-6498 for an application

Camp Quality Heartland

June 12-16 2009
Camp Quality Heartland is an organization that sponsors a summer camp for kids with cancer (and their siblings). Each camper has a responsible adult who serves as a companion 24/7 throughout the entire 5-day camp. The best companions are those who like being around kids and those who like the atmosphere of a summer camp.
More information to come.

Childcare at Heartland Housing Solutions

Staying in Omaha for the summer? Looking to volunteer? Heartland Housing Solutions, a housing program for homeless families, needs help with childcare! We would need help on Thursday, May 21 from 5:45-7:45, Thursday, June 18 from 5:45-7:45, Thursday, July 16 from 5:45-7-45, and Thursday, August 20 from 5:45-7:45. We will feed you dinner! If you are interested, please contact Allison Kinney-Walker at

Holy Wisdom Monastery – Volunteer in Community: “Care for the Earth” 2010

Become a part of a community! If you are a single woman between the ages of 20 and 50 looking for an enriching place to continue your spiritual journey, Benedictine Women of Madison invites you to care for the earth on the grounds of Holy Wisdom Monastery in Madison, WI.

Session I: June 14-July 3rd
Session II: July 19-31st

The minimum stay is two weeks. Room and meals are provided.


“NEXUS” is a collaborative internship effort administered by the Creighton Career Center and sponsored by the Cardoner Program. NEXUS (Latin for “Connection”) is designed to expose students non-profit careers in the Omaha community.

For more information about the NEXUS program, please use this link. Please note that this will guide you to the Career Center website which has a multitude of internship sites.

MCC Summer Workshops

Metro Community College has some AWESOME new sustainability workshops this summer. See below for a list of the workshops.
Check out the workshop descriptions, dates, times, locations, and registration details here. And please spread the word.

Urban Farming and Sustainable Landscaping
Container Vegetable Gardening
Fall Vegetable Gardening
Food Preservation and Storage
Garden Design /Child Play
Home Garden Herbs
Introduction to Permaculture
Teaching Children the Garden
Tomatoes 101

Backyard Chickens
Car-Free Omaha
Food Preservation and Storage
Home Energy: Do Your Own Energy Audit
How to Compost
Introduction to Living Green
Local Food Security
Rain Barrel Design and Construction
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Tires and Tubes
Pedals, Saddles, Seatposts and Handlebars
Freewheels and Cassettes
Chains and Chainrings
Hubs and Quick Releases
Bicycle Maintenance/Repair

Smart Cycling 1: Bicycle Basics
Bicycle Maintenance and Handling
Urban Bicycling
Enjoying the Ride
Smart Cycling Series
All-Day Complete Smart Cycling

For more information contact:
Daniel J. Lawse
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices | 402-738-4564 Metropolitan Community College (MCC) | PO Box 3777 | Omaha, NE 68103