Summer Volunteer Opportunities


Creighton Global Initiative: Refugee Community Service: Fridays 1:45-5 pm in collaboration with Lutheran Family Services

Volunteer Roles:
Each week will vary from moving furniture from LFS warehouse for refugee family’s apartment to dropping off mail to families and potentially hearing their story. Volunteers interested to learning about the refugee process and hearing stories about the transition in Omaha along with get a tour of Lutheran Family Services. We need a variety of volunteers comfortable with moving beds and dressers, but also volunteers who can help make an apartment home a future “home”. If you ever moved to a new place you know what it may take: a little cleaning, vision, and some elbow grease. 

Leadership Onsite:
Two Creighton students will direct the volunteer group by dividing tasks to maximize efficiency.

Reflection:
Each week will conclude with an Ignatian Reflection before returning to Creighton’s campus.
Come once or come each week.
Please register for each Friday you wish to attend.
No need to bring money, just dress modestly, be ready to clean and be able to move comfortably. It has been pretty warm in the apartments, but cool while shopping, please dress accordingly. BRING WATER.
Volunteers will ride together in a Creighton university van.

Sign up is now available for Friday June 16
Sign up is now available for Friday June 23
Sign up is now available for Friday June 30
Sign up is now available for Friday July 7
Sign up is now available for Friday July 14
Sign up is now available for Friday July 21

Can’t attend an upcoming session, but looking to donate?

Lutheran Family Services is in need of the following items:

10 or 20-pound bags of jasmine or basmati rice
toilet paper
diapers, all sizes
sanitary napkins (no tampons)
shampoo, conditioner, lotion, and bar soap
hair care products for people of African descent
spoons and other silverware
frying pans
pots, including large stock pots
dish towels and dish cloths
twin, full, or queen-sized sheet sets
dinner plates/sets of dishes
kitchen utensils

Kaboom Playground – Partnership with inCommon Community Development

We are partnering with Pacific Life Foundation and inCOMMON Community Development to build a playground at 1302 Park Ave, Omaha, NE 68105. We are seeking additional volunteers from the community to help us out.

 

We could use as many additional people as possible on the following 3 days:

Prep Day 1: Thursday, June 1 (8-4pm approx.) Help us sort tools and hardware, move playground pieces from the delivery truck into the storage container, cut lumber for benches and tables, or potentially dig holes! Breakfast and lunch provided!

Prep Day 2: Friday, June 2 (8-4pm approx.) We will finish any remaining tasks from the previous day. Breakfast and lunch provided!

Build Day: Saturday, June 3rd, (8-3pm) Build Day is full of fun and music. We assemble the playground pieces in teams and work with a professional installer to set them in the holes with concrete. We also transport mulch into the playground footprint to provide cushioning. Other teams build the wooden side projects! Breakfast and lunch provided!

Sign-Up Sheet with Full Information

 

Thank you so much for any help you can offer! Please reach out with questions to:

 

Rachel Malkusak, Senior Project Manager

Office: 202.464.6068

Cell: 312.285.5246

rmalkusak@kaboom.org

Camp Catch-Up

Camp Catch-Up reunites separated siblings for a weekend of fun, adventure, and connection.

We are seeking highly dedicated and compassionate staff to support campers on their weekend adventures!

*BUILD YOUR RESUME

*GAIN REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH YOUTH WITH DIVERSE LIFE EXPERIENCES

*GET A DIGITAL DE-TOX AND FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN ENJOYING ACTIVITIES LIKE CANOEING and ARTS & CRAFTS

  •  Camp Staff must be at least 20 years old at the time of camp and are responsible for supervising a sibling family and must fill out an application, complete an interview, and pass a background check. Applicants must have two years of education or experience working with children or youth especially those who have diverse life experience. Experience and/or understanding of the Foster Care System is a must. Staff must be able to participate in the activities, including but not limited to the following: canoeing, ropes course, crafts, hiking, water activities, and on feet for long periods of time.
  • Camp Nurses must be an RN or LPN certified. Nurses will be responsible for supervising all medical needs of campers and staff. This includes providing care in cases of accidents or emergencies, care to ill campers or staff, and responsible for administering and storing all medications. Applicants must have education or experience in child development and working with children who have diverse life experiences. Must be able to lift to 50 lbs. A copy of current license must be included with your application.

Session #1:  June 14-18: Nebraska State 4-H Camp, Halsey, NE

Staff arrive Wednesday night before 10:00 PM, Campers arrive Thursday afternoon- Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Session #2:  July 13-16 at Eastern NE 4-H Center, Gretna, NE

Staff arrive Thursday afternoon at 1:00 PM, campers arrive Friday morning- Sunday at 1:00 PM.

Staff can register online at www.campcatchup.org.  If you need aprintable application, please email me and I’ll send you one.

Camp YouCan (To be updated)

Camp YouCan is looking for a volunteer Camp Counselor for kids and teens with epilepsy! Contact Kael for more details.

 

Camp NorthStar (To be updated)

Seeking volunteers to work on a weekly or bi-weekly basis (Monday through Friday) from 9:00 to 10:30, 10:30 to noon, or 9:00 to noon as part of the educational team supporting boys in grades 4-9 in areas of reading and math. Volunteers will be assigned to either the Robotics or Culinary Foods team where students will be integrating reading and math. Students will rotate through both teams each day. Volunteers will need to have a level of comfort   supporting the adults on the team and working with students. Camp NorthStar runs through July 29. Contact Kate Bullerdick for more information.

Education Opportunity Center volunteers

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 10:00am-2:00pm.

The Education Opportunity Center at Creighton is looking for volunteers to tutor in GED classroom. Tutors would be assisting with basic math and reading. Please contact Dasha Sudar for more information at 403-280-3310.

Endless Journey volunteers

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 10:00am-2:00pm.

Endless Journey is a new hospice in Omaha offering both biomedicine and holistic care to clients and families. Typically volunteers average an hour a week spending time with clients by reading books, talking with clients, and assisting in clerical duties. Contact Alexandra Roose Volunter Coordinator at Alexandra@EndlessJourneyHospice.com

Families in Action volunteers (To be updated)

Mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM, and evenings from 6:00 to 7:15 PM.

Volunteers may be needed to work with the nonprofit Families in Action, which reaches Latino children ages 2 to 15 through Summer programming, Programming includes homework tutoring, sports and games, and fun activities. This is part of an initiative with Children’s Hospital ad Medial Center to prevent childhood obesity.

KidsKamps volunteers (To be updated)

Orientation and camp gates vary.

Going to be in Omaha this summer? Come volunteer for KidsKamps! KidsKamps are afternoon camps with crafts and activities for families to honor and remember the special people in their lives who have died. The camp is meant for kids, teens, and adults. Volunteers are paired with families to accompany them for the duration of the camp. Volunteers would need to be available from 11:30 am – 5:30 pm on the camp day and must attend a volunteer orientation session prior to the camp. See this flyer for specific dates and times. Please contact Julianne O’Keefe for more information

Moving help for the Refugee Empowerment Center (To be updated)

Ongoing.

The Refugee Empowerment Center helps refugees resettle in the Omaha area. They are responsible for furnishing homes for refugees, and they are seeking volunteers to help with light moving and home setups. The move-ins will take place primarily in the evenings and weekends for about an hour each time, but due to the nature of the work, there isn’t a consistent timetable, so volunteers would need to have flexible schedules. Interested volunteers would get on a list to be notified of upcoming move-ins where they could assist. Please contact Vince Vazquez to get on the list, or for more information.

Radio Talking Book Network volunteer(To be updated)

Ongoing.

The Radio Talking Book Network is the audio companion for the blind and for those individuals that are unable to read printed information needed for daily living. They are looking for volunteers to read and record in the Omaha studios, reading from periodicals, regional newspapers, and books. Individuals volunteer on a day and time that is available to them and read scheduled daily programming for the many listeners located across Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. Please contact Sybil Mahan by email or at 402-572-3003 if you are interested or would like more information.

Siena/Francis House 23rd Annual 5K Walk/Run

Siena/Francis House summer donations request list

Ongoing.

Siena/Francis is in need of any household, toiletries, clothing, kitchen and paper products. Items such as cleaning products, soap, pillow cases, canned food,and jeans (sizes between 12 months – 5X) will be appreciated. 8oz. cups, pillows, blankets, disinfectant cleaners such as Pine-Sol or Bleach, zip-lock bags (all sizes), and pain relievers are appreciated.

Visiting Nurse Association (To be updated)

Ongoing.

The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is looking for students who are interested in volunteering with the organization through their hospice volunteer program. There is training for volunteers June 9, 11 and 13. Volunteers must be available for all 3 days to attend the training sessions. June 9th and 11th training sessions are 5p.m.-9p.m. and the 13th training session is in the morning. Contact Celeste Sully Feuerbach at csully@thevnacares.org if you are interested.