Summer Opportunities in Omaha
Education Opportunity Center volunteers
Thursday mornings and/or afternoons.
The Education Opportunity Center is looking for a volunteer to assist with proctoring GED exams on Thursdays. The volunteer would complete a brief training and then would sit in the exam room to ensure there is no cheating or talking during the exam. Please contact Dasha Sudar for more information.
Families in Action volunteers
Mornings from 9:00 AM to 10:15 AM, and evenings from 6:00 to 7:15 PM.
Volunteers are 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 actvities. This is part of an initiative with Children’s Hospital ad Medial Center to prevent childhood obesity. For more information, contact Virginia McGill at 402-660-6689, and visit the website.
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
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.
OTOC leadership trainings
Mondays June 13, July 11, August 8, 2016.
Save the date for three Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) leadership trainings that will take place over the summer. Each training will take place at Augustana Lutheran Church (3647 Lafayette Ave.) at 7:00 pm. The trainings will go over some of the fundamentals of community organizing, focusing on how to hold candidates accountable to respond to community issues in an election year. To learn more about OTOC, check out their website. If you have any questions, contact Joe Higgs.
Radio Talking Book Network volunteers
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 22nd Annual 5K Walk/Run
Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM.
This run will take place at Stinson Park in Aksarben Village (2285 S. 67th Street). The 5K run beginning at 9:00 will be timed, and winners will be based on the participant’s official race time. Walkers will begin after the runners. All who pre-register will be guaranteed a t-shirt! Watch for updates here.
Siena/Francis House summer donations request list
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. Find more critical needs here.
Ted E. Bear Hollow event volunteer
Ted E. Bear Hollow is in need of special event volunteers over the summer. Register to volunteer and find events here.