Faculty/ Staff Volunteer Service Paid Time Off Resources
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Faculty and Staff can volunteer 16 paid hours per academic year, at least 2 hours each volunteering session. You can find the complete policy here: https://www.creighton.edu/hr/benefits/volunteerservicepaidtimeoff/
A Few Community Partners
*This is by no means an exhaustive list. The opportunities for connecting with a focus area you are passionate about (education, immigration, homelessness, hunger, health care, youth) are endless. A list of more community partners and their contact information can be found at http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/local-community-service/local-volunteer-opportunities/
Youth Mentorship- a great opportunity for long-term relational service. Studies also show youth with mentors are more likely to be successful in school, leaders in their communities, and to enter young adulthood with opportunities for ongoing education and career choices. And yet, one in three youth will reach the age of 19 without having had a mentor of any kind. Midlands Mentoring Partnership is an umbrella organization that can connect you to one of their many partners to find your perfect fit with an Omaha youth. Member programs include Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls Inc., Ollie Webb Center and more. For more information, or to begin the process of being amentor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, (402)-715-4157, or visit their website: https://mmpomaha.org/.
Adult Education (English as a Second Language, GED classes)- Located conveniently on-campus, the TRiO Educational Opportunity Center serves low-income adults, helping them advance their education goals through GED and ESL classes, resume and financial aid assistance and much more. The EOC is looking for volunteers to help during GED and ESL classes, Monday- Wednesday, any time between 9:30-1pm. Volunteering as an individual tutor or leading a workshop (Financial literacy, money management, etc.) is also welcome. For more information, contact the Outreach Coordinator, Dasha at email@example.com, (402) 280-3300, or visit their website.
Affordable Housing- Habitat for Humanity of Omaha is a grassroots organization that builds and renovates houses, forges community partnerships and breaks down barriers. If you are looking for a team volunteer project this could be a great option. A volunteer day may include: framing, deconstruction, siding, drywall, painting, finish carpentry, pre-close cleaning, landscaping, etc. No experience is necessary. Builds are available Wednesday-Saturday, year round and a full work day is from 8:30-3:30. For more information, contact Jed Heatley, firstname.lastname@example.org, (402) 457-5657 or visit their website https://habitatomaha.org/.
Project Homeless Connect Omaha- Save the date: March 29, 2019. An annual event held on Creighton’s campus connecting individuals experience homelessness with housing, social services, healthcare, hair styles and over 300 sets dentures and 500 pair of glasses. For more information, or to sign up to volunteer, visithttp://homelessconnectomaha.org/ or http://blogs.creighton.edu/ccsj/phcomaha/volunteer-registration/.
More questions? Speak with your supervisor or contact Becca Huju at the Schlegel Center for Service and Justice, at email@example.com.
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
― Mother Teresa
“When the heart is touched by direct experience, the mind may be challenged to change. Personal involvement with innocent suffering, with the injustice others suffer, is the catalyst for solidarity which then gives rise to intellectual inquiry and moral reflection.”
- Rev. Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Superior General of the Society of Jesus