Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Summer 2019 Volunteer Opportunities

Refugee Community Service

Fridays 1-4:15 p.m. in collaboration with Lutheran Family Services

Volunteer Roles:
Each week will vary from moving furniture from the Lutheran Family Services warehouse for a refugee family’s apartment to dropping off mail for families and potentially hearing their story. Volunteers will learn about the refugee process and hear stories about the transition in Omaha along with getting 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.

For more information contact Becca Huju.

Each week will conclude with an Ignatian Reflection before returning to Creighton’s campus.

What to Bring:

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 so please dress accordingly. BRING WATER.

Volunteers will ride together in a Creighton University van. Meet the van at Deglman Circle.

Sign Up Here:

Come once or come each week!
Please register for each Friday you wish to attend.

Fridays 1 – 4:15 p.m.

Register here for Friday, May 31st
Register here for Friday, June 14th
Register here for Friday, July 12th
Register here for Friday, August 2nd

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


Community Volunteering Opportunities:

iCan Bike Camp July 22-27th, 2019

The iCan Bike Camp is a week long event that provides individuals with disabilities the chance to learn to ride a bike in 5 days. This is significant because it will provide these individuals with a skill that allows them to exercise, socialize and even a means to transport themselves to a job opportunity in the future. Providing this skill can be instrumental in their ability to be independent in the future.

We are searching for volunteers over the age of 15 to help spot our riders during the week. We need individuals who are willing to jog alongside our riders for 90 minutes each of the five days to assist them in learning to ride a bike. Our organization provides two coaches who will teach the skill of riding the bike and will couch our volunteers on how to support their riders. I have attached a news story from one of our previous camps and additional information/images and videos can be found on our Facebook page Omaha iCanBike Camp

Volunteers can register at the link below:

Girls Inc. of Omaha

Inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold!

Reading Buddies Literacy Program: Monday- Thursday 10:00AM-11:40AM

Splish Splash Fridays: 1:00PM-5:00PM

Program Assistance: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-11:40AM, 12:00PM-1:00PM, 1:00PM-2:30PM, 2:30PM-4:00PM, 4:30PM-6:00PM

Mentoring or Program Support: All Day! (Perfect for Education Majors)

Have a special skill? Start your own club and teach out girls a new skill!

WANT TO HELP? Contact Shelby Thayer, Volunteer Coordinator

Educational Opportunity Center

Located right on Creighton’s Campus, come assist Adult Learners in a Classroom Setting

Tutor our ESL (English as a Second Language) Students and GED Students  anytime Monday-Wednesday from 9:00AM-2:00PM

Contact Dasha Sudar by email or by phone at (402) 280-3310

Together Omaha

Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness. We do this through strategic partnerships and collaborations.

Volunteer needs may include: helping out at the Community Garden, helping unload donations, receiving furniture donations, handing out flyers to the community, and more!

Contact to volunteer

The Youth Exchange

Come join us to help serve and learn from our neighboring refugee high school students. Volunteers will serve as peer mentors. We will be working in a summer mentoring program to learn with them about education and career goals, health and wellness, as well as service opportunities to the greater community.

Email Jen Gentle or Lacey Adams for more information and to join!