Service Archive


Join Us for Project Homeless Connect!

2015 Volunteer Registration is now open!

On any given night in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, it is estimated there are approximately 1500 homeless in shelters and on the streets.

Project Homeless Connect Omaha 2015 will be on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Creighton University Kiewit Fitness Center.
Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event that serves as a “one-stop shop,” connecting homeless individuals to needed services, including: housing, healthcare, legal resources, Social Security, food-stamp benefits, and additional services.  Government agencies, non-profit agencies, local businesses, volunteer groups, medical providers, legal experts and many other service providers come together in Creighton University’s Kiewit Fitness Center to offer on-site immediate assistance to individuals, families, seniors, veterans and youth who find themselves homeless. Project Homeless Connect Omaha has assisted homeless individuals improve their lives and exit life on the streets.
Project Homeless Connect Omaha is also about engaging Omaha residents who volunteer their time and talent for the area’s homeless by training them to act as Navigators for the homeless individuals they are paired with at the event.

Volunteer registration is now open! Click here to learn more about how you can help.

Reflections from Project Homeless Connect Omaha can be found here.

NPR story entitled “Ending Homelessness: A Model that Just Might Work”



Post Grad Volunteer Discussion


Is volunteering after graduation the right choice for you?

Find out! The Creighton Center for Service and Justice will be hosting a Tostadas Dinner Wednesday, February 12, 5:30-6:30pm in the Creighton Center for Service and Justice (Harper Center 2067). All students are welcome (seniors, sure, but also geared to younger students thinking about next steps after Creighton!)
Hear stories and ask questions of former volunteers from a variety of year-long post-graduate programs. Panelists will be able to address their own discernment process during senior year that led to post-grad volunteering, and be able to answer questions about topics including international versus domestic opportunities; taking care of finances while volunteering; the differences between programs that are and are not religiously based; and more.
This event (including tostadas) is FREE, but we’ll need an accurate count for food.
Please RSVP to Jeff Peak or 402-280-1295 by 3 pm on Tuesday, February 11th if you plan to attend.
Please spread the word!


Upcoming Events: Service and Justice Volunteer Fair

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On Wednesday, August 28th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Harper Center Ballroom, come and meet with representatives from over 60 Omaha/Council Bluffs area agencies that offer volunteer opportunities in our community. This once a year event, sponsored by the CCSJ, is a great way to learn about where and how you can be involved in service this year. Come check it out!


Service & Justice Volunteer Fair

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Meet and visit with representatives from over 60 Omaha/Council Bluffs area agencies that offer volunteer opportunities in our community. This is the only time all year that all these agencies will be on campus! Sponsored by the CCSJ, this event is on Wednesday, August 28 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm in Harper Center Ballroom.


Fall Break Service and Justice Trip Applications Now Available

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A complete, on-time Fall Break Service & Justice Trips 2014 application will include the following items:
*For a list of important dates, scroll to the bottom of the page

1) Online Application Applications will be available April 7, 2014. They will be accepted until April 14, 2014 . All applications are to the general Fall Break Service & Justice Trips 2014 Program, not for a specific site. We will take into consideration your preferences but offer no placement guarantee. (Host site placement preference is given to returning participants.)

As part of the online application, You will rank justice issues you are interested in. You will be completing brief essays. There is no option to save and return so plan about 35 minutes to complete the entire application.

2) A deposit of $50 is required to hold your spot. The $50 deposit will only be accepted on April 7 or 8. This deposit is required for your application to be considered complete. Payments of cash, check or credit card will be accepted. The cost of the entire trip is $325 for full week and $210 for 5-day Omaha trips, and the remaining balance of your payment is due on September 4, 2014 by 4:30PM.

**Your $50 deposit is refundable until May 10, 2014 should you choose to not participate in the program. If you withdraw your application between May 10- Sept. 6, 2014 up to $150 of the payment may be refunded. Should you choose to not participate in the program after Sept 6, 2014 no portion of the payment is refundable because donations to host sites and other costs have already been awarded by this time.

** There are a limited number of need-based student scholarships. Please fill out the Fall 2013 Scholarship Application as soon as possible. Priority will be given to earlier applications and all applications are due by April 4, 2013 by midnight **

3) Interview Sign-ups. The 3rd and final part of a complete, on-time application is signing up for an interview when you make your deposit in the CCSJ. You will sign up for an interview in the CCSJ after your deposit is paid, on April 14th between 8AM-4:30PM. (Interviews are held in the CCSJ; no need to dress up.) The 15 minute interviews will be held April 10-11th, 8 am – 9 pm. Please read “In the Service of Life” before coming for your interview as one of the questions will be about this reflection.

4) If you will be under 19 during Fall Break 2014 (October 10-18, 2014), download the “Fall Break Service and Justice Trips Under 19 Release” document. You and a parent or guardian both must sign the document and return it by September 4, 2014. Your parent or guardian can fax it to the CCSJ (402-280-1259).

For More Information Click Here.


Southern Sudanese Community Association Service on Mondays

Southern Sudanese Community Association
Mondays 1:00-3:00
Start Date: January 28

The SSCA assists refugees in learning to work and live in their new culture in order to provide better lives for themselves and their families. Come help them transition to life in Omaha by tutoring them in English. Meet the van at Deglman Circle. 

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact:
Michelle Villegas: