Volunteer Digest: 5 nonprofits you can help this summer

Tuesday, May 7, 2024 Volunteer Digest: 5 nonprofits you can help this summer

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by Andrew Brown, assistant director for community engagement

During the 2023-24 academic year, Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement partnered with 60 nonprofits to organize and coordinate volunteer opportunities.

The need for volunteers continues into Summer 2024.

Here are five nonprofits in Lincoln seeking groups and individuals to help address community needs.

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties

Community Action of Lancaster and Saunders Counties and the Early Head Start located in Lincoln, Nebraska is currently seeking volunteers to accompany classrooms ages 0-3 years on stroller walks to local parks.

Volunteers are needed from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on any weekday Monday-Friday.

If you want to help, email directly to Sam Bates sbates@communityactionatwork.org.

For more volunteer opps with Community Action, fill out their volunteer signup form.

Food Bank of Lincoln

The mission of the food bank is to alleviate hunger in Southeast Nebraska.

Huskers have the opportunity to organize food at the Hunger Solution Center and distribute items to community members during mobile food pantries.

Sign up to volunteer.

Lauren Ritta, lritta@lincolnfoodbank.org

Center for People

This nonprofit provides services and programs to low-income people that address their basic needs and help them achieve economic independence.

During the summer, Huskers have the opportunity to organize a food pantry and assist individuals with navigating the center between 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Sign up to volunteer.

Belinda Acosta, volunteer@centerforpeople.org

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Students will assist with construction projects including hanging drywall and painting homes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sign up to volunteer.

Rose Opbroek, ropbroek@lincolnhabitat.org

Lancaster County Super Fair

Volunteer to help during the Super Fair event happening August 1–10, 2024, located at the Sandhills Global Event Center in Lincoln.

Opportunities include working concessions coordinating parking, and enjoying entertainment while ticket scanning for 6 different concerts, demo derby, tractor pulls, and bull riding.

Sign up to volunteer.

Kathleen Orton, KOrton@SandhillsGlobalEventCenter.org

Want more volunteer opportunities?

Huskers can find more volunteer opportunities anytime on Handshake.

Watch this video for how to find volunteer opportunities on Handshake.

For more information contact Andrew Brown within Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement at andrew.brown@unl.edu or 402-472-8721.

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