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Volunteer highlight: Hope Lodge

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 25, 2019    in
Since January 2018, American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Nebraska has saved patients and caregivers over $1 million in lodging costs. The Hope Lodge is more than a roof and four walls; the heartbeat lives in the dedicated volunteers who turn the Lodge into a temporary home.

Geri, Phil and Kathy are a few of these volunteers. When you ask them about their work you’ll hear them speak humbly about their contributions to Hope Lodge.

Geri updates brochures.

Phil is the king of cleaning the little corners.

Kathy bakes homemade cookies every Wednesday.

“We are a big family,” says Geri. “That’s what it’s all about.”


Diana: Volunteering is fun!

Written by Diana Gleisberg    on April 24, 2019

Diana Gleisberg is a passionate volunteer, world traveler, concert enthusiast and massive Nebraska fan. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram, @volunteeromaha. In honor of April's (do)GOOD month, we asked Diana to share why she volunteers. Pledge to join the (do)GOOD movement and apply to volunteer now.

I don’t solely volunteer for the warm fuzzies, sharing my blessings, or making a difference in the lives of others.  Whilst this is obviously the main reason I #shareitforward, I also volunteer because I genuinely enjoy doing so! I have FUN volunteering!

Fiona: Board Diversity Round Table Recap

Written by Fiona    on April 17, 2019    in
Fiona is a soon-to-be English Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha who is dependent on art to keep her alive. When she’s not writing creative nonfiction about gender, astrology or how to make the human experience better, she’s trying to find her new favorite horror movie.

Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of attending Young Black & Influential’s roundtable discussion on board diversity. Gathered with coffee and croissants, representatives from SHARE Omaha and Nonprofit Association of the Midlands partners like Heartland Family Service, Boys Town, FITGirl, Inc and more began their day.
 

Fiona: A different kind of education

Written by Fiona    on April 8, 2019    in

Fiona is a soon-to-be English Teaching Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Omaha who is dependent on art to keep her alive. When she’s not writing creative nonfiction about gender, astrology or how to make the human experience better, she’s trying to find her new favorite horror movie.

As a college intern for SHARE Omaha, we asked her to write a little bit about why she is moved to give back to the community. Pledge to volunteer alongside her and hundreds more here.

April is (do)GOOD month! How will you serve?

Written by Katie Fourney    on April 1, 2019    in
Each year, National Volunteer Week falls in April. But the needs of the metro are too overwhelming to contain in one week. So, SHARE Omaha is declaring April (do)GOOD month in the Omaha metro! 

Will you commit to volunteer in April for (do)GOOD month?
You can start small, sampling an opportunity on SHARE Omaha. Or, in true metro fashion, you can go big. Get your whole office involved or take on a project that uses your skills to the fullest. No matter how you choose to start, send your interest to one of our local nonprofits today.

You can also connect with us in person at a (do)GOOD month event to identify your ideal volunteer opportunity or learn more about serving on a board of a nonprofit. Claim your free tickets now!