As recent news coverage from 3 News Now has illuminated, a few of our pillar human services organizations are being challenged by the need for volunteers. COVID-19 has strained or halted their typical streams of ongoing and one-time volunteers, leaving a daily need for help in order to continue delivering their services to our neighbors who need them most.
This blog guest-written by SHARE Omaha friend Grant Mussman.
Why do I LOVE nonprofits? Oh my goodness, so many reasons.
First, it always connects me to my mom. From a very young age, she embedded in me a sense of connecting with others who were different than myself, and giving back when possible. If my memory serves me, and I was pretty darned young, we'd pile into her blue or brown Ford Pinto and head to grab our once-a-week asignment of meals on wheels and we would make our rounds. I'm sure I was cuter as a youngster than I am at 40,
Assistance League® of Omaha’s Operation School Bell® is a program that offers over 4,000 children the opportunity to shop for new clothing at JCPenney at Westroads Mall. Research shows that when children feel good about what they are wearing, attendance and grades improve.
This effort wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of 450 volunteers. Many parents say they appreciate the kind and welcoming Assistance League of Omaha volunteers.
Get in the Fall spirit and warm your heart with these easy volunteer opportunities in the Omaha metro.
Volunteer a few hours at a Fall or Halloween Event
Smores, trunk-or-treats and a “haunted” train, these are signs Fall has arrived! These upcoming events need volunteers to offer just a few hours of their time. Sign up below. Ghoul have a spooky good time.
Each year, National Volunteer Week falls in April. But we know the needs of the metro are too overwhelming to contain in one week. So, SHARE Omaha declared April (do)GOOD month in the Omaha metro. And wow, you really embraced this month of volunteerism!
We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!