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Volunteer Voices: Dr. Naim, Nebraska Afghan Community Center

The Nebraska Afghan Community Center (NACC) works to build a unified, educated, and self-sufficient Afghan community in Nebraska.  NACC was founded by a group of former military combat interpreters after the fall of the Afghan government in August 2021.  They provide a variety of basic social services and recreation opportunities to the community.  

Volunteer with NACC

Volunteer Voices: Martha, Omaha Girls Rock volunteer

"For me, volunteering has given me a chance to be a part of something bigger than myself. I feel supported and I can also support other people. It's really important during these times of division and separation, that we find these communities, within the bigger Omaha community, that we find those people that support us and make us feel a part of something," shared Martha, Omaha Girls Rock volunteer. 


Volunteer Voices: Terri, Ronald McDonald House Volunteer

Ronald McDonald House Charities in Omaha (RMHC) provides a safe and caring home-away-from-home for families of children receiving treatment in Omaha-area medical facilities. Families are stronger when together, and this is never more important than when a child is sick or injured. 

RMHC serves an average of 165 families per year and on a nightly basis, almost 40 guests eat dinner in their Home.

Volunteer Voices: Jennifer, CQuence Health volunteer for Ronald McDonald House

Earlier this month, we heard from CQuence Health CEO Mike Cassling about their investment in community impact. One of the ways the company invests is by offering volunteer time off (VTO) as a key benefit for CQuence Health employees.

We wanted to hear more. How is this VTO benefit being used by CQuence Health employees?

Volunteer Voices: Lachelle, Project Harmony

Project Harmony is the resource for child abuse services and training in the Omaha metro area and surrounding communities. They help community members protect and support the most vulnerable among us - restoring courage, facilitating healing and empowering community members to be someone in the life of a child.

We asked Project Harmony to tell us about a superstar volunteer and we heard all about Lachelle. Naturally, we had to hear from Lachelle why she is so giving of her time!

Volunteer Voices: Tim, Kiewit

I've been hearing of Kiewit employees volunteering across the greater Omaha metro and wanted to learn more about their efforts. Tim, who leads the Kiewit Culture of Service Committee spent some time with me to explain their why, the benefits of volunteerism that he has observed, and his advice for others looking to start a volunteer program. 

Kiewit Corporation shares that their business ethics are their four core values – People, Integrity, Excellence and Stewardship.

Farm Credit Services of America volunteers at EPIC for Girls

Last week, a couple dozen Farm Credit Services of America employees raised their hands to help EPIC for Girls prepare for their fundraiser: An EPIC Day with Dawn Staley.

EPIC for Girls researches, advocates for, and funds innovative and long-lasting solutions that address inequalities in sports for young women of color.

See the Farm Credit Services of America volunteers in action:

Volunteer Voices: Jack, Cake4Kids volunteer

At Cake4Kids, volunteers bake and deliver free, custom birthday cakes for underserved children. They may be in group homes, at a domestic violence or human trafficking shelter, in low-income housing with or without a parent, or even homeless. They aim to raise their self-esteem and confidence with a seemingly simple gift on their special day. It may just be a cake, but the children they bake for know that a stranger took the time and effort to do something special just for them.