Volunteer opportunities around Omaha

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Giving back to the community has always been important, but with the recent changes to the application process of Campus Ministry positions, it is even more crucial that Marian girls stay active in the community. Here are a few volunteer oppportunities around Omaha to get involved with! For links to the following websites and even more opportunities, visit our online edition at http://www.mariandigitalnetwork.com.

Where: Nebraska Humane Society

What: Walking and caring for dogs and the other

animals, helping with the adoption process

Minimum age: 17

Commitment: 8 hours a month, at least 6 months, must complete orientation/training

Online site: http://www.nehumanesociety.org/get-involved/volunteer/

My favorite part is the dogs because I love dogs and this is a way to be around dogs and without having the responsibility of owning a dog,” Beth Rouse ’17 said.

Where: Methodist Women’s Hospital

What: Delivering newspapers, talking with parents,

restocking medicine cabinets, cleaning charts, working the gift shop

Minimum age: 14

Commitment: Minimum of twice a week for 2-3 hours

Online site: http://www.bestcare.org/methodist-hospital/about/volunteers/

One of my favorite parts would have to be having the opportunity to use my talents to help people and bring smiles to their faces!” Carolyn Griffin ’19 said.

Where: Ollie Webb Center, Inc.

What: “Just Friends Progam,” hanging out and being friends with someone with a developmental disability

Minimum age: 13

Commitment: Call once a week, hang out with your friend twice a month

Online site: http://www.olliewebbinc.org/contacts/volunteer/

My favorite part about volunteering there is getting to know my buddy, Mary Claire. She is very kind and happy,” Olivia Sullivan ’20 said.

Where: Youth Emergency Services

What: Assisting with childcare, working at the thrift

shop, being a mentor

Minimum age: 14

Commitment: Depends on the volunteer job

Online Site: http://www.yesomaha.org/get-involved/volunteer.html

I love volunteering there because I get a good feeling when I am done, I actually feel as though I am helping the community,” Maddie Wiedenfeld ’18 said.

Other awesome volunteer opportunities:

 The Hope Center: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/558aa72be4b00725460aa0bd/t/57065eb64c2f853343c1e319/1460035282592/Hope+Volunteer+Insert.pdf

Open Door Mission: http://www.opendoormission.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/

Stephen Center: http://www.stephencenter.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/

Habitat For Humanity: https://habitatomaha.org/volunteer/

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