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
“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
“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:
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/