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OCTOBER 25-29, 2021

Nonprofit in Residence

Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement is hosting Nonprofit in Residence during the week of October 25-29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Nebraska Union, featuring a different nonprofit organization booth each day. Students can stop by to network and learn about industries, internships, and volunteer opportunities.

The Nebraska Union on a sunny day

Monday

NeighborWorks Lincoln

NeighborWorks Lincoln revitalizes neighborhoods and supports homeownership, keeping Lincoln a safe and prosperous community. We encourage better neighborhoods by: Empowering strong resident leadership through collaboration with city department and community partners; Facilitating sustainable homeownership through homebuyer education and assistance; and developing desirable housing for economically diverse clientele in Lincoln’s core neighborhoods.

Volunteer opportunities available:

Projects will include litter clean-up, graffiti clean-up, landscaping, planting trees, mural painting, block parties, voter registration, mulching, and yard maintenance. These volunteer opportunities will be available throughout the year and projects can be tailored to fit any individual or group.

Tuesday

Friendship Home

Friendship Home helps victims of domestic violence find physical and emotional safety. Offering possibilities to help change their lives when things are at their worst - to be hope they can feel.

Volunteer opportunities available:

Opportunities include volunteering as a Children’s Advocate spending Monday and Tuesday evenings with children while parents attend group meetings. There are also opportunities to help clean the building, decorate units for new families moving in, and organizing donations. They have two special events during the year – Stuff the Bus and Safe Quarters.

Wednesday

Big Brothers Big Sisters

The mission of thers Big Sisters is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Volunteer opportunities available:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Lincoln connects our community's youth – “Littles” – with caring mentors – “Bigs” – to help youth thrive through mentorship. Our program provides free year-round mentoring services for children and youth ages 7-16, by connecting them with an adult mentor role model aged 19+. Big/Little matches meet 3-4 times per month for a minimum one-year commitment to establish and grow a mentoring relationship.

Thursday

Community Action

Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties is a private, not-for-profit organization with the belief that extraordinary employees have the power to positively transform lives and communities. We value people who are passionate, ethical, and dedicated to empowering those living in poverty to reach economic stability.

Volunteer opportunities available:

Experiences are tailored to fit your individual skills, interests, and goals. Examples include: volunteer receptionist, maintenance volunteer, landscaping and helping at the Gathering Place soup kitchen.

Friday

Cause Collective

Cause Collective strengthens nonprofits to better serve the community through collaboration, education and advocacy.

Volunteer opportunities available:

Join a nonprofit Board of Directors. Visit our Board Match page to see openings on nonprofit boards throughout Lincoln.

For more information about Nonprofit in Residence week, contact Andrew Brown within Student Leadership, Involvement, & Community Engagement | andrew.brown@unl.edu | 402-472-8721.