Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities --- January 2017

February is Heart Month for the American Heart Association and volunteers are needed for two events. Heart and Stroke Ball Help with:  Set up of the gala  Auction items and the display for all items  Programs, center pieces, and other decorations for the tables  Putting together bags for attendees to take home  And more! Date, Time, and Location: 3 February 2017, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Embassy Suites LaVista, 12520 Westport Pkwy, LaVista NE Dress is casual.

Red Dress Dash The Red Dress Dash is a free and fun event to raise awareness in our community that heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women. Put your red dress over your warm winter clothing and dash a ½ mile through the streets of downtown to spread awareness in our community. Help with:  Set the start and end point locations for the red dress dash (indoors).  Registration of runners and hand out promotional items and “red accessories” for runners to wear  Tear down after event Date, Time, and Location: 9 February, 2017, from 3-6 p.m., at Union Pacific Headquarters, 1400 Douglas Street, Omaha NE. To volunteer or more information on these two events, contact Crystal Pitschka at crystal/pitschka@heart.org or 402-810-6841.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Outreach Program serves schools with high numbers of free and reduced lunch throughout Nebraska by providing free, girl-led programming at after-school programs and community centers. Girl Scouts relies on volunteers to help facilitate programming at our outreach sites, and we are currently seeking volunteers for the spring semester. The time commitment for volunteers is just one day per week for one hour. Volunteers are responsible for facilitating planned activities for out outreach troops. An Outreach Specialist will provide all of the lesson plans and supplies! Our volunteers make an impact on the underserved community through mentoring and helping girls develop leadership skills. To volunteer, contact Ashley Knott, Outreach Specialist, at 402-779-8233 or aknott@girlscoutsnebraska.org

Cass County CASA Advocates Needed. Cass Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is currently recruiting CASA advocates to speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in Cass County. The next training session is scheduled for January 2017 for five weeks. We are also seeking male volunteers as more than 60% of our children are male. What does a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer do? Each CASA volunteer is screened, trained and completes 30 hours of pre-service training. The training consists of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. Once trained, CASA volunteers are assigned under the Juvenile Court jurisdiction to speak on behalf of a child to ensure the needs and interests of abused and neglected children are being met. Who are CASA volunteers? Our active volunteers are individuals from our community who work part-time, full-time or are retired. Volunteers commit to 1 year with a child, but seldom leave a case until it has been terminated. Please call Debbie Green, Volunteer Coordinator, at (402) 296-9521 or email dgreen@casscasa.org and become a CASA volunteer today. If you would like to learn more information about our program, visit our website at www.casscasa.org

For the complete 14 page listing, please call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 402-294-4329!