Volunteer Opportunities--April 2018
Current Volunteer Opportunities:

- Conestoga Elementary in Murray, NE is in need of volunteers for our annual spring carnival to be
held on 13 April from 5:30-8:30 pm. Each year we search to find at least 100 volunteers to help us
with this event. We are in need of adults that are willing to spend some time running a carnival
game, supervising a bounce house, or working at our concessions stand. This is a fun event for our
students grades K-6. Our success depends solely on volunteers! If you are interested in helping us
with this event, please contact Candace at mrscandacekelley@icloud.com .

- March for Babies, Omaha’s premier fundraising walk to help give every baby a fighting chance, will
be held on 28 April, 2018, at Lewis and Clark Landing in Downtown Omaha. Volunteers are needed to
set up for the event on Friday, 27 April from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Volunteers
are also needed to work at March for Babies at Lewis and Clark Landing on Saturday, 28 April from
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are expecting approximately 3,000 walkers and need volunteers to work
various jobs during the day, including but not limited to: handing out food, running carnival
games, or managing bounce houses. Please contact Mackenzie at mhawkins@marchofdimes.org for more
information or to sign up.

- The North Omaha Good News Bears is a faith-based Kids Club, serving at-risk underprivileged youth
ages 4-17 living in greater North Omaha. Most of the youth come from low-income households with few
positive outlets and role models. We tutor, mentor, take them on field trips, summer camp, and
teach them values based upon the scriptures. We are seeking volunteers to help on a regular basis.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the NOGNB, please contact Rev. James
Patterson (President/CEO), phone: 402-457-7820, NOGNBS@gmail.com.

- Volunteers are needed for the 2018 Dementia Care Conference.

  • Date of Conference: Thursday, April 5, 2018
  • Location of Conference: Salvation Army Kroc Center – 2825 Y St, Omaha
  • Parking: Please park and enter through the main doors of the conference center.
  • Vendor Set-Up Time: Thursday April 5, 2018 between 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Set-up should be
    completed no later than 7:30 a.m. Volunteers will be needed to assist hauling in materials from the
    parking lot.
  • Vendor Tear-Down Time: Thursday April 5, 2018, no sooner than 3:30 p.m. We will need several
    volunteers to assist with tear down procedures.
  • Conference Start/End Time: 8 a.m. – 5:.p.m.
  • Provide Direction for Participants: Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with
    greatest need for volunteers in the morning and during lunch.
  • Each volunteer will be given: FREE lunch the day of the conference
  • Food/Beverage: Complimentary water, coffee and soda will be available
  • Action Items for Volunteers:
    • Comfortable clothing to wear day of; classy casual; no jeans please
    • Hours you are available to assist during the conference (does not have to be all day)
    • Bring your cell phone! We may need to contact each other during event

    If you are able to assist in volunteering AT ANY TIME during the event, please contact: Nicole
    Donnellon at 402-206-3599 or Nicole.Donnellon@CHIHealthAtHome.com

    - As the American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event, the Heart Walk promotes physical
    activity and heart-healthy living in a fun corporate, community, and family environment. The Heart
    Walk, on 12 May, educates the Omaha-Council Bluffs area of the risk factors of cardiovascular
    diseases and stroke and what we can do to prevent it. Funds raised support local medical research
    and educational programs of the American Heart Association. Survivors of heart disease, stroke, and
    related surgeries are honored the morning of the walk.

    11 May
    • Event Set up, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • May include lifting of 25 lbs. or more
    • Will be outdoors
    • Parking is provided 12 May
    • Walk Route Setup, 5:30-9 a.m.
    • Heavy lifting is required
    • Parking is provided
    • Kids Obstacle Course, 7:30-10 a.m. (50 volunteers needed)
    • Stand at the obstacle, help kids ages 5-12 through the obstacle
    • Will be outdoors
    • Parking is provided
    • Parking Attendants, 6:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Guide event attendees to parking lot
    • Will be outdoors
    • Parking and warning vests are provided
    • General Event Duties, 6:30-11:30 a.m.
    • Working various areas of the event (i.e. kids zone, obstacle course, VIP area, hydration station,
    and more)
    • May require light to moderate lifting
    • Will be outdoors
    • Parking is provided
    • Event Tear Down, 11:30-3:00 p.m.
    • Multiple job duties, may require moderate to heavy lifting
    • Will be outdoors
    • Parking is provided in designated volunteer lot
    Outdoor activity attire for set up is recommended. If interested in volunteering, e-mail Rachel
    Larson at rachel.larson@heart.org or Ryan Lally at ryan.lally@heart.org with availability.

    - The Cass County CASA Program is seeking individuals in Cass County to be volunteer advocates for
    children involved in the child welfare system for abuse and neglect. A Court Appointed Special
    Advocate (CASA) is a trained volunteer appointed by the Juvenile Court to ensure the needs and best
    interests of children are met. The CASA advocate will conduct an independent assessment of the
    child’s situation and makes recommendations to the court. If you are interested in learning about
    our program, the website is www.casscasa.org. The program is flexible in the amount of
    time/frequency spent with the children, but the minimum requirement is seeing your child once a
    month. The average CASA advocate spends about 6-10 hours a month on their case. Training consists
    of 15 hours of online training and 15 hours of in-person training. Training starts in April 2018.
    If interested in volunteering for this worthwhile program or would like more information, contact
    Angie Neumiller, director@casscasa.org (402) 296-9521.

    - Stories with Servicemen: Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with us. We are looking for
    teams of active duty service members to visit local schools and read the book, "The Brand New Kid,"
    by Katie Couric to K-3 classrooms, talk about what it's like to be a military kid, and answer any
    questions the students might have. This is a great volunteer opportunity to honor our military
    kids. The following dates and schools are available: Bellevue Public Schools (BPS), Papillion
    LaVista Community Schools (PLV), to be announced (TBA); 3 April (Belleaire- BPS), 4 April TBA, 5
    April (Prairie Queen - PLV), 10 April (LeMay - BPS), 11 April (Peter Sarpy - BPS), 12 April
    (Bellevue Elementary BPS), 13 April (Two Springs - BPS), 17 April (Leonard Lawrence- BPS),
    18 April (BPS - PLV), 19 April (Anderson Grove - PLV), 24 April TBA, 26 April (Patriot - PLV) and
    27 April (Portal - PLV). All times are 0830-1150. To volunteer, please e-mail the School Liaison
    Officer, Michelle Pridell, at michelle.pridell.2@us.af.mil with the date and school you prefer.