Volunteer Opportunities & Organizations in Need
The growing need for food assistance creates a greater need for volunteers to support the efforts. There are always opportunities for volunteering and serving others. This page is dedicated to providing information on organizations in need of your time to help support Nebraska Communities.
Also included are critical non-food needs of partner organizations.
These food banks serve and support multiple food pantries throughout Nebraska and Western Iowa. They are always in need of volunteers as well as donations. Please considering donating your time.
Food Bank of Lincoln:
Food Bank for the Heartland:
Feeding America has compiled ways to volunteer with your local food bank remotely, from your own home:
How to become a virtual food bank volunteer: https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-blog/how-become-virtual-food-bank-volunteer?s_src=W214XSOCL&utm_medium=social_tw&utm_source=owned&utm_term=aware&utm_campaign=covid19
Heartland Hope Mission (HHM):
There is always a need for volunteers, but even more now as the scope of the Heartland Hope Mission has expanded to support even more people in need. For more detailed information, contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Catholic Charities is in need of volunteers for for their mobile pantries in Macy and Walt Hill. For more detailed information, contact Mikaela Schuele at email@example.com
Catholic Charities also has a free diaper distribution program. For more information:
Free Diaper Distribution Program (English)
Distribucion Gratuita De Panales (Spanish)
Public School Food Service: (paid positions available)
Schools and school districts across Nebraska are in critical need of staff to prepare and serve meals during the upcoming school year. [Less staff means less capacity, which means less thorough work and output, which means less healthy meals for kids.]
--One of the best ways to see what positions are available in your area is to go to the school district’s website and search for the word “Nutrition”.
--These positions are usually about 25 hours/week (9AM – 2PM) and are great for parents who are wanting a job that matches the school year.
Whispering Roots has a need for protein, to further amplify their distribution efforts. If you have ideas, questions, or are able to assist, please contact Mr. Greg Fripp at firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER CRITICAL NEEDS
Nebraska Community Blood Bank:
Blood is always in short supply, but even more so with the pandemic. NCBB has extended their operating hours and are even offering daily giveaways as an additional incentive to give blood. Please see their website for more details: https://www.ncbb.org/