needs from: UW of South Central Nebraska

Employment: AmeriCorps Teacher's Aide

The Hastings Literacy Program is looking for one AmeriCorps Teacher's Aide. Member would be an AmeriCorps volunteer and would earn a monthly living allowance ($3,800 annual). Also, an education award ($1,538.36) is available when the member completes his/her contract. Member is required to serve 450 hours over the period of September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 - or an average of 9.5 hours per week during our 48 week operating year.

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday 5:30-9:00 pm 

Member will assist the GED Instructor(s) in providing instruction to students preparing to take their GED tests.

Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Agency: Hastings Literacy Program
Need Type: Employment
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Race Day Volunteers - Course directors, set up/tear down

SASA's Annual 5K Run/Mile Walk is scheduled for August 19th. This year's theme is "You don't have to hit to hurt" and we're bringing awareness to emotional abuse. We are looking for volunteers to help with set up, take down and to stand along the course marking the turns. We will also have volunteers handing out drinks and snacks. If you're interested in volunteering please let us know. Volunteers typically assist from 7am-10am.

Please go to https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/NE/Hastings/SticksStones5k to sign up as a volunteer!

Agency: The Spouse Abuse Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Inc. (SASA)
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: Runs Until Aug 19, 2017
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Volunteers, Event Planner

Our needs for volunteers are probably more of a commitment of time than most other opportunities provided. Of course the rewards are also more respectable. We utilize folks to take the lead and organize several of our fundraisers throughout the year. Last year we had a Hastings College volunteer head up our Herberger's Community Day Coupon sales. She did and awesome job bringing in more than $800. We are looking for someone at this time to head this Herberger's Community Day Coupon sales which is the middle of November.

We are also in need of someone to head up our Spring New Growth Experience which will be held in the spring. We had a young lady from the University of Nebraska head this up the past two years and she did an awesome job raising about $15,000. This event is a dinner, and program utilizing past clients in one venue or another. The past clients are a huge resource of hands on help such as mailings and organizing. Responsibilities will be organizing all detail of the evening including obtaining donations for the silent auction, selling corporate tables, selling individual tickets, decorations, etc.

We are also in need of someone to head up our summer event which is called The Recovery In The Park "Celebration". This event is a free barbeque and concert at Brick Yard Park July 11th. We raise funds from the community to pay for this. Duties would require mailings, phone calls, organizing. We usually raise about $15,000 for this. We also had a young lady from the University of Nebraska head this up last year.

All of these events will allow the volunteers to develop great fund raising skills working in conjunction with me. The reward would be a wonderful reference for future employment.

Everyone who has volunteered for these positions are highly motivated individuals who are thinking outside the box. They are able to utilize their creativity to help us change our thinking as an organization. The two folks that headed up the Spring New Growth Experience and The Recovery In The Park "Celebration" have obtained awesome employment. I believe our letter of recommendation allowed them to raise to the top of the applicants and helped them sell themselves as the best candidate for the job.

We are also in need of simpler volunteering opportunities such as working in the office several hours per week, social media opportunities and helping with mailings. 

Agency: Revive Ministries Inc. Horizon Recovery/The Unity Houses
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Thrift Store Cashiers

If you like the thrift experience and love the interaction with other volunteers, the St. Joseph Gift & Thrift is the place for you.  We’re looking for sorters on Thursday afternoons and Fridays.  Don't worry if you’re not experienced, we’ll train you.  Come join our fun, dynamic group.  

Agency: Catholic Social Services
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: DIRTY JOBS

Sometimes you just gotta do it. Our thrift store parking lot needs swept out, weeds pulled or axed and spiffied up. Boring and tedious by oneself, but can be "a lot of fun" for a group. No hot days and no blizzards, done in May, June and September, or a mild day in October.

Agency: Catholic Social Services
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: Yes

Inkind: Career Closet Donations-Need spring and summer clothing, shoes, jewelry

The YWCA served 198 women this past year, 49% of these women (that we were able to track)received employment or went back to school.  The majority of these women appreciated the Career Closet services because the clothing helped to build their self-esteem and confidence needed to pursue a job.  With this many women served our Career Closet is running low on certain items, so as you Spring Clean think of us.  The clothing is no cost to our women and is part of our Empowering Women program.  Listed are a few of items desperately needed:

Hygiene products (toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, conditioner etc.), Purses, Trouser socks, Black soled shoes no slip for restaurants, Dress slacks, Gently used bras  (new undergarments) and plus size clothing

 In need of black non-slip shoes and black slacks for restaurant positions

Agency: YWCA Adams County
Need Type: Inkind
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Career Closet

Need a volunteer to hang clothes and organize new donations.

Agency: YWCA Adams County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Newsletter

Looking for volunteers the last Monday of every other month to help fold and send out newsletters to our members.

We serve breakfast afterwards!

Agency: YWCA Adams County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Scanning & Computer work

Looking for a volunteer to help scan and do some light computer work.  

 

NEEDS TO HAVE COMPUTER EXPERIENCE

Agency: YWCA Adams County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Yard Work

Clean up the outside, trash weeds, ect

Agency: YWCA Adams County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Inkind: Maternity clothing for our Career Closet

Please donate maternity clothes to the YWCA

thank you!

Agency: YWCA Adams County
Need Type: Inkind
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Donations to the HHS Food Pantry

Our pantry serves HHS students every week to meet food and hygiene needs. We are always in need of nonperishable goods (that teenagers would like) and personal Hygiene products. 

Our current food needs: canned protein like tuna and chicken, mac & cheese, granola bars, canned ravioli and other easy to fix meals. Please consider that not all students have access to a full kitchen, or additional ingredients that might be needed.

Our current hygiene needs: acne face wash, laundry detergent pods (will be packaged for individuals), bandaids, Neosporin, shampoo & conditioner, deodorant 

 

Financial Contributions can be made to the Hastings Public Schools Foundation - designate Food Pantry on the memo line of your check.

Hastings Public Schools Foundation

1924 West A Street

Hastings, NE 68901

(402) 461-7564

Agency: Hastings High School Food Pantry
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 68901
Allow Groups: No