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Community Crops

Community Crops provides education, advocacy, and experiences to help people grow and enjoy local food. We do this through community gardens, beginning farmer training, workshops/classes, the mobile Veggie Van, and storefront market. We are looking for a variety of professional talents and are open to anyone who is passionate about supporting and learning more about local food. We do a lot of community events and love to have board members attend.

Agency Website:
www.communitycrops.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
Our board meetings are the fourth Wednesday of odd months (January, March, etc.) from 4-6pm. There are additional opportunities to join committees that meet in the off months from board meetings.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
2 hours per month

How long are your board terms?:
3 years

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
Board Members are asked to give a financial gift that is significant to them.

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:


Contact Information: Megan at mmcguffey@communitycrops.org

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Bright Lights

Local non-profit offering engaging and energized hands-on summer learning adventures for students K-8.

Agency Website:
www.brightlights.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
First Thursday of the month (usually) 4 - 5 pm

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
1-2 hours per month. 6 meetings a year (1 hour each) and 8 - 10 committee meetings a year (less than an hour)

How long are your board terms?:
3 years

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
No required financial contribution

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:


Contact Information: Lori Paulsen at lpaulsen@brightlights.org

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Nebraska AEYC

The Nebraska Association for the Education of Young Children, has been dedicated to strengthening and supporting Nebraska's early childhood community since 1976. We are an affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. We aim to attract potential board members who are committed to diversity, inclusion and equity and can bring a variety of skills, knowledge and experiences to our board.

Agency Website:
nebraskaaeyc.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
Our board meets quarterly, on the fourth Thursday of the month.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
2-5 hours per month, including meeting time and potential committee work

How long are your board terms?:
3 years

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
All board members must become members of NAEYC. This can range from $30-$150 depending on the level of membership they choose.

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:


Contact Information: Tracy at tgordon@nebraskaaeyc.org

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Flatwater Shakespeare Company

Flatwater Shakespeare Company was founded in 2001 to entertain and educate audiences in Lincoln and surrounding communities through Shakespeare and other high quality theatre productions. We believe Shakespeare is for EVERYONE!

Agency Website:
https://flatwatershakespearecompany.org/

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
We meet 6-7 times a year. Usually the third Sunday of the month from 1:00-3:00pm

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
2 hours/month on average- During productions, board members volunteer at 2-3 shows for 1-2 hours (March, June, September)

How long are your board terms?:
Two year term

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
Financial Contribution required, no set minimum.

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:


Contact Information: flatwatershakespearecompany@gmail.com

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El Centro de las Americas

El Centro de las Americas is a local nonprofit serving the Hispanic community.

Agency Website:
http://www.elcentrone.org/

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
Meet quarterly at 8 am, second Thursday of the month.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
1 hour per month

How long are your board terms?:
2 year terms

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
$200 per year, but can be waived.

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:
Yes

Contact Information: arangolawllc@outlook.com

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Willard Community Center

Neighborhood based services which include licensed child care for preschool through 8th grade children. Self-help groups, Scout groups, licensed Bingo, volunteer opportunities, and services for adults and senior citizens bring all ages into the Center. Agency goals include continuing to demonstrate excellence in youth programming, identify needs of specific ethnic groups and form partnerships with other organizations to offer needed programs and services.

Agency Website:
willardcommunitycenter.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
Our board meets on the third Wednesday of the month at noon.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:


How long are your board terms?:


Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
We ask that all board members support our fund raisers and special events by volunteering time or donating.

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:


Contact Information: Janelle Soderling 402-475-0805 janelles@willardcommunitycenter.org

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GIRLPowR

If you are passionate about girl’s education and empowerment, GIRLPowR might be a great match for you! GIRLPowR’s mission is to empower girls to achieve educational access and follow their dreams. We are currently seeking someone with a financial background and Quickbooks experience to serve as a Treasurer for our board and board members at-large.

Agency Website:
girlpowr.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
Our board meets the 2nd Friday every month for 1 hour from 12 - 1:00 pm and quarterly this meeting will is extended a half hour (12-1:30 pm).

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
2 - 4

How long are your board terms?:
2 years

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
Yes

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:
Any amount is welcomed and we understand that each persons financial situation is unique. Yes we will consider waiving the contribution for students.

Contact Information: 402-875-0194 (txt message first) and/or juliereagerdirector@gmail.com

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Mercy Housing Mountain Plains Partnership Council Member

Mercy Housing is redefining affordable, low-income housing. We’re a national nonprofit organization that is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential.

Agency Website:
www.mercyhousing.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
Our Council meets quarterly at noon for 60 minutes.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
2-4

How long are your board terms?:
No limits

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
No

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:


Contact Information: Ellen Abrams - eabrams@mercyhousing.org; 303-830-3459

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Sunrise Communications Inc DBA KZUM Community Radio

KZUM is a non profit community radio station providing vital information, independent news and a variety of music on air and online while working to equitably provide access to media and represent a diverse and authentic community.

Agency Website:
https://kzum.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
The KZUM Board of Directors meet on the fourth Thursday of the month at 6PM. We are currently meeting virtually. When we resume in person meetings, we will offer the option to attend virtually.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
2-5 hours. More with committee work and events volunteer oppertunities.

How long are your board terms?:
3 years with option for an additional 3 year term

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
We encourage but do not require a financial contribution. We value all contributions whether it be time, talent or treasure.

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:


Contact Information: Kerry Semrad, General Manager 402-474-5086 ext 5 or gm@kzum.org

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SCORE Lincoln

SCORE Lincoln is a non-profit resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA). As such, we provide free mentoring, low-cost workshops/education, and a plethora of free resources to small businesses. We are looking for mentors and subject matter experts! You don't have to own your own business to volunteer. If you have a particular skill set that could help a business grow and thrive, we want to talk to you!

Agency Website:
https://lincoln.score.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
We have a Chapter meeting on the second Wednesday of every month.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
2-4 hours

How long are your board terms?:
2 years

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
No

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:
NA

Contact Information: Diane Siefkes, infolincoln@scorevolunteer.org

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Uplifting Paws

Uplifting Paws trains and places service dogs to individuals with disabilities, and therapy dog teams throughout the Lincoln community. Our mission is to provide comfort and independence, one paw at a time.

Agency Website:
upliftingpaws.org

When is your agencies regular board meeting and how often do you meet?:
Our board meetings are on the first Thursday of every month at 8pm.

On average, how many hours per month can board members expect to volunteer?:
3-5 hours

How long are your board terms?:
3 years

Does your agency require a financial contribution to be on your board, and if so how much per year?:
No; board members are encouraged to donate as they are able

If a set dollar amount is required, would your agency make any exceptions to the financial contribution (e.g. students, low-income resident)?:
N/A

Contact Information: Liz Higley, Executive Director. liz@upliftingpaws.org