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The volunteer management team seeks to create an atmosphere of dynamic volunteer ministry that nurtures volunteers to meet the current and future needs of OSS. OSS depends on volunteers to help fulfill its mission in a number of ways. Reviewing the list of Volunteer Opportunities, a potential volunteer will find that OSS has options that require a variety of talents and that will fit into most anyone’s schedule. At OSS, volunteers are part of the family.
How to Volunteer
To find out more about volunteering at OSS, contact Marcus Brown at 402-451-5234 x161 or email@example.com. If you decide to move forward as a volunteer, please print, complete, and mail/deliver the following forms to OSS c/o Marcus Brown. Upon receipt of the forms, you will be contacted to set up a time to talk about available opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities Available
– Elective Class Teacher
– Substitute Teacher (Certification requirements)
– Administrative and Resource Support
– Library aides ( Checking in books and general organization 1-2 x month)
– FutureFocus Program Support (GED prep, Job readiness support)
– Time commitment varies with classroom schedule and task – from several times per week to monthly. School meets from 7:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Mon-Thurs; 7:45-11:45 a.m. Fri, August-May. FutureFocus program operates Monday thru Thursday. Please call for further information at 402-451-5234, ext. 161.
– Supports the administrative staff in doing tasks/projects that keep the school running, including misc. project support, secretarial/clerical support, and newsletter distribution.
– Time commitment varies with task – from several times per week to monthly. We are best able to work around your schedule in this volunteer area. Opportunities from 8-8pm Mon-Thu, 8-2pm Fri
Lunch & Family Night Dinner Providers
– Every day school is in session, a volunteer group (usually 2 or more people) serves lunch at the Street School. This helps ensure that our students get at least one nutritious meal each day. Volunteers for this program plan, purchase, prepare, and serve a meal for students and staff during the school day.
– We also have one Family Night event per month where dinner is provided by volunteers in the same manner for the event.
– We have openings for this school year to serve once, several times during the year, or each month. Lunch is served from 12:00- 12:30 each day. For a dinner event, meals are served from 5:30-6:15 pm.
Providing and serving lunch, dinner, or treats for a special event meets an ever-present need at OSS and is a great way to meet students, staff, and other volunteers passionate about the ministry! Thanks for taking a look!
– Volunteers are needed to participate in a program designed to give career planning (GED prep, Job Skills certification, college prep) and guidance support to young adults, generally 17 to 25 years who need help to take the next steps to self-sufficiency.
– This program is offered Monday thru Thursday. Please call for further information at 402-451-5234, ext. 161.
– Volunteers are needed to plan and participate in Family Night evenings. These evenings will be designed for current/former students and their families to gather together and fellowship in a fun-filled, Spirit-filled setting.
– This program is offered at least monthly and generally takes place on a weekday evening from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
– From time to time we have various projects that range from building improvement to fundraising and everything in between.
– Some projects require specialized skill and knowledge. Some projects only require a servant’s heart.
– Time commitment for project work varies with the project.
– Examples: Cleaning, creating bulletin boards, Event planning and Mailings, Fundraising, and Special hands-on learning activities.
– The Omaha Street School has many partnerships with churches, businesses, colleges, and leaders/individuals interested in the community. Through these partnerships, specialized services, resources, and educational opportunities are offered that support our students/ Future Focus clients and, in turn, help support the community.
– Time commitment varies with partnership agreement.
Supporting Daily Operations
Volunteers perform approximately 50% of daily operations. Volunteer opportunities are available in the following support areas: academic (high school, GED prep, job readiness, and life skills), administrative, health and nutrition, community partnerships, one-time projects, and fund raising events. Daytime and evening options are available.
Establishing a Sense of Community
Volunteers help current students and FutureFocus clients learn how to embrace others within the community regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, social-economic standing, and geographical differences. Volunteering helps the volunteer in the same manner while providing an opportunity to participate in personal, organizational, and community development.
Increasing the School's Networking Capacity
As volunteers grow and connect through their experiences at OSS, they often become ambassadors for OSS in the community. Through personal and professional networks, volunteers provide OSS with a vital communication link when looking for individuals and organizations to embrace the mission and partner with OSS to reach those in need.