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ServeNebraska Week
April 20-26, 2014

 

Save the Date: April 11-18, 2015

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Nebraskans from all walks of life stepped up to get involved and give back to their communities during the 2nd annual ServeNebraska Week. They found creative ways to volunteer for their favorite cause or nonprofit, and gave of their time and talents to engage in their communities.

“Volunteerism in our state is one thing that sets Nebraska apart,” said First Lady Sally Ganem. “Nebraskans are quick to step up to help others. Dave and I are honored to be the champions for this week of service to encourage everyone in the state to lend a hand.”

On April 9, the Governor held a press conference to launch the week of service. He and the First Lady volunteered April 24 at McPheeElementary School in Lincoln, reading to approximately 30 fourth-graders.

Nebraska ranks 5th in volunteerism among the 50 states and Washington, D.C. ServeNebraska Week provided Nebraskans with the flexibility to volunteer at any time or place. In the first two years, ServeNebraska Week volunteers were active in these communities:

Adams
Ainsworth
Alliance
Ashland
Bassett
Beatrice
Bellevue
Chadron
Columbus
Crete
Elkhorn
Elwood
Fairbury
Fremont
Grand Island
Harrisburg
Hastings
Humboldt
Imperial
Kearney
La Vista
Lewellen
Lincoln
Niobrara
Offutt Air Force Base
Ogallala
Omaha
Ralston
Sidney
South Sioux City
reading to students
BVCA AmeriCortps clean up the Fairbury Parks and prepare the softball fields

BVCA AmeriCorps clean up the Fairbury Parks and prepare the softball fields

State Senator Sue Crawford helps students at Belleaire Elementary in Bellevue with math

State Senator Sue Crawford helps students at Belleaire Elementary in Bellevue with math

Rural Corps members volunteer to ready horses for persons with disabilities at Kearney Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

Rural Corps members volunteer to ready horses for persons with disabilities at Kearney Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

South Sioux City
Chamber Ambassadors pick up garbage at the city entrances

South Sioux City Chamber Ambassadors pick up garbage at the city entrances

Grand Island Central Catholic high school students paint display boards at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds

Grand Island Central Catholic high school students paint display boards at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds

Lambda Theta Nu sorority volunteers partner with Rebuilding Together Omaha to repair and restore houses

Lambda Theta Nu sorority volunteers partner with Rebuilding Together Omaha to repair and restore houses


Plan now for your 2015 ServeNebraska Week volunteer activity: ServeNebraska Week TOOLKIT


Reach out to a VOLUNTEER AMBASSADOR in your county

 

For More Information
Contact:

Kimberle Hall
Training Officer
kim.hall@nebraska.gov
402-471-6228
800-291-8911