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Doane Serves

Doane Serves

Welcome to Doane University's connection to volunteer opportunities on campus, in the local community, and across the country. Through programs and services offered by Doane Serves site leaders, students acquire the skills, knowledge and experience to advance community priorities and inspire a commitment to social responsibility.    Upcoming Volunteer Programs
Name Description Area of Interest Documents Required
Alternative Breaks Contact: Andrew Brown Are week-long service-learning opportunities that connect Doane University students with nonprofit organizations across the nation. Experiences range from 4- 5 days during Fall Break and Spring Break.  Community Application 
Days of Service Contact: Andrew Brown Are one-time service-learning opportunities that connect Doane students with nonprofit organizations within the State of Nebraska. Experiences range from 1 - 2 hours once a month at various times throughout the academic year.  Community N/A
Mobile Food Pantry Contact: Andrew Brown The Mobile Food Pantry is a partnership with the Food Bank of Lincoln and is free and open to Doane students, faculty, staff and community members who are in need of hunger-relief. Pantries are held once a month on the third Tuesday from Noon - 1pm within Butler Gym at Doane. Volunteers are needed from 11am - 1pm to help unload the van and distribute food to participants.   Hunger N/A
Community Dinner Contact: Andrew Brown The community dinner is a partnership with the United Church of Christ and is free and open to Doane students, faculty, staff and community members who are in need of hunger-relief. Dinners are held once a month on the fourth Wednesday from 5pm - 6pm during the academic year at United Church of Christ in Crete.  Volunteers are needed from 4pm - 6pm to help cook and distribute food to participants.  Hunger N/A
Back 2 School Drive Contact: Andrew Brown Offers an opportunity for our campus and community to provide all Crete Elementary and Intermediate school classrooms with much-needed school supplies.  Education NA
Blood Drive Contact: Kelly Jirovec The Blood Drive is a partnership with the Nebraska Community Blood Bank and is opened to Doane students, faculty, staff and community members to donate blood. The event occurs twice in the fall and spring semester from 10am - 4pm at Doane University.   Health N/A
Angel Tree Contact: Psych/Soc Club The Angel Tree program is a partnership with the Salvation Army and offers the opportunity for Doane students, faculty, staff and community members to purchase a holiday gift for children and families across Saline County. Donation collections for individual children and family gifts occur throughout the month of November and early December every academic year in the Lower Level of the Perry Campus Center at Doane University.  Community N/A
Relay For Life Contact: Kalie Horky (Chair) Relay For Life is the signature fundraising event at Doane and is a partnership with the American Cancer Society. Funds raised through the event support cancer survivors through free rides to chemo, free lodging during hospital visits and a 24/7 cancer help line.  Health Click here to make a donation
Epona Horse Rescue Crete Contact: Jodi Freeman (402) 476-1225 Various tasks- work with the horses, clean stalls, prepare mailings, and other special projects Animals Volunteer Application
First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) Crete Contact: Jeff Hagaman Clothes Closet- 2-3 students weekly to sort and organize donated clothes community Email Jeff
First Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) Crete Contact: Jeff Hagaman Feed America- every Sunday evening approximately 6:00-7:00 to help distribute boxes of food from Wal-Mart to families in need Hunger Email Jeff
Parks & Recreation Department City of Crete Contact: Dan Dunaway Clean up the community, Referee, and coach various sports- see link for opportunities and seasons (volunteer and employment opportunities available) Environment and Sports Email Dan
Special Programs Crete Public Schools Contact: Josie Assist with ESL Classes  Education Email Josie
Blue Valley Community Action Center - Crete Contact: Mercedes                Opportunities range from assisting with filling and packing individualized food orders, keeping the packing table stocked with the correct food, delivering food to community members and dropping off donated nonperishable food.  Community Email Mercedes
Crete Cardinal Learning Center - Public Schools Contact:  Click here to find the right person Volunteer and employment opportunity - Assist with tutoring and playing activities with students inside the Crete after-school programs (Cardinal Nest, Cardinal Crew, Cardinal Zone and Cardinal Union) during the week days from 3pm - 6pm.   Education Learn more about the programs here
Tabitha Crete and Lincoln Opportunities range from visiting with residents to delivering Meals on Wheels and assisting with hospice care, see the link for all of the options (both volunteer and internship opportunities available) Health Volunteer Application