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ORGANIZATION: Lutheran Family Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.(LFS) welcomes many refugees to Nebraska every year. LFS relies on volunteer involvement to welcome newly arriving refugee families into the community. The ability for community volunteers to prepare a home for newly arriving refugee families is vital to their success upon arrival. Entering a fully furnished home is not only a gift of welcome, but it also allows families to spend their budget on rental assistance, medical care, and transportation among other things. Whether it is a family of 4 or 14 the impact you will have lasts a lifetime! Co-sponsorship often leads to lifelong friendships through ongoing mentorship and community guidance.

Co-sponsorship is a volunteer opportunity that helps refugee families with the basic needs to succeed as they resettle into their new community. Co-sponsors will be responsible for furnishing housing units, collecting household supplies, purchasing groceries, and supplying any other necessary items for newly arriving refugee families. Complete co-sponsorship is best done in groups, but the opportunity is open for partial co-sponsorship from individuals. If you are unable to support a refugee family by supplying all of the items for the home, there may be opportunities to team up with other interested individuals to form co-sponsorship teams!

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 19 years of age
  • Must be flexible as changes arise
  • Must comply with all LFS policies and procedures
  • Must have an understanding of cultural and religious differences and boundaries
  • Must attend orientation and training

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About Lutheran Family Services

Location:

7929 W. Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Family Services expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life.

Description

Lutheran Family Services: Founded as an orphanage in 1892, Lutheran Family Services is now the largest human care organization in
Nebraska and Western Iowa. Every year, its employees deliver exceptional service to thousands of children,
individuals, and families through 47 programs. A broad spectrum of services ranges from foster care and
children’s behavioral health to helping human trafficking victims and newly resettled refugees.

LFS demonstrates its mission through these broad service areas:

Children Services - Providing for the needs of children and teens through Prevention and Early Intervention and Permanency and Well-Being.

Family Services - Building stronger families through parent education, child support, and early detection and intervention.

New Americans - Welcoming refugees and immigrants through career, housing, legal, and translation support.

Behavioral Health - Supporting individuals and families through the highs and lows of life.

CAUSE AREAS

Immigrants & Refugees
Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Omaha, NE 68102

(41.26611,-95.93304)
 

SKILLS

  • Group Facilitation
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • This opportunity is flexible and based upon the needs of newly arriving refugee families throughout the year.

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