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Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc.

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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 of Nebraska, Inc.

Location:

124 S. 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68102, US

Mission Statement

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family, and community life. Our Vision is safety, hope, and well-being for all people.

Description

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is a non-profit, community-based, multi-service human care organization with locations in Nebraska, Council Bluffs Iowa and Wichita. We operate within three core competencies: Children Services, Behavioral Health and Community Services.

LFS demonstrates its mission through three broad service areas:

Children Services - expertise in prevention and early intervention programs and permanency and well-being services.

Community Services - expertise in direct support services for refugees, immigrants, asylees and victims of human trafficking.

Behavioral Health - assistance in identifying and treating abusive and addictive behaviors as well as information, support and coping skills.

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

  • 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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