April 2, 2024

A new hub for volunteerism in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Volunteerism in Lincoln has a new hub. United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County is proud to announce the launch of, a dynamic online platform designed to connect organizations with eager volunteers throughout Lincoln and Lancaster County. is a centralized site where individuals looking to make a difference in their community can easily find opportunities to volunteer their time and talents. The platform simplifies the process of finding meaningful volunteer opportunities, and is tailored to each user’s unique interests, skills, and availability.

“We routinely hear from the community that it can be quite laborious as a volunteer to research all the available opportunities one might want to slot into. We have also heard from our nonprofit partners how difficult it is to find available volunteers, particularly after the pandemic, when so many had to cease volunteer utilization for safety,” said Meagan Liesveld, Executive Director for United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County. “But we want the community to know that the time is right to step back in if they haven’t already. We wish to support that effort by providing a user-friendly platform that streamlines the process of volunteering. In doing so, our hope is to empower individuals to take an active role in building a stronger, more vibrant community.” is currently active, with more organizations signing up and adding opportunities each week. Some opportunities are for a specific day and time, while others are ongoing, such as being a tutor for Lincoln Literacy or a CASA volunteer advocate. The goal is to help volunteers and organizations find each other through common skills and interests.

Volunteer opportunities can be filled by individuals, families, church groups, high school and college students, and retirees. The site also offers options for companies to get involved together. is going to be an invaluable resource for our community,” says Susan Hoover, Enterprise Business Analyst with Nelnet. Susan coordinates many volunteer outings and team-building opportunities for Nelnet’s associates locally. “The site helps easily coordinate volunteerism for our associates and helps me track our volunteer hours throughout the year.”  

United Way is encouraging members of the community to signup ahead of National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, when more opportunities will be popping up onto the site. Interested individuals may visit to explore opportunities, sign up for projects, and be part of the collective effort to create positive change our community.

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