The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, June 11, 1998, Summer Edition, Page 5, Image 5

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Volunteers seek student support
Staff Reporter 4
Last year, when students asked for
a place to go for volunteer opportuni
ties, Student Involvement answered by
adding a new Volunteer Service
Learning Department
Now Volunteer Services is asking
for something back from students —
“There are a lot of volunteer oppor
tunities, and we’re desperately looking
for people,” said Diane Podolske, assis
tant director ofVolunteer Services.
Volunteer Services acts as a liaison
between the organization and student,
matching the student with a volunteer
opportunity. Volunteer Services cur
rently has organizations that need stu
dents, but no students to volunteer.
When students leave for summer
break, Podolske said, they take with
them a resource which many organiza
tions in the Lincoln community depend
“Organizations saw all of our stu
dents at UNL and thought ‘what a great
resource,”’ she said.
Now, Volunteer Services has the
challenge of finding summer volun
teers from UNL to fill the needs of the
service organizations, she said. The
service is searching for students, facul
ty and staff that have some time to give.
“There is a myriad of volunteer
opportunities,” said Stacey Duncan,
who works with Volunteer Services.
Opportunities this summer include
fishing day trips, working with kids
and Helping them make crafts, chaper
oning ffeM trips, Internet searching and
working at the Lincoln.Children’s
Students have the choice of directly
working with the organization they are
helping or volunteering behind the
Jason Dubs, president of the UNL
Campus Chapter of Habitat for
Humanity, knows what it is like to do
“Right now, I don’t get a chance to
There is a myriad
of volunteer
Stacey Duncan
Volunteer Services worker
work on the projects because I put so
much time in on other things,” Dubs
When he first volunteered with
Habitat for Humanity three years ago,
he worked on-site with Helen, a
woman who was working on her
Habitat house.
“Helen and toe kids were there and
I got to see how excited they were to
finally own a house,” Ddbs said. “I got
to see the tangible evidence of the work
I was doing ” ^
Dubs Mid he knows the importance
of the other side of community service
as well. Without people to lead, moti
vate and organize the volunteers, no
work can be done, he said.
The YWCA has many volunteer
needs for the organizational side of
community service, Podolske said.
They need clerical volunteers and a
maintenance/cleaning volunteer, as
well as people to work with children
anti arhihg
The Good Neighbor Community
Center needs an administrative volun
teer-assistant coordinator and
CenterPointe, Inc. has a position for
Internet searching.
The Hispanic Community Center
is looking for help with a field trip for
its summer camp. If they do not have
enough volunteers, the summer camp
cannot take place, Fodolske said.
The Lincoln Children’s Museum
sponsors a Valentino’s night at which
volunteers eat free after setting up
tables and chairs, delivering food and
having fun with the children.
Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat
for Humanity is having its 10th
Anniversary Blitz Build July20-24and
July 27-31. \fohmteers are essential to
help build five houses in 10 days.
Open since September, Volunteer
Services provides money for organiza
tions to use for service projects and
forms programs to assist students in
finding organizations.
This fell, the service is planning a
Volunteer Involvement Fair in conjunc
tion wife the Student Involvement Fair.
Volunteer Services also promotes
Make a Difference Day, which has a
Children’s Literacy theme this year.
They will sponsor a Read- A-Thon on
October 10, and will be sending stu
dents to schools to read aloud.
Contact Volunteer Services at 472
2454 wife questions or to get informa
tion (Hi how to volunteer. Ask to speak
with someone in the Vbhmteer Service
Learning Departmeitt.
Market gives
urbanites taste
of rural life
MARKET from page 2
some sell specialty items, such as
Anne Malone from Plattsmouth,
who sells exotic plants and cacti.
She said her business offered
plants that were unavailable any
place else.
MI have a double- varigated ole
ander, and its the only one I’ve
ever seen,” she said, “that’s why
it’s $125.”
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A Vast Collection off Colors, Textures, and Patterns
A Huge Selection
to Give a Look
That’s Uniquely You
Downtown Lincoln at 14 & P
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who: Music by Chris Sayre
when: Noon-1PM i
where: Between the Union and Admin. BuikJing
Hot Dog and a Pop for $1.00
Sign up for Omaha $5 students
Royals Game tickets $8. non-students
at the Nebraska includes transportation,
Union Information ticket to game, & meal
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