For Outside Organizations
The Office of Civic and Social Responsibility (OCSR)
The OCSR and its programs, connect the network of UNO volunteers with community partners, providing nonprofit or community and UNO-based organizations with the ongoing support of UNO volunteers through the sharing of service events and volunteer opportunities. There is always a need for volunteers within the community, and OCSR is here to help.
How to Recruit Volunteers
You can recruit volunteers for special events, ongoing positions, and internships by completing the OCSR online form.
Volunteers are engaged in community service without the provision of academic credit.
UNO’s leadership and faculty value volunteerism, believing it provides opportunities for our students to grow as individuals, professionals, and active citizens. We enhance their volunteer experience by adding opportunities for reflection, leadership education, and skill acquisition opportunities.
Organizations seeking volunteers can also request a MavSYNC page by contacting the OCSR Volunteer Connections Center. UNO's MavSync Service Umbrella provides organizations with the opportunity to share service opportunities that connect to the entire UNO student body to help UNO students find opportunities to volunteer that meet their interests and passions. Students get regular feeds about upcoming nonprofit organizations volunteer needs and events.
For additional opportunities to connect with UNO students and community volunteers contact OCSR at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website. The OCSR is located in the Weitz CEC, on the first floor, suite 130.
UNO Service Learning Academy (SLA)
Service learning is an experiential method of teaching. Collaborative partnerships between faculty, students and community nonprofit organizations create projects that are tightly linked to course content and promote academic learning, while meeting the needs of the community.
Become a Community Partner
As a community partner, your organization:
- Provides additional resources and information to community organizations
- Helps students become invested in their community and in the particular partner organization (civic attitudes)
- Helps community members to value youth as contributors
- Recognition of projects in local/social media
- Nominations for ServeNebraska Awards
- Nominations for Regional Awards
- Support for other recognitions/grant applications
Additional benefits to organizations and the community:
Fills gaps in community resources
Develops sustainable relationships among all players so that collaboration can be more fluid in the future
Increased exposure to more people about your organization and your work
Find out how to partner with a UNO faculty member for a specific course by visiting the Service Learning Academy website. The SLA is located in the Weitz CEC, on the second floor, suite 216.
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