OMAHA – Hundreds of students, faculty, and staff from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will spend their upcoming Fall Break giving back to the Omaha and Council Bluffs communities as part of UNO’s annual Three Days of Service.
Now in its 11th year, UNO’s Three Days of Service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17; Monday, Oct. 19; and Tuesday, Oct. 20.
This year, volunteers will be giving back in a wide variety of ways, including everything from stocking food pantries to decorating a haunted house for area children.
Each day will begin with an 8:30 a.m. check in at the Weitz Community Engagement Center before groups are transported to their volunteer sites. Each day’s events will conclude at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Joining these groups and other UNO volunteers are students from Omaha North High School, Dundee Elementary School and LaVista Elementary School, as well as a visiting group of 21 young Southeast Asian leaders from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
This year’s partner organizations include the Special Olympics, Lauritzen Gardens, Habitat for Humanity, FoodBank for the Heartland and Youth Emergency Services, just to name a few.
Volunteers from the community are also welcome to participate in this year’s Three Days of Service. For more information, contact the UNO Office of Civic and Social Responsibility at 402.554.4083.
Since 2002, UNO volunteers have contributed more than $1 million in volunteer hours to local nonprofits and area organizations through the university’s signature service days.
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About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.