OutNebraska is able to do what we do thanks to awesome volunteers. We always have a project in the works that you can be a part of. Whether you’re a queer activist, student, ally, new to the community, or just looking to get more involved, we’re happy to have you! (PS: OutNebraska can sign-off on volunteer hours)

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Volunteer Events

Lincoln:
Lincoln Deep Conversations Project – Multiple Sundays from September 18 – November 13

OutNebraska is launching a canvassing project this fall to train LGBTQ+ and ally canvassers in the art of deep conversations. Our goal is to help dispel myths and misconceptions in the Lincoln community that harm our transgender community. Join us for these conversations with our Lincoln neighbors and to uplift queer and trans voices. These community conversations (also known as “canvasses”) will be on Sunday afternoons in September through November. We’re asking for people to volunteer for at least two afternoons. Canvas participants will receive a stipend for their time and emotional effort. Sign up here.

Statewide:
Voting Rights Coalition – Join the Nebraska Election Protection Program
We believe in safe, secure elections that we trust and we participate in. Our friends with Civic Nebraska are looking to train volunteers across the state as non-partisan election observers. Observers act in a passive role, monitoring elections and the polling places, reporting back to Civic Nebraska their observations, particularly instances of concern. Observers will also assist voters when possible. What you’ll do: Sign up to volunteer here. Then attend a 1 hour training.

Ongoing Volunteer Projects

These volunteer projects help us build community, strengthen our allies, and get you involved with local action. Great for: Community members who want to do something every week or every month, business partners who want to host a volunteering event, and folks who have volunteer hours to complete for school.

Lincoln:

Contact information data entry
We’re looking for help updating contact information from volunteer and sign-up forms. This information helps us contact volunteers and LGBTQ+ supporters with important information about action around the state, election reminders, and occasionally send them postcards to celebrate our community. What you’ll do: Come to the OutNebraska office in Lincoln and work with Aryn to enter information from sign-up cards into the computer. Have an hour or two to spare? Email Aryn to set up a time to come in: aryn@outnebraska.org

Statewide:

Equality Act letter writing and postcards
The Equality Act is federal legislation that would add employment, housing, banking, public services, etc. protections for LGBTQ+ people across the country, including here in Nebraska. We are looking for volunteers to host a letter writing party with their friends, family, and/or community. What you’ll do: Get training on how to use the materials, learn what the Equality Act is, and host your own event.
Want to take action in your community? Let’s chat!
Nebraska Competes business contacts (mini project volunteering)
We recruit businesses around the state to join Nebraska Competes – a business coalition that supports LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination protections. We need help reaching out to businesses. This is a great project to get involved with if you have volunteer hours to complete before the school year ends or over the summer. What you’ll do: Get training on how to reach out to businesses, and then you’ll send letters, emails, and phone calls to businesses around the state.
Ready to help make Nebraska a better place to live, work, and do business? Let’s chat!
Retiring: OutNebraska Community Calendar help (3-6 month commitment)
We need help keeping the OutNebraska Community Calendar up-to-date. This is an ideal project for folks who want to give 1-2 hours of their week for a 3 or 6 month commitment. What you’ll do: Get training on how to use and update the community calendar, approve events for our community calendar, contact other community groups, and add LGBTQ+ events to the calendar.
Want to help us all know what awesome events are happening around the state? Let’s chat!
Election LGBTQ+ Scorecard (mini-project volunteering)
With elections just around the corner, we’re helping voters learn more about the candidates and issues they’re voting on. We’re looking for politically-minded volunteers who want to help us research candidates and races. This will be part of a 501(c)3 nonprofit scorecard that will help voters see where candidates stand on LGBTQ+ issues like LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination protections, conversion therapy, same-sex marriage, health care access, and bodily autonomy for trans youth. What you’ll do: Research candidates current and past positions/action on LGBTQ+ issues and work with Aryn (our community organizer) to turn this information into a graphic.
Eager to help voters? Let’s chat!