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:
Give to Lincoln Day Tower Square Tabling – May 26th, 10 am – 2 pm
To celebrate Give to Lincoln Day, OutNebraska will be having a table at Tower Square in Lincoln on May 26th! We are looking for volunteers to work at the table which will be up from 10-2. There will be two shifts: 10-12 and 12-2. Please fill out this short form to let me know of your interest and which shift you are available. Contact lauren@outnebraska.org with any questions.
Prides:
For every Pride, you will join OutNebraska at a booth, talk to people as they come by, AND get a free OutNebraska t-shirt. Check out the options around the state below (ordered by date).
Panhandle Pride, Scottsbluff – June 4, 10:30am – 3:30pm MT, 2 shifts
Join us at Panhandle Pride! We are looking for 2 volunteers to join us at the OutNebraska booth. Panhandle Pride is held at Frank Park in Scottsbluff. Sign up here.
Hastings Pride, Hastings – June 11, 1:30pm – 6:30pm CT, 2 shifts
Join us for the Hastings Pride festival! We are looking for 4 volunteers to join us at the OutNebraska booth. Hastings Pride is held at Highland Park in Hastings. Sign up here.
Star-City Pride, Lincoln – June 17-18, 6 shifts
Join us for Star-City Pride! We are participating in the Friday festival from 4-9pm, Saturday parade from 9:30am-12pm, and Saturday festival from 12pm-8pm. We are looking for 10 volunteers to table with us and 10 volunteers to walk with us in the parade (you can do both!). Sign up here.
Heartland Pride, Omaha – July 15-16, 5 shifts
Join us for Heartland Pride! We will have a booth at Youth Pride from 6-10pm on July 15 and a booth at the all-ages festival from 12:30-6:30pm. We are looking for 10 volunteers to help us table. Sign up here.
Statewide:
Raise the Wage signature collection
OutNebraska is a coalition partner with Raise the Wage Nebraska. Together, we’re working to raise the minimum wage in Nebraska to encourage economic growth, help our communities can thrive, and ensure that we all care paid enough to care for ourselves and our loved ones. Join in and collect signatures in your community.
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 200 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.

 

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!
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!