Community Challenges are one time service-learning opportunities that connect University of Nebraska students with local non-profit organizations and recognize national and international days of service. Experiences range from 2 to 4 hours in length and are offered at a variety of times throughout the semester. Students sign up for an event that fits into their schedule.
1) Respond to an unmet need in the community.
2) Provide service opportunities to connect University of Nebraska students with the Lincoln Community.
Current Community Challenges include:
- Lend a Hand; Feel the Glove
- 9/11 National Day of Service
- Lincoln Can (food drive for the Food Bank of Lincoln in November)
- MLK Day of Service
- Cesar Chavez Day of Service
- Red/Card Green Card
Register here for Community Challenges
Additional Opportunities are those one-time events such as an organization’s fundraising event or special activity where an organization needs additional people to assist in providing for a successful event. Additionally, throughout the academic year, there are several campus-wide community service events. Some simply raise awareness about community unmet needs, and others are actual service projects. Past Additional Opportunities have included:
- The Big Event (campus-wide day of service in April, organized by ASUN)
- Safe Quarters (Friendship Home’s annual fundraising campaign)
- Huskers Helping the Homeless (Matt Talbot Fundraiser)
- Service-Learning Fair (informational fair involving community partners)
Click here for the most current listing of service opportunities
Student Consultations Service-Learning Staff members are available to assist students in finding service opportunities that fit their needs and meets unmet community need. Additionally, student staff members can assist groups in organizing, implementing and evaluating their community service-learning activities and/or projects. Students may ask questions about community service-learning opportunities by phone, e-mail, or walk-in.