COVID-19 Creates New Opportunities to Volunteer and Show Compassion

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today said the COVID-19 pandemic is spurring a greater interest in volunteering, and she promoted new nonprofit volunteering opportunities now available for those who want to safely share their time and energy:

  • Nebraska Impact has organized a portal for connecting people with opportunities to volunteer with or donate to Lincoln organizations. Volunteers can choose “COVID-19” under “select a category.” The site can be found at NEvolunteers.com/lincoln.
  • UNL’s Center for Civic Engagement allows volunteers to sign up for opportunities to serve with nonprofit organizations in COVID-19-related work at unl.givepulse.com. This effort is open to all members of the community.

Links to these efforts are also available at covid19.lincoln.ne.gov.