Get Involved

w

Share Your Expertise

Are you passionate about your career? Our student leaders would love to interview you and learn more about it. Or, come to one of our quarterly networking events to meet and engage with students eager to know more about the professional world.

Lend A Hand

We need event volunteers, tutors, and occasional presenters. If you have skills you want to share, let us know and we’ll find a place for you.

Connect Us

Do you know a business that we could get in touch with? Are you part of a group that would love to hear more? Put us in touch.

Help Us Grow

Bring your friends and collegues to our program and fundraising events. Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media and watch our students reach their goals. Want to know about where Lead Up is headed? Let’s have coffee and we’ll tell you more.

Have skills you want to share?

Let us know and we’ll find a place for you.

8 + 3 =

Current Volunteer Needs:

Event Volunteer(s)

If you love the details and fun of party or event planning, connecting with people, and are excited about seeing Lincoln’s young people thrive, you are the person we’re looking for.

Lead Up is seeking volunteers to form an event committee to assist with the planning and implementation of our fall pumpkin bash to be held in October and/or the third annual Hops for Hope in early November.

Ready to party? Email us at volunteer@leadupus.org

Career Profile Subject(s)

 A workplace visit is a powerful way to help students explore careers and gain insight into just what is required to make it in your business or industry. Who knows? You might be connecting with your future protégée.

 Two of our student leaders, accompanied by a staff member, will sit down with you at your location for the interview. It’s quick – generally about 30 minutes; and you will receive a list of questions in advance.

 Fun and Easy. Email us at volunteer@leadupus.org to schedule your interview.

How About Becoming A Tutor?

Volunteer tutors are a key component in the Lead Up Program, helping students advance their academic learning and prepare for the challenges of college.

Tutor Role:

  • Assist with homework completion.
  • Coach and prepare students to successfully complete tests or projects.
  • Help students develop tools and strategies that help them become effective, independent learners.
  • Build student self-esteem and motivation.

Participation Requirements:

  • Commit to a full semester of participation as a tutor, preferably setting aside 1.5 hours per week.
  • Communicate regularly with the program leadership – particularly the AmeriCorps Program Specialists.
  • Document tutoring time.

Desirable Qualities:

  • Patient and flexible.
  • Tolerant and respectful of others differences.
  • Subject specific or broad knowledge of high school level subjects.

Benefits:

  • Personal fulfillment through contribution to community and individuals.
  • Satisfaction of helping someone mature, progress and achieve academic and life goals.
  • Connection to a community of life-long learners and leaders committed to changing lives and strengthening communities through eduction and access.

When & Where?

 

Tutors work alongside Lead Up staff members at North Star High School:

5801 North 33rd Street

Students are welcomed:

Tuesdays from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Wed & Thurs from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Ready to Tutor?

Complete the application.

Or Perhaps You’re Interested in an AmeriCorps Position?

“National Service coupled with education awards…can help young people gain skills and contribute to society without accumulating excessive debt. It gives them a means to develop job skills and discover career paths.”

~ Tae Yoo

Member Duties:

AmeriCorps members facilitate college and career exploration through a structured program of extracurricular activities. Members will recruit, train and support community volunteers, facilitate tutoring and academic enrichment activities, and plan and carry out career and community service events. Members will work closely with a variety of people including Lead Up’s professional staff, community investors, and teachers and administrators in Lead Up partner schools. They are fist and foremost role models and coaches for students who are planning their future and developing their leadership capacity.

Service Description:

AmeriCorps members support Lead Up’s efforts to prepare underrepresented students to graduate from high school and successfully enter college and career.

Program Benefits:

Full-time members will receive a living stipend of $12,530.00 and earn an Education Award of $5,815.00 upon successful completion of service. 

Other benefits include training, health coverage, forbearance on qualifying student loans and childcare assistance if eligible.

Interested?

Please send your resume and a note about whay you are interested to volunteer@leadupus.org.

Or an AmeriCorps VISTA Position?

“VISTA volunteers stand ready to serve at the request of every community and every neighborhood, every organization and institution, which joins the war against poverty.”

~ President Lyndon B Johnson

Member Duties:

VISTA members will serve as Development Associates. In this role, they will use their talents and creativity to recruit and develop volunteers and partners, contribute to the agency’s strategic marketing and communication efforts, and engage in developing revenue by establishing relationships with foundations, corporations, and individuals and planning and executing events.

Service Description:

VISTA members help build the capacity of organizations that are working to alleviate poverty all across the country. Being an AmeriCorps VISTA member is about making a tangible difference for communities and individuals dealing with some of our Nation’s biggest challenges: poverty, inequity, homelessness, and lack of access to education.

Program Benefits:

Full-time members will receive a living stipend of $12,3120.00 and earn an Education Award of $6,095.00 upon successful completion of service.

Other benefits include training, health coverage, forbearance on qualifying student loans and childcare assistance if eligible.

Interested?

Please send your resume and a note about whay you are interested to volunteer@leadupus.org.