Get Involved

There are lots opportunities to support resettled refugees!  Especially in Omaha, a city that receives hundreds of new arrivals each year.

Please click the Volunteer Guide link for the best ways to get started.

Local Opportunities

Omaha Refugee Day

World Refugee Day (WRD) is the largest refugee event in Omaha each year.  Globally WRD is celebrated June 20th.  Locally, Omaha celebrates on the closest Saturday to June 20th.  This event is a chance to learn about refugees in Omaha and hear their amazing stories at Joslyn Art Museum (sponsored by the Omaha Refugee Task Force).

Restoring Dignity Omaha

Volunteer your time and/or resources to help Omaha refugee families facing particular hardships find comfort and solace in their new homes.  Wonderful one-day volunteer opportunity – but you’ll want to come back again!

New American Arts Festival

This festival includes workshops, performances, art displays, fashion, artist vendors, food vendors, music, interaction, and more.  Mentors from the local art scene are always appreciated.

Refugee Empowerment Center

Resettling and empowering refugees to become self-sufficient through direct services and educational programs.

Lutheran Family Services

Service provider for refugees in Nebraska that builds and strengthens family, individual, and community life.

Benson Area Refugee Task Force

A collaboration of individuals, organizations, and houses of faith in the Benson neighborhood founded to make a difference in the lives of refugee neighbors.

New Americans Task Force

A network of public and private organizations and community members dedicated to supporting New Americans in the Lincoln, Nebraska community.