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Community Service

Our recreation centers depend heavily on volunteers. Most centers accept volunteers for the following areas: hobby and special interests, homework assistance, food security, facility care, program support and special events

Therapeutic Programs, Recreation for People with Special Needs: Assist individuals so they may actively engage in the activities. Your support and encouragement will help them improve their physical, cognitive and social skills through recreation, play and activities. Year-round opportunity at various locations.
  • Easterday Recreation Center, 6130 Adams St.
    Kerry Zingg, 402-441-7877, kzingg@lincoln.ne.gov
  • Day Structure Program #1 for adults with mental health issues, 6130 Adams St.
    Debra Williams, 402-441-7901, dwilliams@lincoln.ne.gov
  • Programs for People with Special Needs, 6130 Adams St.
    Kerry Zingg, 402-441-7877, kzingg@lincoln.ne.gov
Special Olympics
Lincoln Parks and Recreation’s Lincoln Shooting Stars Special Olympics team practices for competitions in basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, flag football, roller skating, swimming, track & field, and volleyball. We also offer the Young Athletes program for ages 2-7. Coaches, assistants, peer helpers, scrimmage players, time keepers, and general supervision. Year-round opportunity at various locations. Volunteers are needed for coach assistants, Unified Partners, practice assistants and general supervision. Year-round opportunities at various locations. Call (402) 441-7877 for more information.

Public Pools Volunteer Opportunities

Locations: Various pools in the city.
Contact Name: Holly Lewis
Contact Phone: 402-441-7960
Contact email: hlewis@lincoln.ne.gov
More Information on Pools

Swim and Dive Teams: Assist the swim or dive team coach with practice, run drills, develop skills, supervise practice. Seven-week, Monday through Friday, summer program at most public pool locations/
Swim or Dive Meets : If you can carry paper, write, staple, time, or sort, we have a volunteer opportunity for you at one of our eight weekly or two All-City meets each summer. Swim meets Saturday mornings or Wednesday evening; dive meets Thursday evenings.

Team Sports Volunteer Opportunities

Locations: Various parks and recreation centers
Contact Name: Kent Stiles
Contact Phone: 402-441-8271
Contact email: kstiles@lincoln.ne.gov
More Information on Team Sports

Youth Sports Coaches

Volunteer coaches are vital to the success of our youth sports programs. Coaching a youth team usually requires only an eight-week commitment. Practices normally begin two weeks prior to the start of games and then a six-week season. Coaching opportunities are available for:

NFL Flag Football: Grades K-6. years old. Games are played on week night evenings in early fall. Practices are scheduled by the coach.
Girls Basketball : Grades: 1-8. Games are played on Saturday mornings in early fall. The team sports staff work with coaches to arrange a convenient practice time and location.
Boys Basketball : Grades 1-8. Games played Saturday monrings in early winter. The team sports staff work with coaches to arrange a convenient practice time and location.

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