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Arc of Platte County   

Columbus Family Resource Center - 30

20 18th Street Suite 9

Contact: Tammy Augustine - Program Coordinator

For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families

Volunteer Opportunities:

-Pals and Play Respite Days - Volunteers needed to provide one-on-one support to kids with developmental disabilities one Sunday afternoon per month from 1-4 p.m.

-Parents for Parents - Volunteers provide supervision for kids while parents meet.  This will most likely be a week night, possibly 6-8 p.m. 

Ph: 402-563-1699


Big Pals-Little Pals 

Columbus Family Resource Center - 3020 18th Street Suite 10

Contact: Executive Director Andrea Holly

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed to mentor the youth in our program.  The Volunteers and youth spend time together doing activities they enjoy own their own schedule.Volunteers are asked to meet weekly with their mentee for at least one year. 

Ph: 402-563-1081


Boy Scouts of America   

Contact: Tracy Brandt

Youth development and leadership

Volunteer Opportunity

There are various opportunities to volunteer with the Scouts!  The Petah La Shauro District encompasses all Boy Scout programs in Platte, Nance, Boone and Colfax counties in Nebraska.  Volunteer unit leaders for both Cub Scout Packs and Scouts BSA are always needed.  Also needed are members of our District Committee which is our volunteer leadership team that oversees district operations. 

Ph: 402-640-8236



2610 14th Street

Contact: Executive Director Susie Jarecki

Court Appointed Special Advocates representing the best interests of children of abuse and neglect in juvenile court

Volunteer Opportunity

CASA Connection volunteers are trained to advocate in the best interest of abused and neglected children that have been forced into the foster care system through no fault of their own.  No legal background is required, all training is provided by the program staff.  Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age and able to pass a background check. 

Ph: 402-563-4944


Center For Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault    

3103 13th Street, P.O. Box 42

Contact: Lia Grant

Domestic violence shelter and crisis counseling

Volunteer Opportunity

CLICK HERE for the "Volunteer" page on the Center for Survivors website

Ph: 402-564-2155


Centro Hispano

Columbus Family Resource Center - 3020 18th Street Suite 7

Contact: Karina Perez, Executive Director

GED and pre-GED classes, immigration services

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers 15 years and over are needed to tutor students.  Bilingual is a plus!  Tutors are needed for four subjects: Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts.  Volunteers can also help with the Get Out to Vote campaign, which is all about voter education and the importance of voting.

Ph: 402-564-2110


Columbus Area Transit   

1058 28th Avenue Box 1677

Contact: Karen Dvorak

Reserved bus transportation

ph: 402-564-9293


Columbus Family Y   

3912 38th Street

Contact: Executive Director Corey Briggs

Focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility

Ph: 402-564-9477


Emergency Relief  

Columbus Family Resource Center - 3020 18th Street Suite 18

Contact: Director Jan Zurcher

Emergency financial assistance

Ph: 402-564-4184


Girls Scouts Spirit of Nebraska    


1570 33rd Avenue

Contact: Misty Lawrence

Youth development and leadership


Ph: 402-564-8822


Platte County Food Pantry   

Columbus Family Resource Center - 3020 18th Street Suite 13

Director - Donna Epley

Emergency Food Assistance

M-W-F  10 a.m to 11:30 a.m.

T-Th  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, including information taker, picking up donations from stores, and working at keeping product ready to distribute.  Volunteers are asked to be mature and able to think for themselves while taking instructions. 

Ph: 402-563-4544


Platte Valley Literacy Association   

Columbus Family Resource Center - 3020 18th Street Suite 2

Contact: Mary Wiegand, Executive Director

Literacy, ESL, GED.  Also offers citizenship and Spanish language classes.

Volunteer Opportunity

CLICK HERE for the "Volunteer" page of Platte Valley Literacy

Ph: 402-562-1432


Student Health   

Columbus Family Resource Center - 3020 18th Street Suite 18

Contact: Jan Zurcher

Financial assistance for eye, dental and medical care for youth

Ph: 402-564-4184


TeamMates-Columbus Chapter   

3220 25th Street

Contact: Directors Tricia Faust and Hope Freshour

Mentoring program for youth

Volunteer Opportunity

TeamMates volunteers spend one class or luinch period with a student each week at the child's school throughout the school year.  The mentor/mentee pair can do a variety of fun things together such as play games, do crafts, shoot hoops, or just sit and talk. 

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and graduated from high school and pass reference, criminal, and child abuse checks.



Youth For Christ     

2809 13th Street

Contact: Katie Loseke

Free services through five programs for every kid in very circumstance

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteers are needed to work directly with student, as intercessors with prayer, financial partners, and help in our office with tasks such as our monthly mailings.  Where ever your gifts and talents lie, you make an eternal difference in a young persons life.

Ph: 402-564-3700