Celebrating our volunteers

In celebration of Global Volunteer Month, we want to say thank you to the many individual volunteers and corporate partners who graciously give their time to make a difference in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro. We are grateful for our volunteers who give their energy to make a positive impact in our community. Thank you for being a part of our mission!

Mission Statement

Keep reading below to learn why so many members of the Omaha-Council Bluffs community choose to support UWM with their time and talents.

We are so grateful to the hundreds of people who roll up their sleeves and provide much-needed help for our nonprofit partners and the work they do. Our volunteers truly showcase the power of community and make a real impact in the metro area.

It is about helping those in need.  I had worked in an honorable industry of service above self for over 40 years, so for Terri and I, it is almost second nature and in our blood!

I so enjoyed volunteering at the Shine Bright last year. I was able to volunteer twice. The event was well organized, and I was given complete directions.


PayPal, Shine Bright Volunteer

I so enjoyed volunteering at the Shine Bright last year. I was able to volunteer twice. The event was well organized, and I was given complete directions. The CIRT process is so rewarding as a volunteer. I've been doing this for 10 years and would encourage anyone looking for a way to be more aware of what is happening in the community to get involved.

Kim Doyle

2022 Community Investment Review Team Volunteer

I re-started the junior cheer program for grades 2-8 after it had stalled with no leadership for a couple of years when my daughter was nine years old. It gave me the opportunity to leverage my past dance, cheer and pom experience and do something fun with her while giving back to the community. My step-daughter joined me as head coach and we led the program with 25 cheerleaders in the first year. Now the program has grown to include 5-6 volunteer coaches and over 60+ cheerleaders and growing.

Krissy Suski

UWM, Papillion Jr. Titan Cheer Organization Volunteer

I volunteer to be a part of making a potential lifesaving difference not only in our community, but on a national scale.

Meg Blue

UWM, Red Cross Volunteer

I volunteer because I have a heart for those who may need a friend and a mentor.

Pam Phillippe

UWM, Youth for Christ Volunteer

I was excited about the opportunity to work more directly with those in our community who have raised their hand to get more involved and create lasting change for our metro. This group is willing to give their time and talent and I'm very proud to be part of that.

Bekah Noxon

UWM, Emerging Leaders Volunteer

The Henry Doorly Zoo is a wonderful educational cause and has something for all ages. As one of the top attractions in the city and being voted as the #1 zoo in the nation, I am proud to volunteer for them.

Sheri Galde

UWM, Henry Doorly Zoo Volunteer

I love their mission of reducing food waste and putting food into hungry bellies rather than landfills. They truly work to spread the word about how we can all do our part to cut food waste in our community while helping get food to those who truly need it.

Carmen Steele

UWM, Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue Volunteer