How you can get involved with a non-profit organization

On Friday, April 17, we will be hosting our annual Big DREAM Weekend Fundraiser, which is our largest and most important fundraiser of the year. As many of you probably know, DREAM is a non-profit organization that provides at-risk youth in the Omaha area after-school and mentoring programs. Our programs are designed to provide youth with a safe and comfortable environment where they’re empowered to learn and grow as individuals. We have made a great impact on the Omaha youth for 13 years. 

Obviously, this would not be the case without the help and support of many. Many people wonder how they can make an impact in their community, and one way you can do this is by getting involved with non-profit organizations. Helping non-profits is a great way to stand up for the causes that matter to you, as well as make a lasting difference. Here are some great ways you can get involved in non-profit organizations, including how you can make a difference here at DREAM!

 How individuals can make a difference - Volunteering

One way individuals can make a difference in non-profit organizations is by volunteering! This is one of the most popular ways to get involved, and when volunteering, you are able to see first-hand the impacting effects! Every non-profit is different, so there are many different options when it comes to volunteering. 

Not only does volunteering directly help the associated organization, but it gives other benefits to you as well. When you take time out of your day to volunteer, your self-esteem is boosted, you are able to network with others, you feel better, and it is very purposeful. 

At DREAM, there are a number of ways you can volunteer. Here are some ways how: 

  • Join our after-school support team
  • Join our group mentoring team
  • Join our tutoring team
  • Join our summer programming support team
  • Join our athletic support team
  • Join our event support team

To become a DREAM volunteer, please fill out this form! 

How else you can make a difference

Another way you can help a non-profit out is by donating or becoming a sponsor. By donating money, nonprofits are able to better fulfill their purpose. Although donating money may not always be doable, or something we want to do, it does come with some benefits! By doing so, you are able to support important causes, feel satisfied with yourself and your spending, and be eligible for tax deductions as well. 

At DREAM, there are many ways you can donate. We offer exclusive sponsorship opportunities to businesses in the Omaha area, as well as accept generous donations from any individual or business. To learn more about becoming a corporate sponsor for our Big DREAM Weekend Fundraiser, or to make a donation, click here.  

Getting involved with non-profit organizations not only benefits the organizations themselves, but helps individuals gain a sense of purpose and self-comfort. By volunteering and donating to nonprofits, you can make a lasting difference in your community!

At DREAM, we are very grateful for all of our wonderful volunteers, donors and sponsors who have shaped what our organization is today. With your help, we are able to make a big impact in the Omaha community. We are looking forward to seeing you on April 17 for Big DREAM Weekend!