Be a Volunteer

Volunteer Contact Info Form - Fill out, save & either PRINT to bring with you or EMAIL to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to first shift 

Important Information to know Prior to Signing Up 

What our Volunteers Receive
               
  • Meals (each shift of 4 hours or more, when cafes are open)
  • Free fountain beverages including choice of sodas, iced tea/lemonade, water
  • For Summer outdoor shifts: snacks & water brought to you, plus shade where possible
  • Orientation & training before event (for groups/group leaders) and/or on first shift
  • Certification of volunteer hours or stipend if desired
  • Preferred hiring for year-round LEC positions upon good performance
  • Satisfaction of making a difference in your community on our busy non-profit fairgrounds
Age Requirements
               
  • If you are under 19 years old, note your age when signing up so we can make sure we have you in an appropriate role 
  • Only sign up for volunteer shifts consistent with NE State law:
    • Minors aged 14 to 17 may work no more than eight hours a day nor more than 48 hours in a given week.
    • Fourteen and fifteen year olds may not engage in labor between the hours of 8:00pm and 6:00am.
    • 16 and 17 year olds may work as late as 10:00pm but still may not labor before 6:00am.
  • To bartend & serve alcohol, NE State law requires you to be 19 years or older.

 

Before your First Shift:
               
  • What to bring: We need all our Volunteers to please complete a Volunteer Contact Info Form available here and bring with at the start of your shift
  • What to wear: be prepared to be on your feet all day—comfy closed toe, non-slippery shoes, clean/non-holey jeans/khakis & shirt with no logos/graphics. Jacket, hat if might be outside.  If know working outside in the summer, you usually may wear mid-thigh or longer shorts.
    • You’ll receive any uniform needed and an escort to your work location if your first day.
  • Where to park: Usually in front of Lincoln Room nearest 84th Street to check in at the LEC office (see glass windows)
    • Don’t take parking spots at the door, they are for visitors. 
    • We’ll let you know if need to check in somewhere else.
  • Check-in: Come into our office to check in with a LEC manager to get clocked in correctly and take your info form.

 

Things you May do:
               

Note: Tasks will vary between events & often change throughout each shift. All are easy to learn and you'll be paired with LEC staff for training.

  • Café Front of House- Cashier, Counter Service, Drinks
  • Café Back of House- Sandwich Wrapping, Cleaning, Dishes
  • Café Prep- Stocking, Food Prep
  • Parking- Direct Traffic, Assist Pedestrians, Guide to Parking Spots & Exits
  • Cleaning- Sweeping, Trash Pick-up, Empty Garbage Cans, Wipe Tables, Vacuum
  • Operations-Tape carpet/cords, Door Monitors, Clean Bleachers, Run stock between cafes, help with misc. setup/teardown duties (light physical work)

 

 

 

Paid Volunteer Fundraiser Opportunities 

Info for Youth Organizations
               

We're pleased to provide area youth organizations fundraising opportunities.

Youth organizations with kids between 6th to 12th grade can volunteer as a group with adult supervision and earn a rate of $12.00/hour/youth group member. Adult supervisors’ hours will not count towards funds earned unless actively able to perform a task alongside the youth. We will provide 1 check made out to your organization after each event on a bi-weekly basis. 

Adults are required to supervise their youth group members based on their age so we can keep everyone safe and productive:                 

Middle School Youth Groups

  • Require a minimum 3:1 supervisor ratio
    • For every 3 youth an Adult 21+ year old must be present
    • Adult Supervisor must be actively with their group of 3 kids for the duration of the volunteer shift
    • Adult Supervisor will be responsible for helping guide the kids through their assigned tasks, as well as for general supervision of the group

High School Youth Groups

  • Require a 6:1 supervisor ratio
    • For every 6 youth an Adult 21+ year old must be present
    • Adult Supervisor must be actively with their group of 6 teens for the duration of the volunteer shift
    • Adult Supervisor will be responsible for helping guide the teens through their assigned tasks, as well as for general supervision of the group

Click here to fill out our Volunteer Contact Info Form to bring with at the start of your groups first shift.

 

 

 

Info for Adult Non-profit Organizations
               

We also provide fundraising opportunities to area non-profit adult groups. Gather your group and sign up for volunteer slots with us and make a difference for both your organization and ours. 

IMPORTANT: Be sure your group members include a consistent group name in Signup Genius after their name and each turns in a signed Volunteer Contact form before their first shift designating their volunteer pay goes to your group.

We offer 2 great options for your non-profit group:

Large Groups

  • Require a minimum 20 shifts filled
    • Your Group can earn $1000 + $5 per volunteer hour worked in FREE space rental and facility services which can include:
      • Food & beverage, room rental, room set-up
  • May be used for a function as your group desires: fundraiser, meeting, banquet, training, etc.
  • Our Event Planning staff will work with you on details for your event

Smaller Groups

  • No minimum shifts required—your new year-round fundraiser!
    • Earn a rate of $12.00/hour/group member
    • We will provide 1 check made out to your organization on a bi-weekly basis
    • Encourage your group members to get on our “shifts available” weekly emails with departments they are interested in working in to grab shifts all year round.
    • If your group prefers to always work together in pairs or larger groupings, let our Recruiting Manager Sue Morrison know and she’ll find the right shifts/departments where this is possible.  Sue can be reached at 402-441-1823 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Click here for our Volunteer Contact Info Form to bring with at start of your groups first shift.

 

 

 

Info for Individual Volunteers (no organizational affiliation)
               

We appreciate the help from all individual volunteers, even if you are not coming out in connection with a youth group or other non-profit organization. We're happy to have you join us for volunteer shifts, either with or without receiving a stipend.  Maybe you need certification of hours--we are happy to provide this on your form or ours.

We offer a stipend of $12/hour to all volunteers upon request—let us know your preference on the Volunteer Contact Info Form  before you start your first shift & its very important to check in with a manager to track your time. Individuals who work a 4-hour shift on any given day, will receive a free meal for use that day along with other benefits listed on this page. 

Of course, any individual volunteer may choose to forego the stipend as well and you’ll quickly become a valued member of the LEC family proud to be giving back to our community as a non-profit fairgrounds.  We need help 24/7/365!

If you like volunteering and would like to explore a part-time or full-time position, know that volunteers with experience get preference in hiring.  Just let your LEC manager know you are interested to start this process. Current openings are available here.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Service

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