Volunteer Opportunities

VAS offers many options for volunteers.  Find the one that fits you best by clicking on the options below.

The office assistant assumes a variety of duties that may include:

  • Scheduling appointments
  • Answering phones, routing calls, and taking messages
  • Assisting staff with administrative duties
  • Distributing incoming mail and preparing outgoing mail
  • Recording incoming checks and donations
  • Maintaining the front desk area and keeping it clean and free from clutter
  • Greeting the public and referring them to appropriate staff members

Event Assistants attend health/senior fairs and educate businesses and community organizations on the services offered by VAS.

Medicare counselors provide objective, accurate, and confidential assistance to Medicare beneficiaries by appointment in the VAS office, at locations where seniors gather, or at local businesses. New volunteers complete a two-day initial training, with a one-day update training held each spring and fall for existing volunteers. Beyond that, volunteers choose their level of involvement.

These volunteers educate businesses and community organizations on Medicare programs. Those wishing to be educators must be comfortable speaking to large groups, and attend the same training as Medicare counselors.

Volunteers will assist seniors with their Homestead Exemption applications, relieving them from some or all of their property taxes. Events are arranged with the Douglas County Assessor's office and held throughout Omaha, March through June. Volunteers must be able to use a calculator and be good with numbers.

Volunteers assist the court in monitoring the financial assets of children, seniors and others in guardianship and conservatorship matters. Volunteer Court Auditors review the required annual accounting forms submitted to the court by guardians and conservators to verify the accuracy of accounts, fees charged to the estate, appropriateness of sales and purchases, and the depletion rate of the estate’s assets. This opportunity is ideal for someone with an accounting background or an aptitude for working with numbers and a desire to assist the court in determining if the finances of vulnerable individuals are being managed in their best interest.