RISE

2020 Quarter 1 Volunteer Update

By Chantal Randall, Volunteer Relations Manager

The RISE Community of Builders, Volunteers, and Staff are some of the toughest people we know. Our relationships with each other have been rooted in empathy and hope amid great adversity. Because of this, it was no surprise to us that so many volunteers quickly responded to the call to serve Builders in unique ways amidst the COVID-19 Crisis!

As staff and Builders learn to navigate this new, temporary "normal", we are working on creative ways to keep everyone connected. An immediate way to support Builders, both on the inside and out, is to share any words of encouragement that are put on your heart via email with us. We will make sure to pass them on to the Builders! Volunteers have also offered to review Builders' resumes and personal statements online and provide feedback. We are hoping to have this underway at the end of April as Builders are completing these assignments. We are also exploring having volunteers record career-specific tutorials for our in-prison classes. Stay tuned!

RISE has established an Emergency Reentry Fund in anticipation of providing assistance to our graduates that have returned to the community or who are returning amid this turbulent time. Reentry in itself is a crisis. Trying to transition successfully during a worldwide crisis is unchartered and twice as challenging. RISE will continue to aid returning Builders with 'business-as-usual" services, while being equipped and aware of the special needs of our Builders that are sure to arise as time goes by during this COVID -19 crisis. 

As mentioned above, RISE is a community and we have to take care of all parts of the whole to be healthy. That includes you as a RISE volunteer! We couldn’t do this work without you. Please join us for RISE and Shine Online: Zoom Edition Friday mornings at 8 am and RISE Reads book club! We look forward to connecting with you, especially during this time of isolation and social distancing.

Thank you in advance for your continued support and patience. Be safe, be well.

Email Chantal

August 2021

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RISE & Shine - Lincoln

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Mo Java Cafe | 2649 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and recap our events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!
*Bonus! There's free parking in the back!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Thursday, August 5, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine - Omaha

Friday, August 6, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

RISE & Shine - Lincoln

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Mo Java Cafe | 2649 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and recap our events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!
*Bonus! There's free parking in the back!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Thursday, August 12, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine - Omaha

Friday, August 13, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Virtual Modified Coaching Event

Monday, August 16, 2021Saturday, August 21, 2021
Online Volunteering

Coaching Days are an opportunity for our Builders to receive feedback on resumes, personal statements, and interview skills. However, because of precautions in place due to COVID-19, RISE has created a self-paced, at-home Modified Coaching Event for volunteers to keep providing such important help to our program participants!

For this Modified Coaching Event, volunteers will be assigned a RISE Builder via private RISE Coaching Portal, where they will review a personal statement, cover letter, resume, and beginning phase of business ideation. While reviewing these crucial pieces of RISE's program (and the reentry process), volunteers will submit honest feedback via a guided online Google Form.

Important things you should know:
- This is roughly a 2-3 hour time commitment, however, it is all self-paced and can be done from the comfort of your own home.
- You will need computer access to complete this volunteer opportunity. Unfortunately, this opportunity is not optimal from your mobile device.
- There is a hard completion date deadline of August 21st, 2021.
- There are no prerequisites to volunteer for the Modified Coaching Event! If you have ever spent time in the workforce, you're qualified!

RISE & Shine - Lincoln

Tuesday, August 17, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Mo Java Cafe | 2649 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and recap our events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!
*Bonus! There's free parking in the back!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Thursday, August 19, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine - Omaha

Friday, August 20, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

RISE & Shine - Lincoln

Tuesday, August 24, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Mo Java Cafe | 2649 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and recap our events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!
*Bonus! There's free parking in the back!

RISE & Shine ONLINE! via Zoom

Thursday, August 26, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Zoom

Join us for RISE & Shine Online! Hop on every Thursday between 8 and 9am and say hello!

This casual, online gathering is where staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

Request the Zoom link under the Related Links below!

RISE & Shine - Omaha

Friday, August 27, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
1818 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68102
US

Join us for RISE & Shine at The Bike Union and Coffee!

This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and tell you all about our programs and events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some casual community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! Start your 'casual Friday' off right with us! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!

RISE & Shine - Lincoln

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
8:00 am9:00 am
Mo Java Cafe | 2649 N 48th St, Lincoln, NE 68504

RISE & Shine is coming back to Lincoln, Nebraska! This casual, open-table gathering is where our staff loves to meet new people, catch up with volunteers, answer questions, and recap our events! If you've ever been curious about RISE's work or would just like some community time with staff and past volunteers, this is a great way to connect! No RSVP needed! We'd love to see you!
*Bonus! There's free parking in the back!