Volunteer For A Cause
|Chair||Kim Songster, Administrator, General & Acute Care Surgery|
|Co-Chair||Maria Tecos, House Officer, General Surgery|
|Reagan Huber, APP, Transplant Surgery|
|Quan Ly, MD, Professor of Surgery, Surgical Oncology|
|Joshua Mammen, MD, Professor & Chief, Surgical Oncology|
|Ashley McClain, Administrative Business Associate, General Surgery|
|Kimberly McLaughlin, Administrative Program Coordinator, Department of Surgery|
|Jessica Shank, MD, Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology|
|Jeannie Thomas, Administrative Business Associate, General Surgery|
💚 Green Light Items Approved
Future Volunteer Opportunities
Upcoming Volunteer Events
August 6th – Volunteer Event at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo
We are planning a new volunteer event at the zoo on August 6th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This event is their Zoo Food Storage Days which involves preserving fresh, leafy branches for animals to enjoy throughout the winter. By volunteering, you and your family will also be able to stay and enjoy the zoo afterwards for the day. Bring water, sunscreen, gloves, and clothing appropriate for working outdoors. Some extra pruners will be available but please bring your own if you have them. To sign up, please email either Kim Songster or Ashley McClain by July 15 so that we can get a lists of our volunteers to the Zoo in advance. Volunteers for this event must be 13 years of age. If you have children under 13 you would like to bring and volunteer, the zoo will set up a separate activity for us on that same day to accommodate younger children. Please notify Ashley McClain who will work on organizing this secondary activity.
Academic Association of Surgical Administrators - Surgery Gives Event - San Diego
Donations are excepted by September 30, 2022
Past Volunteer Events
Successful Food Drive in May/June for the Food Bank of the Heartland– 2nd Division vs. Division Competition
Surgical Oncology took the trophy for the second time with our Food Drive for the Food Bank of the Heartland! Overall our entire department brought in $980 in monetary donations for the Food Bank and brought in over 75 food items to donate. We still have some donations trickling in and the website is still active for anyone still wishing to donate.
Surgical Oncology – 357 points
We will have an occasional Division vs. Division competition annually so all divisions have a chance to house the traveling trophy for a period of time.
Overall, we collected some miscellaneous clothing items along with:
We had a group of 20 volunteers from the Department of Surgery that participated in the Open Door Mission “Feeding the Multitudes” event on November 20th to provide a Thanksgiving meal withal the fixings to those in need. We also had a few
Here are some pictures of some of our faculty/staff volunteering in November:
The Department of Surgery also participated in the Nebraska Medicine Social Work office Adopt-a-Family event in November and raised $940 to help some families out for the holidays. The generous donations from faculty and staff in the Department
Colleagues in the Department of Surgery got together on October 15, 2021 to put together “Go Bags” for the Homeless as part of the AASA Surgery Gives Event (part of the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators annual virtual conference held in October). Tracy Rheault led this effort to collect donations in advance of needed items such as socks, scarves, gloves, toothbrush/toothpaste kits, hand sanitizers, lip balm, deodorant and other personal care items along with a few snacks. We received many generous donations from the College of Dentistry, Nebraska Medicine, and many of our Surgery faculty and staff that we were able to put together 200 bags. These were donated to the Open Door Mission to give out as Halloween trick or treat “Go Bags” filled with items to help the homeless.