Indoor work: Winter’s grip doesn’t affect construction at Habitat for Humanity Omaha, so don’t let the elements stop you. For the next several weeks, the focus will be on indoor projects. No experience is required. Register to volunteer at habitatomaha.org/volunteer. Groups should contact Tammie Dodge, Habitat Omaha’s director of volunteer services, at email@example.com.
FrogWatch: Fontenelle Forest needs volunteers for the local FrogWatch USA chapter. FrogWatch USA is an association of zoo and aquarium citizen science programs designed for long-term monitoring of frog and toad populations. The program has the ability to collect more data, over a larger area, than a single researcher or even a group of researchers. Fontenelle Forest will host a training session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, 1111 Bellevue Blvd. North in Bellevue. Participants will learn how to identify Nebraska frogs and toads. This is a family-friendly volunteer opportunity, but training is for participants 16 and older. Volunteers are encouraged to monitor their locations at least twice a week from March into August beginning one-half hour after sunset. For questions or to become a FrogWatch volunteer, contact Cori Tejral at fontenelleforestfrogwatch@gmail.
Health center: The Douglas County Health Center needs volunteers for the information desk and in the gift shop. They are needed every day for the information desk and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in the gift shop. Special skills aren’t needed, but being a people person and enjoying socialization are important. Training is provided, and a background check is done. The health center is at 42nd Street and Woolworth Avenue. To volunteer or to ask questions, contact Sabra Mackey at 402-444-5394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spot storms: Anyone interested in becoming a trained storm spotter is invited to volunteer with Heartland React for the 2013 storm season. Members provide radio communications for events such as parades, bike rides and walks. They also provide communication services during emergencies as requested by Sarpy and Douglas County emergency management officials and local law enforcement agencies. New recruit training will be Saturday at the Douglas County Emergency Management Agency Emergency Operations Center at the Omaha-Douglas County Civic Center, 1819 Farnam St. in Omaha. To register for training, visit heartlandreact.com or call 402-965-1222.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax with World-Herald News Service