Good Friday Brunch VolunteersAt the heart of Open Door Mission is its volunteers. You, your family, your co-workers or your church can help hungry and homeless men, women and children. Working hand in hand, members of the community can make a difference at Open Door Mission.

Click the Sign Up Now button below to complete your 60-minute volunteer orientation and tour, available:

  • Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Orientation is located on Open Door Mission’s Campus Permanent Supportive Housing Community Room #124 2205 E Locust Street Omaha, NE 68110

ALL volunteer opportunities for serving at the Lydia House, at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center, and during Meal Times require completion of volunteer orientation and tour and a monthly commitment of 2 hours for 6 months.

Click here to view samples of Regular Volunteer Opportunities »

Click here to view Opportunities to Volunteer From Home »

Urgent Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Orientation and Tour NOT required for below volunteer positions. 

Volunteers Needed for Summer Smiles

This summer, we are looking for volunteers who want to spend time with and encourage children. Come to play video games with teens, do arts and crafts with children, and more on Tuesday or Thursday nights!

Volunteers Needed for Community Picnic

Saturday, August 11 Help Open Door Mission throw a Community Picnic, complete with food, carnival games, music, and Back to School Physicals for near homeless individuals and families.

Volunteers Needed for Love Your Neighbor Gala

Want to get involved in Open Door Mission’s Annual Love Your Neighbor Gala? We are looking for volunteers to help us prepare for this event throughout the summer, and would love YOUR help!

Volunteers Needed for S.O.S. – Walk-Ins Welcome

Open Door Mission needs your help to hang up clothing for the poor and needy that come to our Family Outreach & Donation Centers for assistance.  The racks are being emptied as fast as we can fill them!  YOU can empower families to remain in their own homes and prevent homelessness.  No need to sign up – walk-ins are welcome!  See below for more information and available hours.

Volunteers Needed for Food Preparation – Walk-Ins Welcome!

Monday-Friday from 9-11 a.m. or 2-4 p.m., Walk-Ins are welcome to come to assist with food preparation in our kitchen.  This could include preparing sandwiches, making sack lunches, assisting with food preparations for upcoming meals, or cleaning up the kitchen.

Click here for more information and to sign up » 

Build a Volunteer Team

Have a team of people who want to volunteer? At Open Door Mission, your volunteer team can help in two ways.

  • Cafeteria Teams — Teams of seven to 12 people help with meal preparation, serving, and cleanup.
  • Banquet Teams — Teams of 25 to 30 help with meal preparation, serving and cleanup, as well as serve our clients as they sit down. This is a wonderful way to show love and dignity to those who need it most.

Teams are encouraged to commit to one meal a month, (breakfast, lunch or dinner) on a certain day — for example the first Tuesday or fourth Saturday. You can even commit to serving all meals one day a month. Current openings and times are susceptible to change based on needs.

For More Information

Please contact the volunteer department by phone at 402-422-1111 ext. 1504 or e-mail volunteer@opendoormission.org to discuss how your team can start ministering at Open Door Mission.

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