ALL Drumstick on Wheels and Drive Thru Christmas volunteer positions are filled. All of our Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day volunteer positions have been filled. However we desperately need your help serving more than 2,000 hot, nutritious meals on many other days of the year. Please sign up for volunteer orientation below! Then you, your family or group can volunteer weekly, monthly, quarterly, seasonally, and it’s only 2 hours of your time.


Volunteers_Serving_Food At 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. Sign up below. Upon completion, you will be asked to sign up for a 60-minute volunteer orientation and tour, available:

  • Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Saturdays 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

Urgent Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Orientation and Tour not required for below volunteer positions.

Volunteers Needed for Project Santa Day

Open Door Mission is hosting a Project Santa Day on Saturday, December 5th for low income families and individuals in the Heartland.

Volunteers are needed for sorting, organizing, and shelving donations. You can make a difference in the lives of needy families and empower them to stay in their own home by supplementing their income.

Click here for to schedule your shift »

Toy Sorters and Baggers Needed

Reach out to more than 6,000 girls and boys, bringing the joy of Christmas to their hurting hearts. Volunteers are needed to help sort and bag new, unwrapped toys in preparation for Project Santa.

Click here for a list of available dates »

94.1 Unloading Diapers Party

Help us unload the semi-truck of diapers collected by Channel 94.1’s Diaper Drive. Monday, December 21, 2015 starting at 10:00 a.m. at Open Door Mission’s Administration Building.

Click here to sign up »

Walkins Welcome

Open Door Mission needs your help to hang up winter wear for the poor and needy that come to our Timberlake Outreach Center 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.

For more information and available hours…

Streets of Omaha

Every Tuesday and Thursday morning you can see volunteers making sandwiches—hundreds of them—and packing them into lunches to be delivered to people living in extreme poverty.

Click here for more information and to sign up » 

SOS Teams — Day and Evening Hours Available

Open Door Mission needs your help Sorting, Organizing and Shelving all the gently used donations that are brought to the Timberlake Outreach Center. Help empower individuals and families to remain in their homes and prevent homelessness!

Click here for more information »

Dress Code for Volunteers:

This dress code is addressed to all volunteers. Because we serve a variety of men, and women with various moral vulnerabilities, it is important to observe a comprehensive dress code. Please comply with the following guidelines while present at Open Door Mission’s Campus.

  • Long or short sleeve shirt, (a tee shirt is acceptable), pants to the knees or below.
  • Closed toe shoes.
  • Dresses with modest necklines, hemlines to the knees or below.
  • Please no sleeveless tops, or halter tops, no tight fitting or low necklines, or bare midriffs.

Friends of the Mission

content-volunteer-2A group of volunteers who want to…

  • be in the know with first-hand information about what’s happening at Open Door Mission.
  • be an advocate for the hungry and homeless.
  • be an ambassador for Open Door Mission in their church, business, and organization.

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in the Garland Thompson Men’s Center located at 2705 N 20th St E.  Enjoy a great lunch, hear Open Door Mission updates & a Story of Hope. Optional service projects follow the meeting. Learn more about Friends of the Mission »

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 to discuss how your team can start ministering at Open Door Mission.

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