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:

  • Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
  • 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.

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Urgent Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Orientation and Tour NOT required for below volunteer positions. 

Volunteers Needed for Omaha Gives: Record Breaking Pantry Party
Wednesday, May 24

On this community day of giving back, come down and join Open Door Mission’s Record Breaking Food Pantry Party!  These food pantry boxes will be handed out to individuals and families at the Timberlake Outreach Center and our three Family Donation/Outreach Centers.

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Volunteers Needed for Mission Possible
Sunday, June 4

Not a runner but still want to get involved in Mission Possible?  We are looking for 80 volunteers to help with set up, check in, cheering on runners, clean up, and much more.  Come be a part of this fun, outdoor opportunity!

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Volunteers Needed for Home Run Brunch
Saturday, June 17

Calling all men!  Come help serve this sit down banquet-style meal to homeless men, honoring them while sharing the love of Christ.  Volunteers are needed to help with set up, serving the meal, food preparation in the kitchen, and more!

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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.

*All Outreach/Donation Centers will be closed on Memorial Day, 5/29.  Our South Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Elkhorn locations will be closing at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6/14*

*The Timberlake Outreach Center will be closed to volunteers for renovation starting Monday, June 5*

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 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.

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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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