Volunteering at Open Door Mission means more than just giving time. It means feeding the hungry, clothing the needy, cherishing those often times forgotten, and sharing the love of Christ! Join us to make an impact every month.
Each month features a topic that corresponds with a National Day! Please find the topic or month you are interested in and click.
We also pray daily for our supporters. Please submit your prayer request here so we can include you in our prayers.
January National Soup Month
Food insecurity is an extremely important issue – around the world, across the country, and right here in Nebraska and Western Iowa.
In honor of National Soup Month, try Open Door Mission’s Chef Ken’s Creamy Basil & Tomato Soup recipe!
February National Random Acts of Kindness Day
Take a moment to brighten someone’s day through small acts to promote kindness and positivity. Who more deserving than the men, women, and children experiencing homelessness at Open Door Mission?
March National Pack Your Lunch Day
Hunger is a real issue. While packing your lunch today, would you consider packing a few extra for those experiencing homelessness?
April National Volunteer Appreciation Month
Would you take a moment to cover Open Door Mission’s volunteers in prayer? From those behind the scenes to those teaching recovery classes, each position is valued and vital in the work God is doing.
May National Day of Prayer
Whether you’re going to be at home, at the office, out shopping, or taking a break outside, we invite you to pause and join us in prayer. We want to gather as many committed prayer warriors together as possible and lift up the needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty.
June National Children’s Day
The face of homelessness has changed over the years. Today, the average age of a homeless person is 9 years old. Will you join Open Door Mission in praying for these vulnerable boys and girls?
July Independence Day
According to Citygate Network’s 2018 Snapshot survey, 10% of people receiving services in North America are veterans. In honor of Independence Day, would you join Open Door Mission in praying for American veterans?
September National Suicide Prevention Day
More than half of all people experiencing homelessness have had thoughts of suicide or have attempted suicide (National Health Care of the Homeless Council). Would you join Open Door Mission to pray for those struggling with their mental health?
October National Mental Health Awareness Day
Mental health issues are a reality for many of the men, women, and children experiencing homelessness. Would you join Open Door Mission in praying for those experiencing homelessness and mental health issues in our metro area?
November National Hunger Awareness Week
At Open Door Mission we always say ‘HOPE begins with a meal’ because people come for the meal and stay for the blessings. Would you join Open Door Mission in praying for those experiencing hunger and homelessness in our metro area?
December National Homeless Memorial Day
On December 21st, 2022, the day of winter and the longest day of the year, we remember those who have died and pray for a day when no life is lost due to lack of housing.