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:

  • Tuesday at 10:00 a.m.
  • 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.

Click here to view samples of Regular Volunteer Opportunities »

Urgent Volunteer Opportunities 

Volunteer Orientation and Tour NOT required for below volunteer positions. 

Volunteers Needed for Omaha Gives Pantry Party
Wednesday, May 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.

On this community day of giving back, come down and join Open Door Mission’s Record Breaking Pantry Party!  These pantry boxes will be handed out to individuals and families at our Family Donation/Outreach Centers to empower them to stay in their own homes and prevent homelessness.

Volunteers Needed for Bonus Day
Saturday, June 4

Help Open Door Mission throw a Bonus Day for the working poor and near homeless in our community!  Volunteers are needed for sorting, organizing, and shelving donations.

Volunteers Needed for Mission Possible
Sunday, June 5

Not a runner, but still want to be involved?  We are looking for 80 volunteers to help with Mission Possible!  This is a fun event with lots of volunteer opportunities including setup, check in, cheering on runners, assisting our time, clean up, and much more.

Volunteers Needed for 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.  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 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 » 

Volunteers Needed for 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!

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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 volunteer@opendoormission.org to discuss how your team can start ministering at Open Door Mission.

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