Welcome!!

Thank you for choosing to make an impact at the Open Door Mission!

Please Note: The Open Door Mission cannot accommodate a registered sex offender as a volunteer. Please contact the volunteer department for other locations to make a difference.

Please complete the application below to volunteer at Open Door Mission.

** If you need Court Ordered Community Service/Diversion hours, Please DO NOT use this application.

** Copy the link and complete the application at: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=912704461

Court ordered community service hours need to be completed at one of the 3 DONATION CENTERS, Timberlake, Elkhorn or Council Bluffs.


Dress Code on the Open Door Mission Campus

Masks are OPTIONAL

* Modest Dress: No mid-drift shirts, tank tops, short shorts or shirts with drug/alcohol references.      

Mandatory Kitchen Volunteer Dress Code:

* Long pants below the knee to protect the legs from splatters

* Shirt with sleeves (short or long)

* Closed-toe shoes  

* Ball Cap or provided hair net (Open Door Mission hats are available for $10)                                                                                                                                                     


Once you have submitted your Volunteer Application, you will receive an email within 72 business hours to to create your password. If you are interested in volunteering immediately, please contact Volunteer Services at 402-829-1504 to expedite your application.


Please Note: EVERYONE (over the age of 5) must complete an application to volunteer. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


We look forward to seeing your smiling faces on the Open Door Mission Campus!


Deb Saraka, Volunteer Manager

Tara Carpenter, Volunteer Coordinator


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2021 Open Door Mission Volunteer Release & Waiver

Thank you for working as a volunteer to help Open Door Mission fulfill its mission.


We encourage volunteers to make the right decision for themselves when it comes to volunteering and wearing a mask. Masks are OPTIONAL for Staff, Guests and Volunteers. 

Individuals should only volunteer if they are well.  Volunteers who experience changes in their health, including respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties should cancel or reschedule their volunteer shifts. Volunteers should notify volunteer@opendoormission.org or their Volunteer Manager if they are unable to fulfill their volunteer shift.  We appreciate your cooperation.


What to wear when volunteering?

Please wear modest, comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes.

If volunteering in the Kitchen, Health Department guidelines are wearing long pants, long sleeve or short sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes.  You may wear a ball cap instead of a hairnet (provided).  


In order to comply with our internal policies and insurance requirements we ask you to agree to the following, releasing Open Door Mission from all liability while you are working with Open Door Mission.

This form is in effect for one (1) year from the signing date below.


1. WAIVER AND RELEASE: I, the Volunteer, release Open Door Mission from and waive liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind, either in law or in equity, which arise from the services the Volunteer provides to Open Door Mission Volunteer understands that this Release discharges Open Door Mission from any liability or claim that Volunteer may have against Open Door Mission with respect to injury, illness, death or property damage that may result from the services the Volunteer provides to Open Door Mission, including from activities that may be hazardous to Volunteer such as operation of kitchen appliances, use of kitchen instruments, use of cleaning products, operation of a motor vehicle, and other work involving inherently dangerous activities.


2. NO RIGHT TO COVERAGE FROM OPEN DOOR MISSION: Further Volunteer understands that Open Door Mission does not assume any obligation to provide the Volunteer with compensation or any other financial assistance, including but not limited to medical, health or disability assistance, benefits or insurance in the event of Volunteer’s injury, illness or death or damage to Volunteer’s property. Volunteer expressly waives any such claim for compensation or liability on the part of Open Door Mission.

Each Volunteer is expected and encouraged to obtain his/her own medical or health insurance coverage.


3. PHOTOGRAPHIC RELEASE: Volunteer grants to Open Door Mission all rights in any photographs, images, video, or audio recordings of Volunteer or his/her likeness or voice made by Open Door Mission in connection with Volunteer’s provision of volunteer services to Open Door Mission.


4. GOVERNED BY NEBRASKA STATE LAW/ENFORCEMENT: As Volunteer, I expressly agree that this Release is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Nebraska and that this Release shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Nebraska. I agree that in the event that any clause or provision of this Release is deemed invalid, the enforceability of the remaining provisions of this Release shall not be affected.


5. PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN. If the Volunteer is under 18 years old, the term “Volunteer” in this Volunteer Release and Waiver shall include the Parent or Legal Guardian, as applicable, of the Volunteer.


By clicking on the "I accept" button, you are agreeing to the terms.