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Give Time: Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

As a volunteer at Heartland Hope Mission, you will be helping build a stronger community by assisting working poor families choose food, clothing and hygiene items. Your smile will bring hope to people in desperate situations. Join our community of over 7,000 passionate people making a difference. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our  Volunteer Form



South O Pantry Volunteer Hours

Tuesdays  6 pm-9 pm

Thursdays 1 pm-5 pm

Saturdays 9 am-1 pm

South O Warehouse Volunteer Hours

Fridays 10 am-12 pm or 1 pm-3 pm

Millard Pantry Volunteer Hours

2nd Saturdays 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Last Wednesdays 1 pm-4 pm


30-40 volunteers are needed during each pantry time listed

  • Ages 12 and up are welcome to volunteer, and ages 12-15 must volunteer alongside a parent or group leader.

If you are interested in volunteering or joining a committee, please complete our Volunteer Form to tell us about you or your group.


In addition, volunteers are needed for our major events:

Red, White & Blue Block Party

Our Red, White and Blue Block Party takes place on the last Saturday of June. Activities such as: live music, face painting, a sports agility camp for kids, water slides, bounce houses and food make this event special and fun for the community! Volunteers are needed to assist with: event set up, food service, managing activities and games, guest check-in, and event tear down. 

Stuff a Truck - August

Stuff a Truck is held at all 11 Omaha Metropolitan Hy-Vee stores each year during the 3rd week of August. Over 100 volunteers are needed to assist by giving Hy-Vee shoppers the opportunity to purchase $5 or $10 bags of food for families in need at our pantry.

Feed a Family Dinner - October

This event is Heartland Hope Mission’s largest fundraiser of the year. Volunteers are needed to assist our staff in set-up, facilitating and tear down. 

Christmas in South O - December

Christmas in South O distributes brand new toys, wrapping paper, books, stuffed animals, blankets and food to help families who would otherwise not be able to provide a Christmas meal and presents to their children. There are many opportunities to volunteer or donate and give hope for Christmas to over 1,200 children in need. 

Assist with Toys for Tots registration (during the month of November)
Assist at Christmas in South O event (3 days during the 3rd week of December)
Sort and organize toys into age categories (during the month of December)
Sponsor a toy or turkey drive (November-December)
Donate store bought Christmas Cookies to distribute at the event (during the week leading up to the event)

To learn more, email, call 402.733.1904 x.16 or simply complete the Volunteer form.

Pantry Sponsor of the Month

  • I-80 Cosmo Club