Volunteers make a HUGE difference at our shelter daily! YOU can help in a variety of ways. You could serve a meal or help in our kitchen, laundry room or loading dock, participate in special events, or share your professional skills. We are especially interested in persons who can commit to a regular/ongoing volunteer schedule.
We are always looking for volunteers who may possess – and be able to share their – expertise, skills and talents in a variety of areas.
During the time of COVID-19, we are accepting volunteers, although we ask potential volunteers to be at a low risk for COVID-19, determined by using CHI Health's online, COVID-19 self-screening questionnaire, found here: https://www.chihealth.com/en/patients-visitors/coronavirus-covid-19.html. If you answer yes to either of these questions, please wait 14 days before volunteering.
No application is necessary to complete service at our shelter, but advanced sign up IS required. By signing up, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of Siena Francis House's Volunteer Expectations, Waiver of Liability, and Code of Conduct Agreement. Please read it before signing up.
Tell Us About Your Interests
We are excited to get to know you and find the volunteer opportunity that fits your skills and talents. Fill out this volunteer information sheet to share with us more about you. CLICK HERE to share more about you.
Here's how YOU can get involved:
What does sharing your time or talent look like? How about serving an evening dinner meal or Sunday lunch? The Siena Francis House provides over 400,000 meals each year. And, we need volunteers to serve these meals to the homeless, daily.
Volunteers serve the evening dinner meal to those experiencing homelessness from 4:15 until 6 p.m. every day of the year. Volunteers also serve lunch to the homeless from 10:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every Sunday and major holidays.
Volunteering to serve a meal is a great activity for groups or individuals who are trying to become better acquainted with our shelter and organization. It is also a great way to provide a real and meaningful service to our homeless guests.
Online sign up for meal service volunteering is REQUIRED for all individuals and groups. You can find our meal service sign-up by clicking HERE. All volunteers must sign in upon arrival. We strive for a meaningful experience for all volunteers, having a schedule assists us in providing this experience, as well as meeting the needs of our kitchen in providing the many thousands of meals served each year. Also, remember that by signing up, you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of Siena Francis House's Volunteer Expectations, Waiver of Liability, and Code of Conduct Agreement. Please read it before signing up.
For safety's sake, please know that ALL Meal Service volunteers MUST wear closed-toed shoes which have rubber/non-slick soles.
To read a Job Description of our Meal Service volunteer, CLICK HERE.
Whether you know Omaha and Council Bluff streets like the back of your hand, or open up Google Maps every time you get in your car, Siena Francis House needs you! We are looking for volunteers who are able to drive shelter guests to appointments around the metro area.
This volunteer opportunity is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We ask that volunteers commit to at least a four hour block of service during that time frame.
To read the job description for Volunteer Driver, CLICK HERE. Learn more, or sign up to drive, by contacting Silvia Rodriguez at 402-341-1821 x1113 or emailing her at email@example.com
If you are a part of a group that’s interested in volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator directly to discuss different volunteer opportunities for your group!
If you have further questions please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.