Local Mission Opportunities with The Water’s Edge in Omaha, NE

Local Missions

The Water’s Edge currently partners with several local ministries. We provide financial support, practical resources, and hundreds of volunteer hours to each of these partners.

Brookstone Meadows Rehab & Care Center

Providing Excellence in Skilled Rehabilitation Services

Contact Activities Director
(402) 289-2696
Fax: (402) 289-1090

Near 204th St. south of Dodge
600 Brookestone Meadows Plaza,
Elkhorn, NE 68022

Good Samaritan Nursing Home

Opportunities are endless, and your talents, no matter what they might be, are always welcome. You can lead a small group discussion, provide transportation, bring together social events, share a knack for music or cooking, read or write letters, bring your pet for a visit, play games or put your green thumb to work. Our residents and staff are grateful for every hour you give as part of our team.

Contact Heather Holmes
(402) 895-2266,

Located in Millard at 128th & Q Streets
12856 Deauville Dr.
Omaha, NE 68137

HOPE Center for Kids

The Hope Center for Kids strives to break the cycle of hopelessness by providing tangible hope to Omaha’s inner city children and youth through faith, education, employment and collaboration. Hope Center for Kids depends on the help of more than 65 volunteers each week.

Contact Our Volunteer Coordinator:
(402) 341-4673 x1002

Open Door Mission

The goal of Open Door Mission is to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. At the heart of Open Door Mission is its volunteers. Working hand in hand, members of the community can make a difference at Open Door Mission. Visit opendoormission.org to complete a brief volunteer application. Upon completion, you will be asked to sign up for a 60-minute volunteer orientation and tour where you are briefed on all areas where we can use help.

  • Prepare and Serve Meals
  • Empower Families to Remain in their Homes
  • Share the Good News
  • Work with Children
  • Receptionist
  • Friends of the Friendless

Contact the Volunteer Department:
(402) 422-1111 x1504

Rainbow House

The Carolyn Scott Rainbow House, located at 7815 Harney Street, provides accommodations for families and patients undergoing acute, long-term treatment at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center.

(402) 955-7815 or 1-800-642-8822 x7815

Release Ministries

Reaching at-risk youth. Release Ministries always needs volunteers. From office assistance and event work to mentoring and bible study leading, we can find a role to match your talents and passions.

(402) 455-0808

3223 North 45th Street,
Omaha, NE 68104-3711

Ronald McDonald House

Created for kids, designed to heal, driven by community, fueled by hope. Whether it is a shoulder to lean on or a warm meal, our volunteers brighten the days for families experiencing what is possibly the hardest time in their lives. Volunteers can assist in planning and coordinating evening activities, supplying and cooking meals or can commit to volunteering on a weekly shift.

Group Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Perfect for companies, college honor societies, clubs and groups of friends!
  • Dinner Group – select an evening to prepare & serve dinner. (Please keep to 5-10 volunteers).
  • Gardening, Spring Cleaning, Painting
  • Game Night or Craft Night with Families
  • Got a truck or van? Help us move Pop Tabs to Recycling Center! We recycle enough pop tabs to pay the utility bills for the whole house all year long!

(402) 346-9377

Siena Frances House

The region’s largest shelter providing food, shelter, clothing and hope to homeless men, women, and children. Visit the website for an up-to-date list of how to help.

(402) 341-1821
To Serve a Meal: meals@sienafrancis.org
To Help with Miscellaneous projects: projects@sienafrancis.org


Together is the first stop for people in need in Omaha. This outreach ministry provides education, guidance and services such as food, clothing, living essentials and financial assistance to prevent people from becoming homeless. On-site volunteer opportunities such as:

  • Unload food deliveries
  • Stock shelves
  • Pick up donated items such as produce and bread from local grocery stores
  • Prepare the food pantry for weekly food distributions
  • Be a personal shopper for our holiday program
  • Assist with general office duties such as filing and data entry
  • Complete a painting or maintenance project in our building

(402) 345-8047

National & International Missions

The Water’s Edge seeks to make a global impact. Discover ways you can serve with our national and international mission efforts!

Serving the Church

Our church body is made of up volunteers of all ages who serve in many different ways. There’s a place for your and your gifts at The Water’s Edge!