Our volunteers are the heart and soul of many of our day-to-day operations. Check out the volunteer opportunities listed below. If one (or more) of them catches your eye, fill out our volunteer application, mail it to YES and we'll find a place for you.

Special Events:
YES hosts two major fundraisers each year, including the YES Annual Golf Outing in May and Dance for a Chance in August. Volunteers are always needed to help plan and staff these events.

Thrift Shop Volunteer:
Donate, Shop or Volunteer! Tip Top Thrift Shop is a committed partner in raising funds for YES. Help our mission prosper by sorting donations, cashiering or assisting customers at the store. Located in the heart of Benson - 5910 Maple Street.

Organize a Drive or Fundraiser:
Organize a drive to fulfill items on the YES Wish List. Each program has different needs for the youth in its programs. Host a fundraiser on behalf of YES. Click here for event guidelines.

Provide a Meal:
YES provides meals to dozens of youth every week. You can help with this service by preparing meals offsite and delivering them to our Drop-In Center ready to be served to our youth who visit daily. This facility is open Monday-Friday with varying hours and numbers of youth served each day. Please contact the office for additional information.

Become a Mentor:
Join our Mentoring program and invest in Omaha's youth. Provide support and guidance to young mothers in our Maternity Home or young adults in our Transitional Living Program. Visit our Mentor page for more information.

Maintenance Work:
YES operates four residential facilities that continually need repairs or updates from regular use.

Learn More:
For more information on any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Angela at aheim@yesomaha.org. All volunteers must complete the volunteer application.

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