Restoring Dignity’s volunteers are the heart of our organization! Your help means we can serve even more families this year! We rely on volunteers to do everything from assemble cleaning kits, to prepare materials in 10 languages for our Welcome Home classes, to makeover homes for families in need.  Volunteer opportunities are available on a weekly basis, monthly basis or for special events as needed.

We are also seeking volunteers who would be willing to share their expertise in social media, marketing, website design or technical writing. If you are interested in sharing your talents with us in these (or any other) areas, please fill out the volunteer interest form or contact Bridget at

Click Here to complete the Volunteer Interest Form!

Volunteers greet a family before guiding them through shopping for furniture and housewares at the furniture bank.

Volunteer Opportunities

Consistent Volunteers (once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month) – These opportunities take place at our office in the Yates Illuminates building at 3260 Davenport Street.

    • Office Support Assist the RD staff with administrative tasks, such as data entry and analysis, office organization and cleaning, and other office-related tasks.
    • Welcome Home Program SupportPrint, cut and laminate tags and materials for our Welcome Home classes.  Unpack and organize program supplies and create cleaning kits.  
    • Yates Building Host – Support Restoring Dignity and our fellow tenants at the Yates Illuminates building by providing front desk support (greeting visitors and receiving packages) and assisting with other tasks and activities in the building.

      Volunteers pack and label items families have shopped for so they can be safely transported to their homes.

Skills-based Volunteers

    • Social Media and Marketing – Do you have experience in social media marketing, brand management, or a related field?  Restoring Dignity is looking for volunteers with this specialized experience to help us continue to reach our community partners!  This volunteer would create video, graphics and copy for several social media posts each week to educate the community about our programs, request donations, and seek support for Omaha’s refugee community.  Current social platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.  Volunteer commitment is anticipated to be 5 to 10 hours per month and can be completed in our office or virtually.
    • Website Development – We need a WordPress whiz to keep our website looking fresh!  If you have experience with WordPress, we would love to have your help!  Volunteer commitment is on an as-needed basis, anticipated to be around 4 to 8 hours per month and can be completed in our office or virtually.
    • Technical Writing – We have been collecting data about our programs for the last several years and are looking for an experienced technical writer to help us write white papers to share with other organizations and agencies.  Your expertise will help us to document our successes and share information that can be used to improve the lives of refugees.  Volunteer commitment is on an ongoing basis, anticipated to be around 16 hours per paper.

Event Volunteers

    • Home Makeovers – help us completely overhaul a home for a family in need! Schedule TBD, approximately 3 times per year on a Saturday from 10 to 4 – you will get to pick your shift when the event is scheduled
    • Community Events – help us bring resources directly to the refugee community. Schedule TBD, typically takes place on a Saturday morning
    • Fundraising Events  – in 2023 we hosted our first ever gala, thanks to the help of over 40 volunteers! Schedule TBD

Sign-up here to be notified of our next event!

Events are a great way for groups to help out Restoring Dignity!  For other inquiries regarding group volunteers or any other questions, please contact Bridget at

After two years of working together, we handed operations of the furniture bank at 10808 J Street over to our partners at The Furniture Project in September 2023! If you are interested in volunteering at the furniture bank, contact The Furniture Project to find out how you can help.  Click here for more information.