Would you like to give your time to the children and families in Iowa and Nebraska? Volunteers are a critical part of the Heartland Family Service team. We rely on volunteers to diversify and expand the services we offer to our clients, as well as to promote and raise funds for the agency.

Heartland Family Service has many volunteer groups open to anyone interested in giving time and resources to those in need.For more information about Volunteering at Heartland Family Service please fill out and submit the Volunteer Application below or contact Volunteer@HeartlandFamilyService.org or (402) 552-7418.

Heartland 21•40

Heartland 21•40 supports the mission of Heartland Family Service through service, advocacy and financial support.

Heartland 21•40 was established to provide opportunities for metro-area professionals ages 21 to 40 to network with other young professionals and to develop new skills as they become involved in their community through volunteerism. Through activities, special events and fundraising, Heartland 21•40 members increase awareness and financial support for the programs and services provided by Heartland Family Service, providing a foundation of support that is necessary to achieve the mission of the agency: to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling and support.

To join Heartland 21•40 contact us at 402-552-7418 or Volunteer@HeartlandFamilyService.org.

Heartland Family Service Friends Guild
Do you enjoy helping others in our community while having fun and meeting new professional people? When you join the Friends Guild, you’ll make friends while you make a difference! Get involved by joining a committee, help organize a variety of special events, youth groups, program projects and client support activities.

Friends Guild purpose is to broaden awareness in our community and to assist in the fundraising efforts and activities of Heartland Family Service that benefit the clients we serve.

The Friends Guild is comprised of more than 60 members who are involved with the Heartland Family Service staff and programs, and make big things happen. Last year, this group raised more than $246,564 to support our annual “Carnival of Love” Gala and various Heartland Family Service programs including the Adopt-A-Family project, and the women and children in our Safe Haven domestic abuse shelter.

If you have questions about the Friends Guild contact Mary Brown at (402) 552-7424.

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Friends Guild Memberships  |  Friend – $30 |  Supporter* – $50  |  Sustainer* – $100  |  Patron* – $250
*Supporter – Patron Members will have special recognition in the Friends Guild Membership Directory
Junior Friends

Junior Friends – Beginning in August, Junior Friends consists of mature high school teens looking to deepen their commitment to volunteerism. Junior Friends participate and plan small events throughout the school year, ending the year with their biggest event: the Senior Prom. The teens serve as hosts and dance partners for participants of the Heartland Family Service Generations Center and other seniors in the community.

There are several ways to join Junior Friends!

  • Join online! Click the button below, fill out the application, & safely make a $30 payment through PayPal.
  • Call (402) 552-7418 and may a payment over the phone, or
  • Click on the button below, fill out the application, print & mail it along with $30 by August 30 to:

Attn: Volunteer Coordinator, Heartland Family Service
2101 S. 42nd Street | Omaha, NE 68105

Join Junior Friends Today!

Student League

Student League – The Student League was created to honor families who have been active in helping the social service community and who want to pass that legacy onto their children. Selected student members, all in ninth grade, are introduced to the social service community through the mission and services of our agency. The students gain practical leadership experience and develop a personal commitment to volunteering by participating in this “hands on” curriculum.

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