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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 updates on our volunteering status, please continue to check our website or if you have questions, contact us at or (402) 552-7418.

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 Heartland Family Service 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, and join the Friends Guild Facebook Group page.

The purpose of the Friends Guild 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 Heartland Family Service Friends Guild is comprised of more than 40 members who are involved with the Heartland Family Service staff and programs, and make big things happen. Last year, this group raised more than $175,000 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 concealed emergency shelter.
Junior Friends

Junior Friends – Beginning in Septemer, Junior Friends consists of mature high school teens looking to deepen their commitment to volunteerism. Junior Friends participants must be in grades 10-12 in order to participate. 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 Community Center and other seniors in the community.

The deadline to join Junior Friends is August 31. There are several ways to join Junior Friends!

  • Join online! Click the button below, fill out the application, & safely make a $35 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 $35 by August 31 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. Students must be in ninth grade in order to apply to be a participant in the Student League program. To learn more about the Student League program and the application process, please email or call 402-552-7418.

Student League Facebook Group


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