Our volunteers are the reason why Opening Doors has been able to provide over 3,600 homeless women and children with shelter and support services. Every little bit makes a difference in the lives of our residents.

John Deere Volunteer Group
Opening Doors Volunteers
Trivia Night


Due to the pandemic, volunteer opportunities are currently restricted.  When restrictions lift, Opening Doors will welcome our volunteers back to service! Meanwhile, if you have questions, please contact Ann Lorenz, Development & Marketing Director at at alorenz@openingdoorsdbq.org for more information.  College students interested in social work internships may contact Heather LuGrain, Program Director at hlugrain@openingdoorsdbq.org.

Specific Duties: This position would provide office assistance and such duties as answering phones, writing thank you notes, recording donations, and many more tasks that help us run Opening Doors.

Specific Duties: This position would provide help with organizing and planning events such as (Trivia Bowl, Attitude of Gratitude).

Specific Duties: This position would provide scheduled transportation for our adult residents to and from work, school or other activities.

Specific Duties: This position would provide help around Maria House and Teresa Shelter with duties such as cleaning, decorating, painting, and many more tasks.

Specific Duties: This position would provide child care for mothers while they are attending required programs.

Specific Duties: This position would provide a meal for the residents of Teresa Shelter. It does not always have to be a full meal for example someone brought in cupcakes as a special treat. Contact Julie Kinsella at jkinsella@openingdoorsdbq.org for dates and numbers of residents.

We are always open to new ideas from our Volunteers. We have had spa days, classes, and other events for the residents.

Opening Doors partners with local colleges and organizations to provide internships, work study positions, and field placements.

Hear from one of our volunteers


All volunteers will need to fill out the Volunteer Application below. Or reach out to us with any questions, 563.582.7480 or volunteer@openingdoorsdbq.org.

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We are so grateful for the time and talents shared by our Opening Doors’ volunteers! Our three Doorways of Hope, Maria House, Teresa Shelter, and Francis Apartments, could not operate without your support.