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How to Become a Volunteer

Volunteers play a critical role in helping students, pre-kindergarten through postsecondary, throughout the Omaha metro. Partnership 4 Kids offers a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from short-term to long-term commitments. Here is the process:

Step One: Visit our VOMO page and create an account.

Step Two: Search our volunteer opportunities and apply for your volunteer role by clicking JOIN.

Recruitment will contact you within 48 hours of your application submission.

Step Three: Complete a background screen.

This will be sent to you in a two-part screen; the first will be sent by a recruitment team member, and the second will be sent after your completion of the first.

Step Four: Attend volunteer training for your selected role.

Recruitment will schedule training with you after both background screens are completed. Training will be scheduled based on your availability.

Visit Our Volunteer Hub!

VOMO is our new volunteer hub! Sign up to be a volunteer and learn more about the different opportunities we have!

Find out more on our VOMO page!


Volunteer Resources

Partnership 4 Kids is Tier 1 Partner with MENTOR Nebraska and follows its quality programming practices and procedures. You can find resources and training opportunities on their website. For more information or resources on volunteering, contact the recruitment team at

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before I fill out an application, I’d like to know more. Who do I speak with?

Our recruitment team is here to help. Simply email and a team member will get back to you within three business days.

How old do I need to be to volunteer?

All buddies and mentors must be nineteen years old per state law; however, check out our VOMO page for other opportunities! Each opportunity will list the age requirement for volunteering in that role.

What is training like?

Book Buddy and Goal Buddy training (one and a half hours) and Group Mentor training (two hours) require in-person training sessions. Held at our offices or yours (if there is a group of you), this interesting and educational training prepares you for duty and allows you the opportunity to ask questions.

You must be trained before you can start as a Book Buddy, Goal Buddy, or a Group Mentor.

What is the time commitment for volunteering?

Our elementary buddies and group mentors are asked to commit to their role for the duration of the school year. Other opportunities vary based on the volunteer role. Details can be found on each VOMO opportunity page.

I’d like to mentor with my friend. Can you place us together?

We will do our best to make this happen. If your friend is a Goal Buddy (elementary school) or Group Mentor (middle and high school) and there is a need at their group or school, we can certainly place you together.

Why I Volunteer with P4K

I'm a firm believer that helping others is good for your heart and volunteering with P4K does just that!

Pat Weddle, Volunteer