Volunteer GroupVolunteers are an essential part of the First Responders Foundation. Volunteers are needed to work booths at events, help pack and deliver Appreciation Lunches for first responders, help with special projects, assist with fundraising, help at the new facility, and many other areas.

As a social impact organization with a small staff, we rely on volunteers to keep the wheels of our events/programs moving forward. If you’re looking for an impactful way to give back to first responders in your community, the First Responders Foundation is looking for you!

Fill out the form below and let us know how you would like to assist first responders and the First Responders Foundation.

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
~Winston Churchill

Volunteer Opportunities

We do not have any current volunteer needs. We are looking for volunteers who would like to assist us with booths in the future.

We are accepting sign-up forms and will be in contact when opportunities present themselves. We look forward to hearing from you!

Kids Tent Volunteers

Interested in helping out? Let us know below!

If you’re interested in helping with a specific event, be sure to include that in your message. We look forward to hearing from you!

Short on time?

Here are other ways to give:

Boosters MemberBecome a Booster!

The First Responders Foundation offers two tiers for Booster’s members.

Donate just $5/month as an individual or $60/month as a corporate member.


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Honor or Remember a First ResponderHonor or Remember a First Responder & Memorial Giving

Celebrate the service of a First Responder, friend, or loved one by making a donation to the First Responders Foundation in their name. We will send notification of your gift to the honoree or family. Please send a note with your gift, if you wish, specifying the honoree’s name and address or contact information for his or her family. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us for assistance.

Nominate a First Responder for the National Society of Saint Florian and Saint Michael

For first responders who have demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, bravery, honor and moral character. St. Michael is the patron saint of police officers and St. Florian the patron saint of firefighters.

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Shop for First Responders FoundationShop for First Responders

Amazon Smile
Calling all Amazon shoppers! When you shop with AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), .05% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated back to the First Responders Foundation. Designate us as your charity of choice today!

If you eat, drink, and shop local, you can support the First Responders Foundation while you do! This great app allows you to simply snap a picture of your receipt at participating businesses, or scan the cashier’s QR code, and a portion of your purchase goes back to the First Responders Foundation. Download the app today!

Baker’s Community Rewards
Baker’s Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy by donating to local organizations based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your card to an organization, all you have to do is shop at Baker’s and swipe your Plus Card! Designate us as your local organization today!

Hy-Vee Reusable Bags
Every month each Hy-Vee store in the Omaha, NE metro area selects a nonprofit as the recipient of the proceeds from the sale of the Hy-Vee reusable shopping bags. Several times each year the First Responders Foundation is selected as the nonprofit receiving these funds. Check with your local Hy-Vee store.

FRF Community PartnerBecome a Community Partner/Sponsor a Special Event

Make a financial contribution to the Foundation in honor of an employee, client, vendor or customer.

Donate a Percentage of Sales

  • Show your customers you care about public safety and help drive your sales by donating a percentage of profits from your products, services, events, or auctions to the Foundation.
  • Host a Golf Tournament, a Poker Run or other community event and donate the proceeds to the Foundation. You must receive approval from the First Responders Foundation before engaging in any third-party fundraising activity.

Sponsor one of the Special Events the Foundation holds each year

  • Guns & Hoses Boxing Event
  • Appreciation Lunches
  • 9/11 Luncheon of Honor
  • And More

Double the DonationDouble The Donation

If you work for any of the companies on this list, you can increase your impact with First Responders Foundation!

  • Top Volunteer Grant Companies
  • Top Donation Matching Companies
  • Many companies will match donations or make donations to nonprofits for employees’ volunteer hours. Check with your employer today! Here are a few local employers we know of that will match your donations: Mutual of Omaha Bank, Mutual of Omaha, Paypal, LinkedIn, Google, TD Ameritrade, Union Pacific, and Colonial Life.

Legacy GivingJoin the Legacy Club (Planned Giving)

  • Gifts of Appreciated Securities
  • Gifts of Real Estate
  • Wills or Living Trusts
  • Retirement Plans
  • Life insurance

Please contact us for assistance at 402-218-1234 or contact@firstrespondersfoundation.org

2020 CARES Act CARES Act 2020 Charitable Giving Incentive

The CARES Act allows for an additional, “above-the-line” deduction for charitable gifts made in cash of up to $300. If you are not itemizing on your 2020 taxes, you can claim this new deduction.


Donations to the First Responders Foundation support our key programs, provide funds for other initiatives for first responders and allow the Foundation to accomplish our mission of serving and honoring first responders and their families and building appreciation and respect for their work.

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