Volunteer Events

Climb aboard the Orphan Grain Train
Are you involved with a community group, business, church, school or a group of friends that would like to spend a couple of hours or a day helping to sort, pack or load shipping containers to help the less fortunate?  Orphan Grain Train would love to have you be a part of our missions at any one of our 26 locations.  Please contact an OGT facility near you or contact the international office at 877-371-7393 for more information or to help at the Norfolk warehouse.  Orphan Grain Train would not exist if it wasn’t for the many volunteers that offer their time and talents.  Thank you for supporting the ministry and missions of Orphan Grain Train.


Hundreds of Youth Focused and Energized to Serve
LCMS Nebraska District Youth Gathering in Omaha, NE was a huge success for the students and OGT. This was an amazing gathering with hundreds of youth focused and energized to serve. OGT was involved with three of the servant events. Two of the events included students sorting clothes for winter and summer seasons and then packing the clothes into OGT boxes with labels. These two groups totaled about 375 students working hard to pack a total of about 1,700 boxes! These boxes of clothing will be shipped to children and families in need around the world. Another servant event included students bringing towels and washcloths to make hygiene kits with hygiene supplies donated by OGT. They then boxed those and prepared backpacks with school supplies donated from students. Another group of students helped to pack Mercy Meals which will be shipped by OGT to starving children in other countries. What an amazing group of students from all over Nebraska coming together for one cause; to help others in desperate need around the world, and all for the love of Jesus.(11/2017)


Norfolk Catholic Students Pack For OGT
Norfolk Catholic students were involved in a servant event for OGT. They unpacked boxes of donated recreational clothes and then packed them into labeled OGT boxes. They were eager, energetic kids having fun while serving the Lord. They were able to pack 720 boxes of clothing that will be shipped to those in need worldwide. Thank you for the tremendous help and enthusiasm!(11/2017)



OGT Abuzz With Youth From LHNE
OGT had another great group of students from Lutheran High Northeast School in Norfolk, NE volunteer for the day. This time the 11th and 12th graders sorted and packed boxes, put together storage shelves and other jobs needing done at OGT. What a blessing their talent and abilities to serve the Lord through OGT – who knows where or whom will receive the clothes they packed today. They also enjoyed pizza for lunch and learned more about the ministry of OGT.(10/2017)


LHNE 9th & 10th Grades Helped Out All Day
OGT was delighted and energized to have the help from 9th and 10th graders at Lutheran High Northeast School in Norfolk, NE. This group of 60 students came for the day to sort and pack clothing and help with other activities needing done. They enjoyed pizza, shaved ice, and cookies for lunch and learned more about the ministry of OGT. It was great to witness their ambition and smiles while serving the Lord. If you have a school or group that would like to plan a packing event, please call Terri at (402) 371-7393.(10/2017)


Local Business Lends Helping Hands
OGT had a great group of workers from Farm Credit Services of America sorting and packing clothes a couple of days in September at the Norfolk warehouse. They were able to volunteer and have a tour to learn more about the history and current missions of OGT.  We enjoyed having them be a part of the Orphan Grain Train mission. If your business, school or group would like to volunteer or have a tour please contact us at 877-371-7393.   (10/2017)