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Volunteering at Open Hand

Volunteers are the Heart of Open Hand.

Perhaps our greatest strength is the constant support of thousands of volunteers. At Open Hand, people from all walks of life come together to touch the lives of thousands of others who are not as fortunate. Our volunteers are generally surprised at how much fun they have in the process—due in part to our wonderful food service and distribution staff that, along with other remarkable volunteers, make them feel as though they are always among friends.

Open Hand volunteers package meals, drive meal delivery routes, work with our senior health and wellness programs, and serve in leadership positions. Without the dedication of each and every one of these incredible people, we simply could not do our very necessary work in our community.

Pre-Court/Court-Ordered Community Service hours: for approval please contact Volunteer Services either by email with a subject line of "Court-Ordered Community Service Sign-up" (please include your name, contact information, number of hours needed and reason for court-ordered community service) or by phone at 404-872-2707.


  • You must be at least 16 years of age or older to volunteer individually with Open Hand.  Ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children of all ages are welcome to participate in meal delivery. Children age 9 and older are welcome to volunteer in our kitchen with a parent/guardian. The minimum age for groups of 5 or more childredn is 14 years old.
  • If you are volunteering individually you can complete an Orientation prior to your arrival.  Orientations* are Saturdays - 1:00 p.m.  To schedule an orientation, please email Volunteer Services with a subject line of "New Volunteer Orientation".
  • Persons volunteering with a group do not need to schedule a separate orientation, they will receive one upon arrival to volunteer.

Select from the options below to sign up.


Schedule a Volunteer Date

Click here to email Volunteer Services, please use one of the subject lines listed below in your email.

"Court-Ordered Community Service Sign-up" - Please include your name, contact information, number of hours needed and reason for court-ordered community service.  Someone from Volunteer Services will contact you in regards to charges accepted and dates available.

"New Individual Volunteer Sign-up" - Please include your name, contact information and day you would like to volunteer.

"New Group Volunteer Sign-up" - Please include your name, group name, contact information, number of volunteers and day you would like to volunteer.


Volunteer Date Already Scheduled

Click here to sign-up for your scheduled group/job.

If you have already scheduled your date and time through Volunteer Services click above to search for your group name or sign up for your job.