New Volunteers: Groups

The more the merrier

group-volunteering1We have fun, flexible group opportunities in the kitchen, on delivery, and at the farm, as well as special opportunities for events and projects.

We will work with you to find a opportunity that fits your group.



We have group shift availability detailed below. We can typically accommodate groups ranging between 8–20 members, and shifts typically last 2.5 hours (which includes 30 minutes of training). Available group shifts include:


  • Mondays: 1:30-4:00 (8-15 people)
  • Tuesdays: 1:30-4:00 (8-15 people)
  • Thursdays: 1:30-4:00 (8-20 people)
  • Fridays: 11:00-1:30 (8-15 people) or 1:30-4:00 (8-15 people)
  • Saturdays: 10:00-12:00 (8-15 people)

*Ages 16 and older can volunteer in the kitchen without an accompanying adult, 8-15 years of age with an adult.


Monday-Friday: 10:30-1:00 (delivery takes approximately two hours). We can accommodate 6-30 volunteers. We request a minimum of one week notice for delivery shifts. Please note: Groups must provide their own vehicle for deliveries and youth are welcome to join supervising adults for deliveries–ages 18 and older can deliver alone. 

Open Arms also offers space rental and catering for group meetings that you can book along with or separate from your volunteer experience.

IMPORTANT: Please note we typically book groups 4-6 weeks in advance so please provide as much notice as possible when inquiring about your desired date.


To get started, please email our Volunteer Engagement staff:

A friendly note: Our Volunteer Engagement staff want to give you their undivided attention when you are here to volunteer, which means their response to your initial inquiry will be returned as soon as possible. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE! We cannot wait to work with your group.

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