2017 Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities

Thanksgiving is a very special time at Open Arms. We give all our clients the option of receiving either a frozen turkey with all the fixings the week before Thanksgiving or receiving a freshly-made meal on Thanksgiving day.

To help make these holiday deliveries possible, we need a whole lot of volunteers! Here are the ways you can help throughout November:


TOP NEED: Deliver makeup meals on November 20, 21 or 22

Since we won’t do regular meal deliveries on Thanksgiving and will be closed on Friday 11/24, some clients will need to get their food earlier in the week.

Volunteer details:
On Monday 11/20, Tuesday 11/21 or Wednesday 11/22, you’ll deliver meals to clients living in the Twin Cities metro area. Delivery time is 11am. Volunteers deliver in their own vehicle. One sign up PER CAR is needed.


2. Fill a regular meal delivery shift anytime during November

Deliver healthy food right to our clients’ doors! Kids and friends are welcome to ride along with you.

Volunteer details:
Meal delivery shifts are available Mondays–Fridays at 11am throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Volunteers deliver in their own vehicle. One sign up PER CAR is needed.


3. Fill a regular kitchen shift anytime during November

Help us prepare and package our regular client meals and all the Thanksgiving extras!

Volunteer details:
Kitchen shifts are available Mondays–Thursdays 7:30am–7pm and Fridays 7:30am–11am.


4. Deliver frozen turkeys on November 14, 15 or 16 – FULL

Clients will receive a frozen turkey and all the fixings ahead of the holiday so that they can cook a Thanksgiving feast with their loved ones.

Volunteer details:
On Tuesday 11/14, Wednesday 11/15 or Thursday 11/16, you’ll deliver frozen turkeys and all the fixings to 1-3 clients living in the Twin Cities metro area. Delivery time is 2pm. Volunteers deliver in their own vehicle. One sign up PER CAR is needed.


5. Deliver a Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day 11/23 – FULL, waitlist open

Clients who don’t feel up to cooking their own turkey will get a freshly prepared turkey dinner and all the fixings to enjoy with a loved one on Thanksgiving morning.

Volunteer details:
On Thanksgiving Day, you’ll deliver meals to 1-3 clients living in the Twin Cities metro area. There are two delivery times: 10am and 10:30am. Volunteers deliver in their own vehicle. One sign up PER CAR is needed.


6. Help host Thanksgiving deliveries on 11/23 – FULL

Thanksgiving Day delivery hosts will help with the logistics of Thanksgiving Day at Open Arms, making sure the whole operation runs smoothly.

Volunteer details:
Volunteer positions include greeting kitchen and delivery volunteers, helping to load delivery bags into vehicles, and assisting with traffic control. Delivery host shifts are from 9:30–11:30am. Volunteers may be positioned inside or outside of the building during their shift.


TO SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT:

Current Open Arms volunteers:
To sign up for any of these opportunities, please log in to the Volunteer Hub>>

New Open Arms volunteers:
To volunteer for any of these opportunities, you will first need to attend a New Volunteer Orientation. Please note that there are a limited number of volunteer orientations before Thanksgiving! Sign up here to reserve your spot>>

 

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