Open Arms of Minnesota



Volunteer at Open Arms

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Open Arms. 

From preparing medically tailored meals in our state-of-the-art kitchen to delivering our nourishing food to our critically ill clients, every aspect of our operations is made possible because of the incredible dedication of our volunteers.

Join us in making a profound difference for our neighbors living with life-threatening illnesses. Whether you’re part of an organization or an individual wanting to make a difference, we have a wide variety of opportunities and will work with you to find the perfect fit for your skills, interests, and availability.

Find more information below or get in touch with us about volunteering through email or by calling 612-872-1152.


Volunteer Options


Volunteering with Open Arms is fun, rewarding, and impactful. It's also absolutely critical to our mission! Start volunteering as an individual.


We have many team-building group opportunities in the kitchen, on delivery, at the farm, and more. Find out how your group can help.


We are always excited to welcome youth volunteers at Open Arms! All volunteer opportunities have options for youth. Learn more about youth volunteering.


Open Arms is often looking for interns to carry out our mission. Please check out our jobs page for internship opportunities.

We were founded by a volunteer, operated for many years exclusively with volunteers, and today, volunteers continue to be the heart and soul of Open Arms. Many nonprofits use volunteers in their operations. Open Arms is powered by them.​

Leah Hébert Welles, CEO

Open Arms volunteers

Current Volunteers

Head directly to VolunteerHub to sign up for a shift or to change your schedule. Find more resources for current volunteers.

Share Your Feedback

Our staff thrives on volunteer feedback. To share your thoughts, comments, and suggestions, please fill out this survey.


Get in touch with us about volunteering at Open Arms. Email [email protected] or call 612-872-1152.

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Your Gift Will Help Us Serve More Clients!

Together we can continue to meet the increased demand for medically tailored meals with your support! We hope you think of us as you consider your year-end giving. Your donation is a gift of care, compassion, and encouragement!