To schedule a volunteer opportunity for you or your group, simply call Volunteer Services at (404) 872-2707.

Volunteer Groups

Corporate Groups
Volunteerism is one of the easiest and most effective ways to show that your company is committed to the community.   Corporate volunteerism exemplifies the generosity of your organization. A strong corporate volunteer program can positively affect talent acquisition, retention, and employee morale.

Open Hand is regularly supported through many corporate volunteers who provide the manpower we desperately need to ensure that our clients receive their meals.  Some companies even allow their associates time away from work for community service, and many of those hours are spent at Open Hand. 

Volunteerism builds teamwork
Volunteering at Open Hand is a great excercise in teambuilding.  Our packing line can accommodate up to 30 people, and quite frequently those who may not otherwise show leadership potential step to the forefront.  It's hard work, but it's also a great deal of fun -- and employees leave feeling as though they have genuinely made a difference in their community.  Often, corporate volunteers come back over and over on their own or with their family or friends. 

Groups of up to 3 are also great for delivering meals.  Routes are generally less than two hours, and we can accommodate up to 10 groups at a time for meal deliveries. With advanced notice, Open Hand will be happy to create a more customized volunteer experience for your team.  

Volunteer opportunities are available for corporate groups Monday thru Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 12 pm, and weekends from 9am to 3pm. We can schedule your group up to one year in advance.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity for your group simply call Volunteer Services at
(404) 872-2707.



High School & College Groups

Young Adult volunteers are always welcome at Open Hand

Teens and Young Adults who volunteer for Open Hand often carry the experience into their adult life.   School Beta clubs, fraternities and sororities, sports groups and service clubs are an important part of our Open Hand Volunteer Program.

Today, admissions officers are interested in applicants who, in addition to having good academic credentials, are humanistic in nature, who care genuinely about others, and who have shown evidence of this interest through volunteer service activities.  Your participation in volunteer work and leadership activities provides some evidence of your personal qualities such as integrity, breadth of interest, human relations skills, and motivation. Many schools require a certain number of volunteer hours before graduation.  With Open Hand’s state-of-the-art volunteer database, we can keep track of your volunteer hours and provide you with a comprehensive summary when needed.

Volunteer opportunities are available for your school group Monday thru Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 12 pm, and weekends from 9am to 3pm. We can schedule your group up to one year in advance.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity for your group simply call Volunteer Services at
(404) 872-2707.



Church Groups

We sure could use a hand with our daily meal deliveries. Could your church Adopt a Route?

Through Open Hand, your ministry can help distribute some of the nearly 5,000 meals we prepare and package every day to homebound seniors, people who are chronically or critically ill and their dependents.

Open Hand delivers meals to our friends and neighbors in need throughout the metro Atlanta area. It’s possible that we may have  a route right in your community, and would love to speak with you about delivering that route on any available Saturdays — or any other day of the week.

Open Hand offers churches exceptional opportunities for community outreach:

  • Youth Groups
  • Missions Groups
  • Ministry Outreach Teams
  • Men’s Groups
  • Women’s Groups

You can schedule 2, 3 or 4 hours of volunteer time for your group. Opportunities are available for your church group Monday thru Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 12 pm, and weekends from 9am to 3pm.  We can schedule your group up to one year in advance.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity for your group simply call Volunteer Services at
(404) 872-2707.



Families

One of the most satisfying, fun, and productive ways to unite a family is volunteering.

Not only does the act of volunteering help bring families together, volunteerism also sets a good example for your children and is helpful to the community as well.

Why should you get your family started in volunteering at Open Hand?

  • It can strengthen your family. Most people who shy away from volunteering insist they just don't have the time to give after fulfilling work and family commitments. But it often just involves rethinking the way you spend some of your free time together as a family. Volunteerism is a wonderful way for families to have fun and feel closer to each other. Volunteering at Open Hand does not require enormous amounts of time. 

What Can Kids Learn From Volunteering?

  • A sense of responsibility. By volunteering, children and teens learn what it means to make and keep a commitment. They learn how to be on time for a job, do their best, and be proud of the results. But they also learn that, ultimately, we are responsible for the well-being of our entire community.
  • The knowledge that one person can make a difference. A wonderful, empowering message for a child is that he or she is important enough to have an impact on someone or something else.
  • Job skills. Community service can help young people decide on their future careers. Learning to work as a team member, taking on leadership roles, setting project goals - these are all skills that can be gained by volunteering and will serve a child well in any future career.
  • How to fill idle time wisely. If a child isn't involved in traditional after-school activities, volunteerism can be a wonderful alternative.

Opportunities are available for your family Monday thru Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 12 pm, and weekends from 9am to 3pm. We can schedule your family up to one year in advance.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity for your group simply call Volunteer Services at
(404) 872-2707.



Clubs & Associations

Volunteerism creates unique opportunities for your organization’s members to serve the community.  Some of the clubs and organizations that support Open Hand get quite creative.  From the Junior League to Supper Clubs, Book Clubs and everything in between, they see their time spent at Open Hand not only as their civic responsibility, but as a fun bonding experience for members.

Opportunities are available for your organization Monday thru Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday 9am to 12 pm, and weekends from 9am to 3pm. We can schedule your group up to one year in advance.

To schedule a volunteer opportunity for your group simply call Volunteer Services at
(404) 872-2707.