Opportunity Details

Health & Wellness
People with Health-based Concerns

Age Minimum (with Adult): 5+, Minimum Age:21+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Open Hand Meal Delivery

Please be advised that all volunteers must create an account at www.volunteerhub.openhandatlanta.org

Open Hand helps homebound seniors and others suffering from disability or chronic disease by providing Comprehensive Nutrition Care™(CNC), a combination of nutritious, home-delivered meals, and nutrition education. Open Hand prepares, packages, and delivers 5,000 nutritionally-appropriate meals a day, six days a week with the support of volunteers.

Volunteer drivers are a critical part of the service Open Hand provides to the community, since a majority of the organization’s clients are homebound. In fact, a volunteer driver is quite often the only person a client may see on any given day. Volunteers will pick-up meals, deliver meals to clients using their own vehicles and gas, and return the delivery list and delivery bags back to the Open Hand site.

Delivery routes are available throughout Metro Atlanta, and the Open Hand team will work with volunteers to select a route where they will feel comfortable. Training and detailed, turn-by-turn directions are provided for all volunteer drivers. The routes are for a specific area of town and the drop offs are only a few miles apart. If you are bringing children with you let us know so that we can assign a kid-friendly route.

Delivery drivers must be at least 21 years of age, but there is no age restriction for passengers riding along. A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance are required. Bring a car phone charger, phone and fully gassed car.

This project is eligible for court-ordered community service hours, but Open Hand does require a separate orientation for court-ordered volunteers. Please call Volunteer Services at (404) 872-2707 for more information prior to signing up.

If you would like to register a group please contact Morgan Edge using the "Contact Opportunity Leader" button below.

This volunteer opportunity is part of Hands On Atlanta's Civic Leadership Program and is led by a trained a Civic Fellow. The Civic Leadership Program transforms volunteer leaders into civic leaders while also supporting the needs of nonprofits.

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