January 30

Open Hands

We will be participating in meal packing at Open Hands on Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Please read all information and have your parent/guardian sign the Open Hand Minor Waiver.

*See Ms. Sneed for a printed copy of the waiver. The waiver must be witnessed but does not need to be notarized.

We also need you to register here.

Thank you!

  • Date/Time of Volunteer Shift:
  • February 16th 2019 from 9am-12pm with 15 participants.  
  • Typical Group Packing Schedule
    • 8:00am: Catered Good Measure Meals Breakfast (optional)
    • 8:45am: Arrive & Check In (Volunteers need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled shift for check in and to attend orientation.)
    • 8:55am-9:05am: Orientation/Training
    • 9:05am-9:15am:  Get kitchen ready: put on hairnets & aprons
    • 9:15am-12:00pm:  Pack meals!
    • 12:00pm: Finish packing
    • 12:00pm-12:10pm: Volunteer Wrap Up & Group Photo
    • 12:10pm: Catered Good Measure Meals Lunch (optional)

Please be sure to have all participating volunteers make an account and register for the shift prior to arrival. If volunteers do not register before arrival, it can cause significant time delays (up to an hour) to the start of your group’s volunteer shift. Please have volunteers register through this link: http://vhub.at/oh-eastcobbmiddle

  • Also, please have the attached minor waiver form signed for each minor volunteer.

Dress Code Requirements:

Please read carefully as there are no exceptions to these rules. If volunteers are not dressed properly, they cannot volunteer in our kitchen.

  • Tennis shoes or nonslip/slip resistant shoes are required.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind. This includes but is not limited to rings, bracelets, watches, step-trackers, necklaces, earrings, gauges, cartilage, nose, and permanent piercings.
  • Long pants are required.
  • No sleeveless shirts or tank stops. A short sleeved t-shirt is fine.
  • No headphones, ear buds, or Bluetooth earpieces may be worn.

Ways to increase your impact!

  • Catering: Groups tell us all of the time how hungry they get spending time in our kitchen. We actually have full service catering through our social enterprise Good Measure Meals that you and your group can take advantage of while you are campus. Before or after volunteering, you can treat your group to one of our packages or build your own menu. When you order Good Measure Meals catering, 100% of the net proceeds support our nonprofit Open Hand Atlanta.  Interested in placing an order? Get started today.
  • Wishlist: These are items that will be immediately put to use to ensure that we can serve as many clients as well as possible. Access by clicking here.

Additional information:

  • We do have a parking lot and street parking available. However, parking is limited and carpooling is recommended for ease and convenience.
  • Volunteers should enter through the volunteer entrance that is closest to the garden. There is a green ‘Welcome Volunteers’ sign.
  • Please leave all valuables at home. While we do have a space to store items during the shift on site for volunteer use, they are shared with other volunteers.

Directions Upon Arrival

  • Park in parking lot at 181 Armour Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324
  • Come through entrance with green  “Welcome Volunteers” sign
  • Sign-in on kiosk computer in front lobby to your left with your first and last name.
  • Wait to be greeted by our volunteer services staff member. (We have a small staff that may be helping other volunteers, therefore please be patient if they are not in the main office when you arrive)
September 20

Waiver and Information about Open Hands

We will be participating in meal packing at Open Hands on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Please read all information, have your parent/guardian sign the waiver, and be ready to sign up to help! A Sign-Up Genius link will be added at a later date. Thank you!

  • Date/Time of Volunteer Shift:
  • February 16th 2019 from 9am-12pm with 15 participants.  
  • Typical Group Packing Schedule
    • 8:00am: Catered Good Measure Meals Breakfast (optional)
    • 8:45am: Arrive & Check In (Volunteers need to arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled shift for check in and to attend orientation.)
    • 8:55am-9:05am: Orientation/Training
    • 9:05am-9:15am:  Get kitchen ready: put on hairnets & aprons
    • 9:15am-12:00pm:  Pack meals!
    • 12:00pm: Finish packing
    • 12:00pm-12:10pm: Volunteer Wrap Up & Group Photo
    • 12:10pm: Catered Good Measure Meals Lunch (optional)

Dress Code Requirements:

Please read carefully as there are no exceptions to these rules. If volunteers are not dressed properly, they cannot volunteer in our kitchen.

  • Tennis shoes or nonslip/slip resistant shoes are required.
  • Absolutely no jewelry of any kind. This includes but is not limited to rings, bracelets, watches, step-trackers, necklaces, earrings, gauges, cartilage, nose, and permanent piercings.
  • Long pants are required.
  • No sleeveless shirts or tank stops. A short sleeved t-shirt is fine.
  • No headphones, ear buds, or Bluetooth earpieces may be worn.

Ways to increase your impact!

  • Catering: Groups tell us all of the time how hungry they get spending time in our kitchen. We actually have full service catering through our social enterprise Good Measure Meals that you and your group can take advantage of while you are campus. Before or after volunteering, you can treat your group to one of our packages or build your own menu. When you order Good Measure Meals catering, 100% of the net proceeds support our nonprofit Open Hand Atlanta.  Interested in placing an order? Get started today.
  • Wishlist: These are items that will be immediately put to use to ensure that we can serve as many clients as well as possible. Access by clicking here.

Additional information:

  • We do have a parking lot and street parking available. However, parking is limited and carpooling is recommended for ease and convenience.
  • Volunteers should enter through the volunteer entrance that is closest to the garden. There is a green ‘Welcome Volunteers’ sign.
  • Please leave all valuables at home. While we do have a space to store items during the shift on site for volunteer use, they are shared with other volunteers.