Use this handy reference to find impactful opportunities monthly or on an on-going basis to support OPEN M.


1. Break the ice with a one-time opportunity or event,
listed in the monthly section.

2. Go deeper by committing to one of our ongoing
opportunities listed below.

3. Stay connected and learn more about OPEN M!

To sign up for any “Give” or “Go” or for more information, fill out an application here Volunteer Application
or contact us at volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409.

GIVE Purchase gifts & wrapping paper for our Christmas program with after holiday sales

PRAY For wisdom and perseverance as we begin our new year

GO Take a moment to review this guide and save the dates

GIVE OPEN M’s Harry & Fran Donovan Dental Clinic will be wrapping up construction. Please consider donating to our first year of operation for this program that will help so many!

PRAY For the residents living in Summit Lake & South Akron during these cold months

GO Volunteer for Mountain of Food February 21st 7:30am-11:30am

GIVE February & March are historically our lowest donation months. Please consider a monetary donation for our program operations.

PRAY Praise God for our passionate & committed volunteers

GO Attend “The Wizards of OPEN M” appreciation event at the Highland SquareTheatre. RSVP required.

SPECIAL EVENT: OPEN M Volunteer Appreciation Event perfect for the whole family! RSVP required.
Saturday, March 14th 12:00-3:00 PM at the Highland Theatre

GIVE Collect donations or “Step Up” to be an event sponsor for the 2020 OPEN M Walk

PRAY For healing of our clinic patients and wisdom for the medical providers

GO Gather a team, sign up for the 2020 OPEN M Walk, and fundraise for your team!

GIVE Collect 225 of one type of food for Christmas Break Boxes – contact Julie for available foods from our food list!

PRAY For perseverance as our CWA graduates find and seek employment

GO Bring a friend or group and attend Walk the Talk, Saturday, May 16th, 10:00 AM

The 2020 OPEN M Walk
May 16, 2020 @ 10am

GIVE Collect diapers for our pantry families

PRAY For hope as our pantry families face basic struggles on a daily basis

GO Visit and invite someone for a tour of OPEN M June 23 9:00-10:00am – Contact j.rist@openm.org to RSVP

GIVE Purchase tickets to our 2020 Gala and/or $25 raffle tickets for an Adventure Getaway (no attendance required for raffle winner)

PRAY For officials as they make decisions effecting our participants

GO Volunteer at OPEN M in our community garden

GIVE Purchase school supplies for our Christmas program during back to school sales

PRAY For students, teachers, and schools as they return to school for the 2020/2021 school year

GO Volunteer for Mountain of Food August 21, 2020 from 7:30am-11:30am

GIVE Purchase a ticket to attend OPEN M’s Gala

PRAY Praise God for His provision as we close out another fiscal year

GO Host a medication (baby aspirin, Tylenol, cold & flu) and supply drive at your school, work, or church in preparation of cold & flu season

Friday, September 11th 6:00-10:00 PM

GIVE Collect items for our CWA graduates: personal care items, professional clothing, etc.

PRAY For wisdom as our staff and Board of Directors enter a new fiscal year

GO Commit to be a Santa for one of our 600+ children in our Christmas program

GIVE Purchase presents for your sponsored child/ren in our Christmas program

PRAY For families receiving Thanksgiving Meal Boxes

GO Volunteer for Mountain of Food November 20, 2020 from 7:30am-11:30am

GIVE Make a year-end donation online or by check

PRAY For the 200+ families in our Christmas for the Love of Children program

GO Volunteer for one of our many Christmas preparations. Contact Jess Rist at j.rist@openm.org for dates and availability.

Ongoing 2020 Volunteer Opportunities


How do I become a volunteer?

1. Contact us | volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409

2. Fill out the online volunteer application | Click Here for Form

3. We will be in touch to schedule a time for you to come in!

Pantry; package and distribute food bags; M-Th 9:00-2:00 (pick one day); weekly commitment required

Mountain of Food; package and distribute 20,000 lbs of food; 3rd Friday of each month 7:30a-11:30p

Hot Lunch; provide and distribute lunch to 100-200 people; last two weeks of each month 10:00-2:00; ideal for groups of 8-12 people

Medical role; seeking medical providers (all specialties), nurses, and pharmacists; M-Th morning and evening clinics; monthly commitment encouraged

Non-Medical role; front desk, rooming, or lab; M-Th morning and evening clinics; monthly commitment encouraged

Mentor; mentor newly employed adults; weekly commitment required based on your schedule

Speaker; facilitate a 1-2 hour job-readiness workshop; last week of each month 9:00-4:00; monthly commitment encouraged

Receptionist; be a friendly first impression by greeting guests and answering phones; M-F 8:30-5:00 (4 hour shifts); weekly commitment required

Clerical; data entry, filing, mailers; M-F 8:30-5:00

Event committee; help execute an event; time varies

Building cleaning; mopping, sweeping, sanitizing; M-F 8:30-5:00

Building maintenance; general and specialty maintenance, yardwork; M-F 8:30-5:00


Organize a food or medication drive; contact us at volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409

Core employer: facilitate a partnership between an employer and OPEN M to provide opportunities for Community Works Akron graduates; email us at
or (330) 434-0110 ext. 434

Spread the word to family, friends and coworkers about what OPEN M is doing in our community.


Give one-time or monthly via website, mail, or phone. Click Here to Donate Today!

Sponsor an event | contact us at volunteer@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 409

Tribute/Memorial gifts, stocks/securities, planned gifts, matching gifts | contact us at finance@openm.org or (330) 434-0110 ext. 405

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