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 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 Make Valentine’s Day cards for our pantry families – drop off by February 8th

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

GO Super Serve Saturday – February 9th 9:00-11:00 AM

GIVE Collect medications for the clinic: Baby Aspirin, cold/cough, multi-vitamins

PRAY Praise God for our passionate & committed volunteers

GO Attend “The Greatest Volunteers” appreciation event at the Highland Theatre

SPECIAL EVENT: OPEN M Volunteer Appreciation Event perfect for the whole family!
Saturday, March 2nd 12:00-3:00 PM at the Highland Theatre

GIVE Make Easter cards for our pantry families – drop off by April 10th

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

GO National Volunteer Week – April 11th 6:00-8:00 PM – assemble Easter food boxes

GIVE Collect sponsorships for OPEN M’s Walk the Talk

PRAY For perseverance as our CWA graduates find and seek employment

GO Bring a friend or group and attend Walk the Talk, Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 AM

Saturday, May 18th 10:00 AM

GIVE Collect diapers for our pantry families

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

GO Thursday Serve Day – June 6th 6:00-8:00 PM

GIVE July is one of our slowest donation months, consider donating online or by check

PRAY For officials as they make decisions effecting our participants

GO Super Serve Saturday – July 13th 9:00-11:00 AM

GIVE Purchase school supplies and food items for our Christmas program

PRAY For the neighborhood families attending our National Night Out party

GO National Night Out – Tuesday, August 6th 4:30 PM – neighborhood party

GIVE Purchase a ticket to attend OPEN M’s Gala

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

GO Super Serve Saturday – Sept. 28th 9:00-11:00 AM

Friday, September 13th 6:00-10:00 PM

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

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

GO Attend Networking Extravaganza, Wednesday, October 30th 5:00-7:00 PM

SPECIAL EVENT OPEN M Networking Extravaganza Wednesday, October 30th 5:00-7:00 PM

GIVE Sponsor a child for our Christmas for the Love of Children program

PRAY For each family attending our Thanksgiving Eve Community Meal

GO Thanksgiving Eve Community Meal – November 27th 9:30 AM prep, 4:30 PM meal (Advanced Sign-Ups Required)

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 Christmas for the Love of Children – various dates in December

Ongoing 2019 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 Connection 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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