Open Arms of Minnesota

Open Arms of Minnesota is a nonprofit that cooks and delivers free, nutritious meals to people living with life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities. We believe that food is medicine, and our work matters to the health outcomes of our clients. With the help of over 6,000 volunteers, we’ll create and deliver more than 600,000 delicious, medically-tailored meals to people living with cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), as well as their caregivers and dependents this year.

Position Description
The position will participate in nearly every aspect of the organization. They will play an integral role in the daily activities of the organization, as well as explore the inner workings a nonprofit. Activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • weekly shifts preparing and packaging meals in the kitchen
  • delivering meals to clients
  • hosting delivery driver volunteers
  • loading cars for delivery
  • assisting with development mailings and events
  • client services projects
  • gardening at our farm plot


  • Passion for the mission of Open Arms
  • Strong communication skills and outstanding ability to maintain and foster relationships to ensure success working with a diverse base of volunteers and clients
  • Ability to be part of a team and to maintain effective communication with other interns and staff members
  • Flexibility to work some evening and weekend hours
  • Valid driver’s license

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment (such as telephone, personal computer, printer and copy machine) and set up tabletop displays
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, drive a vehicle and navigate steps

September 21st, 2023

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