Volunteer with Optage Meals

Volunteers are vital to Optage Meals and are always more than welcome.

Volunteers provide a golden opportunity to directly serve individuals within their own community as well as help our customers meet their nutritional needs. We are committed to finding the right volunteering role for you and/or your group. We are proud to offer many volunteer opportunities – all of which help us with our mission to provide meals to those in need and fulfill your purpose as a volunteer!

What volunteer opportunities does Optage Meals offer?

Home-Delivered Meals Volunteer Driver

As a volunteer driver, you will deliver daily hot meals or weekly frozen meals. Each delivery is tailored to client need from simply dropping off packages to assisting with putting meals away. Your willingness to go the extra mile is heavily valued and always appreciated. Even a quick conversation and a smile can brighten someone’s day and bring immense joy.

Hours:
M-F
Hot Routes: 1–2 hours (4–8 stops long)

Commissary Kitchen Volunteer Assistant/Meal Fulfillment

As a volunteer kitchen assistant, you will help bag and package meals for home delivery. Individuals and groups are invited to volunteer during regular kitchen hours Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm CT or during special scheduled times in the evenings or weekends.

Production Volunteer

In this key role, you will play an important part in placing products in serving trays in preparation for packaging, freezing, and delivering to customers. Both individuals and groups are invited to volunteer.

Hours: M–F 7 am – 5 pm in Roseville, MN

Office/Administrative Volunteer

As an office volunteer, you may be calling customers for program renewals, checking voicemails, organizing and filing menus, assisting in route assembly and more.

How to become a volunteer:

  • Apply – Complete the application form on this page, or contact us.
  • Interview with a volunteer coordinator.
  • Complete 1–2 hours of online training.
  • Pass a criminal background check including fingerprinting.
  • Driving volunteers must have proof of vehicle insurance and pass a Department of Motor Vehicles check.
  • Interested in learning more? Please complete the form on this page.
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Become an Optage Meals volunteer

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