Questions? Want to Learn More?

Please contact us if you have additional questions, problems registering, or just want to learn more about volunteering. Email us at volunteer@opentable.org

Volunteer to Make a Difference

There are many different jobs to do, from food pick ups to preparing dinners to providing transportation. College and high school students and adults prepare dinners, shop for food, pick up food donations, assist in the pantry, serve dinners, provide transportation, organize food drives and more. Volunteers at our facilities must be of at least high school age.

Please user our secure Volunteer Gopher to register to volunteer!

Already Registered? Need to update you contact information or availability? Click the button below to provide us with the latest information. Detailed instructions are available HERE.

Volunteering with Groups or Families

Families and groups of younger volunteers, such as scout troops and school groups, bake breads, create centerpieces, make ”kids bags” and run food drives. Occasionally we have activities, such as organizing pantry donations that can be performed at our facility, but most group activities performed in the community. If you are interested in one of these activities, please see our Donate Groceries page, or contact us at volunteer@opentable.org.

Volunteer Parking

Our wonderful new facility is located right in the heart of downtown Maynard. Although there is on-street and lot parking directly around the building, we are requesting that volunteers who are spending more than an hour at the facility please park in the River Street Municipal lot (parking fees are waived for Open Table) just a short walk away. This will allow downtown parking to remain available for visitors and patrons of the stores and restaurants in our community. Thank you!

Parking Directions for Volunteers

  • From Route 62 westbound (Waltham Street), continue onto Summer Street.
  • Take a left on Nason Street
  • Take a left on Main Street (Route 62 eastbound).
  • Take a right on River Street directly across from Open Table and follow the road as it curves toward the end of the street.
  • Look for Open Table sign on telephone pole in front of the parking lot on the left. Permits are waived for Open Table. DO NOT PARK across the street – you WILL BE TOWED.
  • The lot is a 3-minute walk from the corner of River and Main to our facility at 33-37 Main Street. Walk to Open Table via River Street for the quickest route.
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Volunteer Orientations

Volunteer orientations are a regular part of the Open Table offerings for volunteers.
Current volunteers are always welcome and prospective volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend. Orientation is a valuable way to learn about the different facets of Open Table.

Orientations begin with a tour of the site, followed by a general overview of Open Table’s various services. Information discussed includes how weekly dinners are prepared and served, how food is collected and distributed at the food pantries, how Open Table is organized, and what volunteering involves.

If you are a current volunteer, please choose a time that does not overlap with your volunteer schedule or, if necessary, coordinate with your team leader to have a substitute available.

Please join us to learn more about this wonderful organization, meet some of our volunteers, and find out about the kinds of volunteer opportunities available. To attend, please contact Jean Husson at orientation@opentable.org. We look forward to seeing you!