Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer at The Open Door. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. You will be able to update this information at any time from the Volunteer Information Center (VIC).


Volunteer Information


Availability

Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. This is used to help match your preferred times to the open volunteer spots. If you will be unavailable for a period of time, the drop-down boxes are where you indicate when you're unavailable.


Volunteer Roles

Following is a list of volunteer opportunities at The Open Door. They vary from being on the Mobile Pantry to gardening to being at the main Eagan Pantry.

1) Click on a role to learn more about it
2) If it sounds interesting, check the box next to it
3) After attending the Volunteer Orientation, you will receive access to the schedules for only the volunteer roles you have selected, so pick any many as you like


Skills & Experience

Check all skills that apply. If you speak a language other than English, please type the language(s) in the box below.


Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?


Employer (if applicable)

If you would like to share where you work, we may use this information when seeking new groups of volunteers.


How did you hear about us?

Please indicate how you heard about The Open Door.


Are you affiliated with any groups or clubs?

Please mark and list which groups you are involved in.


Volunteer Orientation

Learn more about The Open Door and volunteer opportunities available. Orientations are not required at this time, but are strongly recommended. They will be held virtually until furthernotice.


Acknowledgement

By submitting this form, I agree to abide by the stated policies and procedures listed in The Open Door's Volunteer Handbook.

CIVIL RIGHTS TRAINING

Goal of Civil Rights: That everyone is treated with fairness and equality while receiving services at The Open Door. 

Legal Prohibitions: Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or protected genetic information or where all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.

Types of Discrimination: Intentionally treating someone differently because of their differences; making a rule that affects a protected class group negatively; and retaliation against complainant or his/her family, associates, or others involved in complaint process or exercising civil rights.

When do Civil Rights Rules Apply: Civil rights rules apply at any time there is any federal financial assistance. Federal financial assistance is receiving anything of value from the federal government—not just cash. Because The Open Door receives federal food commodities, the rules apply.

  • Special Circumstances: Make sure people with disabilities and limited English are accommodated.
  • Treat all people with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain confidentiality. See the following section on Confidential Information.
  • Make sure individual data is kept confidential.
  • Sexual harassment is prohibited. Do not engage in or tolerate unwanted or unwelcome sexual behavior including jokes, touching, requests for sexual favors, etc. Report violations to management or to state or federal officials.

Advise people who allege discrimination about how to file a complaint. They may write to: USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).

If conflicts occur, remain calm. Call for assistance immediately if you feel threatened. Consider mediation or a third party to help resolve the situation.