Have a Few Questions

When we started Operation BBQ Relief in May of 2011 we didn’t even know how may questions we would have or what those answers might be.  In an effort to help our visitors and friends we compiled a list of frequently asked questions.  If you have a question not covered below please let us know.


How do I volunteer with OBR?

Registration is via website. Click to Register as a Volunteer 

What will I do as a volunteer on a deployment?

The duties vary but include communication, kitchen detail, clean up, meal distribution, delivery and logistics, transportation, Inventory and warehousing, equipment maintenance fueling etc.

What is the operating budget of OBR?

Please take a look at our financial transparency information on this link

I own a company and would like to offer?

Please contact our Operations Group  / operations@operationbbqrelief.org

Does OBR have any Paid Positions

There are no full time employees for OBR however there are several roles which receive reimbursement and / or compensation.

What can I do to volunteer when there isn’t an active deployment?

Recruit volunteers, raise capital, awareness, training, VOAD Involvement

Where does OBR get funding?

Through private and corporate donations. We are not government funded

Does OBR offer mileage or fuel reimbursement for volunteers?

Only if you are pulling a piece of OBR equipment

Are you a faith based organization?


Do you receive government funding?


Do you partner with any other organizations?


What are the immediate non cash needs of OBR?

Trucks, trailers, food service equipment, light plant, generator plant, potable water system

I have a fundraising idea, who do I contact?

Marketing coordinator, any board member, email address for Board of Directors

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Want to send a note / email to the Board of Directors? bod@operationbbqrelief.org

Why Volunteer

Volunteering increases self-confidence. Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. You are doing good for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a volunteer can also give you a sense of pride and identity.

~ www.helpguide.org/articles/…/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm

Volunteering connects you to others.

One of the better-known benefits of volunteering is the impact on the community. Unpaid volunteers are often the glue that holds a community together. Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need. And volunteering is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.


~ http://www.helpguide.org/articles/work-career/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm

Why Volunteer?

Consider that most people find themselves in need at some point in their lives. So today you may be the person with the ability to help, but tomorrow you may be the recipient of someone else’s volunteer effort. Even now you might be on both sides of the service cycle: maybe you are a tutor for someone who can’t read, while last month the volunteer ambulance corps rushed you to the emergency room. Volunteering also includes “self-help.” So if you are active in your neighborhood crime watch, your home is protected while you protect your neighbors’ homes, too. Adding your effort to the work of others makes everyone’s lives better.

~ https://www.energizeinc.com/art/why-volunteer