Operation BBQ Relief relies on volunteers to help share the healing power of BBQ. Whether you are a competition BBQ team, caterer, restaurateur, or simply an individual or group wanting to help when disaster strikes, we want you to be a part of this rewarding experience in helping communities in need.

Volunteers are the cornerstone of Operation BBQ Relief.

Whether this is your first time volunteering with Operation BBQ Relief or if you’ve been around for a while, we truly appreciate your desire to help those in need and we look forward to serving with you!

There are many ways to volunteer for Operation BBQ Relief.

We have opportunities throughout the year where you can volunteer to help; no previous BBQ or cooking experience required!

Disaster Deployments

Boots on the ground. When Operation BBQ Relief responds following a catastrophic event in communities across the country, we deploy volunteers in a coordinated fashion to assist on site. Duties include food prep, cooking, processing, serving, inventory, and more.

The Always Serving Project®

During “Blue Sky Days” we have various non-disaster related programs in The Always Serving Project®. These events give back to communities, feed First Responders, Military, and Veterans, as well as a focus on the fight on hunger by feeding the homeless and the food insecure.

Area Coordinators

Area Coordinators serve as points of contact for geographic areas across the country. They are our eyes and ears on the ground in their area, gather information about local needs, contact local organizations, and various other duties.

CDL Drivers

If you have a CDL, there may be volunteer opportunities for you to assist with transporting Operation BBQ Relief equipment to/from deployment sites.

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Various Jobs During Deployments

Expo Lead

Site Lead

Logistics Lead

Sides Lead

Protein Lead

Inventory Lead

Culinary Lead

Volunteer Check In Lead

Camp Chef

Virtual Volunteer Team

Camp Host