One Bistro volunteers are the heart behind our mission! While we pray for volunteers to bless our community by being the hands and feet of Jesus, all are welcome regardless of faith. Volunteers fall into two categories:
- Those who volunteer in order to provide a meal for themselves and/or their families.
- Those who volunteer to help as staff and assist in providing meals to those in need.
Volunteers must be age 15 and above. Anyone under age 15 may serve with supervision, however, the adult must contact the Manager at 937.736.2358 prior to signing up online. For every 2 children under age 15, 1 adult must be present and tasks are at Manager’s discretion. Prior to volunteering, please read and sign the following policies, and view the training videos. Forms may be submitted when volunteering for the first time.
- Training Manual
- Minor Release
- Video: Host Training
- Video: Taking Orders
- Video: Handwashing
- Video: Pay It Forward
While we encourage volunteers to sign up online in advance, anyone may stop in during café hours to see if help is needed. Groups are also welcome to serve together. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll find the perfect opportunity for your group!
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Wednesday through Friday (at your availability)
4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Wednesday (at your availability)
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Saturday (at your availability)
Core Team Volunteers
In addition, volunteers are needed outside of regular café hours. Share your special skills and consider joining a Core Team of passionate and dedicated volunteers that serve in various roles. If interested, talk to a Manager or complete the sign up form and submit to email@example.com.
Maintenance: Plumbing, electrical, and construction for site maintenance and rehabilitation.
Marketing: Assist with special events and promote One Bistro within the community.
Community Liaison: Understand the community and look for opportunities to participate.
Fundraising: Connect with potential donors, and assist with grant writing and research.
Biznistry: Promote social entrepreneurship and connect biznistry models that work together.
Outreach: Work with “in need” patrons to identify opportunities for a “hand up, not a handout.”
Prayer: Pray for the One Bistro mission and for our neighbors in the community.
Administration: Identify volunteer needs, recruit and contact, and assist with special projects.
Thank you for your willingness to serve and make a difference in the community!