Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering to serve on the bus , helping to feed, clothe and love those experiencing homelessness on the streets of our city! Please read the information below. We look forward to serving the homeless population together!
The bus travels to downtown Cincinnati once a week. During the fall and winter, our serve date will occur weekly on Saturdays. Beginning in March, serve dates change to Sundays so please be aware of the specific day of the week when you sign up. The total time for each trip averages 3 to 3.5 hours. Our facility is located in Fairfield, Ohio and we depart from that facility to travel to downtown Cincinnati. We return back to the Fairfield location at the end of the trip. The address is: 200 Office Park Drive, Suite G, Fairfield, Ohio 45014. Please note that some GPS systems will default this address to a different zip code so be sure to check for the correct location which is located off of Seward Road in Fairfield.
The bus is able to accommodate up to 5 volunteers. Due the nature of the people we serve, we ask that children serving on the bus be ages 12 or above. All children under 18 are required to be accompanied by at least one parent. Please dress casually and comfortably. The bus does have heat and air conditioning. Feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks on the bus as we will be gone for an extended period of time. We will have access to a bathroom during our trip.
The bus will travel the streets of Cincinnati, visiting multiple homeless camps, individuals living under bridges and others experiencing homelessness on the streets of our city. While on the bus, as a volunteer, you will stay on the bus and provide food and clothing through a serving window. Those we serve do not enter the bus nor do our volunteers exit the bus. We provide the meals and items to be served unless you would like to personally provide the meal on the date you volunteer. If you would like to do this, please see the link to provide meals which is posted at the bottom of our "Get Involved" page.
Thank you for taking time to help others! Please be sure to make note of how many people will be riding on the date you sign up as well as your email address so we can communicate. As your serve date approaches, you will be contacted via email to confirm times and information regarding the volunteers attending.
The Broken Bus Ministry
|| Michele Bailes