I hope this email finds you well!
My name is Van Nguyen and I am from the Restaurant Opportunities
Center of the Bay, a worker center that seeks to improve working
conditions and wages for low-wage restaurant workers. I’m writing
today to ask for your assistance in distributing the attached flyer to
your students. I hope that this volunteer opportunity will be of
interest to them!
We are recruiting volunteer surveyors for our Behind the Kitchen Door
study. This study consists of 700 surveys with restaurant workers, 30
interviews with workers, and 30 interviews with employers. The study
will serve as the basis for future organizing and policy campaigns
designed to improve industry conditions in the restaurant industry in
the Bay Area. We seek to understand the needs and conditions of
restaurant workers, particularly as they pertain to wages, working
conditions such as health and safety, job training, discrimination and
upward mobility, and other needs such as transportation and
We believe that this study can have a significant impact in improving
working conditions for restaurant workers in the Bay Area and would be
thrilled to build partnerships with research academics and students to
help us successfully execute this study. This is an excellent
opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in qualitative
research and social justice work. I hope that you could help me
encourage your students to take a closer look at this opportunity!
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I look
forward to hearing from you!