Be A Community Builder

We are excited that you want to join our team at Bridging For Tomorrow! Volunteers are a vital part of our organization and integral to our mission in the community. We refer to all of our volunteers as “Community Builders” because they work alongside our neighbors to make the community stronger.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

 
 

Back to School Shoe Drive

New shoes are an important part of every back to school shopping list. We want to provide a pair of shoes to every elementary school student who needs them, and you can help! 

You can support our  Back to School Shoe Drive by helping sort the shoes that we will distribute to our partnering schools from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM on August 22 or August 23.

We will also need volunteers to help deliver shoes to our partnering schools after the Shoe Drive is complete. Stay tuned for more details about that volunteer opportunity.

Availability

Wednesdays & Thursday
August 22 & 23
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Bridging For Tomorrow

 

Literacy Squad

A child's ability to read proficiently by third grade is one of the most important predictors of high school graduation and career success. From third grade on, children shift from learning to read to reading to learn. If a child is behind grade level at the end of third grade, they will struggle to master the more complex subject matter they encounter in later grades.

You can make a difference in the life of a child by joining our Literacy Squad. Volunteers commit to spend 30 minutes a week during the school year in one of our partnering schools to read one-on-one with an elementary student. Training for the 2018/2019 School Year will take place on Sunday, August 26 at 10:15 AM, Tuesday, August 28 at 10:00 AM, or Thursday, August 30 at 7:00 PM.

Availability

30 Minutes/Week
During the School Year

Location

Kaiser Elementary or Klenk Elementary

 

School Mentor

Having a consistent, positive relationship with a compassionate role-model makes a huge difference in the lives of children. This program provides elementary and middle school students with a caring adult who listens to them and helps them discover their potential. Mentors spend 1 hour each week meeting with their mentee in the school.

We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 year and will provide all the necessary training and support. You can attend our Mentor Training for the 2018/2019 school year on Sunday, September 16 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM OR on Monday, September 24 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Availability

1 Hour/Week
During the School Year

Location

Epps Island Elementary, McDouble Elementary, Nitsch Elementary, or Klein Intermediate

 

After School Clubs

Our after school clubs provide elementary and middle school students with a safe, fun place to go after school two days a week. Volunteers have the opportunity to help students with homework, supervise activities, and build relationships with the kids who attend. The Bridge of Hope Club meets on Mondays and Wednesday at First New Hope Bible Church and serves the community around Nitsch Elementary. The Bridge of Light Club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Bridging For Tomorrow and serves the community around Kaiser Elementary.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and available to help at least one day a week.

 

Availability

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
Starting September 17
3:45 PM - 6:00 PM

Location

Bridging For Tomorrow or First New Hope Bible Church

 

Support Our Food Pantry

Throughout the month our Food Pantry needs volunteers to help unload deliveries, organize the pantry shelves, or help with other tasks. These opportunities usually occur during office hours and involve lifting, moving, and breaking down boxes.

You can also support our Food Pantry by hosting a Food Drive. To learn more about hosting a Food Drive or to find out what items our Food Pantry needs, please contact us.

Availability

Tuesday - Friday
As Needed

Location

Bridging For Tomorrow

 

Help Around The Office

We are looking for Community Builders to greet visitors and provide some office support.

If you are available during the week and enjoy welcoming people or assisting with administrative tasks, this is the volunteer opportunity for you.

Availability

Monday - Friday
Between 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM

Location

Bridging For Tomorrow