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


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. These clubs provide academic support, character development, and Bible lessons. Volunteers have the opportunity to help students with homework 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 in our Community Center and serves the community around Kaiser Elementary. The Middle School Club meets weekly on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 at alternating locations near Klein Forest High School.

We ask for a minimum commitment of one school calendar year. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and available to help at least one day a week.

When?

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays
During the School Year
Elementary: 3:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Middle School: 4:15-6:30 PM

Where?

Various Locations

 

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. Let us know if you’re interested in participating during the 2019/2020 school year.

When?

30 Minutes/Week
During the School Year

Where?

Epps Island, Kaiser, Klenk, McDougle & Greenwood Forest Elementary Schools

 

School Mentoring

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 one school calendar year and will provide all the necessary training and support. Let us know if you’re interested in participating during the 2019/2020 school year.

When?

1 Hour/Week
During the School Year

Where?

Epps Island, McDougle, Nitsch Elementary Schools, or Klein Intermediate School

 

Food Pantry

Throughout the month our Food Pantry needs volunteers to help unload deliveries, organize the pantry shelves, or assist clients while they shop. These opportunities usually occur during office hours and may involve lifting, moving, and breaking down boxes.

You can also support our Food Pantry by hosting a Food Drive. Click here to download a Food Drive flyer.

When?

Wednesday - Friday
Between 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Where?

Bridging For Tomorrow

 

Office Help

These Community Builders support Bridging For Tomorrow by welcoming visitors and providing some administrative assistance around the office or in the Food Pantry.

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

When?

As Needed
Wednesday - Friday
Between 9:00 AM & 2:00 PM

Where?

Bridging For Tomorrow