Opportunities

Groups

A Group of volunteers (houses of worship, corporations, families, neighbors or teams) makes a commitment to participate in a Run of their choice. They are responsible for providing volunteers and brown bag lunches. Please see Plan Your Run for more information.

 

“Core” Volunteers
“Core” volunteers make a commitment to participate in a Bridges Run at least once a month. They, along with a Run Coordinator, are the first to arrive at a Run site and immediately serve soup, hot chocolate or lemonade. They reassure homeless friends that the Bridges’ truck and a team of volunteers will arrive shortly with food and necessities. There is ample time for core volunteers and homeless friends to interact and to continue those conversations from week to week. Core volunteers have become an integral part of our Runs and have truly become friends to the homeless.

 

Core volunteers are not required to bring brown bag meals. Often, they ride in the Bridges’ van, but on occasion may be asked to provide their own transportation to Run sites.

 

If you would like more information or arrange to become a core volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

 

Individual Volunteers

Individual volunteers may join a Run when needed. As a volunteer, you will be asked to assist the Run coordinator with various aspects of a Run from distributing food and clothing to serving soup and beverages. You may be asked to provide some lunches or your own transportation to outreach sites. All Run volunteers must be at least high school age. As always, friendly conversation with our homeless friends is encouraged.

 

To participate on a Bridges Run or for more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.