Volunteers at Bridges come from all walks of life and contribute their time and talents in a variety of ways. Whether they work with the youth in the after school program, help with office tasks, man the front desk, serve on a committee or help with special events, or help fundraise to provide client services, volunteers make a large impact at Bridges.
By working with the Deaf and hard of hearing communities, Bridges’s volunteers have the opportunity to work hands-on, improving their American Sign Language (ASL) skills. Although ASL is not required for Bridges’s volunteer positions, ASL skills are a plus. Either way volunteers must be open and willing to learn!
Please CLICK HERE for the volunteer application.
AVAILABLE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Office Volunteer: Do you have or want experience working in an office? Duties may include answering the phone, assisting with clients in the computer lab, helping with mailings, working with a client on a resume or cover letter, assisting with a special event, filing, researching, and other administrative tasks.
Youth Center Volunteer (during the academic school year): Do you have a passion for working with children? The youth program offers programs and services to young people and their families to help address the growing needs of those with hearing loss. Volunteers are needed for Bridges's afterschool program. Duties may include assisting with homework, tutoring, teaching sports, helping with projects, and teaching other life skills. Volunteers are also needed to ride in the van to pick up the students from school and drop them off after the program. Volunteers are encouraged to share special skills with the youth. Examples include drumming, cake decorating, and line dancing.
Youth Center Kitchen Volunteer: Do you enjoy cooking and have a passion for helping children? Then this position is for you. You will be planning, preparing and serving lunches for the students in the after school program, taking into consideration nutrition and special needs of the students. Assistance with meal preparation will be provided.
- Fitness Center Volunteer or Intern: Do you enjoy exercise and want to help others stay fit? Volunteer in our fitness department and teach fitness classes or provide personal training to Bridges’s clients.
- ASL Class Volunteer: Are you fluent in ASL and would like to help others learn? Here is your opportunity. Volunteers assist Bridges’s ASL teachers during class and with their class preparations.
- Special Event Volunteer: Can you only volunteer occasionally? If you can greet guests, serve food, help plan an event, or pitch in to clean up, you can help Bridges!
Don’t see what you’re interested in? Bridges is open to learning what you would like out of a volunteer experience. Contact us with your ideas about how you can contribute to Bridges!
Thank you to our Volunteers! Bridges appreciates the time and commitment of volunteers. Volunteers make a big difference- thank you!