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We Help Youth in Crisis.






Need Help?

TXT (612)400-SAFE

We Help Youth in Crisis.

The Bridge for Youth strives to use the expertise and enthusiasm of volunteers to further our mission and support the needs of our organization.  Volunteers play a crucial role at The Bridge and we are thankful for their dedication and commitment. In fact, each year Twin Cities’ volunteers and interns contribute 35,000 hours of service to help youth in crisis.

Check out these Volunteer Opportunities!

Join The Bridge for Youth at special events year-round.  Professionals from the Twin Cities are encouraged to join our volunteer group and serve as hosts for fun events that build awareness about The Bridge for Youth services and needs of at-risk youth.  Volunteers meet monthly to plan and host special events.

Twin Cities Professionals Volunteering for Good

Join The Bridge for Youth at special events year-round.  Professionals from the Twin Cities are encouraged to join our volunteer group and serve as hosts for fun events that build awareness about The Bridge for Youth services and needs of at-risk youth.  Volunteers meet monthly to plan and host special events.

For more information or to join please email Mark Fangmeier, Development Coordinator.

BFY has opened a shelter in the Southwest Metro and we are recruiting volunteers!

This will be the first homeless shelter in the Southwest Metro and we are very excited to serve the youth in this community with our amazing staff of counselors.  The Emergency Shelter will open mid November.  Our services will include shelter, counseling and support.   Volunteers are needed to support youth in the following ways:  help prepare and cook meals, organize donation drives, lead structured youth activities, mentor professional skills, provide therapy in music, art and family services.  

If interested, please email Alisha Olson at A.Olson@bridgeforyouth.org.  Thank you for helping us as we grow to serve youth in crisis in the Southwest Metro!

(612) 400-SAFE  24-hour Crisis Text Line:  We’re recruiting 50 volunteers!!! 

Respond to incoming texts from youth in crisis.  This is an opportunity to directly assist young people in need with issues like bullying, family conflict, violence, abuse, gender identity issues, homelessness, anxiety, depression, and sexual and gender identity issues.  Full training and volunteer supervision provided.  Must commit to a 4-hour shift at least 1-2x per month.  Must be aged 21 or older.  Contact Alisha Olson at 612-230-6660 or email her at A.Olson@bridgeforyouth.org.  For more information see the 400 Safe volunteer flyer.

Working with youth  

The Bridge serves minors (youth 10-17) who come to us in crisis. The safety, anonymity, and confidentiality of our clients and their families is critical, and so we have limited opportunities for volunteers to work directly with clients. Volunteers interested in direct care with youth  complete a 1-month, 20-hour our training program and typically work one or two 8-hour shifts per week.  The Direct Care Training Program is offered 2-3x per year.  Please contact Alisha Olson for more information or complete the Volunteer Intern Application and mail or fax the completed form to:

ATTN: Volunteer and Intern Supervisor
The Bridge for Youth
1111 West 22nd Street Minneapolis, MN 55405
Fax:612-377-6426

Receptionist
Be a friendly face of The Bridge! Greet youth, families, and visitors.  Answer phones.  Assist with administrative projects.  Click here for more details and how to apply.  Part time or full time hours.

Fundraising 

The Bridge raises nearly 50% of its budget through corporate and individual contributions.  .

Organize a Fundraising Event  (garage sale, bowling for The Bridge, car wash for The Bridge).  If you are a high school student, host a used clothing drive for The Bridge.  Every season, it’s helpful to receive update clothing especially for teens.

Organize a Fundraising Drive at your company, church, or in your neighborhood (backpacks for youth, socks for youth, bag lunch kits)

Provide “people power support” for a special event.  Set up tables/chairs, sell tickets, greet people, clean up.  Contact The Bridge.

Landscaping
During Spring and Fall, large groups assist with landscaping projects such as weeding, planting, raking, shrub trimming, and painting. Contact The Bridge.