Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Bridges to Independence! We depend on a network of dedicated volunteers to accomplish our mission and deliver critical programs which lead families from homelessness to independence.
We invite you to be a part of this important work. Our motto is simple: learn, lead, work, and thrive. With the help of our committed volunteers, we can help families overcome homelessness and strive for a better future.
TYPES OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE
We accept volunteers of all ages. Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Individual Volunteer Opportunities: Click here to learn more about individual volunteering.
- Group Volunteer Opportunities: Click here to learn more about group volunteering.
- Lead a Volunteer Project: Organize an event or donation drive for items our participants need.
- Share Our Mission: Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
BECOME A VOLUNTEER
Becoming a volunteer is an easy three-step process.
1. Volunteer Application
First, please complete our online application. This information will help us learn a little more about you, your interests, availability, and background.
Please note, all volunteers who will work directly with our clients will need to complete a background check
2. Volunteer Agreement
All volunteers must sign the volunteer agreement, which includes the Code of Conduct and Release of Liability, and review the volunteer handbook. Completed agreements can be emailed to email@example.com.
3. Orientation Information
The next step is to attend one of our monthly volunteer orientation sessions..
Attendance at an orientation is required before working directly with clients at Bridges.
Tuesday, August 28 – 8:00-9:00am
Thursday, September 27 – 12:00-1:00pm
Monday, October 29 – 6:00-7:00pm
Wednesday, December 5 – 6:00-7:00pm
Volunteer orientations are held at Bridges’ Sullivan House emergency shelter, 3103 9th Road, North, Arlington, VA 22201
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.