Corporate & Volunteer Engagement

Bridge’s corporate and volunteer partners provide critical support to Bridge youth and team members. We are deeply grateful for the time, talent and generosity from individuals, groups and corporations that choose to give back.

There are many ways we work with our corporate and community partners. If you’re interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact:

Barbara Baxter
Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager at:
bbaxter@bridgeotw.org 

Lunch & Learn

Learn more about Bridge’s mission, youth, and wide range of services as the only homeless services agency in Boston that works exclusively with youth. Schedule an interactive conversation with a Bridge team member via Zoom or at your office.

Meal Drop-Offs

Provide delivery/drop-off of healthy dinners for youth in our residential and drop-in programs and help create community at the table.

For drop-off at Bridge’s headquarters:

Quantity Required:
Meals for 50 (lunch), Meals for 30 (dinner)

Delivery Days:
Tuesday and Thursday;
Lunch: 11:30 am, Dinner: 5:30 pm

For drop-off at Bridge’s Brighton residence:

Quantity Required:
Meals for 30 (dinner only)

Delivery Days:
Tuesday and Thursday;
Dinner: 5:30pm

Meal Prep

Purchase and prepare a meal for youth in our Transitional Living Program (TLP) and moms and kids at our Single Parent House. Pick a healthy dish that you and your team would love to prepare.

Bridge’s Brighton residence:

Quantity Required:
Meals for 30 (dinner only)

Delivery Days:
Wednesday;
arrival by 5:00 pm (food prep and optional tour),
dinner served at 6:15 pm.

Volunteers needed:
8-10 people

 

Bundles

One way to give at Bridge is to donate the materials our youth need! You can send the items below by mail, or host a team-building event and have your group put together baskets that they can drop off. Unlike the above options, there is no required amount – we are grateful for any number of the bundles below (although we do ask that they be full bundles).

*Please note that the items linked below are the types of items we are looking for, but they do not need to be specifically purchased from Amazon – we have only linked these lists for your convenience, but if you’d rather go shopping yourself, that’s fine too! All items must be new. 

Welcome Home Baskets

Provide youth moving into their own apartments through our Rapid Re-housing program with Welcome Home Baskets filled with supplies to help them cook, clean, and feel at home in their new space! Help them celebrate this big step by purchasing items like the ones on Bridge’s Amazon Welcome Home Wish List and packaging them up for delivery (youth love to have these items in mesh hampers – see them linked on the Wish List).

Seasonal Needs

Anyone who lives in New England knows that the weather can change on a dime! From sticky summers to freezing cold, adaptable clothing is a must. Use this Amazon Seasonal Wish List (updated accordingly) to ensure our youth have what they need all year round.

Baby Bundles

Our single-parent household allows us to provide a nurturing environment for young (and expectant) moms and their kids. Use our Amazon Baby Wish List to put together the perfect baby bundle and provide a young parent with everything needed to welcome a baby home.

Career Development and Financial Literacy Workshops:

Come share your expertise in a career workshop! Come in-person or record a video to share with Bridge youth who are interested in your tips and hints for interviews, resume writing, and job search techniques. If your organization has any other area you specialize in that we could share with youth to prepare them for career, we are open to that as well!

Gift Cards

Bridge is always in great need of gift cards, which give youth a chance to buy something they especially hope for or need. These retailers are most requested:

We suggest denominations of $25.00 each.