WAYS TO GET INVOLVED & MAKE A DIFFERENCE

There are so many ways to give back from advocacy, volunteering, mentoring to donations. We work hard to provide the children of our communities with the help they need through services that range from therapy, school-based, to residential programs. We would not be able to continue our work if it were not for people like you. Thank you!

Volunteer

Volunteering can be therapeutic for you and be a great help to the organization. You can give back through helping out in array of areas

Volunteer

Mentor

The Youth Bridge mentor program is a great way to give back to community families.

Mentor

Board Member

Provide professional support

Learn More

Event Committee

Committee members play a priceless role in the success of campaigns, events, and fundraisers at Youth Bridge.

Join a Committee

Auxilary

Auxiliary members for the Children’s Campus

Learn More

Sponsor

Sponsorships for events and programs are key to sustainability.

Learn More

Team Members

Find out what you can do to become part of the team.

Join our Team

Community Council

Become involved in the Community Council to help make a difference.

Join the Council

Gift a Need

We’re sure you will find one that’s rewarding; and, you will know that your generosity will make a difference in the lives of our youth.

Give a Gift

 

Volunteer

(individual, groups, or corporate teams)

 

Youth Bridge depends on the generous commitment of so many volunteers to support our children at the Children’s Campus and in our outpatient counseling services. There are many ways that individuals, groups or corporate teams can volunteer: maintenance of homes, holiday meals and giving, school supply campaigns, art projects, team building for children, office and administrative tasks, event committees, mentoring, fundraising, donor thank you cards and much more.

For a full listing of current volunteering needs, we refer people to Volunteer Match  and you can call 479-575-9471 to inquire. Please complete the online application.

 

Mentor

 

Youth mentoring is a consistent, prosocial relationship between an adult or older peer and one or more youth that supports the positive development of youth. Grounded in evidence-based practice the goal of the program is to reduce juvenile delinquency for children and youth who are at-risk of involvement in the juvenile justice system.

 

Board

 

Board members are elected to provide professional support, engagement and oversight of the agency. For more information, please contact Darryl Rhoda, CEO by emailing drhoda@www.youthbridge.com

 

Event Committee

 

Youth Bridge plans anywhere from one to two major events a year and recruits volunteers to participate through committees such as fundraising, auction items, marketing and communication, logistics and volunteer recruitment. For more information on how to become involved with a committee, please contact Nancy Hairston at nhairston@www.youthbridge.com

 

Auxiliary

 

The Youth Bridge Auxilary provides for the special needs of the Children’s Campus from organizing birthdays, fulfilling Christmas wish lists, Adopt-a-Room efforts, back to school drives and outings. To learn more please contact Nancy Hairston @ nhairston@www.youthbridge.com

 

Team Member

 

Youth Bridge seeks out qualified team members for various part-time and full time positions.

 

Community Council

 

The purpose of the Community Council is to have engaged stakeholders become involved in improving and recommending needed services. These stakeholders can be the voice for the children we serve by being advocates for the organization to improve community awareness and by helping the community understand the specific needs of the children in crisis. Youth Bridge uses community input and ideas to improve services and agency practices. For more information on how to become involved with the council, please contact Nancy Hairston at nhairston@www.youthbridge.com

 

Gift a Need

 

GENERAL NEEDS LIST

At most of our facilities we have ongoings need:

  • School, office and art supplies, housewares (plates, glassware, dish towels, cooking and eating utensils, etc.), cleaning and laundry supplies and products (detergent, mops, brooms, etc.), bath towel sets, bedding, throw rugs, and decorative pillows.
  • Clothing for interviews, undergarments, shoes, socks, hoodies, sweaters (neutral colors, all sizes boys and girls), men’s belts, large and extra-large jackets, hygiene products (hair care products, deodorant, etc.), make-up, and haircuts.
  • Board games, recreational and exercise equipment, gift cards for outings, recreational activities and events.

MONETARY NEEDS

Financial donations are always appreciated and may be used as:

  • DISCETIONARY FUNDING for expenses associated with general and ongoing needs to implement programs and provide services to youth and their families.
  • EDUCATIONAL FUNDING for text books, educational materials, magazines and DVDs (in English & Spanish), school supplies, scholarship funding for clients excelling in the standard curriculum, college and technical school tuition.
  • TECHNOLOGY FUNDING for computers, printers, printer cartridges, telephones, and related supplies, equipment and to pay for services.
  • ACTIVITIES FUNDING for outings to cultural and sporting events, movies and concerts, bowling, skating, or community events and activities.

FACILITY-SPECIFIC NEEDS

Residential Programs

  • Volunteers are needed to make repairs to residential homes, power wash and paint exterior of facilities, build a privacy fence around a recreation area, remodel interior to add a classroom and a computer room, clean or replace carpet, grounds maintenance, picnic  tables and chairs, a new TV and DVD player.
  • Jump ropes, punching bag, boxing gloves, basketball goals, ping pong table, inspirational artwork, gas and hotel certificates for families who live far away to visit and have family sessions, recovery literature (NA and AA books, meditation books), stamps for clients to write their families, prepaid cell phones, caffeine free sodas used for behavior incentives, and a van or SUV for transporting clients to school, outings, and appointments.

Clinical Offices

  • Computers, telephones, new furniture (tables, chairs, sofa, artwork, lamps, etc.) are needed for three offices, a waiting room, and a client group room. Funds are needed to purchase educational DVDs (in English & Spanish) on substance abuse, anger management, bullying, parenting and life skills; a large white erase board for the client group room and several smaller white erase boards for individual offices.
To provide for one of the many needs of our Children’s Campus, please contact us at
479-575-9471 or development@www.youthbridge.com