What Is It?
A comprehensive crisis intervention and prevention center whose services include a 100-bed emergency shelter, transitional housing for women, permanent housing for adults with disabilities and children in their care, and many other programs.
Projects include collecting needed supplies, organizing the shelter food pantry, arranging activities for children, helping with mailings, and working on annual charity races and other events.
Minimum Age to Volunteer
There is no strict age limit for volunteers. Depending on the project, adults may be asked to accompany student volunteers.
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Groups are invited to “prepare & serve a meal, help with our benefit races, volunteer at the annual Pasadena Can-Do Food Drive, organize a Game Day or Fixer-Upper Day, or have fun and find a National Day to celebrate.” (Examples: National Reading Day: 3/2, National Superhero Day: 4/28, National Nacho Day: 11/6.)
None: The Bridge will provide all instructions needed.
COLLECT NEEDED ITEMS
The Bridge welcomes donations of baby supplies, body wash and other hygiene products, cleaning supplies, vitamins, and many other items. For more information, visit the “Support the Bridge” page.
HELP AROUND THE SHELTER
Volunteers can help with projects such as organizing the shelter food pantry, helping in the kitchen, setting up activities for children, and helping with mailings and other office projects. Please contact The Bridge for more information and ideas.
HELP WITH BENEFIT RACES
The Bridge benefits from several local charity races each year, and volunteers are needed to help with packet preparation and distribution, race setup and/or cleanup, helping with food and water stations, and other tasks.
Jessica Pineda, Volunteer Program Manager
Please visit the BOTW volunteer page.
THE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS
Pasadena, Texas 77504
Pasadena, Texas 77504
Examples of past Scout projects
Silver Award: Charlotte D., Jenna G., and Daisy W. (Troop 21183) assembled bracelet- and key chain-making kits, with encouraging notes, for clients. The girls delivered 60+ handmade bracelets and 60+ kits, taught staff members how to make them, donated 50 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to the shelter’s food pantry, and brought new games for the children. (2017)
Silver Award: Elana P. (Troop 7321) collected hundreds of children’s books and also delivered fresh fruit to the shelter’s kitchen. (2015)
Eagle: Michael M. constructed and installed a new bookcase for the teacher’s work room. (2014)
Eagle: James M. built and installed two outdoor picnic tables. (2014)
Eagle: Robert B. installed an opaque covering and bamboo fence in The Bridge’s childcare garden to enhance the safety of children playing outside. (2012)
Troop 505 remulched The Bridge’s playground.
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