Volunteer opportunities include:
We can use your listening skills! You can provide a first response to our crisis calls right from your own phone. The crisis line volunteers will be trained to answer crisis calls during non-business hours. These are 8 or 12 hour flexible shifts based on your availability which is communicated with the Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers will also be trained to provide adequate advocacy to survivors or victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. You will provide support, resources, referrals, and information to callers. Resource materials are provided to each volunteer.
Staff back up will always be available. You must be 19 years old and must complete training and background check.
ENHANCED ADVOCACY/WEEKEND ADVOCATE
Our weekend advocates are on call from Friday at 4 p.m. until Sunday at 4 p.m. There is always a staff member available for back-up and it pays $50/weekend. Duties include receiving direct phone calls from law enforcement and hospital personnel in order to speak to or meet in person with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. This can entail having to respond in person to a hospital or police station in order to meet with the victim. It also includes making arrangements for victims to be placed in hotels in our service area as needed/appropriate. Our weekend advocates are back-up to the crisis line volunteers for the weekends, and may also have to handle some crisis line calls if the volunteer misses them or if we were unable to have shifts covered on the weekends. This opportunity is available after some crisis line experience.
Volunteers assist staff with manning and tearing down booths at county fairs, health fairs and other community outreach events. Distribute brochures, tear-offs, and flyers provided by the Bridge.
Activities may include shredding, copying and assembling packets. Also may include folding brochures and cutting school presentation supplies.
Help with annual fundraising events (Festival of Hope, Mother’s Day Flowers, etc)
The Bridge provides childcare for evening support groups. Childcare volunteers supervise children during meetings and activities, maintaining an atmosphere of non-violence while allowing children to express themselves in a healthy, safe, engaging environment.
Mowing, yard upkeep, office cleaning, scoop snow.
You can support The Bridge by giving a monetary donation. Donations can be dropped off at our office or mailed to P.O. Box 622, Fremont, NE 68026. You can also donate via our PayPal button.
How You Can Help
We love our volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application found here. Questions?
Contact Jennifer firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-721-4340.
24 hour Crisis Line: 888-721-4340