The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership is a 501c3 non-profit organization that places volunteers in the Melrose Public Schools. Bridge volunteers enrich teaching and learning for students from preschool through high school. Some volunteers offer just an hour or two during the school year, while others give countless hours to their schools and school communities. Our view is that each and every one of these contributions are powerful - bringing a diversity of culture, skills, experience, and perspective.
The Bridge has served the Melrose Public Schools since 1993, and registers over 1000 volunteers annually. The Bridge conducts background checks on all volunteers to help keep our schools safe, and maintains a database of all volunteers, allowing a single registration and CORI check to cover volunteering in any of the eight Melrose Public Schools. This database also allows The Bridge to serve as a resource for educators who are looking for volunteers with specific experience to enrich student learning.
You can learn more about The Bridge and volunteering in the Melrose Public Schools here.