Founded in 1993, The Bridge is a 501c3 non-profit organization that recruits, screens, trains, and places volunteers in the eight Melrose Public Schools. We provide centralized volunteer management that benefits both volunteers and educators alike. Bridge volunteers enrich educational opportunities for all Melrose students from preschool through high school – they work in elementary libraries, serve as PTO leaders, chaperone field trips, share career information with students, and much more. Bridge volunteers give thousands of hours to our schools every year.
Our philosophy is that young people greatly benefit when community members contribute their time, talent, and expertise to assist in public education.
The Bridge has one part time staff member and a Board of Directors made up of community volunteers. We welcome community partners, and are always eager to have more people get involved.