Our philosophy is that young people greatly benefit when community members contribute their time, talent, and expertise to assist in public education.

You can register online with The Bridge here (or click the button below). All volunteers must be registered and have a valid CORI background check on file (CORIs with The Bridge are valid for 3 school years) before volunteering. 

CORI paperwork must be completed in person. If you are an elementary or Franklin ECC caregiver or family member, you may complete the form with the administrator in the front office of your student's school anytime during school hours, or make an appointment to meet with The Bridge's Coordinator of Volunteers, Lisa Lewis. All other interested volunteers should reach out to Lisa to schedule a CORI appointment. You can reach Lisa at llewis@melroseschools.com.

It only takes about 5 minutes to fill out the form, however it can take several days for it to be processed (so make sure you leave enough time before volunteering!). You will need to bring your driver's license (or other government issued photo ID) with you.