Volunteers are a critical part of Building Bridges’ success and there are LOTS of ways to get involved.  Whether it’s through service on the Board of Directors, supporting events and programs, or volunteering for one of our Action Teams, we would love to have you!

Building Bridges Board of Directors

Building Bridges is governed by a committed group of volunteers in partnership with our professional staff.  Our Board of Directors includes skilled community members dedicated to the mission of Building Bridges who provide direction and oversight of the organization’s growth and development.

Throughout 2018, we are working to dramatically grow our board.  If you are interested in a meaningful volunteer opportunity as part of a dynamic team, then board service might be a great fit!  We are seeking people who fit one or more of the following:

Skills and experience
  • Legal (especially IP, nonprofit, contracts)
  • Financial
  • Business development
  • Fundraising
  • Previous board service
Personal characteristics:
  • Curious
  • Asks good questions
  • Motivator, team player
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Consistent follow-through
  • “Can-do” attitude

If this sounds like you or someone you know, fill out the nomination form today and we will be in touch.

Nominate a Board Member

Building Bridges Action Teams

Event Team

The Event Team plans BB’s special events and fundraisers, and has a great time doing it!  We need people who love team work, organizing, event planning, community, food and drink, decorating, brainstorming, connecting, marketing… and the list goes on!

We host events that reflect our values, expand our mission, and make our guests want to come back.  We are committed to creating events that are out-of-the-box, creative, and engaging.  If you want to be part of this, let us know!  Email info@buildingbridgesshift.org with “Event Team” in the subject line.

And BIG thanks to our 2018 Event Team: Grace Edgin, Jaala Hemingway, Melissa Nochlin, Sonja Pardee, and Raegan Quattlebam.

Curriculum Team

The Curriculum Team has the important job of making recommendations to refresh our Transform curriculum. Team members are guided through a process of reviewing the latest relevant information–like recent program feedback, new research, and other materials related to our work. Then they review our curriculum and recommend updates based on what they learned.

Thank you to last year’s members: Kate Deeny, Medhini Kumar, Aili Miyake, Katie Muhvich, Deme Yuan!

Recruitment Team

The Recruitment Team, mostly made up of Building Bridges alumni, comes together each year with one critical goal: to recruit a brand new group of Transform youth participants! This team does focused outreach with schools, organizations, and individual students. Once students apply, the Recruitment Team reviews applications, does interviews, and works together to offer students spots in the program.

This year’s members are doing an incredible job bringing in applicants for Transform!  Thank you to Julia Fontana, Cindy Nguyen, Maria Ordoñez, Sonja Pardee, Raegan Quattlebaum, and Julianna Rohn!