Volunteering

Bridge Bread is a volunteer-driven organization, and we welcome new volunteers. Our opportunities for service are in our retail Bake Shop on Cherokee near Jefferson. We want our (formerly) homeless Bakers to get all the hours they can so we don't need volunteers in the Bakery. If you are interested in having a small group make products for the group's use, check out our Bake with the Bakers page.

At the Bake Shop, you would ring up sales of our bread, sweet rolls, and brownies and those sales create more supportive employment for our formerly-homeless Bakers. In addition, many of the people coming into the Bake Shop are at least as interested in our social enterprise and issues of homelessness, poverty, and social justice. So there is ample opportunity to spread the word of 'Hope in the Baking' while you create opportunity for the Bakers.

You must be 18 years of age to volunteer - or be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Volunteermatch

You can see volunteer opportunities at VolunteerMatch.org

Volunteer at Bridge Bread on Cherokee (South St. Louis)

Volunteer shifts at Bridge Bread on Cherokee range from two hours to four hours in length. Contact us at info@bridgebread.org or call us at 314-296-3077 to sign up or to get more information. We are currently in need of volunteers to pack church orders as well as work on the bread truck.

Volunteer Projects

If you or your group would like to help on a one-time project basis, we have several opportunities.

Install Floating Floor
The Bakery has a wonderful balcony with a conference table that can be used by non-profit groups for meetings and is available for customer seating. The balcony has a deteriorated vinyl tile floor that we want to cover with a floating floor of engineered locking panels.
Someone needs to be familiar with the use of a chop saw. No other skills beyond basic handyman are required. We estimate 12 hours of work, so three people could do it in about four hours.
Paint the Office
Also in the balcony is the office space where we do our paperwork. We would like to paint this room. This is harder than it seems because the room is so full that many items may need to be removed during painting. We estimate 12 hours of work, so three people could do it in about four hours.
Deep Cleaning
Our Bakers always keep the Bakery sanitary, periodic 'deep cleaning' of the surfaces that aren't used for food prep is always welcome. This will involve a lot of work down low so lots of bending over, deep knee bends and hand-and-knees. The time for this project can vary depending on how extensive the effort is. We estimated 12 - 24 hours of work, so four to six people could do it in a day. This project needs to be scheduled on a Saturday, Sunday, or in the late afternoon - evening.

Download our Volunteer Brochure for more information.