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We Help Youth in Crisis.

Need Help?

TXT (612)400-SAFE

We Help Youth in Crisis.

The Bridge for Youth deeply appreciates the expertise and enthusiasm of volunteers to further our mission and support the needs of our organization. Volunteers play a crucial role at The Bridge and we are thankful for their dedication and commitment. In fact, each year Twin Cities’ volunteers and interns contribute 35,000 hours of service to help youth in crisis.


Marlene’s Place

The Bridge for Youth’s newest program opened in April 2019!  Marlene’s Place serves five pregnant or parenting homeless youth and their children in this transitional living program.  Individual and group volunteers will be needed for meal preparation and service, child care, small events (such as birthdays, Mom’s Day Out), and donation drives.  Must be age 21 or older.  Volunteer opportunity details and training are currently in the works.  To be placed on a list for further information, please contact Christina Woodlee at 612-230-6645 or email her at

Youth Response

The Bridge serves minors (youth 10-17) who come to us in crisis. The safety, anonymity, and confidentiality of our clients and their families is critical, so we have limited opportunities for volunteers to work directly with clients.

Volunteers assist in responding to phone calls and incoming texts from youth in crisis.  This is an opportunity to directly assist young people in need with issues like bullying, family conflict, violence, abuse, gender identity issues, homelessness, anxiety, depression, and sexual and gender identity issues.  Full training and volunteer supervision provided.  Must commit to a 4-hour shift at least weekly or bi-weekly.  Must be aged 21 or older.  Contact Christina Woodlee at 612-230-6645 or email her at

All volunteers start in the Youth Response Center, and after a few months have the opportunity to go through additional training to do direct care work with youth.

Please contact Christina Woodlee for more information or complete the Volunteer Intern Application and mail or e-mail the completed form with a copy of a recent resume to:

ATTN: Christina Woodlee

The Bridge for Youth
1111 West 22nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Fundraising & Development

The Bridge raises nearly 50% of its budget through corporate and individual contributions. Help us raise the funds needed to support our programs:

Organize a Fundraising Event (garage sale, bowling for The Bridge, car wash for The Bridge).  Contact Tim at or 612-230-6685 for materials about The Bridge for your event.

Organize a Donation Drive at your company, church, or in your neighborhood (backpacks for youth, socks for youth, jeans for teens). Contact Sagal at or 612-230-6687 for up-to-date information about the items that are most urgently needed.  Check out our Target charity registry for ideas as well!