Our mission is to build a bridge between racial, cultural, educational, and economic divisions within the community.
We are in this together, and we depend on your time and talent. Bridge Ministry of Burton, Texas shares God’s love through action and giving, and our town is strengthened when we all work together and bring unity to the community.
There are several ways to volunteer. Start small and help out for just one event, or dive right in and become an important part of one (or more) of our ministry teams.
Please note that, due to COVID-19, we ask that you coordinate with the team leaders before volunteering. This helps us follow CDC guidelines for the number of persons in each space. Call 979-337-3370 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll connect you to our team leaders.
Rake leaves, edge and mow the grass
Check in or register food pantry clients
Lunch-and-Learn: Plan career training seminars
Pick up furniture donations
Paint accessibility ramps
Manna mobile food pantry: Put away tables and break down boxes
Thrift Store (Sunday-Wednesday): empty the donation box; sort and price attire & décor
Thrift Store (Thursday-Saturday): Greet customers, ring up sales at register
New! Work a shift at our Client Choice Food Pantry
Recycle cardboard in Brenham
Organize events for seniors (55+)
Sew memory care blankets
Call Bingo on Fridays
Assist with minor home repairs
Senior Meals: Deliver to the homebound on Fridays
Do you have retail experience? Assume a leadership role in our expanded thrift store
Sell furniture at the Lumber Yard the 1st Saturday of each month
Serve on the Board of Directors
Lead our Youth Ministry program
Source used trailers for seniors living in unsafe housing conditions
Chair our Community Ministry and help plan opportunities for fellowship
Find a donor willing to gift our adult neighbors with bicycles for enhanced mobility and transportation
Senior Meals: Bake and freeze casseroles for homebound seniors and the disabled, or cook hot meals on Fridays
Volunteer as a leader during our two-week Bible-based summer day camp for children
Volunteer Coordinator: Recruit new volunteers and help them get certified (Civil Rights Training or Child Safety Course). This is a paid position. Please see our job posting on Facebook or in our August 2021 newsletter.
Camp Hope — Summer 2022
Along with other adults, help lead our two week, Christ-centered children’s camp and administer the curriculum while also ensuring the safety of our attendees. Volunteers will need to undergo a background check, take our insurer's Child Safety course, and read Burton Bridge Ministry's protocols for protecting both the children and our hosting venues.
Youth Ministry Leader
We’re looking for an adult volunteer to lead this important ministry. Duties would include building programs that aren’t already in existence at school or with our partner churches, finding new ways to engage junior and high school students, and identifying adult or youth volunteers who share your servant’s heart. All leaders and volunteers must pass a background check and take our insurer’s Child Safety training course.
Our 2020-2025 strategic plan calls for the establishment of mentoring and tutoring programs for youth and, when our own dedicated space becomes available, an early childhood program for younger children.
If you are interested in building Christian-based programs for Burton’s children and youth, while also bringing unity to the community, please email your letter of interest and qualifications to email@example.com.
We are asking our partner churches to organize a drive-through meal to help raise funds for our capital campaign. To complement your meal ticket sales, we're coordinating a couple of upcoming raffles with amazing prizes. Please contact Madeline Johnson at 979-249-6211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This person plans events like the annual Thanksgiving Meal (which is free to everybody in the community), our Burton Fellowship Parlor (part of the Burton Christmas Market), and the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. We also have capital campaign projects that need a super organizer to oversee: Asking volunteers to sell tickets to Bush's Chicken as a fundraiser, inviting area restaurants to donate a gift certificate and then ask volunteers to sell those raffle tickets as a fundraiser, and asking partner churches to cook and serve a ticketed meal that benefits our building fund.
If you've got a gift for writing, we need assistance applying for grants that fit our need for expansion.
Perform minor home repairs for senior citizens or the disabled, and build accessibility ramps.
Schedule every-other-month sessions of Lunch-and-Learn, where a guest speaker (or speakers) discusses pathways to employment. Plan and implement an annual job fair designed to assist graduating seniors as well as adult job-seekers in our community.
On Fridays, prepare and box up meals for senior citizens and homebound neighbors at St. John’s United Church of Christ (kitchen), 516 North Colorado, Burton. Other volunteers will bake trays of desserts (enough to feed 70 people) and drop them off early in the morning. We also have a need for folks to bake and freeze casseroles for our homebound neighbors.
Senior Meals Home Delivery
We need a few volunteers to deliver hot meals to homebound neighbors in Burton each Friday. Call 979-337-3370 for qualification and registration.
Manna Mobile Food Pantry
One Friday each month, help distribute produce and nonperishables to pantry clients. The first shift (8-10 a.m.) will check in clients and arrange donations of clothing, the second shift (9:45-11:30 a.m.) will repackage produce and bread and distribute groceries to clients, the last shift (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) will clean and put away tables and flatten cardboard boxes. The location is St. John’s United Church of Christ (porte cochere or back parking lot), 516 North Colorado, Burton. Volunteers are asked to take an online Civil Rights training course.
Thrift Store (Mondays-Wednesdays)
Sort and add price tags to donated clothing, shoes and household goods. Empty the donation box on Sunday evenings or as needed.
Thrift Store (Thursdays-Saturdays)
Greet customers, check out customers at the cash register, and wrap packages.