Bridge Ministry of Burton Texas

Our mission is to build a bridge between racial, cultural, educational, and economic divisions within the community.

Volunteer Opportunities


We are blessed with the time, talent and treasure of hundreds of volunteers, but there’s always room for one more. Please read this list of opportunities and consider joining our team. Call 979-337-3370 for details.


Senior Meals — We’re always looking for relief drivers to take over a route when one of our drivers is out. This is a wonderful ministry where we check in on senior citizens or the disabled and deliver a free hot meal on Fridays.


Manna Food Pantry — We need help on truck unloading days (first and third Fridays of each month, around 10:30 a.m.). If greeting pantry shoppers appeals to you, consider serving one Saturday a month from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers must take Civil Rights and TEFAP training annually.


The Corner Shoppe (Thursdays) — If you love jewelry, please consider volunteering at the jewelry counter on Thursday mornings. This is our busiest shift and it is a joy helping customers find just the right piece of jewelry.


The Corner Shoppe (Mon.-Wed.) — Many of our regular volunteers have vacation plans or are taking a break. Come experience the joy of discovery, help sort and price items, and help get the thrift store ready for customers.


The Corner Shoppe Furniture Store — This is one of our newest ministries. Help greet and check out customers at our furniture store, and stage and price new donations. We also occasionally receive furniture from estate sales and garage sales, so we’re looking for drivers with a truck and trailer to bring those donations back to our store on North Brazos.


Summer Help — If you are an adult or teen in need of service hours, consider helping out in one of our ministries this summer, and let our regular volunteers take time off. Contact Barbara Donnelly at 281-686-4822.


Burton Storytime — If you are interested in helping with Burton Storytime, please contact Brit Russell at Opportunities include coordinating crafts and snacks, helping to ensure children remain with their parent or guardian, reading aloud to the children, or scheduling Storytime dates with area businesses and venues.



Burton Bridge Ministry’s Big Louisiana Hayride Spectacular



featuring songs by your FAVORITE COUNTRY STARS from 1948-1960


If you have fond memories of this popular stage show and broadcast, then mark your calendars for our next big fundraiser on Thursday, August 8 at the Burton American Legion.

Country music greats such as Elvis Presley, Webb Pierce, Kitty Wells, Jimmie Davis, Will Strahan, Slim Whitman, Floyd Cramer, Sonny James, Hank Snow, Johnny Horton, Jim Reeves, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Tex Ritter, Willie Nelson, Bob Wills, Nat Stuckey and Lefty Frizzell performed on Louisiana Hayride. 


Come relive the music from the 1950s with this homage to Shreveport’s greatest music showcase.

If you are interested in serving on the hospitality committee, helping to plan this event, distribute flyers, sell tickets, make desserts, cook gumbo, or set up and break down chairs and tables, contact 979-337-3370 or