Join us in creating an environmentally resilient community. 

Do you love being outdoors and connecting with nature? Are you driven to improve your community and the environment?  Come volunteer with us! Click here to review our current list of volunteer opportunities!  Bridging The Gap not only educates the community about the environment, but also we engage people in taking action.  Together, with our volunteers and program leaders, we do the physical work it takes to restore our environment by planting trees, picking up litter, removing invasive species, and much more.  We engage 1,500 volunteers each year to accomplish our work – can you join us?


Bridging The Gap offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, families and students. Whether you have just a couple of hours or want to make an ongoing commitment, you can help protect our planet for generations to come.   You can review our list of current volunteer opportunities by clicking here Due to the seasonal aspect of our work, most volunteer opportunities take place in the Spring and Fall; however, we do have a few ongoing opportunities as well!


Typical volunteer opportunities include:

  • Community Recycling Center (ongoing)
  • Office Volunteer (ongoing)
  • Tree Planting and Tree Care
  • Prairie and Forest Restoration
  • Litter Cleanups
  • Special Events (Recycling Attendants, Gala Assistance, etc)



All volunteers need to sign up in advance, and agree to our waiver.  The minimum age varies, depending on the volunteer opportunity (click the opportunity for the min age).  If you are a corporate or civic group leader, we may be able to arrange a special workday for your team. We apologize, we are not able to sign off on court-appointed or disciplinary community service requirements.


Diversity and Inclusion

Bridging The Gap understands the value of engaging volunteers with a diversity of experiences and perspectives to optimize our potential for compassion, collaboration, creativity and excellence in service.  BTG encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals from under-represented groups to volunteer.



To discuss group options, or if you just aren’t sure where to start, email our Volunteer Services Manager, volunteer@bridgingthegap.org or call 816-561-1062.