The Bridge

The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership is a non-profit organization that recruits, screens, trains, and places volunteers in the Melrose Public Schools.

In response to requests from teachers and administrators, volunteers are used to support, augment and enhance programs in the five elementary schools, the middle school and the high school. Bridge volunteers are parents, retirees, grandparents, professionals, people from the business community, government employees, and high school and college students.

Are you someone who is reliable and friendly? Do you enjoy being with young people? Are you interested in education? Could you give some time, even a small amount, to students who are eager to learn? The Bridge: A School/Community Partnership offers you a wonderful opportunity to become a Melrose Public School volunteer.


Click here for an online volunteer registration form, or click the link in the upper left corner. Once your registration is processed, and you have an up-to-date CORI on file (see below), you will be added to the volunteer list and a volunteer badge will be sent to the school(s) where you plan to volunteer. Please be patient if your permanent badge isn't on hand immediately; the school administrator in the building can provide you with a temporary one. For more information please contact Lisa Lewis, Coordinator of Volunteers at or 781-979-2299.

When you register online you will be asked to read and sign off on a confidentiality code and guideline for volunteers document. It is linked to the registration, and can also be found here

*PLEASE NOTE: All new volunteers must also complete The CORI Request Form (blue paper). That form must be completed in person with a government issued photo ID such as a driver’s license or passport. It can be completed with an administrative assistant at any Melrose Public School or with the coordinator of volunteers from The Bridge located at MVMMS, 350 Lynn Fells Parkway, Melrose, MA 02176. Volunteers need to complete a new CORI form every three school years.

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