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Race / Ethnicity
Native American / Alaska Native / First Nations / Métis / Inuit
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Current Company / Employer / School
Current Occupation / Field of Study
(Please list areas where you have moderate to excellent skills.)
Please describe any racial reconciliation/racial justice/bridge building experience
How did you learn about Be the Bridge?
do you define bridge building
What do you hope to gain from your volunteer experience? What challenges do you think you may face?
Have you volunteered with Be the Bridge before?
Please describe your previous volunteer experience with us.
What other volunteer experiences have you had?
Are you a member of the BTB Facebook group? If so, have you completed the required learning guides?
Yes, and I have completed the guides
Yes, but I have not yet completed the guides
Which area(s) are you interested in volunteering in?
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Development and Fundraising
Facebook Administrator or Moderator
Marketing and Communications
What other area are you interested in volunteering in?
When are you most available to work as a volunteer? (select all that apply)
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Character References may know the applicant in a variety of ways including additional volunteer interaction, school, work, religious affiliation, etc. However, we ask that references not be a family member of the applicant.
Your First Reference
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Reference 1 - Last Name
Reference 1 - Email
Reference 1 - Phone
Reference 1 - Relationship to applicant
Your 2nd Reference
Reference 2 - First Name
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Your Emergency Contact
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In order to engage with us as a volunteer, it is important that you understand the Be the Bridge Mission, Vision, and Values. Check each box to affirm that as a volunteer you will conduct yourself in alignment with each principle.
Be the Bridge Mission
: We exist to empower people and culture toward racial healing, equity and reconciliation.
Be the Bridge
: For people and organizations to be aware and responding to the racial brokenness and systemic injustice in our world
Be the Bridge Values
- We begin by looking at truth straight in the face. No sugar-coating. We believe that the truth will set us free. (
You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
- We trade defensiveness and pride for a posture of humility. We listen and acknowledge mistakes. (
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
- We treat each other like fellow image-bearers and children of God. Without exception. (
We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)
- We acknowledge and sorrow in our brokenness and mistakes, deciding to move forward toward healing. (
For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death
. 2 Corinthians 7:10)
- We receive God’s grace. We give grace. We grow in grace. (
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.
- We center the voice of the marginalized and urge advocacy for racial justice across the legal, economic, political and social dimensions. (
He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God?
- Acknowledging our interconnectedness, we help repair bonds that have been broken. We make right the injustice and brokenness in ourselves, communities and society. (
…and he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.
2 Corinthians 5: 19b-20)