Volunteers give generously of themselves and are the heart and soul of Solidarity Bridge. They give of their time, talent, and resources to heal and empower the people of Bolivia. Their actions and experiences enrich their own lives and the lives of others.
Our dedicated office volunteers are a vital resource for our staff. If you live in the Chicago area, consider volunteering at our office, located in Evanston. Contact us to learn more about helping with bulk mailings, supply packing, research and other projects.
Quarterly internships are available for college students with an interest in nonprofit management, global health, social work, marketing and communications or fundraising. Internships typically require a commitment of 10 or more hours each week for a minimum of 10 weeks.
Join our events team! Volunteers are an integral part of our annual FIESTA, a memorable, fun-filled celebration in the Chicago area each spring. We also have smaller events throughout the year that rely on volunteer help. Contact us to get involved with an upcoming event.
Solidarity Bridge medical programs seek to progressively improve both the quality of and access to surgical care in Bolivia, and the need is urgent. Surgical resources that easily treat disease and debilitating accidents in the United States remain inaccessible for the vast majority of the people in Bolivia. Equipping Bolivian hospitals and surgeons with needed instruments and supplies is essential to our mission, and you can help!
Your medical supply donations help equip hospitals in Bolivia to provide high quality care to those living in deep poverty.
Our Medical Supply Wish List is created in collaboration with our Bolivian medical partners. Before making an in-kind donation, please refer to our wish list and contact Jodi Grahl at (firstname.lastname@example.org) or 847-328-7748.
In addition to a container shipment sent to Bolivia every other year, medical supplies are also hand-carried by missioners on each trip using suitcases. Large, gently used suitcases are needed to help with this effort. To donate your suitcase, contact Rocio.
FIESTA is our annual fundraising gala held each spring. It is the most important fundraiser of the year for Solidarity Bridge, and helps to provides crucial funding to help us serve more patients in Bolivia. Get involved with the event by donating live and silent auction prizes. Items can vary from restaurant gift cards and sporting tickets, to vacation rentals. Goods and services or exciting experiences around the Chicagoland area are most appealing to our guests. Contact Rocio to discuss your donation.
With your support, we can train and equip more medical communities, empowering them to provide highly complex surgery and other health care for their fellow citizens living in poverty.