Friends & Family

Many of the volunteers who organize trips under the Friends Family banner have traveled with us in the past as a business professional, members of a faith-based organization, a college trip or even a medical brigade. Our Friends & Family trips are exactly as the name suggests, one family, possibly joins another family and then invites a few friends to spend a week working side by side, for the benefit of others in desperate need of shelter. For these trips, parents can bring children younger than 15, making these trips truly a “family affair”. Our Friends & Family trips, working with a minimum group size of 10 volunteers, often look to volunteers traveling independently to fill out their ranks. The groups listed below all have a core group of dedicated volunteers who are interested in having like-minded individuals join them.

Contact Rusty Pedersen, Vice President of Volunteer Services at 914-923-2200 or e-mail Rusty at: rusty.pedersen@bridgestocommunity.org to discuss your opportunities with Bridges to Community.

Upcoming Trips

Friends of Arlington PS July 12 – July 20

The friends and supporters of the Arlington Public Schools from Dutchess County, NY are seeking volunteers to assist them in the construction of 2 houses this summer in Masaya, Nicaragua.  This is their 6th trip to Masaya since 2009.  This is a group of adults traveling with teens.  For availability and information on flights contact […]

Group TypeFriends & Family
DestinationMasaya, Nicaragua
Start Date07/12/2017
End Date07/20/2017
Max Group Size20
Cost$1,395.00 plus airfare to Managua, Nicaragua
CoordinatorMarie Taylor

McElduff & Friends to the DR: Aug 12 – Aug 19

Join Dr. Jane McElduff from Dutchess County, NY and her friends for trip to the Dominican Republic with Bridges to Community this summer!  Dr. Jane and company will be helping rebuild 2 houses in the community of Caimonial.  This community is located just 40 KM from the Haitian border and suffers from many of the […]

Group TypeFriends & Family
DestinationCaimonial, Dominican Republic
Start Date08/12/2017
End Date08/19/2017
Max Group Size20
Cost$1,095 plus airfare to Santo Domingo, DR
CoordinatorDr. Jane McElduff