Get Involved

How can I volunteer at the Bridge as a Stanford student?

We’d love to have you join us and we think you’ll love it too! Our counselors credit their experience with the Bridge for helping them in their personal lives and as preparation for jobs in a wide variety of fields including medicine, research, teaching, and social services. We were awarded ASSU Volunteer Student Organization of the Year in 2012, and by joining the Bridge, you’re joining the effort to help members of the Stanford community keep doing the amazing things they do and be the amazing people they are!

Only Stanford undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to staff at the Bridge. If you are a student and would like to become a Bridge counselor, you must successfully complete the following:

    1. Education 193A – Listen Up! Core Peer Counseling Skills (2 units)
    2. Education 193P – Peer Counseling at the Bridge (1 unit)
    3. An evaluation upon completion of Education 193A

The training courses are offered every quarter (plenty of opportunities to join our staff throughout the year).  We encourage aspiring counselors to take both classes concurrently (in fact, we’ve scheduled them so that they’re one after the other).

If you’ve completed another course in counseling elsewhere, we still require that you complete the specified courses prior to staffing at The Bridge in order to make sure that we’re all on the same page in terms of style and competency. We welcome students of all skill levels, however – no prior experience is required.

Once you become a staffer, you’ll participate in continuing education including a weekend workshop (beginning Winter 2013).

How can I get involved if I’m not a Stanford student?

If you are not a student, but represent another organization or would like to get involved in some way, please contact us at with information about yourself and ideas for potential collaborations.

How can I make a donation?

The Bridge is a student-run, self-supported campus organization with the unique quality (and added expense) of managing and maintaining a residential building for our live-in counselors. If you would like to make a donation to the Bridge, please contact us at and someone will get back to you with additional information.