Internships

Dear prospective intern, We are very excited that you are considering working with Bridges Across Borders! BRIDGES is an international non-profit organization based out of the Gainesville area. We run a variety of projects all across the Americas, and encompass everything from ecology to community development. For more information on our projects, please continue to explore our website. BRIDGES internships …

Volunteers

  We know that we would not be able to do all of the work we do without the help and support of our amazing volunteers. Whether it be helping with outreach, volunteering abroad at one of our sites, or being involved with one of our local events and fundraisers, we truly appreciate what you do. We would love to …

BABUF Student Group

Bridges Across Borders is very excited to announce the creation of a new BAB Student Group at the University of Florida in Gainesville. After a year of paperwork and headache, BABUF has finally become official on campus! Complete with four officers and a growing base of members, BABUF is quickly becoming well-known on the UF campus as well as in …

Jaque, Darien, Panama

We are very excited to share this slideshow with you. It contains many pictures of people and places in Jaque, Darien, Panama that are near and dear to our heart. This is where we do the majority of our work and we hope that someday you can join us here!

Colegio de la Tierra

We continue to support the growth of the year-old High School for the Earth in Jaque, Darien, Panama. BRIDGES, along with other Panamanian groups, is supporting Colegio de la Tierra which provides high-school level education for indigenous and other young people in Jaque. This is a huge boon for this isolated coastal jungle community, where previously parents were forced to …

Adopt a Turtle Nest!

Over the course of our time working in Darien, Panama, we have released thousands of baby turtles back to sea. Since the turtle eggs are a food source for the local people, we have set up an arrangement for turtle eggs to be collected, reburied in a protected area, and a fee paid so as to purchase chicken eggs instead. …

Viva La Mujer

  We are pleased to announce that our 2nd Annual Viva La Mujer event was a huge success! This year’s event was a concert and dance party that once again held at the historic Thomas Center in downtown Gainesville, Florida. The event featured the amazing 12-piece Umoja Orchestra and Colombian-American singer/songwriter Marce and her band. As with last year’s event, …

Music Across Borders

Music Across Borders is dedicated to teaching young people in the Casa Elizabet orphange in Magdalena, Mexico, how to play Suzuki method of violin. Thanks to the Wallack Foundation, in memory of Ian Ben Wallack, and a grant from Hungry For Music, www.hungryformusic.com, we are thrilled to announce that we now have the 20 instructional violins needed to initiate this …