Volunteers are an Essential Part of Mary Ryder Home

More than 650 volunteers provide over 5,500 hours of volunteer service during the average year at Mary Ryder Home. A few ways you can be a part of our mission:

Resident Experience  Become part of our family by joining our residents in group activities or in a one-on-one setting.

  • Social groups (book club, choir, movie night)
  • Game days (bingo, bunco, Wii bowl and more)
  • Arts & Crafts (holiday decor crafting)
  • Beauty day (new hair do's, painted fingernails)
  • Holiday parties
  • Picnics and BBQs
  • Field trip day (shopping trip, sporting event, etc.)
  • Visitor and pet companionship
  • Pen pals

Facility Projects  If you're handy or have a flair for aesthetics, you could help us with activities related to maintaining the Home.

  • Gardening (mulching, planting, trimming, plan the garden)
  • Handyman (minor repairs and patch painting)
  • Holiday decorating
  • Staging (re-arrange furniture and organize files)
  • Stitch fix (mending or hemming clothes)
  • Tours (share our home with new residents, potential family and donors)

Fundraising & Special Events  It's so much more than raising funds... it's raising hope and happiness!

  • Shopper (look for great prices and make purchases on our behalf )
  • Special events committee (solicit sponsorships and auction items, assist with planning and execution, decorate, send acknowledgement letters)
  • Special events volunteers

Talent Share & Expert Knowledge  Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share with our residents? Do you play an instrument and want to perform? Do you have a wealth of knowledge on a certain topic? Perhaps you'd like to teach a class or become one of our expert volunteers!

  • Performances (show off your talent)
  • Computer classes (teach a small group computer and internet basics)
  • Movement classes (yoga, walking group)
  • Storytelling (read aloud)
  • Expert volunteers (emergency experts like EMTs, gardeners, choir directors, clerical assistant)

Or create your own opportunity  Contact us with your ideas!

First Time Volunteers, click here to fill out our Volunteer Form.
If you have questions please contact Kimberly Brown at kbrown@maryryderhome.org.