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Volunteers are an Essential Part of Mary Ryder Home

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More than 650 volunteers provide more than 5,500 hours of volunteer service helping Mary Ryder Home’s Residents and promoting our mission. Mary Ryder Home volunteers help in the following ways:

DSC_1154 altSpecial Events Committees:
Volunteers help with the planning and execution of Mary Ryder Home’s fundraising events, including our Trivia Night and our Annual Dinner and Auction. Committee members assist with the solicitation of sponsorships and auction items, day of logistics, decorations, program ad sales, acknowledgements, and other aspects of the event operations.

Resident Events:
Groups help produce Resident events and activities, such as holiday parties, or spend a morning or afternoon playing games or doing crafts with Residents.

Maintenance Projects:
Groups help do clean up, minor repairs, gardening, and other activities related to maintaining the Home.

Visitor/Companion:
You and your pet are welcome to visit and provide companionship to one or more of our Residents. Many of the ladies who live in Mary Ryder Home do not have local family members and would welcome a new friend who would visit regularly.

Holiday decorating and removal:
Groups come in throughout the year to decorate the Home or remove decorations after a holiday.

gdrhshCreate Your Own Volunteer Opportunity:
Do you have a special skill or talent you would like to share with our Residents? If you play an instrument and would like to perform; if you would like to teach a class or lead a book or discussion group, feel free to contact us with your idea. If there is sufficient interest among our Residents, we will be happy to include you in our Activities Schedule.