**Volunteers are being welcomed back to campus. Learn more about our safety protocols and how you can get involved in volunteering when you fill out the form at the bottom of this page or by contacting Haley Koop, Volunteer Coordinator at [email protected] or 512.282.1144 ext. 1043.**
From companionship to horticulture therapy, we have a place for you. An hour of your time is a gift we welcome, and longer term commitments are available too. When you share your time and talent with Marbridge resident, you make their lives a better place —and yours too. And we’d be very surprised if you didn’t have fun in the process!
Individual volunteers are essential to the well-being and happiness of our residents. Most individual volunteers end up volunteering with us on a regular basis, forming connections with our residents and coming back week after week. Volunteer opportunities for individuals include mentoring, class assistance, being a part of our compassion team, and more. Fill out the individual volunteer application to get started.
Volunteering as a company or organization is a great way to promote team-building and boost company morale while also giving back. Our residents also benefit by seeing another community working together. The opportunities for group volunteers range from playing sports & games with our residents, assisting with seasonal events, helping with general maintenance, and more. Fill out the group application to get started.
Many of our residents have families that do not live in the Austin area, and some of our younger residents need a positive role model. Be a guide and mentor for residents as they work to achieve their full potential. Play cards or head off campus for an outing or see a movie.
Ideal Commitment: 4 to 5 hours per month
Area: The Ranch & The Village
Attend Special Olympic competitions and show your support for the Marbridge Longhorns! Volunteers can make support signs, bring noise makers, and can sponsor meals or snacks for the Marbridge athletes.
Ideal Commitment: Determined by Event
Area: Marbridge Special Olympics
We offer a wide variety of training classes for our residents, and there are opportunities to assist in the classroom. You can assist with computer training, letter writing, art projects, or even accompany the class on field trips.
Ideal Commitment: Dependent on Specific Class Schedule; we ask class assistants to commit to coming to each class during the semester.
Area: Training & Education
Volunteers are needed to facilitate a Saturday morning activity for our nursing home residents on a regular basis. This could be anything from an art project, to an adapted fitness class, to a book club. Suggestions are always welcome.
Ideal Commitment: Weekly, 9-10 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m.
Area: The Villa
Experience with horses is required. If you enjoy working with horses and don’t mind getting dirty, please come out to help with our growing equine therapy program. Guide our residents as they learn the basics of horsemanship through proper grooming and riding.
Ideal Commitment:Weekly, Mon-Fri, Daytime
Area: Equestrian Therapy Center
Work with residents who would thrive under one-on-one attention. Read to them, listen to music with them, reminisce on old times, look at photographs, go for walks, or simply hold a hand. Many of the Compassion Team residents may be non-verbal, or nearing end-of-life, but they need and deserve a connection, a relationship, with another person.
Ideal Commitment: 2 Visits per Month for 6 Months
Area: The Villa
Volunteers are needed to assist getting residents to and from the Chapel for Sunday’s service as well as accompanying residents throughout the service. The Sunday service begins each week at 2 p.m.
Ideal Commitment: Sundays, 1-3:30 p.m.
There is so much to do here at Marbridge – we’ll find something just right for you. You can assist our residents on one of our many community outings to museums, art exhibits, sporting events, and places of historical interest. Or, you could help some residents increase their independence by teaching them to cook. You can help with community events here on campus, or reach out to others and encourage them to get involved too.