The Marion Institute


The Marion Institute

Contact: Brooke Baptiste

Address: 202 Spring St. Marion, MA 02738

Phone: 508-748-0816  Fax: 508-748-1976



Facebook: Marion Institute, Connecting for Change, Grow-Education

Twitter: @MarionInstitute

We are a volunteer host site!



The Marion Institute is a non-profit that acts as an incubator for a diverse array of programs and serendipity projects that seek to find a solution to the root cause of an issue, in the realms of sustainability and social justice. The three tenets that weave our work together are accessibility, diversity and root cause solutions.

Founded in 1993, the Marion Institute is a non-profit that acts as an incubator for a diverse array of programs and projects that delve into the root cause of an issue and seeks to create deep and positive change. We work with individuals, schools and communities to inspire change in the areas of health and healing, sustainability, green economics, environmental education, spirituality and much more.

The Marion Institute seeks to engage the widest possible number of people in seeing, connecting and participating in new ways that best support their own lives, and those of the wider community at large. We believe in the interdependence of all life and the critical balance necessary for a sustainable future.

The Marion Institute introduces innovative models for creating deep and positive change, empowering individuals by connecting them to these programs and projects, thus encouraging effective transformation. We believe that when individuals are offered practical and visionary solutions, they become inspired, realize their potential and will act to restore a healthier balance.

From the start, we have always sought to see more deeply – beneath the radar of the everyday – and to bring the views of the latest thinkers to new audiences and by sharing articles and mailings. The Marion Institute is always looking to create, support or simply showcase programs and projects and innovators that go deeper – that address root causes, create systemic change, and are a little more likely to help tilt the world on its axis.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities range throughout the year and are program-dependent. Examples are:

General Office Help includes database entry, organizing files and books, entering information into spread sheets, mailings and envelope stuffing, writing/blogging/managing social media, and more!

Grow Education Program: Assistance with Family nights, Gardening, Raised-bed construction, seeding/plantings, translation services, outreach, etc.

The Connecting for Change Conference takes place in October in downtown New Bedford and typically relies on 100 volunteers. Tasks range from:

Outreach, Marketing/Blogging, Parking, Directions and Info Volunteers, Registration Help and Runner, Greeters, Ushers, and Keynote assistants, Workshops and Tours Assistants, Work closely with the Youth Coordinator to set up workshops, art activities, and to help chaperone the many youth who attend the conference, Food and Snack Assistant and Exhibition Hall, Lunch Time Assistant, Recycling/Composting Coordinator, Family Programming Helper, Evening Entertainment Ushers and Assistants. For more information about Connecting for Change, please visit:

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