Volunteering is a powerful way to have an impact on the success of the lives of our clients and the organization as a whole. We have volunteer opportunities to fit every lifestyle and time slot you may have available. Our volunteers consistently report that they receive far more than they’ve given, and we know from experience that our clients have a way of bringing out the best in all of us.
For more information about specific opportunities, read on. And when you’re ready to get involved, contact Alexandra Schultz.
About Laura Baker Services
Laura Baker Services Association also offers internships in the areas of music therapy, professional development, family support services, developmental disabilities support and education. Learn about our internships.
Support for Families
Once a month we invite kids with developmental disabilities to participate in group activities with other children and volunteers. In turn, their parents get a break — otherwise known as respite. Whether you are interested in volunteering only once or several times, our Family Support events are a great way to have fun and help others!
Through the College Buddy Program we pair college students and LBSA clients with similar interests for weekly visits. The visit schedule can be flexible to accommodate existing commitments.
To participate in this program, please submit a volunteer application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive your application, you will need to complete our online training courses, a background study with fingerprinting, and Tuberculosis test if applicable before you start. The background study with fingerprinting and the Tuberculosis test is provided by LBSA.
Not a college student? Members of the community can also volunteer their time and talents to be paired with a LBSA client to meet weekly.
We host several special events each year and rely on many volunteers to assist us — helping us with set up, clean up, activities, games and serving.
- Valentine Card Making – January/February
- Dinner Theater – February
- Clean Up Day – April/May
- Golf Tournament – July
- Summer Fun Day – August
- Halloween Party – October
- Community Thanksgiving – November
- Gala – December
Board and Committee Membership
Bring your passion and expertise to the service of Laura Baker Services Association, helping to guide, support and perpetuate the organization through service on the board of directors and various committees.
Do you own a pet therapy dog or cat? We love to have furry visitors come at a time that works best for you and your pet. For the comfort of our clients and staff, dogs must have had or be taking training classes to earn a Good Canine Citizen certificate from the American Kennel Club.
Connect with clients through a group drumming session, assist with our adult choir, or support children during our summer creative arts camp.
Are you creative? There are opportunities throughout the year to assist clients in hands-on artistic activities.
We have monthly mailings that require labels, sorting and stamps. Get a group together and come over to help — you can socialize and have fun while you work. The time is sure to fly!