Make a Difference

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.

LBSA also offers internships in the areas of music therapy, professional development, family support services, developmental disabilities support and education.

Distinguished Service

Annually, with the Robert Bonner Distinguished Service Award, we honor those who have made a real difference at LBSA through their constant involvement, time, energy and resources.

Past Award Recipients

Volunteer Opportunities

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!

College Buddies+

Through the College Buddies 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 Jayne Overstreet  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 an LBSA client to meet weekly.

Special Events+

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

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 various committees.

Pet Therapy+

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.

Music Therapy+

Connect with clients through a group drumming session, assist with our adult choir, or support children during our summer creative arts camp.

Art Program+

Are you creative? There are opportunities throughout the year to assist clients in hands-on artistic activities.

Mailing Assistance+

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!

Get Started

Interested in making a positive difference in the lives of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities? Please complete the form below. If you have questions, contact Jayne Overstreet.