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Make a Difference

Volunteers play an important part in the success of our organization and in the lives of our clients. Whether it’s sharing your time with a client, playing a game or going for a walk and fostering a friendship along the way, you can make a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have volunteer opportunities to fit a variety of interests and time commitments.

  • Support for Families: assist in monthly Saturday Fun Respite events and activities
  • Special Events: Assist with planning, set up, clean up and a variety of activities

                 Dinner Theater -February 16, 2024

                 Golf Tournament Mon. July 15, 2024

                 Summer Fun Day – TBD

                 Flannel Gala -Thurs. September 19, 2024

                 Community Thanksgiving Dinner -Thurs. November 28, 2024

                 LBSA’s December Gala -Sat. December 7, 2024           

  • College Friends: College students are paired with an LBSA client for weekly visits
  • Corporate or Team Events: If you have a group looking for a volunteer project, we can match some of our needs with your group’s skillset or interest




“I’ve been volunteering for LBSA for the last eight years in a variety of different roles and I am honored and feel incredibly fortunate to have LBSA part of my life.”– LBSA Volunteer

Sign Up to Volunteer

Interested in making a difference? Please complete the form to get started.

Recognizing Distinguished Service

At the conclusion of Robert (Bob) Bonner’s stellar service on the LBSA Board of Trustees, the board chose to honor Bob with a Distinguished Service Award, named in his honor. Annually, we honor those who have made a real difference at LBSA through their constant involvement, time, energy and resources.

Past Award Recipients

  • Abby Grismer (2022)
  • Greg Closser (2021)
  • Frank Zastera (2020)
  • Dave and Ruthie Neuger (2019)
  • Chris and Sheila Kennelly (2018)
  • Cheryl Buck (2017)
  • Annette Nierobisz and Rob Morrow (2016)
  • Charlie and Lorraine Sewich (2015)
  • Ed and Anne Lundstrom (2014)
  • Bob and Marilyn Matta (2013)
  • Mike Hero (2012)
  • Steve Kelly (2011)
  • Bill Cowles and Pam Schiele (2010)

2023 Award Recipient

Kent Holden

Bonner Award Winner Kent HoldenKent prefers not to be singled out. He is a humble servant with a steely resolve to accomplish goals. When given a task, he does it. Quietly and competently. And then asks what else he can do to help.

Kent has had a friendship with an LBSA client for 50+ years, which brought him into our world. That friendship continued, with Kent becoming guardian when the person’s family couldn’t continue.

Kent reached out to his legislature contacts and asked them to support and/or sponsor legislation to improve reimbursement in the industry. He connected the organization with those people and asked for updates on their involvement and on the legislature’s progress.

When Kent first joined the board, he said he wasn’t comfortable asking people for money. And then asked his friends and colleagues to make gifts. Which they did and continue to do.

Kent has served as treasurer for several years. When LBSA endured some very difficult financial challenges, Kent checked in to see how things were going, and to see how he could help us bridge the gap.

Kent is a hero and a beacon of hope.