Volunteer Program


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Volunteers are vital in supporting people with developmental disabilities as they participate in and enjoy a variety of activities in our community.  Our volunteers generously assist in enhancing our programs, in fact, the volunteer program  logs  7,000 hours of service to  the board annually.  While coming from diverse backgrounds, the characteristics that define and unite our volunteers are empathy, compassion, and the desire to help others.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with the Wood County Board of DD can be a very rewarding experience. It will give you the opportunity to explore a career area, meet new people, empower others and share your natural gifts and talents to make a difference in someone’s life. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities including  Special Olympics, Wood Lane School, our Recreation Program and more!

Guidelines to becoming a Volunteer: 

  • Have a desire to support people with  intellectual and physical disabilities
  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Complete required training, background check, and fingerprinting
  • Be compassionate, dependable, friendly, flexible, and willing to take initiative

To get started as a volunteer at the board, or to learn more information please contact Community Engagement Specialist, Emily Dunipace, at 419 373-0044   or at edunipace@woodcountydd.org