Volunteer Services

Murray Ridge Center serves eligible individuals in a variety of settings throughout Lorain County. Volunteers may assist with special activities designed to enrich the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities.


Educational Services (Weekdays/September-May)

Murray Ridge School

Assist with special events

Chaperone field trips

Develop instructional aides

Summer Day Camp (Weekdays/June & July)

Assisting camp counselors

Assisting with special events & field trips

Adult Services (Weekdays/Year-Round)

Opportunity/Vocational Centers in Elyria, Lorain, & Oberlin

Chaperone community outings

Assist with recreation activities

Plan, implement, and/or assist with special events

Supported Employment Enclaves & Placement throughout Lorain County

One-on-one opportunities

Chaperone recreational activities/outings

Residential Services (Evenings & Weekends/Year-Round)

Small Group Settings located in Elyria, Lorain, and Oberlin

Chaperone residents at sporting events, shopping excursions, dining-out experiences, or other entertainment activities

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Special Olympics (Evening & Weekends/Year-Round)

Basketball             Volleyball                    Bowling                    Softball

Swimming              Bocce                          Cycling          Track and Field

Assist the coaching staff with practices

Chaperone athletes at competitions

Raise funds for teams to attend regional & state competitions

Assist with planning & implementing annual Special Olympics Banquet

Recreation Program (Evenings & Weekends/Year-Round)

Chaperone community outings

Plan & implement special events


The Choraleers is a performance group comprised of adults who receive Murray Ridge Center services. The group travels throughout Lorain County and Northeast Ohio performing vocal selections for organizations, service clubs, and religious services. Volunteers can assist by:

Assisting with fundraising efforts

Providing transportation for Choraleers using Agency vehicles

Murray Ridge Support Group (MRSG)

The Murray Ridge Support Group is comprised of staff, parents and community members interested in the well-being of adults with DD who receive services from Murray Ridge Center.  The group meets monthly in the evenings at the Elyria Opportunity/Vocational Center, 1095 Infirmary Road in Elyria.

Assist with fundraising efforts

Chaperone MRSG-sponsored dances

Plan, implement, and/or assist with special events

Assist with monthly educational/informational sessions


To downlaod a Volunteer Application Packet, click on the following link:

Volunteer Application Packet



Contact Information

 Chris Vasco, Community Education/
Volunteer Director PT

Lorain County Board of  Developmental Disabilities

1091 Infirmary Road

Elyria, OH 44035

Telephone: 440-329-3734

Fax: 440-322-2683



Murray Ridge Center
Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities Offices
1091 Infirmary Road
Elyria, OH 44035
(440) 329-3734
(440) 322-2683 fax