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Phased Re-Opening Underway

A phased re-opening of the Murray Ridge Adult Day Centers is currently underway for eligible individuals who reside in the family home. More information on the phased re-opening is available through our Service & Support Administration Department.

You may contact us by phone with any specific concerns or questions. The phone numbers for all Agency programs/facilities (except the Meister Road Home) will be routed to a single line that will be staffed by a receptionist during regular business hours (between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except on any holidays or Program Closing Days reflected on the Agency calendar). One phone number that may be used to connect with the receptionist on duty during regular business hours is the phone number for our Administrative Offices: (440) 329-3734. For emergencies outside of regular business hours, please call the Crisis Hotline at (440) 282-1131.

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1091 Infirmary Road, Elyria, OH 44053

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

Choraleers

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

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

Volunteer Application Packet

Contact Information

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

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