1091 Infirmary Road, Elyria, OH 44035

(440) 329-3734
Business Dept fax (440) 322-2683
HR Dept fax (440) 284-0001

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 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 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

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

Volunteer Application Packet

Contact Information

Director of Communications/Coordinator of Volunteers 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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