How can you get involved?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Volunteers offer the extra caring touch that makes a difference in the life of a community.
The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers volunteer opportunities for community, high school, and college students who enjoy giving back to the community. The agency is looking for people who are flexible, creative, and dedicated to working with individuals with disabilities.
The agency needs volunteers to provide the means for each individual with developmental disabilities to realize his or her potential. The agency utilizes volunteers to supplement the efforts of paid staff and to provide the extras which enhance all our lives.
Volunteer opportunities are tailored to match the interests of community members willing to assist people served by our agency. Whether your interest is in assisting children, adults and seniors or if you have a special skill to share, the Board welcomes you as a volunteer.
As a volunteer, your first contact will be through the Community Outreach Coordinator who will process your application, conduct your initial interview, and refer you to the program which best meets your needs as a volunteer. You will be provided with an orientation to the agency and on-going training opportunities throughout your volunteer experience.
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age and/or complete a background check to volunteer at any Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities location. To print volunteer application, click here. (pdf)
For information about volunteer opportunities, call (513) 785-2813 or e-mail Scott Osterfeld.
Attend a meeting
Attend a meeting of the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The Board meets once a month. Click here for more information.
Attenda meeting of the Butler County Commission. For times and locations of the meetings, call (513) 785-2816 or click here.
The Arc of Butler County
Join the Arc of Butler County, an advocacy group of family members and friends committed to improving opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities of all ages.
The Arc sponsors three annual events during the year: a membership dinner in May, a picnic and hayride in September, and a holiday dinner dance in December. The Arc, supports and/or sponsors educational programs, a drama club, a chorus group, a band, softball leagues, and recreational trips.
Contact: Arc of Butler County, 282 Fair Ave, Hamilton, Ohio 45011, http://www.thearcbutlercounty.org/
Join Empowered People Reaching Out (EPRO), a self-advocacy group. Call Keith Banner at (513) 785-4633 or go to the EPRO web site.
Friends of Citizens PAC
For an overview of our PAC, click here. The PAC has a web site here. Volunteer time or donate money to Friend of Citizens with Disabilities, the agency's political action committee which helps to fund our levy campaigns. Contact Wendy Planicka at (513) 785-2814.