Volunteers provide us more than $125,000 annually in value-added services to Partners, Choices and Resident Home. The value to those we serve and our staff - PRICELESS!

More than one way to volunteer

  • Join us as an individual, class, group, church or civic organization for one time or ongoing activities. Earn school and other service hours.
  • Help us with our monthly Bingo games and other activities with individuals served by Choices In Community Living and Resident Home Association.
  • Join us in our homes for game nights, to watch movies or sing-along, cookout and more.
  • Join our energetic volunteers at our fundraising events, such as our Fish Fry and Bowl-A-Thon.
  • Help us around our homes with landscaping, yard work, painting, cleaning. We hope you might even consider doing windows.
  • Be a Friend By Choice for an individual.

Can't volunteer right now but want to support volunteers and the people they serve? Make a gift to our Annual Fund in support of our Venturing Crew or other volunteer activities.

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Volunteers make a difference!

Make a difference like Carolyn Hayes, the 2019 recipient of the Carl Day Volunteer Service Award, presented by the regional Erin Ritchey Memorial Awards.

  • Discover

    We value your interests and your time. You let us know how and when you would like to be involved. We're sure to have something to meet your interests, whether it's participaing with those we serve, helping us in our homes, volunteering at events or serving on one of our Boards or Committees.

  • Apply

    Compete the application form and return it to our Volunteer Coordinator or sumbit the online applicaton form. (See below)

  • Volunteer

    Our Volunteer Coordinator and our staff will be by your side in your volunteer journey with us. We will contact you upon submission of your application and your new adventures will begin! You volunteering with us - PRICELESS!

We not only have supportive volunteers from  the Civitan Club of Dayton, we now have friends who join us throughout the year for events they coordinate for us, like Family Fest, along with Elks Lodge #58.

Find out what the Civitan Club of Dayton, and students from schools throughout our area, including Wright State University and Sinclair Community College, already know - that volunteering with Partners changes lives! Volunteering changes lives because not only are those served benefiting, but those who serve benefit as well with new friendships and new experiences.

Faithful and caring volunteers from Omega Baptist Church collected and donated more than $1,500 in supplies and money in support of those living at Choices' Westbrook home (Interim Care Home) as they coordinated Christmas in July, August and September. The Omega Ushers received a 2019 Community Services Award from the regional Erin Ritchey Memorial Awards.

As one of our busiest volunteers over the years, Vivienne Himmell is a long-time advocate and friend, including her time serving on the Resident Home board and as a member of Partners' Joint Development Committee.

We celebrate volunteers who have dedicated their lives to advocacy, including Wynema Mebane, long-time president of The Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled, pictured being honored with her son Todd.

Student life volunteer service

Young volunteers from Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and more join us each spring as part of Student Life Volunteer Service. They help us with yard work, landscaping, painting, cleaning garages, washing windows and vans and always bring us joy and energy.

Venturing Crew

Partners was honored to work with the Tecumseh Council of the Boy Scouts of America to charter one of the first integrated Scout troops with members with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Ohio. Our Venturing Crew includes both men and women over the age of 18.

Our Crew participates in volunteer efforts in the community, as well as in all the activities that make Scouting an adventure, including camp outs with other Scouts, earning merit badges and more.

The Brighter Tomorrow Foundation has been instrumental in providing funds for a variety of activities for our Venturing Crew. 

Volunteers are welcome to join us as Crew leaders or to join us in our activities. Contact information below.


Interested in volunteering? Contact Annie below:

  • Annie Shaver
  • ashaver@rhadayton.com 
  • 937.278.0791