Services for people with developmental disabilities.
Volunteer and support people with disabilities.

Become a Volunteer

Become a volunteerVolunteer opportunities are available for people ages eight years and older. Volunteers can give their time to Hattie Larlham by themselves, with a friend, family member or as an organization. For as little as an hour or two each week, volunteers can help make a difference in lives of the children and adults with developmental disabilities. Learn about Hattie Larlham volunteer programs.

Volunteers may give their time at the Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities in Mantua, Ohio, or at one of our many community homes located throughout Northeast Ohio.

  • Help with a special event*
  • Send post cards or birthday cards
  • Read to people with developmental disabilities
  • Watch a movie
  • Make crafts
  • Swim in the therapy pool

Volunteer Requirements

Become a volunteerInterested volunteers must complete the following quick and easy steps before officially becoming a Hattie Larlham volunteer*:

  • Background check
  • Reference check
  • Volunteer application
  • Facility tour
  • Orientation and training
  • Tuberculosis test

*Volunteers working at special events or participating in one-time activities need only complete a volunteer contact form and emergency medical form. Training will be provided on site.

Get Started

Become a volunteerTo become a Hattie Larlham volunteer, download the adult volunteer application (PDF) or youth volunteer application (PDF), print it, fill it out, sign it and return it to Hattie Larlham.

Once you have completed the application, please call or e-mail the volunteer department to schedule an interview and tour. During the interview, a representative from the volunteer department will discuss your application and assist with the rest of the application process.

Cassandra McMinn

Cassandra McMinn

Recreation and Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: (330) 274-2272, ext. 3113

Hattie Larlham Center for Children with Disabilities
9772 Diagonal Road
Mantua, OH 44255