Our caring and supportive volunteers are the key to the success of Life Town. By role-playing the various positions within Life Town, volunteers allow the students who visit to practice everyday functions and interactions in a safe and controlled environment as they make the transition from classroom lessons to the real world experience.
Volunteer hours are Mon to Fri from 9.30am-12pm at LifeTown. Volunteer opportunities are only available during the school year, September through May. We welcome individuals, groups and team building for companies. Please contact Sarah Ryan at 614-939-0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Volunteers act as the bank tellers, counting out the money with the students in the beginning of their visit, and assisting the students to deposit any left over money they have into their “Savings Account.”
Animals in our Pet Place include rabbits, guinea pigs, fish, parakeets, a turtle, a bearded dragon lizard and a ball python.
Volunteers in the Pet Place MUST be comfortable handling animals, especially the snake, as they are responsible for taking the animals out of their enclosures and putting them back.
Volunteers act as the librarians, helping the students fill out library card applications, find books and monitor their use on the computers and iPads. Volunteers will also hold story times for the students throughout their two-hour session.
The Safety Officer controls the traffic lights, monitors that pedestrians are walking on the “sidewalk,” monitors bike speed and makes sure everyone is abiding by the traffic laws. The Safety Officer also helps the students safely cross the street and can distribute tickets if bikes go through red lights, are driving recklessly or if a pedestrian jay walks.
Art Studio Assistant
Volunteers in the Art Studio do not need to have an artistic ability. You will assist the students in picking out different projects, helping them with their money and assisting them in handling some of the small supplies.
The Receptionist assists the students in signing up for an appointment and completing their pre-appointment paperwork. The Receptionist also distributes a toothbrush and toothpaste to each student who visits either the Doctor or Dentist.