Summer Rec. 

Each summer during the month of July, Balance, Inc. provides a summer recreation program for children with developmental disabilities between the age of 5 and 15. This program pairs up each child with volunteers who spend each day going into the community for recreation activities such as swimming, visiting museums, zoos, nature parks and reserves, water parks, and much, much more.

The volunteers are primarily high school and college age students who devote 40 to 100 hours during the month to this program. Many students use this as a way to collect community service hours. Each summer more than 30 students volunteer to assist with the 24 children who participate in the program. Volunteers need to be at least 15 years old.

This program’s funding relies on donations from individuals and local businesses.

General Volunteer Position

There are opportunities to become an important part of the life of those we support. We look for people interested in getting to know people with developmental disabilities in the community.

Volunteering is a benefit to the person receiving the support and has a profound impact on the volunteer. Volunteers can help with grocery shopping, transportation, helping to maintain someone’s home or even taking someone out for dinner. Balance could also use help with property management, office tasks, and other needs as they arise.

If you are interested in serving a a member of the Board of Directors or as a member on one of the Board’s committees please contact the Executive Director.