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Jacob’s Ladder depends on a small village of volunteers to help reduce our cost, allowing us to provide therapy to more children. Every 2 hours volunteered subsidizes one precious child’s therapy session.


We want to make sure your skills are utilized and you have the best volunteering experience possible!

We know you’ll find your time here to be very rewarding.  It’s a wonderful and fun environment to be in!

Contact us TODAY!

  1. Office Volunteers Needed! (ongoing basis)
      • Answer phones
      • Greet & check-in patients
      • Make appointment reminder calls
      • Assist with patient intake
      • Assist with appointment scheduling
      • Process donation request letters
  2. JL Academy Volunteers Needed! (ongoing basis)
    • We are in need of volunteers for our JL Academy, a developmental playgroup for special needs kids (ages 2 -5), which prepares them for Kindergarten. This would be hands-on help for those kids in our developmental playgroup, doing crafts, activities, snack time, and play time.  JL Academy runs Monday through Friday, 8:30 – 11 AM.
  3. Decorating Diva (4 hours, 1-6 times/year)
    • Come cheer up our kids by decorating our Center for the current season or Holiday!
  4. Spanish Translation Assistant
    • We are in need of a volunteer who can help us communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. If you speak Spanish fluently we would value your assistance. If speaking to people is not your thing, we also need someone to help translate documents into Spanish.
  1. Fundraisers
    • We organize fundraisers and always welcome the help of extra hands!  (Check out our Murder Mystery Extravaganza! for an example of a previous fundraiser).
  1. Birthday Card Creator (1-2 hours/week)
    • Are you crafty? We would love to surprise our patients with homemade birthday cards! You can help keep us fully stocked. Make them at home and drop them off or mail them to the Center.
  2. Organize a “Paper Drive” (3-4 hours, 3 times/year)
    • Collect paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, liquid soap, and hand sanitizer. We will pick up or you can deliver.
  3. Grant Research (2 hours/month)
    • Go online and search for grants/foundations serving: special needs children, Autism, medically fragile children, therapy, etc. Compile list and send in monthly, we’ll fill out the applications.
  4. Write an encouraging note to a struggling Jacob’s Ladder parent (30 min/week)
  5. Find fun/interesting social media posts for Jacob’s Ladder to share (10 min/week)
Is there something you are especially good at that isn’t on our list?  Let us know!  We’d love to hear from you!

219-764-4888 or info@jacobskids.org

We’re here 8am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday and 8am to 12pm on Friday