Pet Therapy-Kathy Hershey Support DEC Programs

There are many ways you can help support DEC programs! If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the online volunteer application.

Application and Agreement

Reading Assistants

Volunteer once or twice a week to read mail, stories, or news to clients.

Project Leader/Teacher/Aides

Lead the staff and clients in special projects such as art, crafts, cooking, games, and special holiday events and parties

Pet Therapy/Performers/Story Tellers

Share your love of animals, talents, stories, exotic adventures, or introduce a new culture/world to our clients.

Auto Mechanic

Monitor and assist with preventative maintenance of fleet vehicles

Multi-Passenger Van Driver

Provide periodic client transportation for special weekend events. More information (link is external)


Provide leadership and direction to staff and clients during privately funded special events.

Special Olympics

Provide sponsorship and support allowing a client to participate in local special olympic activities and events.