Help students with disabilities learn life lessons through role play


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


6220 East Dublin-Granville RoadNew Albany, OH 43054

Visiting the salon is part of grooming, money management and socialization skills.


LifeTown is a realistic indoor city where students with disabilites learn life skills. Volunteers, through role-play, help students with special needs learn important life skills. There are ten venues in the LifeTown Village and everything is REAL including the $12 students receive to spend in the village. The venues include: bank, movie theater, art studio, pet place, deli, library, medical office, bike rental, marketplace and salon.

Volunteering at LifeTown is super rewarding, fun and interactive!

Role-playing positions include banker, librarian, police officer, doctor, dentist, medical receptionist, and proprietors of the art studio, pet store, salon, deli, marketplace, movie theater.

You may request a specific position or simply sign up to serve where needed. 20 Volunteers are needed every week day in order to run LifeTown efficiently and effectively.

Details of the program can be found at

Volunteer hours are 9:30am to Noon.

New volunteers can sign up here, and we will contact you for more details.

Returning volunteers can sign up for specific dates and venues here at our online scheduler, Volunteer Hub

Students with special needs visit Mondays-Friday, 10 am-12 pm with exceptions to certain Holidays. The schedule is subject to change.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at LIFETOWN!


  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Special Needs
  • Financial Literacy

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5 hours
  • Minimum 17 years old.
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