Make an Impact With Friends of JCDS.

Have a group of friends that like to complete projects? Are you interested in making a tremendous difference in our community? Volunteering to help disabled youth and adults in Johnson County is the way to do it!



Most people find themselves in need at some point in their lives. So today you may be the person with the ability to help, but tomorrow you may be the recipient of someone else’s volunteer effort. Even now you might be on both sides of the service cycle: maybe you are a tutor for someone who can’t read, while last month the volunteer ambulance corps rushed you to the emergency room.

Volunteering is a way to meet people you may not ever have the opportunity to meet, or experience things you never have! By volunteering to help disabled youth and adults in Johnson County, you will exchange your time for learning something new and meeting some awesome people.

So Come Exchange With Us!

Take a Saturday morning at one of our homes. Say hi to the residents! And then trim bushes, rake leaves, plant flowers.

Join us for one of our annual events- help judge Halloween costumes, make pop corn, run the photo booth.

Got skills? Build a ramp, paint a wall, hang shelves.

Give us a call, send us an email – we can brainstorm something that meets your needs!



See what great things you can accomplish with a gift of money! Check out our donation stories below.



Every Dollar Counts

Click on one of the pictures to learn what your donate, big or small, can accomplish.


$20 is a great gift! That pays for a 5-gallon bucket of Johnson County reblended paint which helps us re-paint living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms…ANY ROOM in one of our 12 homes. Keeping them looking bright and welcoming. And it’s a double bonus because we use volunteers to get the work done! Because of gifts like these, we are closer and closer to adding more homes, addressing more accessibility issues. Onward and Upward!


$12.25 a month helps us provide community engaging opportunities, like a membership to Matt Ross Community Center, where individuals can go, workout, achieve health goals and be a welcomed member of the community.


$100 is a step toward a smile. Dental care is not covered fully by Medicaid, which covers cleaning and extractions only. One of our largest special assistance requests is dental work, helping to get cavities filled, root canals taken care of and sometimes dentures. Your donation helps to create more smiles like these.