Community Involvement

Community Involvement


Volunteer Opportunity-Seeking Volunteer Guardians

Right now, some of the men and women with developmental disabilities don’t have anyone to help them make important life decisions critical to their health and well-being during these difficult times. The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is currently recruiting Volunteer Guardians and we hope you will consider this essential volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Guardians make a real difference in someone’s life. A Volunteer Guardian is a trained, caring advocate and substitute decision maker. They serve as the legally-appointed guardian for an adult with a developmental disability and act in the best interest of the assigned person, serving as an advocate in the care and management of the person's medical and personal affairs.

Volunteer Guardians are appointed by our county probate court. Cuyahoga DD's general counsel guides Volunteer Guardians every step of the way - - through the legal process, formal appointment and anytime there are questions. The person's support team of professionals and direct care provider(s) serve as partners to ensure the person reaches his/her goals. 


Many thanks for your time and consideration.

Best regards,

Stefanie Galbreath

Community Inclusion Specialist, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

1275 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland OH 44114