Melodic Connections is looking for volunteers who want to help change a life over the summer.  When you volunteer at DG + Staff 2 June 19 2015“The Art of Being Social” summer camps, you will use music, art and drama to enrich the lives of students with special learning needs.  Take some time this summer to meet new people, make new friends and use your creativity and compassion to make a difference.

Volunteers will work with board certified music therapists from Melodic Connections, certified art educators from Visionaries + Voices  and certified drama educators from The Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati to help students with developmental disabilities enhance their social skills in a fun, creative and supportive environment.

Alexandra, used her art skills to make a difference in the lives of campers.  And last year’s volunteers helped make 2015 the “summer of friends” for Lucy.  2016 was a life-changing summer for Grace.

See what volunteering with Melodic Connections is all about in this video:

Camps are offered in several locations around Cincinnati.  Check back for 2017 dates and locations.  LW4

Volunteer Requirements:

You can choose one camp week or up to all six! Camp times are 9:30 am – 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  Volunteers should attend a one-time orientation session at 8:30 am on the Monday morning of their camp week.  

  • Must be at least 14 years old
  • Should be able to attend all five days of one week summer camp
  • Must be able to attend volunteer training
  • Must get a background check if 18 or older
  • Must bring a lunch and a positive attitude
  • Must be able to follow directions and assist campers in activities

If you are looking for a creative and rewarding experience this summer, we would love to hear from you! Volunteer positions are first come first served, and may fill up fast.  Please complete the volunteer  application below and tell us about your self and your availability.  For information about volunteering, please email Theresa at

If you would like to apply to be a camp volunteer, please complete and submit this form: Volunteer Form