You Can Help

The team at DCO is dedicated to eliminating barriers and helping everyone become the best version of themselves through education, recreation and therapy. If you believe in our mission and want to support us, check out a few ways you can help.

DCO Donations


There are ample opportunities for you to contribute to our mission. Gifts of any kind are a tremendous help to us. Donations help us pay for out-of-budget expenses, such as lawn care, maintenance supplies or professional clothing for our employment program. These monetary gifts are a meaningful way to support DCO and stay involved in our mission.

Supplies are also appreciated. Art and craft supplies such as fabric, paper, ribbon, crayons, markers and paints can always be used by our adults with disabilities who love to create. Whatever you decide to give, thank you in advance for your support of our work.

You can visit our donation page below to support DCO financially.

Volunteer Opportunities

Your time is as valuable to us as your donations. You can participate in a variety of volunteer opportunities at DCO. In our Early Child Care and Education building, you may be asked to do the following:

  • Rock babies to sleep
  • Play with and/or read to children

For college and high school students, service learning and practicums with DCO are a great way to get real-world experience.

You can register with the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry to get ready to volunteer at DCO. The required background check takes 30 days for approval, and registration costs $11.

Volunteer Opportunities

Explore Our Events

Our fundraising events are a fun way you and your loved ones can support DCO. Explore our upcoming events.

Planned Giving

Want to leave your legacy on DCO? Learn more about our planned giving group, the 1954 Society, and membership qualifications.

Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in the Developmental Center of the Ozarks. If you have a question about our services, programs or upcoming events, please fill out a contact form to get in touch.