Volunteer At The Arc

Volunteer Application:

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There is truly no better way to donate yourself and your time to a cause then to volunteer. We love our volunteers and could not have the success we do day to day or at events without them. Whether you simply have the free time and want to help, or you are an educator with an extended break from school. No matter the reason, we are glad you are thinking of us and the developmentally disabled.

To get involved and start volunteering please print out, fill out and return the volunteer application. You can fax it to 352-334-4059 or scan it and email it in here.

Volunteer Opportunities - get full description printout

  • Client Support Volunteer:
  • The Client Support Volunteer will work directly with clients to supervise, instruct and assist clients in a classroom, recreation or production setting. Promote and demonstrate the values, vision and mission of The Arc of Alachua County, ensuring the respect, dignity, safety and well-being of clients at all times. We are asking that you commit to at least 6 months here with The Arc of Alachua County.

  • Day Program Volunteer:
  • You will help set up and implement activities or work contracts for the Day Programs. Duties will vary dependent upon the needs of the activity for the day

  • Bingo Assistant:
  • Assisting with Bingo games every Tuesday (excluding Holidays). Duties include, but not limited to: Collecting money, writing receipts, calling numbers, setting up room for Bingo and setting up prize table.

  • Special Events Assistant:
  • There are various events that happen here at The Arc for our clients such as dances, bowling, cooking/art clubs, fundraisers, game nights, movie nights and more. These individuals will help setup for these special events and help to ensure that the events run smoothly.

  • Special Olympics Volunteer:
  • This individual will help assist with practices and preparations to get ready for the Special Olympics for the clients of The Arc. More information will be available when various sports are scheduled to begin their season.

  • Administration Volunteer:
  • This individual will help assist the Front Desk clerk here at The Arc and any other administrative staff as needed. Duties include, but not limited to, filing, data entry, answering phones, making copies and being an office runner.

As with all volunteers we will check your references and perform a background screening to make sure we are being safe. It is also important to us that you enjoy your time volunteering with The Arc so we will want to talk with you and find a little out about your interests, past experiences, and what brought you to us as a volunteer.

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