(Volunteers are vital to the programs and services of The Arc Mower County. Volunteers are the backbone of our organization—lending support in a variety of ways to the people and families we serve. From playing games with preschoolers to helping a young woman practice her batting swing… coaching a sports team to its first win of the season… or working to make an event run smoothly… there are so many ways you can help! Your contribution can make a valuable difference in someone’s life. Volunteer opportunities exist for individuals and groups. You can help on a one-time basis for our special events or on a regular basis working with people and families in our programs and activities. To learn more, please contact us at 507-433-8994 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Service Opportunities:
Businesses, church groups or school groups are welcomed to provide support to those we support. Thank you for your interest in helping the individuals supported by The Arc. Here are projects that your group may help with:
How do I sign up to volunteer with The Arc Mower County?
Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions
Volunteer Individually OR As A Group
Make a commitment to a particular program or program of your choice on a seasonal basis. Consistency is important to the participants within our programs. Seeing the same face on a weekly basis is not only important for their routines and behavior but they also look forward to seeing those individuals that assist them and help to make the program they are at successful. Some are offered year round, four times a year, while others may be offered once or twice a year. Get to know the participants you help out and develop relationships with them.
Gain experiences by assisting with the different types of programs offered and work with a variety of populations, age groups and disabilities. The Arc can help you to make a schedule of programs to visit that will fit the needs and experience you are looking for. One of the benefits of this volunteer option is that you may have the opportunity to come back to volunteer for us or even work part time after your learning experience.
One Time Shot
Looking to make a short-term commitment but you don’t have a lot of time or a flexible schedule? The Arc has a variety of annual events in which we look for large numbers of volunteers to help. We can arrange this opportunity in advance or check to see what will work with your schedule. Examples:
These programs are similar to the “One Time Shot” opportunity, with a few perks! This type of Arc program operates like a one time field trip outing for the participants. Depending on which event you sign up for, The Arc will cover your cost for any admissions or entertainment expenses. Often, but not always, The Arc will also cover the cost of your meal if applicable to the program. SO-- go to the movies, attend a sporting event, see a play or even enjoy a trip to the Mall of America……on the house, in exchange for your time in assisting persons with disabilities.
Lend A Hand
Ask any full time staff who works in the The Arc office….we ALWAYS have something we could use help with! Some examples are listed below:
Do you happen to have a special skill or talent that you would like to share with us? Sometimes people have the skills to help us move forward that we are unaware of or it may be a matter of knowing the right people. Below are some possibly examples:
Tip For Volunteers
Great Reasons to Volunteer at The Arc Mower County
1. Help others
2. Make a difference
3. Find purpose
4. Enjoy a meaningful conversation
5. Connect with your community
6. Feel involved
7. Contribute to a cause that you care about
8. Use your skills in a productive way
9. Develop new skills
10. Meet new people
11. Explore new areas of interest
12. Impress your mom
13. Impress yourself
14. Expand your horizons
15. Get out of the house
16. Make new friends
17. Strengthen your resume
18. Feel better about yourself
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