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Volunteer Opportunities

Company: Wayne ARC
Location: Newark
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community?

Volunteering at The Arc Wayne allows you to create meaningful relationships with individuals with and without disabilities as you help them learn valuable skills, create more opportunities for them to thrive or use your time and talents to help foster growth at the agency.

The Arc Wayne's volunteers improve our community through a variety of programs, services and events that highlight what each volunteer excels in. Let us help you explore the dozens of volunteer opportunities across the agency.

Programs:

  • Central administration fundraising, Public Relations, marketing, graphic design, special events and fundraisers, filing, data entry, research, mailings, administrative tasks
  • Community services community outings, organizing games, after-school activities
  • Day services mentoring individuals with disabilities, organizing games, arts and crafts, music therapy, community outings, gardening, baking, improving reading and writing skills
  • Key Industries packaging, assembling, mentoring individuals with disabilities, landscaping, painting, carpentry
  • Roosevelt Children's Center foster grandparent, reading to students, cleaning, organizing classrooms, organizing and executing Scholastic Book Fair, events and fundraisers
  • Residential services cleaning, cooking, baking, mentoring individuals with disabilities, organizing events, arts and crafts, yard work
  • Board of Directors advocacy, fundraising, financial planning, development

Benefits:

  • Flexibility we work with your schedule!
  • Meaningful relationships you have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone with a disability and create a life-long friendship
  • Community impact The Arc Wayne is one of the largest nonprofits in Wayne County and impacts thousands of people each year. Your time and talents impact a huge portion of your community.

We always honor the interests of our volunteers, and help match you to a role that will best suit what you like and what you're good at.

The Arc of Wayne was incorporated on October 1, 1964 by a group of dedicated parents, volunteers, and advocates in an effort to provide more opportunities for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Prior to The Arc Wayne being formed, there were very few quality services and supports for anyone with a disability in the community. The team of Eleanor & Joseph VanHaelst, Gerald Campbell, David Breen, Lou Anne Montemorano, John & Amelia Catholdi, Bessie Schnabel, Mary Laudenslayer, and Janet Mosher came together to provide schooling, transportation, and day services for their children and others with disabilities in the community who needed services.

Today, The Arc Wayne has evolved into a private nonprofit with more than 550 employees serving about 1,700 individuals in the community through nearly three dozen programs and services across eight counties. The agency serves individuals from birth until the end of his or her life through a variety of services including Roosevelt Children's Center, residential, job placements, clinic, transportation and more. The Arc Wayne is always looking for new and innovative ways to serve the community, especially those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The Arc Wayne is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Wayne ARC, Rochester , Volunteer Opportunities, Other , Newark, New York

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