Building Community Through Team Unity

 

Group Volunteering Needs:

The Arc of the Capital Area has one-time volunteer opportunities for community, school, church and other groups.

Group volunteering occurs in our post-secondary program which includes courses in art, health and wellness, gardening and career education.

Group volunteering projects typically occur Monday through Friday for 2-4 hours, from 9:00-11:30am or 12:00-3:00pm.

Volunteer groups help with a variety of projects such as gardening, yoga in the park, canvas stretching, gessoing, art show preparation, and special events.  We are seeking groups ranging in size from 5 to 20.

To participate in a group volunteer project, we ask that you submit your request at least three weeks in advance of the date you hope to volunteer.

 

Mentorship Program:

The overall goal of the Mentorship Program is to positively impact the social development and academic achievement of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

  • Mentoring consists of fun, hands-on activities that connect and engage mentors and mentees in the courses offered in our post-secondary education program.
  • Mentors and mentees are matched based on interest compatibility.
  • The Mentor works with the assigned student/mentee one-on-one, on a weekly basis, in the classroom setting for 2 hours per week with a commitment of a minimum of 12 weeks. The hours are Monday through Friday from 9:30-11:30am and 12:00–2:00pm.
    • Mondays: Digital Media
    • Tuesdays: Health & Wellness; Performing Arts
    • Wednesdays: Urban Garden & Community Involvement; Visual Arts
    • Thursdays: Independent Life Skills; Visual Arts
    • Fridays: Career Education; Visual Arts

 

Team Building Workshops:

As part of The Arc of the Capital Area’s post-secondary education program, we assist with career development.  We currently offer painting parties in which groups of up to 40 can come to the studio or schedule a party at your location. By engaging in an Anyone Can Create painting party, participants create a unique piece of art, taught with step-by-step instructions by one of our talented art students. These fun painting parties allow you to leave with a one-of-a-kind painting created by you, and it provides a paid opportunity for our students to build their resume.  A $30 per person donation is suggested.

To discuss opportunities, or for more information, contact Leah Marsden, Volunteer Coordinator.

 

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