How Can We Partner Together During COVID-19?

This is your opportunity to make an undeniable, lifelong impact in the quality of life of individuals with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities!

MentorshipStudent with Volunteer

In the Mentorship Program, you will positively impact the social development and academic achievement of individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Mentoring consists of fun conversations and virtual interactions that support and guide your mentee through hobbies, goals, career advice, and more. Your relationship with your mentee is a vital part of their social growth and positive mental health.

Mentors and mentees are matched based on interest compatibility, and the commitment involves a one-on-one video chat at least once a week for 30 minutes, with an 8-week commitment.

This requires a $30 fee to run your background check.

*Note: Due to state requirements, anyone who has lived in New York during the past 7 years would need an additional New York background check, which we are unable to process at this time. If you live in NY and have questions, please reach out to Leah Marsden at lmarsden@arcaustin.org.

Teaching a workshop

Bring the community into the virtual classroom! We are looking for business and community members to teach a one-time workshop in their area of expertise: social media, music, fixing cars, business start-ups… your knowledge and experience is a valuable education tool!

Social Class

Join us in group video chats, socializing with students and combating isolation.

Art Supply Donation

Through Virtual Education, students learn quality art techniques; however, many students do not have ample art supplies at home. We are looking for contributions of small paint sets, chalk, marker sets, and drawing paper.

 

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Required Forms

Please fill out forms completely and return to Leah Marsden, lmarsden@arcaustin.org.

For volunteers interested in Teaching a Workshop or Social Hours:

Media Consent Form 2020 fillable

 

For volunteers interested in Mentorship:

Background Check Authorization fillable

Statement of non-sanctions fillable

Media Consent Form 2020 fillable

Volunteer Training Handbook 2020 fillable

Mentorship Pairing Survey