Individual Volunteer Opportunities

No matter how you are involved, you are making a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities!


Volunteer for the Art & Education Program
  •  Art & Education Assistant – you would assist the classroom instructors in the project outlined, creating a safe and inclusive educational environment by conversing with students,
    encouraging students’ independence, and helping with tasks that aid the flow of the coursework. Shift times: Between 9:00 am – 2:15 pm
  • Educational Workshop – We want to open students to others’ hobbies, skills, business experience, etc. This could be a 1-2 hour workshop about a hobby, professional skill set, your
    passion for the environment, what you know about fixing cars or starting your own business! Available Times: Between 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
  • Mentorship  with individual students to help the students grow. This may be in the Art studio if you have an art skill, or it could be in a life-skills class, such as gardening, career education,
    or health & wellness. Mentors are like Assistant Instructors, but they focus their time on just one student, getting to know them in particular.
  • Virtual Volunteers
    • Community Connections
    • Teaching a workshop
    • Social Classes
    • Book Club
    • Supply Drive

The Adult Case Management Program meets several times a month for fun events both in person and virtual. Check out our Volunteer Calendar or Coffee Club times, Special Events, and more!

  • Special events
    • We have quarterly art shows where students sell their artwork and earn a commission. We need volunteers in the preceding week to help set up the show, as well as many volunteers the day-of.
    • We have other occasional fundraising events, such as a summer golf tournament, and fall Gala. Training is provided for each event.
  • On the Board of Directors, you and your fellow Board Members are responsible for setting strategic direction, safeguarding financial health, and maintaining the organization’s commitment to its mission. This involves ensuring that the non-profit’s assets are used appropriately and that it remains accountable to its donors, beneficiaries, and the general public, staying informed of the non-profit’s legal obligations, and proposing, approving, and regularly reviewing the organization’s policies and guidelines that govern how it operates.
  • The Ambassador Council of The Arc of the Capital Area is comprised of former Board members, valuable donors, community leaders, and other important stakeholders. These affiliations enhance the nonprofit’s status in the community, provide advice and counsel, advocate for its mission, and contribute to its financial stability. Click Here for Committee Opportunities

If you have another way you would like to get involved, just let us know!


Sign up to volunteer! To apply:
  1. Fill out the Interest Form
  2. A Program Director will reach out within 72 hours of completing the documentation
    1. Please take a moment to review the handbook
      1. Volunteer Training Handbook

If you are interested in volunteering in the classroom on a ongoing basis you will be required to complete a background check Background Checks will be run through www.backgroundonline.com at the cost of $28.50, paid by the volunteer. 


Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Why volunteer? Is it fun?
    1. Volunteering at The Arc lets you meet some amazing people! They are fun, welcoming, and so full of joy! It also helps you build leadership skills, such as taking initiative, communicating with a team, and problem-solving. If you start volunteering, you won’t want to stop.
  2. What do I wear?
    1. Art and Education Volunteer
      1. Please wear comfortable clothing that you do mind getting paint and/or dirt on
    2. Please do not wear revealing clothing or inappropriate graphics
    3. Clothing you feel is appropriate for an event. If you have questions feel free to ask!
  3. Can I use this to fill court-ordered community service hours?
    1. We are not able to fill community service hours.
  4. Where are you located?
    1. Our volunteer locations are based on the event or program you are registered for. Please see you sign up on www.pointapp.org for exact location.
  5. Can my child volunteer with me?
    1. We ask that only individuals that are 14 years of age or older volunteer. All volunteers have to register for an event via our volunteer portal.
  6. Can I volunteer on the weekends or after hours?
    1. We have volunteer opportunities at all times please see our volunteer calendar at Volunteer Calendar
Contact Information: info@arcaustin.org