Interested in becoming more involved in your community?

Need volunteer hours for credit towards your graduation?

Wish that there was something you could do to help a child in need?

Have you ever thought about becoming a volunteer?


In addition to our permanent staff, help is always needed to provide the best programming possible for those we serve. Without dependable, hard-working, and caring volunteers we could not offer the hundreds of events and activities each year serving thousands.�

The Arc offers unique volunteering opportunities for citizens like you to join in the challenge to support the activities for persons of all ages who have some form of a developmental disability. Here are just some of the ways you can be involved.



  • Chaperone evening & weekend activities: dances, mini tours, horseback riding, and sporting events
  • Assist at YESS, a 9-week summer program for students 5-21
  • Assist at Camp Pride, a week-long summer residential camp for adults
  • Provide snacks and cookies during the year

Groups and Organizations

  • Provide volunteers or sponsor one of 700 yearly activities and events
  • Invite The Pride Performers to perform and share their stories with your group
    Hold fundraisers: ie. Jean Day or events like the -
  • Starbird-Devlin Rod & Customs Car Show – A spectacular event!  Proceeds benefit The Arc and 2 other charities.



  • Lights on St. Paul - Drive through our amazing light display. Volunteers are needed Oct through Nov to set up and nightly during the 34 day event.
  • Celebrity and Community Auction- Assist with collecting items & running the event

Community Events

  • Lights on St. Paul – Drive thru Holiday light display: weekends and evenings
  • Thankful Feast – Serving a Thanksgiving meal to group home clients
  • Spookville – Neighborhood Trick or Treat Carnival event
  • Inclusion Day Activities- Assist in getting sponsors and working the events