Ongoing volunteer opportunities allow you to have a set schedule for volunteering. Committee work, group support, and administrative volunteer opportunities are available based on your time, interests, and skills.

 

¡Adelante! for Spanish-Speaking Families

The Arc Minnesota is looking for volunteers for ¡Adelante!, a networking opportunity for Spanish-speaking families who have a loved one with an intellectual and developmental disability.

Volunteers provide childcare and lead recreation-based activities for kids while their parents attend a support group. This opportunity is great for volunteers wanting experience with social service programming and having fun with kids.

The time commitment is up to 3 hours a month per group, which includes drive or bus time. You do not need to speak Spanish in order to participate, and you can volunteer for the dates that work with your schedule.

¡Adelante! Minneapolis:
Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Meets at Andersen United Community School at 1098 Andersen Ln, Minneapolis
2019 meeting dates: Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, and May 9

¡Adelante! St. Paul:
Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Meets at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School at 740 York Ave, St. Paul
2019 meeting dates: Jan 23, Feb 27, Mar 27, Apr 24 and May 22

To volunteer, contact Michelle Theisen at 952.920.0855 or michelletheisen@arcminnesota.org.

Corporate Volunteerism

Engage your staff in team building while benefiting the community. Activities range from special events to pro-bono projects that tap your professional expertise to sort-a-thons at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores.

Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores

Unpack, sort, and tag donations such as clothing, household goods, books, toys, etc. at an Arc’s Value Village store in Richfield, New Hope, St. Paul or Bloomington.

You can work individually or with a team and hours are flexible: days, evenings, and weekends, seven days a week.

Allycia Wolff, Advocate at The Arc, explains how volunteering directly supports people with disabilities in this short video.

Civic Engagement Opportunities

Assist with our public policy efforts and systems change by telling your story, speaking with legislators, or letting your representatives know about issues impacting the disability community.

Volunteers can participate by hosting a home visit, participating in Get Out the Vote activities, Tuesdays at the Capitol, Disability Day at the Capitol, and a host of other activities.

How Do I Get More Information?

For more information, call The Arc at 952.920.0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494, or submit your question to Ask An Advocate.