Volunteers play an important role at The Arc Minnesota and Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers. Your efforts help us support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Here’s how you can help!




Volunteer Purpose Statement

The Arc Minnesota involves volunteers and interns in all aspects of the organization to create lasting change for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. We do this by incorporating the skills, experiences, talents, and expertise of the community to maximize and compliment what staff bring to the organization. This was one of the founding commitments of our organization and we remain dedicated to it.




Volunteer at The Arc Minnesota




Interns are always needed at The Arc to work on a variety of programs and services. Assignments include volunteer coordination, public policy, civic engagement, special events, programs, marketing, philanthropy, and more. Internships are flexible and can be customized. For current intern openings, click here.


One-time Volunteer Opportunities


One-time volunteer opportunities offer you or your group an opportunity to make a difference within a focused timeframe. The Arc can customized a volunteer experience if you have a few hours or would like to work on a special project from start to finish. Click here


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


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


Volunteer Opportunities in Throughout Greater Minnesota

For Volunteer opportunities across Minnesota, please contact your nearest Region office. Click here.


 The Arc Minnesota Volunteer Resources

Volunteer – About The Arc Minnesota

Volunteer – Getting Started

Volunteer – Safe Work Environment

Volunteer – Media and Tech


Volunteer at Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers

Interested in volunteering at our thrift stores?  Learn more at the Arc’s Value Village Thrift Stores and Donation Centers volunteer page and find a schedule time.  Sign up online here .


Donna, an active volunteer at Arc’s Value Village, describes how easy it is to volunteer in this short video.



How Do I Get More Information?

For more information, please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc Minnesota at 952-920-0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494.