At the Arc Mercer, we depend greatly on our volunteers. No matter what your talents or areas of interest, The Arc Mercer offers a variety of programs for volunteers to become involved with. From advocacy programs and occupational training, to recreation, to performing arts, it’s the efforts of volunteers that make these programs possible.

Volunteer Opportunities
Advocate for the Developmentally Disabled
Serve as a voice for individuals with developmental disabilities

Teach Home Living Skills
Help consumers achieve the goals they have set

Assist Consumers with Jobs and Social Skills
Empower consumers by helping them learn their jobs and model interaction

Support Our Office Staff
Go behind the scenes doing important work that helps keep us in the business of helping others

Help with After Care/Respite Programs
Help provide a safe and structured environment while parents work evening and weekend hours

Help very young children grow-“Step Ahead” program
Assist preschool age children develop social, creative, and cognitive skills

Participate in Recreation Activities-“Club Hero” program
Have fun participating in recreational activities of all kinds

Participate in creative/ performing arts activities
Help consumers create original works of art, music, drama for public exhibition/ performance

Chaperone Consumer Trips
Serve as a “buddy” for the day during special day trips

Assist with Special Events
Help make our fundraisers a success

To inquire about volunteering, contact: (609) 406-0181, ext. 178 or email us at volunteer@arcmercer.org