The Arc of Evansville is currently seeking interested persons to become volunteers. Applicants interested in becoming a regular volunteer, working more than 8 hours a month, may undergo screenings including background check, TB test, drug screen, and fingerprinting. Orientation and training will be provided to all volunteers. Most volunteer opportunities are Monday – Friday, but some special projects occur on the weekends. For more information about volunteering, contact Kim Henning, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator, at (812) 428-4500 x307.
TRAINING CENTER (615 W. Virginia St.)
CLIENT ASSISTANT FOR ADULT DAY SERVICES: Use your clerical skills to perform copying, labeling, filing, organization, and distribution of paperwork. Previous clerical experience is helpful. Volunteer should be able to work independently. Flexible schedules available in: one to four hour shifts weekly/bi-weekly.
TEACHER ASSISTANT IN CHILD LIFE CENTER: Volunteers will provide assistance with children’s activities in the Child Life Center. The Child Life Center serves children with and without disabilities six weeks to six years of age. Duties may include working one-on-one with pre-K students in a group setting, rocking infants, reading to children, or playing with small groups of children. Love, patience, and an interest in helping children develop practical and social skills are a must. Flexible schedules available; one to four hour shifts weekly/bi-weekly/monthly.
DAY SERVICES MENTOR: Volunteer will work one-on-one with an adult with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Volunteer will work to build a relationship with the individual, providing the attention and companionship that he/she needs. Duties may include assisting the person during a meal, encouraging him to work on his individual goals or supporting him during an activity of his choice. Volunteer will remain under staff supervision at all times. Flexible schedules available in: one to four hour shifts weekly/bi-weekly/monthly, prefer a regular schedule to show consistency for the individual served.
VEHICLE DETAILING ASSISTANT: Make our clients’ ride shiny and new by detailing our agency vans. Clean exterior and interior of agency vans. Supplies provided; flexible scheduling. This is a physical activity that is great for groups or individuals.
ACTIVITY DEVELOPER: Creative mind needed! Volunteer will help create alternative activity lesson plans which will be used during production downtime at Arc Industries. Volunteer can use a variety of resources as well as his/her imagination to create appealing ways for staff to present topics to individuals with disabilities. Guidance and topics for lesson plans will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator and Manager of Work Services. This duty can be fulfilled at either the W. Virginia Street or Kotter Avenue location. Flexible schedules available in: one to four hour shifts weekly/bi-weekly/monthly.
CHILD LIFE CENTER MENTOR: Volunteer will work one-on-one with a young child. Volunteer will work to build a relationship with the child, providing the attention and guidance he/she needs. Duties may include assisting the child during a meal, encouraging him during a planned group activity or supporting him during an activity of his choice. Volunteer will remain under staff supervision at all times. Flexible schedules available in: one to four hour shifts weekly/bi-weekly/monthly, prefer a regular schedule to show consistency for the child.
FACILITY MANAGER ASSISTANT: Are you handy? Use your skills to help with a variety of projects including: painting door frames, installing metal coverings to restroom doors and assisting the facilities manager with installing LED light bulbs. Help is also needed with shoveling old dirt from the flower beds in preparation for new plants. Flexible schedules available between 3-5pm Monday – Friday for most projects. A Saturday project may be arranged.
SPECIAL EVENTS VOLUNTEER: Lend a helping hand at our special fundraising events throughout the year. Opportunities may include set up and break down, overseeing registration/check in, helping with a silent auction, helping to make decorations, coat check and more. These events are great for individuals or groups.
SPECIAL INTEREST DEMONSTRATION: Share your knowledge or special interest with our adult clients. Do you sing or play a musical instrument? Are you a skilled artist or craftsman? Do you enjoy cooking, games, weeding flower beds, or teaching one of your favorite hobbies to small groups? Do you have a unique hobby? If you answered yes, we encourage you to share your knowledge! Volunteer to give a small group presentation to adults or Children at The Arc of Evansville.
OFF SITE VOLUNTEER
SUPPLY DRIVE: Conduct a supply drive in your neighborhood, church, business, social or civic group to benefit supplies needed by The Arc of Evansville’s clients. Organize, publicize and collect items such as new or gently used adult pants in all sizes, regular ground coffee, plain/non-dairy creamer, art supplies, new or like new bath towels and washcloths and large golf style umbrellas. A complete list of items needed is available by clicking here.