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Spring Beautification Projects

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The Arc of Somerset County

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

The Arc of Somerset County is looking for volunteers for our springtime beautification projects. We are in need of individual or group volunteers to spruce up the outdoors of our group homes located throughout Somerset County and children’s outdoor sensory garden at the Jerry Davis Center for Children and Families, located in Manville, NJ.

As the COVID-19 virus has overtaken our world, we understand the hesitation on volunteering projects. However, help is needed now more than ever, as we are starting to get back to the life we once knew. Still in the interest of continued protection of the health of vulnerable members of our community and our volunteers, we are only offering outside and virtual projects at the moment.

With our beautification project, our landscaping needs continue to grow for the outside of our homes. Along with the need for landscaping, we are also seeking donations of potted plants, mulch, non-toxic soil, and plantings to fill, exterior garden care items are needed to keep our homes beautiful.


Some projects we offer are:
  • Creating a vegetable garden
  • Outdoor ground cleanup
  • Pulling of weeds and planting new flowers
  • Creating plotted planters
  • Replenishing and cleaning our sensory playground at our children’s center.
For more information on specific projects and locations, please contact camerons@thearcofsomerset.org or call 908-658-3805.

Visit our website www.thearcofsomerset.org to learn more about The Arc of Somerset County

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About The Arc of Somerset County

Location:

141 South Main Street, Manville, NJ 08835, US

Mission Statement

The Arc of Somerset County provides quality services and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families to support development and achievement at every stage of life,

Description

The Arc of Somerset County serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families from birth through the senior years of life through our many programs and services in Somerset County. Today, we serve over one thousand children, adults, and their families in 33 locations including 27 group homes and apartments, four employment centers, the Jerry Davis Center for Children and Families, and Camp Jotoni. The continuum of care programs from The Arc of Somerset County include:

CHILDHOOD SERVICES
Early Intervention Program (EIP) - provides educational and therapeutic services for children aged birth to three (3) years at home, or in an environment that is comfortable and convenient for the family.

Developmental Daycare - provides a safe and nurturing environment for the development of children of all abilities aged 3 months to 7 years. The center offers childcare, from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m , including Before and After Care available for children who attend Preschool Disabled Programs

Inclusive Developmental Preschool - provides exposure to kindergarten readiness activities to children in Developmental Daycare who have met their developmental milestones and have the skills to complete higher level tasks. Individual and group activities are offered including music appreciation, gym, and dance and focus on the development of communication skills.


Camp Jotoni - provides summer recreational services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our programs consist of a six-week day camp program, a six-week residential program, and three weeks of extended summer day camp for school age children.


PACT (Parents And Children Together) - a community-based parenting-education program for Somerset County area families headed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


After School program
Saturday Recreation program


EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
The Arc of Somerset County provides center-based adult programs at four facilities in Somerset County to over 200 individuals. Activities are designed to fit the cognitive and physical skill levels as well as the interests of the individuals enrolled in the various programs

Supported Employment offers career counseling, evaluation and assessment, possible internships or on-the-job training, and assistance with any job accommodations which may be needed. A Job Coach is assigned to each individual to provide the prospective employee personalized strategies to improve their general employability as well as specific job-related trainings.

Also provides Transition Services that include educational and job training support for students ages 14 through 21.

RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS
Twenty-seven (27) residential programs providing community living in group homes, supervised apartments and supportive living programs throughout Somerset County. The goal of the department is to provide a safe and healthy place to live, to provide a learning environment, to integrate individuals into their community, to offer varied recreational opportunities, and to provide the supports required for individuals to achieve their goals and create a permanent home.

FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
The Arc of Somerset County's Family Support Program assists individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in their efforts to remain together in their homes and communities. The Family Support staff works with the family to determine needs and assist with obtaining quality supports necessary to enhance the quality of life for the families and the individual with a disability.

The Arc is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and is a Somerset County United Way-affiliated agency.

Community
Environment
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Somerset, NJ 08873

(40.4976,-74.48849)
 

SKILLS

  • Landscaping
  • Gardening
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Home Repair
  • Community Outreach
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Volunteer Hours are from Monday - Friday between 10am - 3pm
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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