Welcome! As a volunteer at The Arc of Atlantic County, you'll make a meaningful contribution to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community.
Our Vision is that People have the opportunities and supports they need to live the lives they choose.
Our Mission is to improve the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our community. Through direct services, advocacy, education and prevention activities, we work in partnership with individuals and their families to make choices possible about how and where they live, learn, play and work.
Our Core Values are:
We listen, and honor the choices and decisions of the people we serve. We speak kindly and professionally to everyone. We use "people first" and other respectful language about people. We treat others as we want to be treated ourselves.
We work together effectively to achieve The Arc's mission and vision. We cooperate with each other and value everyone's contributions. We believe partnerships with other people, businesses and groups are central to success. We foster good communications.
We keep our promises and don't make promises we can't keep. We are accountable and accept responsibility for our actions. We tell the truth. We do the right thing.
We enthusiastically commit ourselves to meeting the needs and supporting the dreams of those we serve. We have well trained competent staff. We promote safety and ensure a safe environment. We are in compliance with all applicable local, state and national laws and regulations.
We advocate for the rights of all people. We believe that improving the quality of life for people with disabilities improves the quality of our community. We build reciprocal relationships especially between people we support and community members and groups.
The Arc of Atlantic County has been providing valuable services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families since 1961. We serve approximately 700 people in a variety of programs. Our residential programs include group homes, supervised apartments and supported living options. Many of our consumers are living in the community with their families and receive our case management and family support/respite services. Other community-based programs include advocacy, our popular recreational programs, and supported employment services. Additionally, The Arc provides Direct Support Professional Training and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Education and Outreach. Learn more about us at www.ArcAtlantic.org
No Experience Necessary: Our Vision is that people have the opportunities and supports they need to live the lives they choose. That means you too. We believe that anyone with a desire to volunteer has something to offer. While some positions have specific skills required, most simply require you to be yourself. Your volunteer work is based on your personal skills and interests and matched with the current needs of our programs.