What The Arc Is Doing
The Arc partners with organizations and companies to create and nurture volunteerism across America. These partnerships include:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service/AmeriCorps
Since 2015, The Arc has been the recipient of a grant from AmeriCorps, the federal agency that leads national Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service activities. Each year, the grant enables chapters of The Arc and other organizations across the country to plan and execute volunteer projects that unite communities in service. To date, MLK Day service projects have helped over 54,978 people and given 2,582 volunteers the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships in the community.
September 11th Day of Service/AmeriCorps
The Arc is excited to receive another grant from AmeriCorps to expand our volunteer efforts in 2021. Through this grant, chapters of The Arc and other organizations throughout the US will create volunteer opportunities that help better prepare their community in case of disaster. Activities will have an emphasis on individuals who are older or have a disability to ensure they are included in all aspects of planning and preparedness.
Building Community Resilience Through Inclusive Disaster Preparedness
The Arc received funding from the Verizon Foundation to implement the Building Community Resilience Through Inclusive Disaster Preparedness program in 2021. Through this initiative, chapters of The Arc and community organizations will expand their virtual space to offer online volunteer opportunities that focus on the importance of emergency preparedness and ensuring that people with disabilities and their perspectives are incorporated in emergency preparedness plans from the beginning.
Comcast Cares Day
Every April, The Arc partners with ComcastNBCUniversal for Comcast Cares Day. The event is the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort, and a powerful representation of their company’s year-round commitment to community service. Comcast partners with local chapters of The Arc for joint inclusive volunteer projects.
Where to Start: Volunteering Tips
Getting involved in volunteering – either as an individual or an organization – is easy! Use our free resources to get started.