Volunteer!

The Arc has many interesting and rewarding volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  We have volunteers in leadership roles as well as office assistants and event/fundraising assistants.  Please review the job descriptions below and hopefully you will find a position that best suits your time and talent.

Board of Directors – The members of the Board are responsible and liable for the conduct of the business of The Arc of Moore County. Each member is empowered to employ and prescribe the duties of professional personnel as required to administer the activities of the agency.  The Arc seeks to ensure a good balance of parents, self-advocates, professionals and community leaders on its Board of Directors, all of whom are willing and able to be actively involved in promoting and supporting activities of The Arc.

First In Families Management Team – First In Families (FIF) links individuals with I/DD and their families with community resources unavailable to them through the traditional system and funding sources.  Team members are responsible for the design, monitoring and oversight of all Chapter policy and activities.  The team consists of family members of people with disabilities, self-advocates, professionals working with people with disabilities, and community leaders. Each member serves for a two year term and can serve three consecutive terms.

Operation Santa Assistants – FIF holds an annual toy drive and distribution for families supported by the chapter.  Volunteers are needed to help with compilation of children’s wish lists, distribution of lists to members of the community, and coordination and organization of donated gifts to be distributed to the families before Christmas.  Volunteers are needed in Mid-October through the second week in December.

Fundraising Event Assistants –

December Event – Christmas Movie Spectacular, “Sing, Show, Snow!” – This annual event involves the day long rental of the Sunrise Theater and the green space adjacent to the theater.  The public is invited to come to a sing-a-long and viewing of a contemporary classic children’s Christmas movie and then enjoy snow activities outside after the movie.  Volunteers are needed throughout the day to assist with decorating, ushering, ticketing, and outside activities on the day of the event.

Aktion Club Advisor- The Aktion Club is a service leadership program of Kiwanis International.  The local club is co-sponsored by The Kiwanis Club of the Sandhills and Seven Lakes Kiwanis Club.  Advisors are asked to assist members with meeting and fundraising planning, as well as assisting with each monthly meeting and the annual convention.

Community Advocate- The Arc champions the civil rights of people with I/DD and works through a variety of channels to foster respect, raise awareness and change attitudes about people with I/DD to help remove barriers to full inclusion in the community.  Volunteers are asked to be our ears and voice in the community to ensure fairness to all.

To volunteer, please complete the Volunteer Application and mail or bring to the office located at 673 South Bennett St. in Southern Pines.

 

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