Volunteer Employment Program

Ages: 18 years and older


Requirements: Must have a Developmental Disability diagnosis


Qualifications: Through a Person Centered Plan, a person can develop their goals based from their hopes and dreams. With this Person Centered Plan (PCP) it will guide the person and the rest of the Team in creating a plan on how to achieve the goals, The Arc may be a part of that.


Once it is determined The Arc will meet your needs, it will be determined how best WE can do that; this may vary in the amount of time spent at The Arc.


Are you interested in being employed one day? Do you want to participate in activities in your community? Do you want to volunteer? Do you want learn skills to be able to live on your own? Do you want to meet people and establish relationships that will last?


If YOU answered YES to any of these questions, then The Arc of Calhoun County may be for YOU!


Referral: Summit Pointe Team 3 must make the referral to The Arc of Calhoun County, this is done by completing The Arc Intake paperwork.


Cost: None


Intake Process: After it is determined and decided that The Arc will provide the skills and service that you need, an appointment will be scheduled with The Arc. The Arc will discuss the Program, the expectations, the structure of the days various activities and opportunities.


The Volunteer Employment Program assists individuals in learning job-ready skills through employment experiences. Individuals will also learn additional skills that will increase social interactions and improve life functioning.


Examples of Job Sites and Community Experiences include: Family Fare,  Calhoun County Animal Shelter, North Pointe Woods, The Oaks, Kellogg Community College, Adient, Progressive Dynamics, Atlas Distribution & Sales, Minges Creek Racquet Club, Charitable Union, Food Bank of South Central Michigan, Women’s Life Recovery Program, Holiday Inn, Family Farm & Home, Meals On Wheels, Bowlero Lanes, TJ Maxx, Binder Park Zoo, Augusta Farms, Farm Bureau, Cheff Center, Binder Park Golf Course, Pet Supply Plus, Plumeria Boutique, Bibles for Missions Thrift Center, and more!


Please contact James Cannon III at james@thearccalhoun.org for more information.