Volunteer Program

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Truly Inclusive

Inclusive Volunteering builds friendships and community connections.


The Volunteer Program assists individuals in increasing their self-sufficiency and assists with developing the skills needed to engage in meaningful community activities.  Individuals will learn additional adaptive skills that will increase and improve social interactions and improve overall life functioning.


The Volunteer Program provides adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities with the opportunity to develop, enhance, and exhibit adaptive skills in a community setting. The opportunities for skill development can include socialization, adaptability, self-discipline, independence, self-confidence, sense of belonging, self- advocacy, personal safety, resource allocation, time management, professionalism, problem solving, leadership, and conflict management. This program is offered in community settings, which allows the individuals in the program to gain and enhance skills alongside of volunteers or employees without disabilities. Supports are provided to the individuals in the program to ensure the activities align with their person centered plan; documenting development, performance and satisfaction for the days in attendance.


For more detailed information and qualifications, download the printable Volunteer Program information and Program Agreement.



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Our community sites currently include:


5 Star Pizza, Adient, Atlas Sales Inc., Augusta Farms, Baymont Inn-Downtown, Binder Park Zoo, Broadway Grille, Buffalo Wild Wings, Calhoun County Animal Shelter, Charitable Union, Family Farm & Home, Farm Bureau, the Food Bank, Habitat ReStore, Holiday Inn, Marshall Recycling Center, Meals on Wheels, Medalist Golf Club, Minges Creek Athletic, Minges Creek Chiropractic, North Pointe Woods, Oerther’s Landscaping, Paws and Claws, Pet Supplies Plus, Progressive Dynamics, Save A Lot-Battle Creek, Save A Lot-Marshall, Springbrook Bistro, Sprout, Sweetwater’s Donut Mill, TJ Maxx, The UPS Store, and more!


Please contact Jenny Fry at jenny@thearccalhoun.org for more information or if your business is interested in becoming a community site.


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