St. Louis Arc

Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities and Their Families Since 1950

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Check out these fun ways to get involved!  Please note that available volunteer opportunities depend on our current need.

Contact the Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Outreach at 314-817-2234, or for more information.

Click for One-Time, Special Event, and Group Volunteer Opportunities!

Opportunities During the Weekdays

  • Active Living Project (year-round) Assist with classes for older adults. Classes meet at various times & days of the week and include activities such as: photo club, gardening, belly dancing, legislative advocacy, poetry, coffee club, and more!
  • Community Integration (year-round) Provide the support someone needs to get out and participate in fun, rewarding community activities!  Help with reading, support someone who's volunteering, or go out to lunch every month
  • Office/Administrative Assistants (year-round) Help with occasional mailings or provide regular assistance with filing and other administrative work. Help with scanning and shredding.

Opportunities During the Weeknights

  • Artist In You (Jan. - Feb., July - August, & Oct. - Nov.) This class offers basic instruction in drawing, painting, and multimedia art. 
  • Club South Dances (Friday evenings, year-round) Monthly social dances that feature a live band!
  • Cooking for Comfort (Wednesday evenings, Oct - Nov & Jan - Feb) Participants learn a variety of recipes and develop useful cooking skills.
  • Family Fun Fridays (Friday evenings, year-round) Various activities including bingo, crafts, movie nights, and game nights.
  • Golf (Tuesday evenings, May - August) Golfers are improving their technique and enjoying an evening on the green. 
  • Next Chapter Book Club (Thursday evenings, October - April) Weekly group meetings for reading and discussions of chosen books.
  • Softball (Wednesday evenings, May - July) Players engage in friendly games with the Arc's six softball teams.
  • Walking Club (Thursday evenings, May – July) Group meets at parks to exercise and stay healthy.

Opportunities On the Weekends

  • Basketball (Saturday mornings, December - March) Friendly basketball games amongst the Arc's teams.
  • Bowling (Saturdays various times, September – April) Five bowling leagues meet for two hours on Saturday mornings.
  • Club 1177 Dances (Saturday evenings, year-round) Monthly social dances with music from an Arc DJ.
  • St. Louis Scene (Various times, year-round) Several small groups that attend fun activities each month at various locations around St. Louis.
  • Soccer (Saturday mornings, Sept. - Nov.) An Arc soccer team that competes in friendly games against local teams. 




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1177 N. Warson Road
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Main Phone: 314-569-2211 Main Fax: 314-569-0778

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