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.

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!
  • Capable Kids & Families Playgroup Facilitators (year-round)  Volunteers plan and lead hands-on activities such as arts and crafts, exploring music, and circle times. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in or has a background in early child education, special education, physical/occupational/speech/developmental and/or music therapy.
  • 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

  • Club South Dances (1st Friday evenings, September - May)
  • Cooking for Comfort (Wednesday evenings, Oct/Nov & Jan/Feb) Help class participants learn a variety of recipes and develop useful cooking skills.
  • Family Fun Fridays (Friday evenings, year-round) Help with various fun Friday activities such as bingo, crafts, movie nights, and game nights.
  • Golf (Tuesday evenings, May - August)
  • Next Chapter Book Club (Thursday evenings, October - April) Facilitate group reading and discussions at one of our eight book clubs.
  • Painting Class (Monday evenings, May - August) Volunteers provide assistance to individuals as they develop their artistic skills through painting.
  • Sibshops Assistants (one evening a month, year-round) Sibshops are a support group for siblings of people with developmental disabilities. Get-togethers are a combination of fun, social activities and group discussions.
  • Softball (Wednesday evenings, May - July)
  • Walking Club (Thursday evenings, May – July) Group meets at parks. Exercise, stay healthy, and socialize while volunteering!

Opportunities On the Weekends

  • Basketball (Saturday mornings, December - March)
  • Bowling (Saturday mornings, September – April)
  • Club 1177 (3rd Saturday evenings, September - May)  
  • Cultural Happenings (year-round) Accompany people in small groups to one or two fun activities each month at various locations around St. Louis.
  • Soccer (Saturday mornings, September - November)




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Main Phone: 314-569-2211 Main Fax: 314-569-0778

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