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Volunteer Opportunities

Current Specialized Volunteer Positions

  • Do you enjoy children? Do you like to meet new people? Become a friend and guide to a family headed by a parent with a cognitive disability!

  • Do you like to garden, fish, shop, to go to the movies? Share your interests with an adult with a disability!

  • Do you need extra help at your place of employment? Offer a teen or adult a chance to learn new job skills and make their own important contribution as a volunteer, intern or as a new employee.

There are also opportunities to assist with fundraising activities like special events, mailings and grant research.

Please fill out and submit the Volunteer Interest Form below and you will be contacted for opportunities to volunteer within the United Arc.

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There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.
-- Sharron Angle

Activities (click for details)

  • Music Time with Elliot Kakitis4th Saturday of Each Month

    4th Saturday of Each Month
    Franklin County Family Support Center
    294 Avenue A, Turners Falls, MA

    Join in the fun, joy, and rhythm of the music!

    Activity Flier
  • Music Time with Elliot Kakitis3rd Saturday of Each Month

    3rd Saturday of Each Month
    North Quabbin Family Support Center
    361 Main St, Athol MA

    Join in the fun, joy, and rhythm of the music!

    Activity Flier
  • Thanksgiving DinnerNovember 28th, 2019

    The Stone Soup Cafe and The United Arc Presents
    Thursday, November 28th, 2019
    Noon-3:00pm 399 Main St, Greenfield, MA

    Let us do the cooking so you can enjoy the meal with your family, make friends, & enjoy an inclusive community meal!

    Activity Flier
  • The United Arc Holiday PartyDec. 8th, 2019

    Sunday, December 8th, 12:00-3:00pm
    Elks Lodge #1296
    3 Church St, Greenfield, MA 01301

    Join our holiday tradition!

    Share a holiday meal and exchange gifts

    Please RSVP to Serena at (413) 774-5558 ext. 1010 by November 30th

    Activity Flier
  • The United Arc Holiday PartyDec. 13th, 2019

    Friday, December 13th, 5:30-8:30pm
    Athol American Legion
    325 Pequiog Avenue, Athol, MA

    Join our holiday tradition filled with festive holiday music, delicious food (provided by the GAAAFSN Advisory Board), and a special visit from Santa!

    Activity Flier
  • Grandparent Support GroupNovember 12th

    Support Group for
    grandfamilies in
    our local communities

    Are you a grandparent bring up a grandchild? Please join us in a self-facilitated gathering to shareresources and ideas.

    Activity Flier
  • An IEP Clinic For My ChildSee Event Details

    Tuesday, November 12th, 2019
    11:00 - 2:00 PM
    294 Avenue A, Turners Falls

    The Federation for Children with Special Needs

    Experienced Parent Advocates and Special Education Consultants

    This is a comprehensive training, view more information below.

    Activity Flier
  • An IEP Clinic For My ChildSee Event Details

    Thursday, November 14th, 2019
    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    361 Main St. Athol, MA

    The Federation for Children with Special Needs

    Experienced Parent Advocates and Special Education Consultants

    This is a comprehensive training, view more information below.

    Activity Flier
  • Inclusion Theatre ProgramSee Event Details

    All are welcome!
    Share your talents!
    In partnership with The United Arc

    The Inclusion Theatre program provides a safe, empowering, and fun space for individuals interested in performing arts to share their talents and their stories

    Activity Flier
  • Family Fun NightsSee Event Details

    Every 4th Friday 5:30 - 8:00pm
    The United Arc
    361 Main Street, Athol, MA

    Join us for a free night of family, friends, fun and food.

    Acitivities may include Movies, Games and Crafts

    Activity Flier
  • Creative Adventures ClubSee Details

    November 2019
    The United Arc
    361 Main Street Athol, MA

    Thursday, November 7th.

    Karaoke Night

    Singe and dance your heart out!

    Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

    Activity Flier
  • NQ Caregivers' Resource GroupSee Event Details

    361 Main Street, Athol
    Every 3rd Wednesday
    The United Arc

    Come socialize with other caregivers and help support each other through all of the ins and outs of being a caregiver or parent to a person with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Join us to discuss ideas and gain valuable resources.

    No RSVP is required, but it is helpful for planning purposes. RSVP's can be made to Alice Young at (413) 774-5558 ext.1047

    Activity Flier
  • Pioneer ClubEvery Thursday

    Self Advocacy Group
    294 Avenue A, Turners Falls
    Thursdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    The Pioneer Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

    Activity Flier
  • Frontier ClubEvery Tuesday

    Self Advocacy Group
    361 Main Street, Athol
    Tuesdays, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    The Frontier Club offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities.

    Activity Flier
  • Friends in Common Fine Arts ClubSee Details

    The United Arc
    294 Ave. A. Turners Falls
    November, 2019

    Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.

    Contact Nick Estrada: nickestrada@unitedarc.org or Sarah Marshall: sarahmarshall@unitedarc.org for more info!

    Activity Flier
  • Friends in CommonView Calendar

    Friends in Common
    The United Arc
    Turners Falls, MA 01376

    Friends in Common offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.

    Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

    Activity Flier
  • North Quabbin FriendsSaturdays

    Events every week in
    the North Quabbin area
    Take a look at our calendar!

    North Quabbin Friends offers peer support, leadership development, social events and learning opportunities for teens and young adults with intellectual or other developmental disabilities in the Franklin area.

    Call Julia @ (413) 768-1501 or Ben @ (413) 834-8288 with any questions.

    Activity Flier
  • Support for Grandfamilies

    Support Group for
    grandfamilies in
    our local communities

    Support groups for grandfamily caregivers (caring for children of other family members). Caregivers are welcome to come on a regular basis or stop by when you can.

    General Calendar

Valuing, respecting, including and recognizing the contributions of our citizens with disabilities.