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Volunteer at The Arc Jacksonville

The Arc Jacksonville is looking for YOU to bring your talents and interests to those we serve! We will match you in an area of need in the agency, creating a rewarding experience for all! Whether you want to volunteer individually or as part of a group, we will find the perfect experience for you – the possibilities are endless!

Getting started as a volunteer is easy!

Step 1 – Contact the Volunteer Department by phone or email for more information and to schedule an orientation. Orientations are held regularly at all agency locations.

Volunteer Department contact information: 
volunteer@arcjacksonville.org
 or 904-355-0155
Ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator

Step 2 – Attend your scheduled orientation to complete your volunteer profile and select your service opportunity.

Step 3 – Begin your volunteer experience!

Below is a list of our current ongoing individual and group volunteer opportunities:

The Arc Jacksonville Downtown Administration office is located at 1050 North Davis Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Friday, 8:30am-3pm.


  • Teaching Sessions: Volunteers direct small group sessions, knowledge classes, or educational presentations on various topics including fine art, music, dance, crafts, trivia, etc. This can include group volunteers coming to give performances. These opportunities are available at all Arc locations and group homes.
  • Recreational/Fitness Sessions: Volunteers direct recreational activities such as a football game or a yoga class. Zumba is a favorite among our clients and we are always looking for instructors!  Opportunities can be created based on the volunteer’s background.  This opportunity is available at all Arc locations and group homes.
  • Administrative: Volunteers help the Accounting Department with filing and data input.Administrative volunteers also help with general office tasks such as filing, mailings, scanning, labeling, etc.
The Arc Jacksonville Westside is located at 4401 Wesconnett Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210. Volunteer opportunities are available weekdays Monday-Friday.


  • Club Arc West: Club Arc West is a social club hosted on Friday nights. Volunteers help with registration, serving at the café, running the DJ booth, and engaging with partygoers! Please visit the Club Arc page for more information.
  • Teaching Sessions: Volunteers direct small group sessions, knowledge classes, or educational presentations on various topics including fine art, music, dance, crafts, trivia, etc. This can include group volunteers coming to give performances. These opportunities are available at all Arc locations and group homes.
  • Recreational/Fitness Sessions: Volunteers direct recreational activities such as a football game or a yoga class. Zumba is a favorite among our clients and we are always looking for instructors!  Opportunities can be created based on the volunteer’s background. This opportunity is available at all Arc locations and at group homes.
  • Administrative: Reception desk volunteers answer phones and help direct visitors and volunteers to their destinations.
The Village is located at 3675 Kirbo Way, Jacksonville, FL 32224.  Volunteer opportunities are available week days, some evenings and weekends.

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-9pm
Friday: 8:30am-11pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am-9pm


  • Arc East:Club Arc East is a social club hosted on Friday nights in the Mary Lou Davis Community Center.  Volunteers help with registration, serving at the café, running the DJ booth, and engaging with partygoers! Please visit the Club Arc page for more information.
  • Teaching Sessions:Volunteers direct small group sessions, knowledge classes, or educational presentations on various topics including fine art, music, dance, crafts, trivia, etc. This can include group volunteers coming to give performances. These opportunities are available at all Arc locations and group homes.
  • Recreational/Fitness Sessions:Volunteers direct recreational activities such as a football game or a yoga class. Zumba is a favorite among our clients and we are always looking for instructors!  Opportunities can be created based on the volunteer’s background.  This opportunity is available at all Arc locations and group homes.
  • Administrative:  Reception desk volunteers answer phones and help direct visitors and volunteers.
There are many internship opportunities at The Arc Jacksonville in various departments: Accounting, Mental Health, Non-Profit Management, Social Services, and more. Internships are to be coordinated well in advance to semester start, so please reach out early!
We welcome volunteers looking to satisfy court ordered community service requirements as long as the alleged offense is not listed on our Affidavit of Good Moral Character here. Due to limitations of staff, we cannot agree to communicate with probation officers and we cannot appear at court hearings. We do however provide documentation of hours served and will sign paperwork authorizing hours and service.

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