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Become a volunteer at The Arc Jacksonville!

There are many ways that you can volunteer and share your talents throughout The Arc Jacksonville.

The Arc Jacksonville is looking for YOU to bring in your talents & interests! We will match you in an area of need in the agency, creating a rewarding experience for all!  Staff in Volunteer Services will find the perfect experience for you, whether you want to volunteer individually or as part of a group. The possibilities are endless!

Getting started as a volunteer is easy. We will guide you through the following steps:

Step 1– Contact the Volunteer Dept. to gain more information, and to be registered for orientation.  Orientations are held on scheduled days & times at all locations of the agency.

Contact the Volunteer Department at or give us a call at 904-355-0155 and ask to speak with the Volunteer Coordinator

Step 2– Attend Volunteer Orientation to complete your volunteer profile

Step 3– Select your ideal volunteer opportunity!


Below are examples of our current ongoing individual and group volunteer opportunities:

Club Arc: Club Arc is a Social Club hosted on Friday nights at The Arc Jacksonville Westside location & at The Arc Jacksonville Village Clubhouse. Volunteers help with registration, serving at the café, running the DJ booth, and engaging with partygoers!

Cultural Volunteer: Volunteers direct small group sessions, knowledge classes, or presentations regarding various types of art: fine art, music, dance, etc. at all Arc locations and at the group homes. This can include group volunteers coming to give performances.

Recreational/Fitness Volunteers: Volunteers direct recreational activities such as a game of football or a yoga class. Zumba is a favorite among our clients and we are always looking for instructors!  Many opportunities are created based on the volunteer’s background.  This opportunity is available at all Arc sites & at the group homes.

General Skills Volunteers: Volunteers help individuals reach their full potential by sharing their knowledge with them. From computer skills to foreign language to trivia, or just a love of baking – share what you know!  These opportunities are available at all Arc sites.

Department Internships: 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!