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*Self-advocate membership is $15 a year and is subject to change.  JOIN HERE!

**If you need assistance to cover fees and or membership, or have questions please contact Michelle Foy at 919-942-5119 x134 or email her today!

Community Connections (Orange/Wake/Durham) is a program that matches a volunteer from our community with a partner (a teenager or adult with a developmental disability). The volunteer and partner spend time together each month, enjoying recreational and leisure activities. This is a time to learn new skills, grow as individuals, and to get to know each other as the partner becomes more socially involved in the community. Matches limited to number of trained volunteers.

Location/Times: Vary

Cost: Must maintain current Arc annual membership*

Friday Fun Day  Arc participants, their staff or volunteers enjoy activities that involve learning, physical activity and community involvement.  Activities include but are not limited to, Pizza and bowling, touring places in the community like Ramble Rill Organic Farms, WCHL local radio station, An Afternoon with an Artist, and Lunch and Learn where participants can eat lunch together while hearing topics of their choice along with a variety of guest speakers.

Location/Times:  2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Friday- 12:00-2:00pm Various locations in community

Cost: $100/year**

The Every Voice Choir provide an outlet for creative expression through music The Every Voice Choir performs regularly at churches, civic groups, and community events, as well as Arc events. Members promote the acceptance and understanding of as well as respect for persons with I/DD. There are usually 8-10 performances a year;  primarily evenings and weekends. Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.


1st Monday of month- 7:00-8:00pm; Hillyer Memorial Church 718 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 

2nd Tuesday of month- 7:00-8:00pm; Covenant Christian Church 2911 SW Cary Parkway, Cary

Cost: Must maintain current Arc annual membership*

$100 a year**

Nutrition and Cooking Class allows adults to use hands-on experiences to further their knowledge of nutrition as well as their skills in the kitchen. Each week a different “Head Chef” picks out a recipe to prepare in the class with everyone cooking together. At the end of class, the chefs get to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Once a month thirty-six Meals on Wheels families enjoy a healthy dessert prepared by the cooking class. Field trips are included. Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.

Location/Times: Tuesdays- 11:00-12:30pm & 12:30-2:00

216 N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill (Hargraves Comm. Center)

Cost: $300/year**

Petals with a Purpose is an effort to connect flowers to people, all the while making a positive difference on the environment. Using items destined for the landfill and with support from the community including Whole Foods, Petals with a Purpose is in full bloom! Combining fine motor skills, music, volunteers and friends with a social conscience, each week they create bouquets of fresh flowers that are donated to the St. Joseph’s food pantry, hospice care patients, senior centers and Foster’s Market. Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.

Location/Times: Wednesdays- 1:00-2:30pm

Seymour Center- 2551 Homestead Rd., Chapel Hill, NC

Cost: $50/year

Supported Retirement is a therapeutic community service designed to enhance the quality of life of older adults (age 50+) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) by assisting them as they move from work to self-selected retirement activities. Must qualify. Space is limited; we will inform if there is a wait list.

Location/Times: Vary

Cost: If approved for program- no cost

Triangle Self-Advocacy Network is a self-advocacy group that meets monthly. The group elects its own officers, contributes to the agenda, and handles most of its own responsibilities. Arc staff is present to advise the group when needed. Past topics of discussion have included fire safety, hurricane preparedness, fundraising for fallen firefighters, and planning group outings to the North Carolina State Fair.


Chapel Hill- 1st Friday of month- 12:30-2:00pm; 301 W. Main St. Carrboro (Carrboro Fire Station)

Raleigh- 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month- 6:30- 8:00pm; 718 Hillsborough St., Raleigh (Hillyer Memorial Church)

Cost: Must maintain current Arc annual membership*

These programs need volunteers to make them successful.

If you or someone you know is interested, please have them fill out our online Volunteer Application or contact our Outreach & Volunteer Specialist, Courtney Owens by email or call 919-942-5119 x111.