Community Program participants must be active members of The Arc of the Triangle. JOIN HERE!
For more information, in Wake & Durham Counties please contact Michelle Foy at 919-832-2660 x134 or email her today!
In Orange County please contact Susan Chandler at 919-942-5119 x111 or email her today!
Arc HOOPS (Orange) participants shoot some hoops, learn new skills, the rules of the game, get a good workout and have some fun! The coach’s goal is to build a basketball team, organize teams and tournaments, create HOOPS uniforms and watch the basketballs fly! Ages 18 and older
Community Connections (Orange/Wake) is a program that matches a volunteer from our community with a participant. The volunteer and participant 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. Ages 18 and older
Friday Fun Day (Orange) 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. Lunch & Learn, the first Friday of the month, is an opportunity to socialize and learn about a topic of choice such as voting or knowing your rights. Ages: 18 and older
M’n’M Singers (Wake: Raleigh) and Grace Notes (Wake: Cary) are two adult choirs providing an outlet for creative expression through music The Arc Choirs perform regularly at churches, civic groups, and community events. Members promote the acceptance and understanding of, as well as respect for, persons with I/DD. Ages 18 and older
Nutrition and Cooking Class (Orange) is where adults 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. Ages: 18 and older
Petals with a Purpose (Orange) 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. Ages: 18 and older
Supported Retirement (Wake) is a therapeutic community service designed to enhance the quality of life of older individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Some older individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities may no longer be interested in working or may be experiencing health changes while other older individuals may not have prepared for their retirement. Many of these older individuals have not established strong community connections that will support involvement in inclusive community activities in their retirement. Direct care providers and family members may be unsure how to promote these connections, opportunities, or may not have the skills necessary to support a meaningful and quality retirement for older individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Ages: 50 and older
Triangle Self Advocacy Network [TSAN] (Durham/Wake) 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, relationships, finances, and planning group outings to the North Carolina State Fair. Ages: 18 and older
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 Assistant Director of Volunteer Services Susan Chandler by email or call 919-942-5119 x111.