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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.

Location/Times:

Mondays - 7:00-8:00pm; Hillyer Memorial Church 718 Hillsborough St., Raleigh 

Tuesdays - 7:00-8:00pm; Covenant Christian Church 2911 SW Cary Parkway, Cary

Cost: $100 a year**


Introductory Cooking Class The Arc partners with Hargraves Community Center inviting adults to an integrated basic cooking class. Students will get hands-on experience in learning to prepare simple and nutritious meals. Menus are diverse and fun. Examples of previous dishes prepared: shrimp and grits, Spanish rice with sausage, and vegetarian lasagna.

This class is perfect for anyone who does not feel comfortable in the kitchen but wants to! As part of The Arc’s philosophy of giving back to the community, once a month Meals on Wheels families enjoy a delicious dessert prepared by our budding chefs.

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 The Arc partners with the Seymour Center to offer an inclusive program for anyone who has a love of flowers, crafts and giving back. Each week, at the local senior center, budding florists create unique decorative vases which they fill with fresh flowers that are then donated to the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, the Root Cellar, Meals On Wheels, and other community partners that request our arrangements.

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: 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.

Location/Times:

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 Community Programs Director, Michelle Foy by email or call 919-942-5119 x134.