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Volunteer Opportunities

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • One-to-One

    This opportunity consists of becoming involved in the life of someone we serve on a regular basis. You could go to the movies, shopping, library, or sight seeing. You could even just sit in the park enjoying each other’s company.

  • Parents' Day Out

    On the first Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 2:00pm, we provide 4 hours of respite time for parents and children. This is a great opportunity for teens, college students, and adults to help children with disabilities while having fun in a supervised setting. Organized group hosting activities, such as dance, theater, or music, are welcome as well.

  • Sibshops

    The Arc of Frederick County provides a program for siblings of children with developmental disabilities. They are held the second Saturday of each month from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The Arc at Market Street. Volunteers are asked to contribute to and participate in the various activities that are held during the workshop.

  • Front Desk Volunteer

    We are looking for volunteers to assist us at our front desk to greet visitors and transfer incoming phone calls. Great for parents with kids in school, retirees, college students, or people between jobs. Volunteer experience looks great on a resume! No experience is necessary, but the ability to maintain confidentiality is a must. Training is provided.

  • Life Enrichment

    We encourage people to share their passions with the people we serve. If you have a special skills or hobby, volunteer to teach it to others. Life skills that you share with another, one to one or in a group setting, is appreciated. Some examples include cooking skills, computer skills, photography, art, or budgeting.

  • Transportation needed

    We are seeking volunteers for some weekend social events ranging from once a month to more, depending on your availability. Many people we serve rely on public transportation and this is not always available on the weekends or at an affordable cost.

  • Opportunities for people who speak Spanish

For more information and a volunteer application, contact Dana McNemar at The Arc by phone at 301-663-0909 x179 or email at

  • and send it to:
    The Arc of Frederick County
    Attn: Dana McNemar
    620-A Research Court
    Frederick, MD 21703

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* Please be advised that the information you provide on this questionnaire will be shared with families who request information about volunteers in Frederick County. Information from reference and police background checks will also be shared with families and individuals. In addition, The Arc waives all responsibility in the event of an accident or injury to any child or adult receiving volunteer care provided by someone who has completed this form. By submitting the application, I fully understand that information that I provide is intended to be shared with families who request information about volunteers in Frederick County. I also understand that The Arc of Frederick County may receive information about me through my references and through police background inquiries. As a part of submitting this application, I hereby authorize The Arc to release any and all information about me to families who request information about volunteers. In the event that I provide volunteer services, I fully understand and acknowledge that The Arc is not responsible for any injury or property damage that arises out of the provision of such services.

We will make every effort to respond to you promptly. If you have not heard from The Arc within three business days, please contact Dana at 301-663-0909 x179 or to confirm that we have received your application.

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