Corporate & Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to Make a Difference

Become a Volunteer

Since 1954, The Arc of Acadiana has been devoted to improving the quality of life for all people with developmental disabilities. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the time and talent of volunteers like you. Get started to make a direct impact in your community today.

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Why Volunteer with Arc of Acadiana?

Change Lives

Make a direct impact on developmentally disabled individuals across Acadiana.

Build Connections

Network with like-minded peers and make meaningful connections.

Foster Personal Growth

Giving back to your community improves sense of purpose and personal accomplishment.

Our Corporate Partnership & Group Volunteer Opportunities

Corporate Partnerships

We welcome companies looking to donate their time, knowledge or resources to support the development of our clients.

Community Organizations

Community organizations of all kinds are invited to volunteer their time and knowledge with Arc of Acadiana.

Independent Groups

Have a group of 3 or more? We welcome your engagement with Arc of Acadiana and our clients.

Corporate Partnerships

Thank you for your interest in corporate partnership opportunities. Many organizations see direct benefits from engaging employees within their community through volunteerism and community activism. Whether this is your first corporate volunteer event or a company tradition, Arc of Acadiana can work with your business to establish a fulfilling experience for your team. 

Contact us to explore volunteer opportunities for your organization today.

Community Organizations

We appreciate your organization’s interest in a community partnership with Arc of Acadiana. It is through organizations like yours that we are able to provide daily support to Acadiana’s developmentally disabled community. We are always looking for organizational experts to provide valuable education and experiences for our clients. Our team can work with your organization to establish the most beneficial and fulfilling volunteer experience.

Contact us today to learn more about how your organization can support Arc of Acadiana.

Independent Groups

Have a group of 3 or more? We welcome your independent group to engage with Arc of Acadiana and our clients. We have tons of volunteer opportunities for teams from small to large and can work with you to establish the best volunteer experience for your group. 

Contact Arc of Acadiana today to learn more.

What Our Volunteers are Saying

“Visiting Arc of Acadiana to teach the clients nutrition education is rewarding and fun for me! The clients are engaged and look forward to the hands-on activities. They are always eager to learn and make you feel like the most important person in the room. You will leave feeling loved and appreciated!”

Anna L. Barras

Nutrition Educator, LSU Ag Center

“I am so thankful to Arc of Acadiana for allowing me to come in for nutrition lessons! It was wonderful being able to work with the Arc team and the program participants.”

Mrs. Rae Hebert

Nutrition Educator, LSU Ag Center

“I so enjoyed my recent experience sharing my medical knowledge with some of the individuals at Arc of Acadiana. They participated and engaged in conversations about healthy nutrition. It was a great experience!”

Charlotte Landry

RN, Bridgeway Hospice

Get Involved with Arc of Acadiana

Volunteer to Make a Difference

Volunteers like you make what we do every day possible. Get in touch with our team today to explore all of our volunteer opportunities across Acadiana.

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Donate to Arc of Acadiana

Unable to volunteer? There are plenty of other ways to get involved. Donations to Arc of Acadiana make a direct impact on the lives of our clients and community.

Become a Member

As an Arc member, you help provide valuable opportunities for Acadiana’s developmentally disabled community and become a frontline advocate for our clients and the issues that affect their lives.

Looking for a Career in Care?

Arc of Acadiana is growing, and we’re searching for passionate new employees to add to our team! Learn more about career opportunities at Arc of Acadiana today.

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

What does a volunteer experience with Arc of Acadiana look like?

At Arc of Acadiana, we think of our volunteers as partners. When you donate your time with Arc of Acadiana, we lean on your expertise to provide a unique experience for our clients —  whether it’s teaching a new skill, offering exciting entertainment or giving a valuable life lesson. That’s why our volunteer experiences are so unique, customizable and memorable. Reach out to our team today to learn what volunteer opportunities are available for your group.

Can I volunteer with Arc of Acadiana as an individual?

Our volunteer experiences are centered around hands-on learning experiences for our clients. Often, this is best accomplished through groups of 3 or more. However, if you have an educational or entertaining opportunity as an individual, we welcome you to contact our team and explore our options.

How long do volunteer experiences last?

Depending on what is taught, a volunteer session typically lasts around an hour. While some volunteers only join us for one session, many return time and again to continue providing valuable life skills for our clients. We greatly appreciate and look forward to forming lifetime partnerships with our volunteers.

Are there virtual/remote volunteer opportunities?

We’ve found that our clients get the most out of their time with our volunteers through in-person demonstrations and experiences. However, if you would prefer to give a presentation remotely, please reach out to our team to discuss the opportunities available to you.