ARK Advocates is a nonprofit volunteer organization made up of family members, self advocates and community members. In addition to advocacy, we have expanded our service to include providing financial assistance, respite care and an adaptive equipment lending library free of charge to those in our community who are in need. ARK provides support to individuals from high functioning to medically fragile, including those with complex physical and/or cognitive needs.
Volunteer Need 1
Fundraising and marketing Volunteer: Help ARK with fundraising and marketing to gain awareness and raise money in our community. Join the event committee for one of our two fundraisers each year. Help plan and organize the event. This person can also assist with exploring other possible fundraising activities for the organization.
Volunteer Need 2
We are looking for volunteers for our event, the Roll & Sole-a-Thon, Saturday, April 30. We are looking for volunteers to help with: Set up crew-- 9-10:30 am set up tables, chairs, heavy lifting of cones, etc. Bike Leaders-- Group meeting the week before, meet Saturday at 10:30, Leave at 11am. People stationed throughout the route to provide support as needed with safety, pass out water and to take pictures. Clean up crew 1 pm- pick up cones and flags, 2 pm tables, chairs, etc. Your help is appreciated. Thanks for your support.
Volunteer Need 3
Volunteer Coordinator: Help ARK stay organized by managing potential volunteers and communicating with them when there are events needing volunteers.
Volunteer Need 4
Respite Coordinator: Looking for a volunteer to help facilitate respite events for individuals with special needs 3-12 and 13-21. ARK usually has 6-12 events per year. This person would find available space and volunteers to participate in the events.
Volunteer Need 5
Join the ARK Board: Do you have a passion for helping people with special needs? Consider joining our board to help with decision making of our organization and leading our events. We meet one Tuesday evening per month.