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Shantha Chandra at The Barn volunteerphoto

Volunteer tennis instructor Shantha Chandra (far right) taught tennis last winter to a group of individuals in The Arc’s Day Program.

Current Openings:

Volunteer Opportunities

Some of the creative ways volunteers have made a difference at The Arc:

  • Teaching arts and crafts to individuals in our Day Program.
  • Hosting a book club for our young women, which meets monthly at the East Columbia Branch Library.
  • Painting, landscaping and performing renovations at Arc homes and our headquarters.
  • Teaching Arc women about healthy relationships in a six-week  Women’s Relationship Group each spring.

Please click on the “Volunteer Opportunities” link above to see how you  can participate in The Arc of Howard County’s vibrant community of volunteers.

Do you have a special talent or hobby? Please contact Dee Athey at (410) 730-0638 Ext. 306 or email to


I’m so grateful for the young women who enthusiastically welcome me and show me that they are ‘strong women’. I’ve been blessed to have met so many wonderful, eager to learn people. I truly love what I do.”

— Cherise Petty, Volunteer

Apply to volunteer at The Arc of Howard County online

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