Get Involved

Volunteers

The Arc of Butler County has a variety of volunteer opportunities available.



Examples for volunteers:


  • Thursday Night Parties: volunteers are needed to chaperone from September through May.
  • Companions: volunteers are matched with adults to provide excursions into the community, help with chores, and attending social/recreational events.

  • Information and Health Fairs: The Arc of Butler County has many opportunities to participate in local Information and Health Fairs. Volunteers are needed to staff these public displays.



Committees

The Arc of Butler County's Board President is responsible for appointing members and chairpersons for all Select Committees, except the Nominating Committee. It is also the Board President's responsibility to ensure that each committee chairperson clearly understands the duties and authority of the committee. It is in the best interest of The Arc of Butler County that such duties and authority be reduced to a written committee description.

Residential Standing Committee
The Residential Standing Committee is responsible for oversight of all Residential programs, including: group homes, Family Living, Supported Housing, and Semi-Independent Living. Primary responsibilities of the Residential Committee are: providing advice and assistance to the program director, and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Vocational Standing Committee
The Vocational Standing Committee is responsible for oversight of all vocational programs, including: Sheltered Workshop, PARC Productions, and Supportive Work. Primary responsibilities of the Vocational Committee are: providing advice and assistance to the program director, and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Advocacy/Governmental Affairs Committee
The Advocacy/Governmental Affairs Committee is responsible for oversight of this agency's advocacy efforts at the local, state, and federal levels. The Advocacy/Governmental Affairs Committee shall collaborate and coordinate with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States to support progressive legislation to benefit individuals with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities. This committee will keep the agency's membership and the general public aware of laws, regulations, and issues that affect constituents of The Arc.

Finance Committee
The ability of The Arc of Butler County to meet the needs of citizens with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities depends upon careful and responsible fiscal management. The Finance Committee is responsible for reviewing the preparation of annual budgets and submitting such budgets to the Board of Directors for approval. The Finance Committee shall ensure that the financial records of the The Arc of Butler County are audited annually by a certified public accountant.

Internal Affairs Committee
The Arc of Butler County employs staff to carry out programs and services provided by this agency. The Internal Affairs Committee is responsible to regularly review and recommend to the Board of Directors personnel policies and other internal policies, as directed by the Board, to enhance the administration of the organization. The Internal Affairs Committee's primary duties involve development of agency employment policies and procedures, and making recommendations to the Board of Directors relevant to such matters.

Membership Committee
The future of The Arc of Butler County is dependent on building and maintaining a strong membership. The Membership Committee is responsible for providing information to potential members about The Arc of Butler County, and for conducting an ongoing campaign to recruit new members. The Membership Committee will coordinate and collaborate on membership issues with The Arc of Pennsylvania and The Arc of the United States.

Public Relations/Fundraising Committee
The Public Relations/Fundraising Committee is responsible for oversight of public relations/marketing activities and fundraising activities at The Arc of Butler County. This committee will ensure that the dissemination of information and the conduct of events and activities associated with public relations, marketing, and fundraising adhere to the agency's Policy on Marketing, Public Relations, and Fundraising; and, on the procedures employed by the agency relevant to such matters.

Social Activities Committee
A well-rounded life includes recreation, socialization, physical fitness, and leisure activities. The Social Activities Committee was authorized by the board of directors to assist people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities to access recreational, social, health and physical fitness, and leisure opportunities in Butler County.

Long Range Planning Committee
The Arc of Butler County must provide for a regular review and evaluation of its strategic plan. The Long Range Planning Committee is responsible for an annual review of such strategic plan.

Nominating Committee
The Bylaws of The Arc of Butler County require, under Article VI Committees Section 6.5 Nominating Committee, that “There shall be a Nominating Committee composed of three (3) members of the Corporation. Two (2) members of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors from among its members, and one (1) member of the Nominating Committee shall be appointed by the Board of Directors from among those members of the Corporation who are not also members of the Board of Directors.” Additionally the Bylaws state “Subject to earlier termination by death, resignation, or removal, each member of the Nominating Committee shall remain on the Committee until his/her successor is appointed and approved."