Serving people with intellectual and related disabilities
900 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105 | 860-218-6000

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Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeline of HARC. Our Board of Directors and Board Committees represent the voluntary leadership of HARC; volunteers are active in all areas of our organization. Teen and adult volunteers are welcome, as are school and community groups. Student internships and opportunities to fulfill community service requirements are also available. Whether you have a few hours a week, one day per month, or would like to help for one project at a time… we have a job for you!

Click here to fill out an application to volunteer or intern at HARC. For more information, please contact Lori Gailey, Associate Director of Development at 860-218-6089 or lgailey@harc-ct.org.

Development

Provide administrative support through organizing, filing, data entry into a computer to help simplify and expand HARC's fundraising initiatives.

Family Support Services

Assist in organizing, scheduling and planning family support groups and activities.

Community Outreach

Help maintain and strengthen HARC's relationships with programs and activities around the Greater Hartford area and work to find new ways to connect with the community. Ex: monitoring Best Buddies program which links local college students with HARC clients or visit schools with the Kids on the Block puppet show which portrays various disabilities.

Recreation

HARC offers an array of recreation programs throughout the year for children and adults alike. Unified sports teams are made up of disabled and typical peers who practice together and then compete with other teams locally. This is similar to the Special Olympics national unified sports program.

Social Work

Assist HARC's social services team in a variety of ways to help families find the resources they need.

Advocacy

Help HARC's advocates and assist them in making system wide changes through government action. Ex: testify at a public hearing or help setup meetings with local legislators.

Vocational

Assist in task building on a one-to-one basis in addition to conducting reading or cooking programs.

Residential

Help the residential team in a variety of administrative ways or provide entertainment and activity inside the group homes. Ex: bring a guitar and spend an afternoon singing for and with group home residents.

Marketing

Work to help design and distribute HARC newsletters, pamphlets and flyers.

Special Projects

HARC always has a number of projects that need to be done: special events, clerical, data entry, computer programming, mailings, remodeling and painting, landscaping, repairs, cooking and reading programs.

Internships

We provide internships and student teacher opportunities in a varity of disciplines.


For more information on volunteering or interning at Harc, please contact Lori Gailey, Associate Director of Development at 860-218-6089 or lgailey@harc-ct.org.