Hometown: The Arc of Williamsburg Celebrates Volunteers

April 29th, 2012 by WY Daily Staff


Guest speaker Melodie Porter and Arc client Jamie Kowaleski.

The Arc of Greater Williamsburg honored its volunteers throughout the month of April during various Arc programs, and it hosted a speaker to talk about gratitude at a recent meeting.

Working with its clients, adults with disabilities, is often described as a gift back to the volunteers. Drawing on this theme, Melody Porter (pictured here with Jamie Kowaleski, Arc client), Associate Director of the Office of Community Engagement at The College of William and Mary, was invited to speak about “Gratitude” during The Arc’s monthly Self-Advocacy meeting.

The Arc is “overwhelmingly grateful” to its volunteers, an organization represtative said.

The Arc of Greater Williamsburg has proudly served adults with intellectual and developmental disability in the community for over 35 years. Its support services provide educational, health and wellness, life skills, cultural, social, and recreational programs. In addition, The Arc provides much needed respite time for families and caregivers.

To learn more about The Arc of GW or to volunteer, visit the organization’s website or “like” the group on Facebook, or call 229-3535.


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