Join the ever-growing group of people who "Make A Difference" at The Arc of Chemung! We strive for fun and flexibility with a variety of opportunities from food service, technology, recreational, and one-on-one relationships to name just a few.

Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities 

  • Residential - At the residences, you can play games, help write letters, assist with household activities and so much more.
  • Recreational - You can attend Monday night dances, go to concerts in the park, attend hockey games, assist with score keeping at bowling, swim with new friends, help with arts and crafts, attend Special Olympics or play a variety of sports like baseball or bocce ball. Fun is the game plan always! Our agency pays for all activities and events you attend with our people supported, so you attend free of charge.

Senior Companions

Are you at least 55 years of age with some time on your hands? A Senior Companion may choose to work from 4 to 8 hours each day, five (5) days per week and agree to work at least 15, but no more than 40, hours a week. Plus, there is an hourly stipend if you meet the guidelines. Click here to learn more



Do you need to complete an internship or community service commitment? There are several positions at The Arc of Chemung that may correspond with your career and educational goals. You can receive credit as a per diem staff member.


Click here to fill out a Volunteer Application

Volunteer applications can be mailed or delivered to:

The Arc of Chemung, attn: Molly McInerny, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901.

For additional information, please contact Molly McInerny, at 607.734.6151 ext. 128 or email McInernyMM@arcofchemung.org.