UPARC

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UPARC
WHAT IS UPARC?
Yes! Volunteers provide human and financial resources
needed to continue to serve those who are counting on
us. Volunteers share the spirit of hope throughout UPARC
and our community!
IS THERE A PLACE FOR ME?
Yes! No special training or experience is needed - just a
desire to help. Give us a call today and let us tell you more
about our many volunteer opportunities. Whatever your
skills or interests may be, there is an opportunity for you!
“How Much Time Can We Use?”
Once a month, or once a week, depending on the time
you have to give. We have programs which can benefit
from your participation 7 days a week.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, pass a
local background check, FDLE fingerprint check
and TB test. All screening is provided by UPARC
for volunteers.
To schedule an appointment for an interview
please contact Deborah Simeone, Volunteer
Coordinator at UPARC’s Clearwater Campus
Call UPARC’s Volunteer Department Today
(727) 799-3330 Ext. 7632
www.uparc.com
UPARC, Inc.
ARE VOLUNTEERS IMPORTANT TO UPARC?
UPARC, Inc.
1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
UPARC, founded in 1963, is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the dignity and independence of persons who are developmentally disabled. Over
300 children and adults are served in UPARC’s educational,
habilitation or residential programs.
VOLUNTEER
PROGRAM
1501 N. Belcher Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33765
Ph. 727-799-3330
Fax 727-799-4632
www.uparc.com
“A Spirit of Hope for the
Developmentally Challenged”
As a volunteer you will make a real difference in the life of a UPARC consumer!
CITIZEN Advocate
As a Citizen Advocate you
will be partnered with a
UPARC consumer to
become their helper,
mentor and friend!
Citizen Advocate’s enjoy
spending time with their
partners doing recreational activities like going to a
movie, shopping, walking
the trail or visiting a
library.
Classroom HELPER
This is a hands-on experience where you will assist teachers in a variety of programs at the Adult Day Program at
the Long Center,
Harborside Studio or
the Tarpon Center. As
a classroom helper you
will be helping consumers learn to cook,
sew, read, write, do
math and use a computer. Helpers assist with
exercises, playing
games, creating artwork, social interaction and community involvement.
COMMUNITY COMPANION
Our consumers love outings! As a Community Companion you will accompany our consumers on their outings
throughout our community. You will be providing a helpful
hand to make the
outing a success and
fun for everyone. You
may push a wheelchair,
hold someone’s hand
across a street or just
be a friend to share
the special time with.
HAB HELPERS
SUPPORT SERVICE VOLUNTEER
Some of our volunteers choose to work at our administrative office in the Long Center or help out at one of the
group homes, Harborside Gallery or the Tarpon Center.
Support Service Volunteers answer phones, copy, file, help
with mailings and work on the computers. In addition
to office work there are numerous options to assist with
maintenance work.
MUSIC HELPERS
Bring your musical talent or interest to our music program
at the Adult Day Program in the Long Center. Music helpers assist consumers
with our very popular
drumming classes
twice weekly. Our
music room has a
piano, organ and
various percussion
instruments
waiting for you to use!
PEOPLE FIRST CLUB SPONSOR
PEOPLE FIRST is a national organization that seeks to promote self-advocacy for persons with intellectual disabilities. UPARC has a very
active PEOPLE FIRST
Club and as a club
sponsor you will help
to plan and host club
meetings, community
service projects, special
outings and events.
UPARC, Inc.
1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater, FL 33765
Habilitation centers at the Long Center and Tarpon Center
provide consumers with employment skills as well as
personal and social skills to lead a productive life. HAB
Helpers assist with every step in learning to do a job:
counting, sorting, collating, assembling, packaging and
machine operation.
ADOPT-A-GROUP HOME
Individuals or community groups are encouraged to
adopt one of UPARC’s 19 group homes or the Waterfall
Apartments. Opportunities are endless for the adopting
individual or group
and range from
sponsoring monthly
resident’s meetings,
organizing guest
speakers or visitors,
hosting parties or
sharing talents and
hobbies with the home’s residents. If you love to cook, are
handy with repairs, or would like to make new friends and
make a difference give us a call.

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