Arc Mercer, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Job Training, Human Services

Location: 180 Ewingville Rd Ewing NJ 08638 USA

Mission: The Arc is an association formed in 1950 by family members and friends of people with mental retardation. Today there are 120,000 members and nearly 1,000 state and local chapters. The primary objective of the Arc is to secure for all people with mental retardation the opportunity to choose and realize their goals of where and how they learn, live, work, and play. The Arc is further committed to reducing the incidence and limiting the consequence of mental retardation through education, research, advocacy, and the support of families, friends, and the community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Judging a person is really successful, I think it should not only depend on his/her academic or career but also depend on voluntary contribution to his/her community. I have enjoyed various accomplishments in my studies and career and also suffered different failures. Whenever I got a hard/difficult time, I always recalled the old saying “Health is the biggest value to us”. Yes, I should thank for my healthy mental and physical that supported me to fight various difficulties and reach my various life goals. At this point, I realized there are a lot of disabilities need us to help them conquering their difficulties and reaching their goals. Having this thought, I started volunteering at Arc Mercer. Every Wednesday morning, I do some office support activities,such as data entry and clerical filing. I really enjoy working at Arc Mercer, because every person there is so nice to me. They always keep saying “Thank you” or “I appreciated your help”. Everyone needs love, everyone can give love, and that love is what everyone wants. That's a really important lesson to me. Making someone happy makes you happy, and they go on and make others happy and it's like a chain. Love is a chain of giving.

Volunteering is so meaningful to me, that I am inspired to share my experiences with my friends and colleagues.

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When I was doing internet search for volunteer jobs, I saw their advertisement.

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None- They have done a good job!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer at the Step Ahead Program that is part of Arc Mercer. I began volunteering this summer and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! Evey time I go there, I always encounter new expereriences when working with these children. It's a joy whenever I go!

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while volunteering at Step Ahead Learning Center.

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NONE!

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