ARI...always reaching for independence

Enriching the lives of people with disabilities and their families by enabling them to achieve their fullest potential at home, at work, and in the community.

Volunteer for ARI


You can help adults with developmental disabilities by joining the volunteer team at ARI of Connecticut, Inc. We rely on our many volunteers to enhance the quality of the lives of the people we serve.

There are many volunteer opportunities available during the day, evening or on weekends. Flexible hours make volunteering convenient and fun!

Making a commitment to volunteer is based on your schedule and availability. Volunteering can be a weekly activity or done once a year at a special event such as a party, dinner outing or the Special Olympics. ARI also relies on volunteer groups to help keep our facilities up to date by painting, cleaning, and landscaping.

All you need is a caring and dedicated attitude to help others. Call us to see how you can help an individual lead a more fulfilling life.



  • Arts & Crafts
  • Aquaerobics
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Chaperone for Vacations
  • Companion/mentor
  • Dances
  • Disc Jockey
  • Fund-raising events
  • Golf
  • Hobbies
  • Music
  • Softball
  • Social Activity Group Leader
  • Special Olympics
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Transportation

And much more . . .

Give your time as a volunteer and make a difference!  For more information, please call Gerard Gasparino at (203) 324-9258 ext. 3023, or e-mail Gerard at






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