Participants will be dropped off at The Arc of Monmouth in Tinton Falls and will ride in a van to the food pantry or soup kitchen in Long Branch to perform weekly community service. The food pantry will involve stocking shelves, helping with inventory, and interacting with other volunteers and patrons. The soup kitchen includes tasks such as counting, making sandwiches, filling bags, and interacting with staff and patrons. The remainder of the day will be Job Club where individuals will review potential career options and practice work-readiness skills like workplace etiquette, problem-solving and communication skills.
NOTE: This activity will require moderate activity levels. Participants will need to be capable of walking, bending or squatting, and lifting boxes or cans of food.
Closed-toed shoes are required to participate.
Talk to your support coordinator. If you are still in the Interim Program, the cost is $97 per day. If you are in DDD Supports Program, you will need the following units added to your plan for each day of Community Service:
- 20 Units Pre-Vocational
- 4 Units Respite
- 16 Miles Transportation