Learn how you can help

A volunteer is anyone who gives his or her time and talent by choice, does a good deed for free, and helps others in the community by doing real and important work.

People First

The Arc of Smith County believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.

Why Serve?

There are lots of reasons to volunteer! In addition to earning hours for school, you get to: help other people, make new friends, learn about the community, develop leadership skills, get recognized for your work, enhance your resume and college applications, learn new skills, explore your interests, gain self-confidence, make a difference in the community and most of all, you get to have fun!

Programs and Events

The Arc provides a variety of programs for our consumers and their families. They include recreational, social, advocacy and support programs. If you have any questions regarding any programs, please contact Rhonda Boaz, Program Manager for The Arc, at 903-597-0995.

Ages 4-25

Camp Friendship

Various Locations

(Spring and Fall)


Camp Heyday

Smith County



Camp Kennedy

Smith County


Agape Players

Arc Performing Artists


The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Company


Funlovers' Dance


Our Sponsors

All Home Fusion  •  American State Bank  •  Austin Bank  •   Benchmark Design  •  Brad Boles -Boles Design Group  •  Brookshire Grocery Company   

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Health System  •   Eri Consulting Inc.  •  Four Seasons Women’s Health   •   Southside Bank   •  Gollob Morgan Peddy PC

United Way of Tyler/Smith County: A Member Agency Junior League of Tyler : A Supportive Agency

Thank you to the many individuals, local Foundations and Businesses that continue to give support to the Arc of Smith County. We appreciate our Corporate Sponsors for their support of the Arc’s programs and activities that are offered to over 1500 Special Needs Citizens and Families in Smith County.

The Arc is a member of the Chamber of Commerce