About Membership

Membership has played a central role in The Arc of Greensboro' success since the organization began as a grassroots movement in 1953. Those founding members were united in a common goal - working to increase opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. That mission continues to thrive in the advocacy, outreach, and support services The Arc contributes daily to our community.

Membership helps strengthen an organization known for pioneering innovative programs for those with special needs. As an Arc member, you become invested in this work and help make a positive difference for more than 11,000 people with developmental disabilities living in Greater Greensboro.

Member Benefits

Membership with The Arc of Greensboro connects you to resources available in our local community, as well as to resources available through The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States..

Access to Great Programs

Access to programs sponsored by The Arc of Greensboro, including Challenger Sports, Project Search, and arcBARKS.

Information & Publications

Access to important resources and subscriptions to the our own Arc Advocate, The Arc Works!, published by from the state organization, and the national newsletter, The Arc InSight.

Conference & Meeting Attendance

Opportunities to attend conferences and meetings sponsored by The Arc of North Carolina and Arc of the United States. Discounted rates are generally available.

Membership to The Arc local, state and national organizations

The annual membership fee also includes annual membership to the Arc of North Carolina, state organization, and to The Arc of the United States, our national organization.

Discounts on Services

Discounts on qualifying insurance and financial planning services offered through The Arc's partner organizations.

Expand The Arc's Advocacy

By being a member, you add to our growing organization as a voice to advocate for needs, rights and abilities of individuals with intellectual and development disabilities and their families.

Join Our Community

Your membership support and volunteerism enables The Arc of Greensboro to offer guidance and support to those in our community who need and seek our assistance. We encourage progressive legislation, through lobbying by state and national Arc chapters to ensure legislators understand the issues and concerns affecting individuals with disabilities. In addition, we promote and apply research to enhance independent living.

"What an INCREDIBLE EVENT! I encourage all of my FB friends to take the time to watch this so you can see just how awesome The Arc of Greensboro is for our community.! -."

Ila about Dancing with our Diamonds

"Best cheer squad in Greensboro! These ladies are fantastic!"

Kathy about the Our Challenger Cheerleaders Squad

Membership Levels

$35 / Year

Individual and Family

Individual membership is for a single individual, while Family membership is for everyone residing at the same address.

$100 / Year

Community Partner

Reserved for businesses, civic groups, and service providers.


$150 / Year

Destination Arc Participant

Membership is open for those participating in The Arc of Greensboro programs. Please see the web's membership page for more details. There is additional information and forms that will be sent to you after signing up for this membership level.