JOB AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Make a difference in the lives of others! The Elizabeth Richardson Center is the most comprehensive provider of disability services in Northwest Arkansas. We have been enhancing the lives of individuals with special needs for over 50 years! Join Team ERC and receive competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. See our available positions below and apply today to join our team. 

For a complete list of job opportunities and an online application, click here. You can also apply in person at our administrative office, or download and complete the application and mail it to: 

Elizabeth Richardson Center Administrative Office
Attn: Human Resource Department
3917 S. Old Missouri Rd.
Springdale, AR 72764

If you're interested in a volunteer position, please fill out the volunteer application

For all positions with the Elizabeth Richardson Center, you must have a valid driver’s license or photo ID. Extensive background checks and drug testing will be performed. For all driving positions, you must be 21 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and a clear motor vehicle record. Additionally, for all Waiver positions, personal vehicle insurance coverage with limits of 50/100/50 liability is required. You must be able to lift 50 lbs. or more for positions working directly with adult clients. EOE

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Volunteer Opportunities

Share Your Talents

ERC serves adults with disabilities at our Life Skills location in Springdale. We offer classes at this location and are always thrilled to have groups come in and offer our clients something new. Some examples are:

cooking classes (show our clients how to make a simple dish and then share it with them)

craft projects

exercise/dance/martial arts demonstrations (get everyone up and moving!)

put on a magic show

provide a class about healthy eating, dental hygiene, sewing, art - whatever!!

The possibilities are only as limited as your imagination and there is no way you will walk out of ERC without making at least one new friend!

Friend-to-Friend Program

We serve 30 residents in our transitional living facility in Springdale. The facilities serve as a stepping stone to an independent life for the people we serve. Volunteers are needed to spend one-on-one time with our residents - playing cards, doing a craft or just taking the time to listen.

Collect Toys or Diapers for the Child Development Centers

ERC operates five Child Development Centers in Northwest Arkansas that serve children from six weeks to five years of age who have been diagnosed with a developmental disability. New toys and diapers are always welcome at each location to serve the needs of these children.

Provide birthday parties once per month for any child or adult services location

Our clients love to celebrate and it would be wonderful to welcome a group each month to celebrate with us!

Coaches for Special Olympics and Unified Sports Teams

Softball, Basketball, Swimming, Track & Field, Bocce and Bowling

For more information, contact Kate Lunsford at (479) 872-1800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .