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United Way

Joint Volunteers


What We Do

The JV'S serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at North Star Community Services, Exceptional Persons, Inc. CHOICE Day Program, and others in the Cedar Valley. The JV'S hold their annual Cookie Walk in December. Proceeds from the fundraiser goes toward health equipment, medical equipment, recreational opportunities, and work related expenses. The JV's hold annual holiday parties at both locations and hold a joint Halloween Dance with a live band at North Star Community Services.


Who We Are

If you are interested in attending a meeting, helping at a party, baking for the Cookie Walk or would like more information, please contact The Arc Cedar Valley.


1989- Established volunteers at North Star Community Services.

1990- First Cookie Walk Fundraiser.

1995- Exceptional Persons Inc. created CHOICE Day Program.

1997- First joint Cookie Walk held with profits to benefit both agencies.

2004- North Star Community Services and CHOICE volunteers became one organization known as the Joint Volunteers (JV'S) and became a committee of The Arc Cedar Valley.