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Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer! Download the nomination form here – volunteers will be honored at our Family Picnic on May 10.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Healthy U Overnight Camp
When: Saturday May 3 and Sunday, May 4
Where: Camp Jump Start, Imperial MO
Other Information: Volunteer activities will being buddies with campers, hiking, art, dancing, music, yoga, bunking overnight, etc.
When: Saturday, May 10, 10:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Knights of Columbus, 50 St Francois St, Florissant MO 63031
Other Information: Volunteer activities will include crafts, dance, lawn games, refreshments and bouncy castle duty.
When: Friday May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 5pm – 8pm both days
Where: Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, 17925 North Outer 40 Road
Other Information: Volunteer activities will include water and towels, refreshments, cheering.
Lydia Cox Memorial Bike Camp
When: Monday June 2 – Friday June 6, Various shifts available from 8:30am – 5pm
Where: South Technical High School, 12721 West Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127
Other Information: Volunteers ages 16+ needed to spot and cheer on our riders as they learn to ride a two wheeled bike.
Step Up for Down Syndrome
When: Sunday, June 8, 8am -1pm
Where: Upper Muny Lot, Forest Park
Other Information: Volunteer activities will include set up, assisting teams, refreshments, carnival games, sales, check in, clean up.
Additional Program Opportunities
DSAGSL Family Conference
This year’s conference is scheduled for March 2, 2013. Volunteers for this event help with registration, set-up and clean-up. We also have ongoing volunteer opportunities on the Conference Committee for those wanting to help in planning this informative conference.
Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp
Our annual Bike Camp needs for volunteers to walk with the riders during Bike Camp week in June. Bike Camp offers volunteers an opportunity to witness the amazing sight of learning to ride a bike using specially modified bicycles. Volunteers walk behind bikers as the special wheels “train their brain” to ride a bike.
The Family Picnic occurs annually in May and offers a fun opportunity for student volunteers. Volunteers help with games and activities like face painting at the picnic.
Step Up For Down Syndrome
We have expanded the committee for this event to take the load off just a few people. If you are interested in getting involved in planning OR just volunteering on the day of the event contact us.
Join Our Helpline
We invite you to join the DSA Helpline, whether you can offer help to other families or you enjoy learning from reading the solutions offered by others. A big part of what the DSAGSL does is offer a lifetime of support, education and advocacy. Please consider this opportunity to give back or to learn more.
Down Syndrome Center at Children’s Hospital in St. Louis: Do you have one Tuesday morning a month and would like to meet some great people while helping parents, the DSAGSL, and one of the top Children’s hospitals in the country? We are looking to add two people to our team of volunteers at the Down Syndrome Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
A variety of opportunities are available, ranging from one-time event opportunities, to helping plan seminars and trainings for the next year. We are also in need of a committee member who lives in Illinois to help us address needs in that area.
Would you like to help educate others about Down syndrome? We are in need of volunteers to talk to classrooms, community organizations or businesses about Down syndrome, creating more positive awareness for people with DS. If you would be interested in occasionally spending a few hours of your day, speaking about Down syndrome to a group students, contact us or for more information. We have more requests from schools each year than we can fill! This is a great opportunity to spread the word around your area.
Medical Outreach Program & Advocacy
The DSA has embarked on a new medical outreach program, to provide folders containing information as a guide for medical professionals on sharing the news about Down syndrome to new and expectant parents. This includes our new Down Comforter folder containing information about Down syndrome which is being distributed to medical professional to be given to expectant parents.
Trivia Night Committee
Past trivia events have been great fun and great success! If you would be interested in helping plan this fun-filled event or if you are interested in working at this event, contact us.