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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Teen and Adult Peer Pals
DSAGSL is looking for enthusiastic teens and adults to act as “peer pals” for individuals with Down syndrome. Volunteers would spend meaningful time with their pals attending one of the DSAGSL programs, assisting our Toastmasters with speech writing, tutoring, resume writing, preparing for interviews, and / or just having fun!
DSAGSL Art Club @ Turner Center for the Arts
When: Adults: Third Wednesday of the month, 5-7pm
Teens: First Thursdays of the month, 4-6pm
Where: Turner Center for the Arts, Maplewood
Other Information: Volunteers wanted to be a part of this social club where members have the opportunity to express themselves through art.
When: First Tuesday every month, 4:30 – 6pm
Other Information: Individuals interested in improving their own public speaking skills and volunteering will be a perfect fit for this club. Work with our Toastmasters with special needs to prepare and practice speeches and provide enthusiastic encouragement and support. Become a Toastmaster yourself and improve your own skills as well!
Infant and Toddler Playgroup
When: First Friday every month (July is moved to the 11th), 9:30am- 11am
Where: DSAGSL Office
Other Information: Volunteers needed to engage in active and therapeutic play with infants and toddlers 0-3 years.
Explore Other 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.