DSAGSL simply could not provide the programs and services to the nearly 2000 individuals with Down syndrome in the area and their families, without the help of volunteers.  DSAGSL offers several opportunities to volunteer throughout the year including special event support, as well as program help.  Please feel free to browse the list of opportunities we have coming up.  Follow the link for that event and choose an open slot that works for you.

Thank you for your support!

Helping Hands Volunteer Group

3rd Thursday Every Month 10:00-1:00 at the DSAGSL

Volunteers of ALL ABILITIES will help DSAGSL with various projects that will be used to thank donors, sponsor, and other community members that support DSAGSL throughout the year.  This is a fun opportunity for both individuals with and without Down syndrome to volunteer while having fun making, crafting, and creating!

Buddy Up Fitness

Weekly on Tuesdays February 14th – April 11th from 6:00-7:00 at the St. Charles YMCA

Buddy Up Fitness  is a weekly, hour long full body HIIT workout designed for individuals with Down syndrome.  Buddies will be matched with athletes to help with the workout.  Buddies must be 14+ and fitness experience is not required.

Step Up for Down Syndrome

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Forest Park

This is DSAGSL’s largest event of the year!  Join 3,000 community members for fun at Forest Park including a rock climbing wall, bounce houses, live entertainment, petting zoo, games, food, and so much more.  We simply could not have this event without the help of our volunteers! 

Run for 21

Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Forest Park

This 5k (plus a little extra) is a 3.21 mile race that takes place right before Step Up for Down Syndrome.  We need course marshals to help ensure our runners stay safe on the course. Sign up below or by emailing Abigail@dsagsl.org or call 314-833-7560.

New Family Brunch

More details coming soon!

Each year, DSAGSL invites new families to enjoy brunch together, network, and hear from a few guest speakers.  To ensure that our families can make it to this important event, we offer child care for their baby with Down syndrome (under 1 year of age) and their siblings (all ages).  Masks will be required for this volunteer opportunity due to the vulnerability of our population at this very young age.  Sign up below or email Abigail@dsagsl.org.

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You can use this form to sign up to volunteer at a specific event, or sign up to join our email list and receive information about future opportunities

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Step Up for Down Syndrome

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