DSAGSL simply could not provide the programs and services to the over 1800 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!
Step Up for Down Syndrome & Run for 21
Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 7:30am-12:30pm at Forest Park
Step Up for Down Syndrome is the largest celebration of Down syndrome in the area. This event welcomes over 2,500 families, friends, and community members who come to support the organization, raise awareness about Down syndrome, and CELEBRATE their loved one.
Run for 21 is a 5k plus a little extra! This 3.21 mile run begins and ends at the Step Up celebration.
We need volunteers to help along the race course, with food service, games, activities, crafts, bouncy castles, registration, and so much more.
This would be a great opportunity for groups to volunteer together!
New Mother's Luncheon
Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:30am-2:00pm at Spazio's Westport
Each year, DSAGSL and the Pujols Family Foundation partner up to host a brunch for new moms of kids with Down syndrome. It’s an opportunity for moms to enjoy an afternoon together, network, and hear some inspirational speeches from parents who have older children with Down syndrome. Volunteers help with childcare so that moms can enjoy the event knowing their children are in good hands.
Lydia Cox Memorial Bike Camp
Monday, June 3- Friday June 7 at South Technical High School
Our friends at the Lydia Faith Cox Memorial Foundation host an iCan Shine Bike Camp each year for individuals with Down syndrome ages 8 and older can learn to ride a bike in just one week! This camp would not be possible without many amazing volunteers. This experience will be as rewarding for you as it is for the participants. It’s incredible wo watch the transformation riders go through, not only with their bike-riding skills, but also their confidence!
Please contact Camp Director, Suzie Risher, for more information and to sign up- email@example.com
Office Volunteers & On-Going Opportunities
DSAGSL has a few opportunities for dedicated volunteers who want a more regular, on-going schedule. Helping in the office and at the Down Syndrome Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (must be 18+ years old) require further training and a bigger commitment. Interested volunteers, please complete our brief volunteer intake form. After submitting the form, you should hear from a staff member within 5 business days.
DSAGSL Trivia Night
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 5:00-10:00pm at CBC High School
Volunteering for Trivia Night is tons of fun! There are lots of different jobs to help out with including food and beverage server, registration, managing game and contest booths, and more. It’s a great night for a great cause.