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 10am-1pm 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!

Cardinals Concession Stand Volunteers

Several Times and Dates Available

We are so excited to be participating in an exciting program the Cardinals have that helps DSAGSL raise some funds for the organization!  DSA recruits volunteers to work a concession stand at Busch Stadium during a game or concert, and percentage of sales, plus all the tips, get donated to the organization! We will need 6-10 volunteers for each date.  

Volunteers must be 18+.  Volunteers under 21 will not be allowed to serve alcohol.  A mandatory background check and two trainings will be required.  Volunteer shifts are 6-7 hours and volunteers are required to stay the entire time.  Breaks, a meal, and unlimited soft drinks will be provided.  Visit the sign up page for exact dates and times, or email emily@dsagsl.org with any questions!

Step Up for Down Syndrome

Sunday, June 4, 2023 8:30am-12:30pm 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

Saturday, April 15 from 9am-12:30pm at the DSAGSL Office

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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