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!

Circle of Friends

3rd Saturday Every Month 2pm-4pm at the DSAGSL

Circle of Friends is an inclusive social opportunity for teens and adults with Down syndrome and their typical peers!  The theme of each event changes from month to month, and activities include group games, movement and exercise, arts and crafts, and more.  We aim to pair up 1 volunteer to 1-3 people with Down syndrome, to ensure an opportunity where people of all different abilities feel included and can build relationships with one another. 

Oct. 21: Halloween Theme

Nov. 17: Giving Thanks for All Abilities Theme

DSAGSL Holiday Party

December 2nd at Harvester Christian Church in St. Charles, MO & December 9th at the Leu Civic Center in Mascoutah, IL

The annual Holiday Party is fun for the whole family, and this year, we’ve added a second party in Illinois!  We’ll have holiday-themed games, activities, crafts, snacks & treat, as well as pictures with Santa!  We couldn’t do it without our incredible volunteers!  
Under the “VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY” menu, please be sure to choose which volunteer opportunity you’d like to come to- MO or IL.

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!

DSAGSL Trivia Night

Saturday, November 11th from 5-10pm at the Factory in Chesterfield

This might be the largest Trivia Night you’ve every seen.  We need volunteers to help us create an amazing experience for the nearly 700 guests we have coming to play Trivia and support the DSAGSL on this incredible night.  Volunteer roles include selling raffle tickets, serving snacks throughout the night, scoring answer sheets, and so much more. Alcoholic beverages are served at Trivia so we do require volunteers to be 18+ years old, or must be volunteering with a parent.

Teen Social - Board Game Night

November 10th at DSAGSL Office

Teens with Down syndrome are invited to play board games and hangout together for a fun Friday Night!  We are looking for high school and college buddies that can come and volunteer to play games and have fun with our teens.  Great opportunity for service hours for your school!  Siblings, friends, classmates, and any other young person wanting to help out are encouraged to sign up.

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