The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma offer year-round events for individuals with Down syndrome, but we couldn’t do this with the support, dedication, and commitment of volunteers just like you!
Volunteers make it possible for DSACO to offer programs centered around education, life skills, as well social interaction. Most of all, our volunteers allow people with Down syndrome to share their amazing gifts with the community.
If you are interested in volunteering with DSACO, please click HERE to complete a volunteer application. You will need to mail in your application or bring it with you on your first volunteer visit.
All applications must be mailed or delivered to 600 NW 23rd, Suite 206 Oklahoma City, OK 73103.
Our volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
This is a microwave-based cooking class to encourage independent living skills among teens and adults. We need one volunteer to teach each class (recipe will be provided each week), as well as about 5 volunteers to serve as cooking assistants to the students. These classes will take place the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.
The Tutoring Center is open every other Saturday and every other Sunday each month. Those who volunteer for tutoring will help students with homework they may have from school or may assist students in using the various computer-based programs offered in the learning lab.
Board of Directors
There are at least 10 members on our Board of Directors including two self advocates. Each board member serves a term of three years. Each board member is expected to commit the time, talent and energy necessary to fulfill their duties of care and loyalty to DSACO. Individual board members are expected to meet higher standards of personal conduct on behalf of the association than those usually expected of other volunteers. Individual board members are also expected to read and abide by the bylaws of board of directors, and also DSACO's Conflict of Interest Statement. If you are interested in serving, please contact Megan Winkler.
Festival & 5K Planning Committee Member
The Buddy Walk Planning Committee consists of dedicated volunteers that meet once a month to plan the Buddy Walk, our largest fundraising event. This group of individuals handles the details of the event such as obtaining corporate sponsors, designing brochures, print material and t-shirts, coordinating with donors for prizes and lunch items, and many, many other countless details that are necessary to provide a fun-filled day for families to enjoy.
Members of the planning committee are assigned a sub-committee chair position in a role suitable to each individual's skill sets. They are responsible for coordinating and managing their area of specialty.
Festival & 5K Event Volunteer
This position has a myriad of options. Every year we utilize more than 250 event volunteers to host the annual Buddy Walk. Many volunteer positions exist in various stations at the walk. We always need volunteers, groups or individuals, to assist with the various aspects of the event.