VOLUNTEERING PROCESS and VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES 

DSACO has a consistent need for volunteers throughout the week and we love new faces! The process of becoming a volunteer is as follows:

1- Choose which DSACO program or event works best with your schedule and sign up!

Kylee’s Kitchen:

DSACO offers a microwave based cooking class for teens and adults with Down syndrome. The class is meant to teach and encourage independent living skills while having fun alongside new and old friends. Volunteers will be paired up one-on-one to help the participants complete the week’s recipe. This is an extremely fun and rewarding opportunity and the participants LOVE hanging out and cooking alongside their friends!
To learn more or sign up, click here!

Basketball Camp:

Join DSACO and Coach Jerry for our annual Basketball Camp! We need 10-20 volunteers each session to buddy up with our participants to help make camp a success! Beginner Sessions (suggested ages 10-16) are 9-11 AM and Intermediate Sessions (suggested ages 17+) will be from 12-2 PM.
To learn more or sign up, click here!

Speech Therapy:

DSACO is excited to offer FREE speech therapy to children (ages 18 months+) and teens with Down syndrome. Volunteers will serve as aids to our therapist and will be utilized as one-on-one volunteers with each child/ teen who signs up! There is no prior training required for volunteers, so please do not hesitate to attend if this is your first time! 

To learn more or sign up, click here!

DSACO Therapy Camp:

We need volunteers to help us host our #LOVEYOURSELFIE therapy summer camp offered by Select Physical Therapy Occupational Therapists, therapy dogs Whisky and Izzy and the DSACO staff. This camp is open to children with Down syndrome ages 10-17. We will focus primarily on self-care and self-awareness. Each day we will relate what we learn to topics such as appropriate touch, healthy self-image, and how to be the healthiest version of ourselves. Volunteer counselors are asked to pair up one-on-one with campers to help them with the camp activities throughout the day!

To learn more or sign up, click here!

2- Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your designated volunteer shift so we can input your information into our volunteer database, have you fill out a volunteer application, get to know you and field any additional questions you may have! You can download a volunteer application here.

 

We ask that if you need to change or cancel a sign-up that you do so 24-72 hours in advance so we can find a replacement volunteer. We are extremely excited about working alongside you and if you have any additional questions, please email hannah@dsaco.org or call 405-600-9981. 

 

 

 

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