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Greater Milwaukee Opportunities:
To sign up/learn more, email Chris.
iCan Bike Camp
1 shift daily from June 26-30
We need LOTS of volunteers to help teach individuals with special needs how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle. This is a meaningful and life-changing volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are needed to cover one 75-minute shift each day. This year's bike camp will take place at Nicolet High School in Glendale.
Click here to sign up!
6-9pm: May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th
Join us for Tween Club on the second Friday of every month from 6pm - 9pm. You'll get to hang out with our friends who have Down syndrome aged 10-15 for a night of games, crafts, food, activities, and more! We promise this will be your favorite Friday of the month. Tween club takes place at our DSAW office located at 11709 W Cleveland Avenue in West Allis.
May 27th: Nature Day 12-5pm
June 24th: Beach Day 4-7pm
July 22nd: Chinooks Baseball game 6-9:30pm
August 26th: Mini golf and Culvers 1-4 pm
This summer is going to be exciting at Club DSAW. We're looking for volunteers to come with us on our summer Club DSAW activities out in the community. We'll be heading to Lapham peak for nature day, Grant Park for beach day, a baseball game and going mini golfing. Each month we'll meet at the DSAW office to carpool and ride together to the events (consider volunteering as a driver, too!). This is a great way to get out and make friends with some of our teens and young adults who have Down syndrome.
Family Activity Days
May 13th Planting and Gardening 12-3 pm
July 8th Backyard Barbecue 11am-4 pm
September 16th Pre walk Rally 12-4pm
We need your help at our family activity days coming up this summer. In May we'll be doing a planting and gardening day with our families. We'll need some helpers to work with the kids and help them decorate pots and plant flowers in them. In July DSAW, GiGi's Playhouse and Wisconsin Upside Down will be throwing a Backyard BBQ. We're looking for people to help with grilling, playing games, doing crafts and making sure everyone is having a good time. We'll also need help at our pre-walk rally on September 16th. It'll be a big party and we'll need volunteers to help with food, t-shirts, games and crafts. Family activity days are a great way to meet some of our younger friends with down syndrome and to hang out with our awesome families.
DSAW Brewers Tailgate
June 4th 11am-2pm
We're in need of help at our Brewer outing tailgate. We'll be playing tailgate games, grilling out, and running our own 50/50 raffle. The brewer game is a great way to meet families from throughout the state and hang out at the best tailgate in town!
DSAW-Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
August 19th 10am-4pm
Calling all Volunteers in the Kenosha, Racine and Walworth County area! We are throwing a walk at the Racine Zoo and need your help to make this year a success! We'll need help with setting up, crafts, food, raffle sales, and carnival games. It should be a really fun time hanging out with our awesome families and we need your help.
21st Annual Tom Pipines Golf Outing
Wednesday, August 16th
We are in need of volunteers for the 21st Annual Tom Pippen's Golf Classic. We'll need help with the silent auction and raffle, running games out on the course, selling raffle tickets, and getting golfers registered. The golf outing is always a really high energy day and one where both the golfers and volunteers have a great time.
21st Annual Statewide Down Syndrome Awareness Walk
Sunday, September 24th
Come help out at the biggest celebration of Down syndrome that Wisconsin has ever seen! For our 21st year we are throwing a huge party and walk at the Milwaukee county Zoo and we need your help to make it a huge hit. We'll have face paint, tattoos, crafts, carnival games, raffles, food, and a large variety of activities for our families. The walk is always a great time and it wouldn't be a success without all the thoughtful volunteers that spend the day with us. Click here to sign up.
Opportunities Around The State:
Advisory Board Member Positions (Chippewa Valley, Fox Cities, Green Bay, Kenosha/Racine/Walworth, La Crosse, Milwaukee, Sheboygan, Wausau)
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference in their communities and have professional skills that they can contribute to their local chapter, such as accounting, law, nonprofit management, marketing, etc. For more information, and to receive a board recruitment packet with more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Down Syndrome Awareness Walk Volunteers
Event Planning Committees (all chapters)
Our chapters are always looking for individuals who love to plan special events. For more information, email email@example.com.
Member Social Planning Committees (all chapters)
Our chapters would love to have help planning regular member socials. These could be mommy & me playdates, parents night out, a dads group, a family bowling event, or more. All we need are your ideas and time!! For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other recurring programming around the state (see our events page for more information).
Not sure what you would like to do as a volunteer? That's okay! Once you've submitted your basic information below, you can expect a phone call or email from us to discuss your volunteer interests. Thank you!