WDSRA  •  116 N. Schmale Road  •  Carol Stream, IL 60188  •  (630) 681-0962   •  www.WDSRA.com
Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

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WDSRA Volunteer Opportunities

"Making A Difference"

An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scoffed. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back into the water.  "Made a difference for that one," he said.

You Have The Ability To Make A Difference Everyday!


We are always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, Click here to complete our online volunteer request form


Volunteer Opportunities

It’s true that YOU have the ability to make a difference in the world everyday that you wake up! Why not make a difference in the lives of others by choosing to volunteer in the community setting of Special Recreation? Volunteers are vital to WDSRA for so many reasons. With the help of caring volunteers WDSRA is able to keep the program fees affordable to our participants and offer closer staffing ratios and one-on-one instruction where needed.  Volunteers also help us to increase our programming capacity and the overall quality of WDSRA programs.

WDSRA Volunteers are able to select the level of their involvement among a variety of programs according to their abilities and interests and usually work an average of 1-10 hours a week. Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. If under the age of fourteen, it is required that an adult 18 years old or older volunteer together with that individual.  Everyone is encouraged to complete a volunteer request form! Sign up or complete a request form with your family, friends, business or co-workers.


Immediate Needs



To Request a Volunteer Position

You will receive an automated email response confirming we have recieved your online Volunteer Request submission. Upon approval of your request form, you will receive a phone call or e-mail with further instructions. All volunteers are required to go through a New Volunteer Orientation (approximately 1 hour). 

Volunteer Request forms are accepted year round. Please do not get discouraged if you do not receive a call for an interview right away.  WDSRA will retain your Volunteer Request form on file until a position requiring your preferences and qualifications is available. If you do not receive a phone call or email after submitting your request form please feel free to contact Wendy M. Craven to check on the status of your request form.



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