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Volunteer Opportunities with the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh

Consider Serving as a Board Director

DSAP is currently accepting applications for a 2024 Board Director opening. To learn more about this role and how to apply, visit here.

Join DSAP's Volunteer Database
As DSAP serves the Greater Pittsburgh region as well as most of Western PA, we invite you to join our volunteer database. There are several ways to serve from event volunteers, to parent partners, to even consider a seat on our Board of Directors. 

BuddyUp Tennis September Sessions

Volunteer with BuddyUp Tennis on Saturday mornings from 8:30am-10:00am during the month of September beginning 9/9 at Alpha Tennis and Fitness, 1 Alpha Drive E, Pittsburgh, PA 15238. To learn more and register as a Buddy to volunteer, visit here.

Down to Box Fall Sessions Beginning September 12 in Allison Park and September 14 in Murrysville

Volunteers work with Down to Box athletes (ages 14yrs+) and help assist coaches in teaching classes. Possible volunteer tasks include being an extra set of hands for holding mitts, assisting with putting on gloves, leading warm-up, cheering on the athletes, and help tying shoes. Sessions in Allison Park begin on 9/12 and continue on Tuesdays through 11/28. Sessions in Murrysville begin on 9/14 and continue on Thursdays through 11/30 (there will be no class on 11/23).

​Volunteer requirements include:

Completing a background check, link to do so HERE.

Viewing the volunteer training slide deck, which can be found HERE and a recording of the training, which can be found HERE

Sign up HERE to help with particular classes/locations. Please note the sign up time is for 6:50pm-8:10pm, for the hour class and 10 minutes before and after for greeting attendees/clean up. 

29th Annual Pittsburgh Buddy Walk at Schenley Plaza on Sunday, October 15
Join the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 29th Annual Pittsburgh Buddy Walk®. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and sign up to volunteer! There are two volunteer positions available:

Check back soon for more Volunteer opportunities!