Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

Organization Address

116 Schmale Rd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Name and Position of Contact Person

Katie Weadley, Support Services Supervisor

Phone Number

(630) 681-0962 ext. 578

Email Address

katiew@wdsra.com

Website Address

www.wdsra.com

Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Day, evening and weekend hours are available for locations in DuPage County: Naperville, Wheaton, Warrenville, West Chicago, Winfield, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale & Roselle

Description of Organization

Agency operates similar to a park district setting, providing recreational programs, for individuals with disabilities. Special Olympics is our most recognized program but we offer a large variety of programs including art, dance, social programs, special events & trips.

Description of Service Learner Role

Assist with a variety of recreational programs offered for individuals with disabilities, Special Olympics meets & tournaments, large scale events such as dances or fundraisers (auction, golf outings, casino nights, etc.).

Organization Requirements

Volunteer Request Form required: Visit www.wdsra.com to view current brochure, click on employment/volunteer to print off a volunteer request form. Form must be completed and in the office before your experience can begin.

Willingness to learn, open mindedness and heart/compassion for the individuals you will be working with. Must be able to take direction from the lead staff of the program.

Number of Placements Available

Depends on time of contact. Best to contact before mid-January for Winter session, March for Spring session, May-early June for Summer session & by mid-September for Fall session. Will take request forms year round.

 

Contact Information

Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
(630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Summer Hours (Through Aug. 9)
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Friday, Closed

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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