Interested in volunteering? Volunteers are an essential part of our organization! Without volunteers like you, the organization and the programs and services we offer would not exist. Come join us in spreading awareness, educating, and promoting inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome in Central Texas. Please submit the DSACT Volunteer Application below if you are interested in volunteering with us. Volunteers must be 16 years and older. We welcome volunteers in high school and college.

The broadest, and maybe the most meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, in a cause you consider good.
— Ivan Scheier

Volunteer Opportunities

We have several different ways for volunteers to become involved with DSACT. We welcome your interest and hope you will join DSACT as a volunteer to help every person with Down syndrome in Central Texas reach their full potential.

 Cocktail Bash 2017

Cocktail Bash 2017

THERAPY, Social, Recreational & Programs

Recreational Programs

Four seasons a year we offer free recreational programs for individuals with Down syndrome of all ages. We welcome volunteers to assist our program instructors. For a complete list of programs, please visit our programs overview. Volunteers are expected to pick programs that match their interest and commit to attending most/all of the dates for that season.


DSACT hosts several fundraising and member activities throughout the year. Volunteers help with event setup and breakdown, event registration, children's and family activities and games, fundraising, and occasionally, in-office preparation. If you have experience and/or are interested in any of these areas, please use the "Volunteer Registration" button below to complete the Volunteer form, and indicate your interest in events.


DSACT is thrilled to announce the Speech Therapy Program. The speech program will need volunteers for a few hours, 1-2 times a month on a Saturday to assist in child directed play, preparing the space for instruction, as well as aiding families with challenging behaviors.  The program is located at Speak Freely, a private practice in south Austin. No experience is required other than the love of children! If you are interested in volunteering during the Saturday sessions, please sign up here.

Inkdots & KiDSACT Social Programs

The Inkdots & KiDSACT social gatherings are held one Saturday or Sunday a month in rotating locations throughout the Austin area. Volunteers will assist in set up and tear down of activities, arts and crafts, and general play with the participants.

Teen Group Social Program

Volunteers are invited to attend our teen socials on the 2nd Friday of each month, to socialize, dance and serve as peer models for teens with Down syndrome.

Adult Group Social Program

The adult group social gatherings are generally held once a month in rotating locations throughout the Austin area. Volunteers will assist in the planning and set up and tear down of activities and spend time socializing with our adults with Down syndrome.