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Date
11/03/2018 - 11/03/2018
Location
ASU Tempe Campus
University Drive
East of pedestrian bridge
West of McAllister Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281
Description
Come and join DSNetwork for the annual BUDDY WALK during ASU homecoming! This is our biggest event and annual fundraiser. This walk is a day filled with inspiration. Join 1,500 walkers in front of crowds of more than 20,000 at the ASU Homecoming Parade to show your support for acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome. This event is open to all – parents, caregivers, friends, family members and individuals with Down syndrome. Volunteers are needed to help set up, sort t-shirts, assist walkers at registration, lead the parade, facilitate kids games and clean up. Food is provided, and this event is fun for the entire family. Please be flexible - TIME TBA until end of Oct. (For the past 2 years, the walk was in the middle of the afternoon, please plan to be available all day until we know the walk start time. The walk time is set by the TV stations and ASU Athletic Dept.). All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation on Monday, Oct. 29th at 5:15pm at the Pyle Center in Tempe (Rural/Southern).

Date
10/22/2018 - 10/22/2018
Location
Bella Rose Estate
1380 S Price Rd
Chandler, AZ 85286
Description
Join DSNetwork for our annual Halloween Bash on Monday, October 22nd at Bella Rose Estate in Chandler! Every year we welcome princesses, rockstars, cute animals, famous celebrities, and ghouls and goblins alike for a night of dancing. Come dressed in an family-friendly costume. This event is attended by youth and adults with Down syndrome and their families. Volunteers will help us with registration, games, a photobooth, dancing, serving dinner and assisting with set up/take down. Volunteer time requirements from 5pm to 9pm. Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer unless accompanied by a Parent/Chaperone. For questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Krista Adams by emailing info@dsnetworkaz.org or call/text (480) 759-9150.

Date
09/01/2018 - 11/17/2018
Location
Hatton Hall - Tempe Community Council
34 E 7th St
Tempe, AZ 85281
Description
Volunteer with DSNetwork's young sibs (ages 6-12) at our quarterly Sibshops. Sibshops are hosted by DSNetwork's DS ConneX for Young Sibs program. Sibshops are hosted by volunteer adult siblings and people who are passionate about our brothers and sisters. Sibshops are lively workshops that provide siblings of individuals with special needs an opportunity to form friendships, provide opportunities for discussion about common joys and concerns, provide opportunities to learn how to handle situations commonly experienced by other sibs, and provide educational opportunities to learn more about a sibling's diagnosis. Sibshops are lively, fun kid-oriented workshops that host activities such as team-building exercises, games, science experiments, crafts, cooking, self-expression activities, guest speakers and more. Volunteers help to facilitate activities and engage participants. Dates: Saturday, Sept 1st and Nov 17th. Times: 10:00am - 12:30pm. Location: Hatton Hall in Tempe, unless otherwise stated. Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer. Limited number of volunteer slots available. Please direct questions to Ariel Sansom, by emailing Ariel@DSNetworkAZ.org.

Date
07/20/2018 - 07/20/2019
Description
Volunteers who are fluent in Spanish are needed in all of DSNetwork's programs and services. Volunteers will help us engage our Spanish-speaking families by assisting with translating written and oral conversations. Volunteers will be integrated into all of DSNetwork's programs, services and events. Responsibilities include - translating marketing materials, assisting with social media outreach, and providing assistance at events. Dates/Times are flexible. Opportunities to volunteer from home, in the community or at our office. Once you sign up to volunteer, you will be contacted as needed. Please direct any questions to Ariel Sansom by emailing Ariel@DSNetworkAZ.org.

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