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Western DuPage Special Recreation Assocation (WDSRA)

Organization Address:

116 Schmale Rd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188

Name and Position of Contact Person:

Wendy Craven, Manager of Support Services

Phone Number:

(630) 681-0962 ext. 117

Email Address:

Website Address:

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 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. Best to contact Wendy M. Craven via e-mail; please include your contact phone number in the message.

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) 858-9394

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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