Exterior view of Student Resource Center

Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA)

Our Mission is the development of individuals through therapeutic recreation; and to make it possible for everyone to grow personally, connect with their community and discover their potential. Our agency provides recreational services and supports individuals with special needs. We operate similar to park district, offering more structured programs designed around the individual ability or needs of each participant.

Organization Address

116 Schmale Rd.
Carol Stream, IL 60188

(Programs are in different locations across DuPage County)

Name and Position of Contact Person

Ellie Stefanic,Volunteer Supervisor 

Phone Number

(630) 681-0962 

Email Address


Website Address


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

Students will be assigned to programs based on their availability. Program hours run day, evening, and weekends with varying locations throughout Naperville, Wheaton, Warrenville, West Chicago, Winfield, Glen Ellyn, Carol Stream, Bloomingdale, and Roselle. 

Description of Service Learner Role

Students will be assigned to assist with a variety of weekly recreational programs offered for individuals with disabilities. We offer a large variety of programs including athletics, art, dance, social programs, special events, cooking, healthy living, and more.

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

Number will be based on program season. Best to complete a volunteer request form in August for September-December programs; December for January-May programs; and May for June-August programs. 


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1140
Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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