NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME CONGRESS
46TH ANNUAL CONVENTION
JULY 12 – 15, 2018
SHERATON DALLAS HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
400 OLIVE STREET, DALLAS, TX 75201
The National Down Syndrome Congress 46th Annual Convention is coming to Dallas! We
expect over 3000 attendees and require the support of over 400 volunteers to make it
successful! With help from our local hosts, the Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas, the Down
Syndrome Partnership of North Texas, and the Green Oaks School, we are recruiting
volunteers for a fun and rewarding weekend.
To provide the best convention experience for over 600 youth & adults with Down syndrome,
we need extensive volunteer support over the three days. No previous experience is necessary
just a desire to interact directly with people with Down syndrome and a willingness to have
fun! Most importantly is support for our Youth & Adults Conference and Kids’ Camp.
Volunteers for the Youth & Adults Conference lead a group of eight individuals with Down
syndrome ages 15 and older in activities and workshops planned and presented by their peers.
Volunteers for Kids’ Camp assist children ages 6 months to 14 years while they participate in
crafts, games, and educational activities. During this time, their parents participate in the
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age for Y&A and 16 years for Kids’ Camp. Volunteer
days/times are below:
Friday, July 13 7:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Friday, July 13 12:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 2:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 7:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Youth & Adults Conference
Friday, July 13 12:45 p.m.– 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 14 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Sunday, July 15 7:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
There are also volunteer opportunities available in registration, the Educator Conference,
Brothers & Sisters Conference, as a session host, or as a floater. Bilingual volunteers are
needed in all areas. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit the volunteer
registration website at https://ndsc.ivolunteer.com/dallas_2018 or the NDSC convention
website at http://www.ndsccenter.org/get-involved-volunteer/. For more information about
volunteering, please contact Jean Jewell or Leigh Weedman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.861.5000.