Welcome to the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana!

The Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana provides support to persons with Down syndrome, their families, and friends. We do this through networking, promotion of positive public awareness, information sharing, and advocacy. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved.

Last Minute Ideas for Getting Involved in National Volunteer Month

Happy National Volunteer Month! April might be coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time to get involved with a worthy cause. Here are some ideas for making a big difference in 4 hours or less:

5 minutes

  • Play a game! Some sites will donate to important causes when you play to learn languages or do crossword puzzles.
  • Save lives by signing up to be an organ donor online.
  • Change up your search engine. Some will donate to nonprofits every time you browse the web.

30 minutes

  • Clean out your cupboards and donate extra clothes and non-perishable food.
  • While you’re at it, hunt down your old cellphones and find somewhere to donate them.
  • Lace up your sneakers. Download an app that donates to charities for every mile you walk, run, or bike and get fit for a cause.

2 hours

  • Volunteer to be a reader for children at your local library.
  • Grab some friends, get out some gloves and garbage bags and head to the park to pick up trash.
  • Save several lives by donating blood at the Red Cross.

4 hours

  • Visit a nursing home. The residents will be delighted to have company.
  • Volunteer to help serve at a soup kitchen.
  • Go to the animal shelter for a fun afternoon of playing with the cats and dogs.