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Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Sports & Recreation

Location

3000 Central RoadRolling Meadows, IL 60008 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

NWSRA exists to create outstanding opportunities through recreation for people with disabilities. Special Leisure Services Foundation (SLSF), the fundraising arm of NWSRA, provides funding toward scholarships, accessible transportation, inclusion opportunities and more. If you are interested in fundraising opportunities, check out the options below: To make a donation to SLSF today, click here! To check out upcoming SLSF events, click here!

Description

At NWSRA, children and adults with disabilities make friends, have fun, be included, go new places, learn new things, and celebrate their lives! Formed in 1974 to provide recreation services to individuals with disabilities, NWSRA is an extension of 17 member park districts within the northwest suburbs of Chicago. NWSRA is the largest of all special recreation associations and is a leader among peers with over 14,000 program registrations in more than 2,000 programs annually.

Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you as soon as possible through e-mail to confirm that you have been accepted to the volunteer team and that you have been placed in your preferred program. Volunteer applications are processed once per week, please allow at least 5 business days for your application to be processed.


*Letters of Verification for Volunteer Hours*
If you need a letter of verification for your volunteer hours, please contact Jake at jjoyce@nwsra.org. Specify in the email if you would like to letter to be mailed, scanned and emailed, or to be picked up at the office. Please allow at least 5 business days to receive the verification.

Reviews

Would you recommend Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)?
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by Nicole G. from Elk Grove Village, IL (November 20, 2018)
I had a wonderful time working with the kids and helping them work on their skills. The staff were amazing and volunteers loved working with the clients.

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