The Centre Region Down Syndrome Society has volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Help for one day or work with a team for an upcoming's always your choice!

Here are some examples of where you can make an impact!

  • Volunteering at the upcoming Buddy Walk event
  • Packing Welcome Baskets for New Families
  • Securing Donations for the Raffle Fundraiser
  • Helping Develop an Educational Workshop
  • The For Good Performance Troupe has lots of opportunities, including: Music Manager, Costumes & Props, Social Media & Marketing, Onstage Support & Choreography and more.
  • Decorating for the 3-21 Spring Dance

Have fun joining with others and supporting the community. Express your interest in helping and we will contact you to find the perfect fit.

Express Your Interest Here >

Get Ready!

17th Annual Buddy Walk

October 7th, 1:00 - 4:00pm Registration opens in August

Buddy Walk 2023 Art Contest!


All members of our CRDSS Down syndrome community are eligible

CRDSS is excited to announce an Art Contest for Buddy Walk 2023 and we plan to feature the winning design on our Buddy Walk materials & souvenir T-shirt! This contest helps bring awareness to the talents & abilities of our community and will allow the public to enjoy our creativity too, as we hope to display all artwork submissions at the upcoming Buddy Walk on October 7th.  

Guidelines on the Buddy Walk webpage >

In this issue:

"What's Up With Joey"

Our talented friend Matt Wilkinson of Mollynook Podcasts interviews equally talented Joey Nelson on his latest art adventures, appearance on the TV show "Ink Master" and's a great interview!

Enjoy the Podcast >

Thank You CRDSS Sponsors

Your Annual Support Makes an Impact!

Welcome Our Newest Sponsor ~ Elliot's Entourage

Read about Elliot here >

Boyles Insurance ~ ChicoryLane ~ Christine Bouley/Coldwell Banker Town & Country

Collegiate Pride ~ Elliot's Entourage ~ Geisinger ~ Ian Smith Painting ~ Jersey Mike's

Keystone Payroll ~ Northwest Bank ~ Pediatric Dental Care ~ Reliance Bank

SAS Geospatial LLC ~ The Sign Factory ~ Skills of Central Pennsylvania ~ Strawberry Fields

Details on how to join these supporters >

Support CRDSS Now!

Centre Region Down Syndrome Society is a vibrant, hands-on organization

that provides individuals who have Down syndrome and their families

the tools, resources, and support necessary to participate in, contribute to,

and achieve personal health and fulfillment.

Centre Region Down Syndrome Society

Lauren Smith, Executive Director