WSSRA : Enriching lives through recreation


Employment at WSSRA
The West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) is a cooperative extension of nine park districts and two villages. WSSRA was formed in 1976 to coordinate Employment year round recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.

Recreational Activities Include: Arts and Crafts, Sports Programs, Cultural Arts, Fitness, Social Clubs, Day Camps, Overnight Trips and Special Olympics!

WSSRA runs 40-50 programs a week during a typical program season. During the summer we have 20-30 programs per week as well as 9 day camps.

WSSRA is always looking for qualified Recreation Leaders to fill the following seasonal positions:

  • Program Staff
  • Inclusion Aides
  • Program Supervisors
  • Day Camp Supervisors
  • Lifeguards
  • Day Camp Recreation Leaders
  • Special Olympics
  • Referees

Available Positions:

    For more information...
    contact Maria Losselyoung, Staff Manager, at or 847-455-2100 x232


    WSSRA is an ideal agency to complete your internship. You will have a variety of experiences that may guide you to a specific career.


    Volunteer Experience

    In addition to paid positions, WSSRA offers you the opportunity to volunteer and make a difference.


    All staff and volunteers receive training prior to participation in a program. Trainings are held throughout the year, and teach program adaptations and disability awareness. We will review policies, procedures and staff expectations.
    Volunteer at WSSRA
    Things You Should Know
    • You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the program sites.
    • You must be 16 years or older for paid employment.
    • Individuals under 16 years of age are encouraged to volunteer with parent approval.
    West Suburban Special Recreation Association
    2915 Maple Street
    Franklin Park, IL 60131
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
    P 847.455.2100 | F 847.455.2157
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