NISRA's full-time staff work hand-in-hand with a strong group of part-time staff and volunteers, who bring a wide range of talents to programs.
Do you have a talent you would like to share? Do you enjoy helping people?
Each season NISRA may have openings for part-time staff. Individuals, 17 years and older, may apply for a wide range of roles in our recreation programs. Staff members work together as a team to lead activities, assist participants in developing skills, achieve goals and, most of all, have fun!
Summer, Fall, and Winter/Spring part-time positions include:
Learn more about part-time work opportunities that may be available in our recreation programs by calling the NISRA office at (815) 459-0737 or sending an email message to
NISRA periodically seeks experienced art instructors to lead our visual arts programs. Contact Emily at the NISRA office at (815) 459-0737 for more information and click here for the job description.
Each winter and spring the NISRA full-time staff are securing staff for our summer camps. While many camp staff are eager to come back, there are usually some openings for new ones! Summer camp positions include:
Learn more about working in our summer camps by calling the NISRA office or sending an email message to
Volunteers play a valuable part in NISRA's programs. With volunteers, we create opportunities where participants can receive more individualized attention. The Association’s recreation program season runs between 6 and 8 weeks in length and we request volunteers to commit for the entire season. Programs consist of a variety of activities including but not limited to assisting at bowling, swimming, cultural arts, social groups and Special Olympics sports. Most weekly programs meet once a week and are 1 – 3 hours in duration. In addition to weekly programs, one day special event opportunities may also be available for individual or group volunteering. Please note, volunteers must be at least 15 years of age or older.