TENNESSEE VALLEY (WHNT) - If you`re 16 or older, you`re invited to apply and join the Muscular Dystrophy Association team as a summer camp volunteer.
At most MDA camps, volunteer counselors work one-on-one with campers, providing the around-the-clock care, close supervision and the attention that children with muscular dystrophy need. Counselors push wheelchairs, meet the daily needs of each child and become a youngster`s friend for a week. MDA especially is in need of male camp volunteers; however, female camp volunteers also are needed.
You can make a difference in the life of a child as a:
-Volunteer medical staff
-Volunteer activity/program coordinator
-Volunteer camp planning committee member
-Volunteer water safety instructor
It`s a tall order to be an MDA camp counselor. Counselors are paired with one camper 24 hours a day for the camp week and their goal it is to make camp a safe and fun experience for the campers. MDA looks for people who can fulfill many specific responsibilities and duties in addition to meeting their camper`s emotional and physical needs. MDA provides pre-camp training to all camp volunteers.
How to become a volunteer:
Complete a volunteer application through your local MDA office.
Submit three letters of reference.
Consent to a criminal background check.
Interview with MDA staff.
Contact your local MDA office if you're interested in volunteering at MDA summer camp, or visit their website at http://mda.org/summer-camp
They deadline for counselor applications is May 1.
View the application here: Volunteer Application 2013