Be a MDA Summer Camp Volunteer

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 counselor
-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

They deadline for counselor applications is May 1.

View the application here: Volunteer Application 2013


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