MDA For Strength Independence & Life

Ways to Get Involved

Together with our generous supporters, MDA is fighting to free kids and adults from the harm of muscle-debilitating diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger. We need caring individuals like you to help us bring more treatments, the best care and life-changing support to families today.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the driving force that enables MDA to support families in hometowns across America. Our volunteers are the heart of MDA's programs, making experiences like Summer Camp, support groups, seminars, special events and many other initiatives possible for families who are counting on us.

Here are just a few ways you can make a difference.

  • Office Volunteer: You’ll join us in the office to work on various projects including making phone calls, data entry, auction procurement, supply assistance and more. 4-hour shifts between 9:00 am 5:00 pm are encouraged, but it’s based on your schedule. Specialized HIPAA training required and provided, must be at least 18 years old.
  • Day of Event Volunteers: Help us to make MDA special events a success. You can work on events like Muscle Walk, Lock-Up, Galas, and Golf tournaments. Time commitment varies depending on event and time of year.
  • Community Outreach Volunteer: Share MDA in your community through MDA Summer Camp Recruitment presentations, reaching out to and visiting retail partners who fundraise for MDA, supporting health and job fairs, and other opportunities. Time commitment varies throughout the year.
  • Summer Camp Volunteer: Apply to spend a life-changing week at MDA Summer Camp. Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old (18 at some camps) and will provide campers with around-the-clock care and companionship. Counselors push wheelchairs, meet the daily needs of each child and become a youngster’s friend for a week. Volunteer selection is based on a completed camp application, clear criminal background check, three references and an interview with MDA staff. Training required and provided. (Still in need of male counselsors for 2016 Summer Camps, all other positions are almost filled)

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