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 assist on various projects including making phone calls, data entry, auction procurement, supply assistance and more. 4-hour shifts between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm are encouraged, but can be flexible based on your schedule and business needs. Specialized HIPAA training required and provided, must be at least 18 years old.
- 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 and fire departments 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.