Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are an important part of MDA’s 70-year history. Through volunteer committees, boards, community events, and Summer Camps where kids build confidence and independence, volunteers are tightly woven into MDA’s fabric.
While there is a continued need for volunteers, MDA’s top priority is the health and safety of our families, volunteers, and staff. Due to the community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), MDA has made the difficult decision to cancel, postpone, or make virtual many in-person programs and volunteer events.
Join us virtually, and help MDA transform the lives of kids and adults living with neuromuscular diseases.
Here are a few ways you can make a difference:
MDA is holding virtual events including galas, and MDA Game Nights. We also have needs for virtual event-based volunteering. Sign up as an Event Volunteer to make an impact on a local MDA committees and future fundraising events.
Summer Camp Volunteer
Sign up as a Summer Camp Volunteer to receive information about opportunities to work with children through our camp program. MDA Summer Camp is going virtual this year due to the pandemic, but we will share information for next summer’s in-person camp volunteer opportunities later this year, in the months leading up to next year’s camp season.
Community Outreach Volunteer
Represent MDA virtually in your community! Help MDA reach new networks within your communities and support our families. MDA Board of Directors positions are also available in select cities across the country.
Skills based volunteers are needed virtually to help with a variety of remote tasks including but not limited to, graphic design, photography, marketing, and bilingual translating.
Specialized training, criminal background check, and age restrictions may be required.
Ready to get started?
Fill out the form below to let us know you’re interested in becoming an MDA volunteer.
We’ll be in touch soon!
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.
Grant of permission and release and waiver of rights
For appearance in photographs and video
The Participant will participate in the Program during the Dates and at the Locations designated above.
If the Participant is a minor: I am the parent or legal guardian of the Participant (“my child”).
In consideration of my or my child’s (if applicable) participation in the Program, I hereby consent to the publication and use of my or my child’s (if applicable) name, likeness, voice, writings, diagnosis and other biographical material (together the “Participant’s Likeness”) for the purpose of promotion, publicity, advertising, or other manner, by MDA, its agents, licensees or assigns, throughout the world in perpetuity. Use of the Participant’s Likeness shall include, but not be limited to, photographs, sound and video recordings, films, broadcasts, brochures, publications, reports, web pages, social media posts, promotional materials or any other audio-visual, electronic, printed, tangible work in any media or format, now known or later developed (the “Materials”). I acknowledge that neither I, nor my child (if applicable), shall have any ownership in or use of the Materials or any right of review or approval regarding the use of the Participant’s Likeness in the Materials.
Except for the consideration recited above, I understand that I will not be compensated for my or my child’s (if applicable) services rendered in connection with the Materials, but that MDA will be relying on this Grant of Permission and Release and Waiver of Rights (the “Release”) in determining to use the Materials. Accordingly, I also hereby release and hold harmless MDA, along with its respective directors, officers, employees, volunteers, chapters, licensees, cooperating entities, agencies, their representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action arising out of the use of the Participant’s Likeness, in accordance with the terms of this Release.
This Release shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.
Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc.
Liability waiver, assumption of risk and indemnification agreement
Waiver of Liability
In consideration of my (my child’s) participation in Muscular Dystrophy Association, Inc. (“MDA”) volunteer activities and all related activities (the “Volunteer Activities”), I, on behalf of myself, (my child), my heirs, personal representatives, and assigns (the “Releasing Parties”), do hereby release, waive, and discharge MDA, its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, chapters, licensees, cooperating entities, agencies, their representatives, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns (the “Protected Parties”) from liability arising from any and all claims, in whole or in part, resulting from the inherent risks of the Volunteer Activities or from the negligence of the Protected Parties to the greatest extent allowed by law.
Assumption of Risk
I understand the inherent risks of the Volunteer Activities.
I have read the previous paragraphs, and I know and understand the nature of the Volunteer Activities. I understand the demands of those activities relative to my (my child’s) physical condition, and I appreciate the types of injuries that may occur as a result of the Volunteer Activities and their potential impact on my (my child’s) well-being and lifestyle. I hereby assert that my (my child’s) participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks.
I agree to hold harmless, defend and indemnify the Protected Parties from any and all claims of mine, (my child), my spouse, family members, or others arising from my injury or loss due to my (my child’s) participation in the Volunteer Activities, including those arising from the inherent risks of the Volunteer Activities or the negligence of the Protected Parties to the greatest extent allowed by law.
Acknowledgement of Understanding; Severability; Jurisdiction
I have read this Liability Waiver, Assumption of Risk and Indemnification Agreement and fully understand its terms. I further acknowledge that I am signing the agreement freely and voluntarily and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability. If any portion of this agreement is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.