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Volunteer for Virtual Summer Camp

Make an impact on the lives of children with muscular dystrophy or related diseases during their best week of the year.

Register to Volunteer 2021 Virtual Camp Info

Camp can change your life just as it changes the lives of campers.

MDA Virtual Summer Camp wouldn’t be possible without people like you. Each summer, hundreds of volunteers serve as counselors and medical staff for up to one week to help make Summer Camp a safe, fun and memorable experience.

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You’re there to help the kids, and you’re also there to help them function independently. If there’s any impact we make, it’s having these kids feel like they have more of an ability to live independently [than they did] prior to camp. As different as we are, we’re not that different.

As far as life decisions go, I cannot think of any other decision I have made that has made such a large impact on my life and career than agreeing to be a part of the MDA camp experience.

Heeren Patel, M.D., medical staff volunteer

At camp, the resiliency of the human spirit is evident all around you. It is a place where “I can’t” becomes “I can,” the “impossible” becomes “possible” and “limited” becomes “limitless.

Kaitlyn Thompson, counselor
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2020 MDA Summer Camps

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Volunteer's Role:

Assist in facilitating the virtual Summer Camp program with the support of MDA Staff.

Act as a companion, encourager, and moderator.

Create a fun, safe and inclusive virtual environment for Campers.

Encourage positive conversation that promotes strong self-esteem.

Have fun and participate in daily activities with enthusiasm.

Set a high standard of cooperation.

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Application requirements & time commitments:

18+ years old

*Past camp volunteer experience preferred

Online application through UltraCamp system

Criminal Background Check through Sterling Volunteers

Interview with MDA Staff

Training (~1 hour)
• Risk Management
• Verification Form
• Volunteer Orientation

Interested in becoming an MDA Summer Camp volunteer?

Complete our volunteer inquiry form. We'll be in touch!

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