Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunities

The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central and Southeastern Virginia is currently looking for volunteers for this year’s summer camp the week of June 7-13, 2014. MDA seeks to recruit volunteers studying Pre-Health at the University of Virginia with the thought that student volunteers at summer camp will have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with children who have neuromuscular diseases and simultaneously deepen their understanding of coursework. Each camper is assigned to one volunteer camp counselor so that we have a 1-on-1 ratio, making the camp fun and accessible for all children!  Volunteer camp counselors help their campers with everything from camp activities (such as fishing, canoeing, and softball) to routine daily tasks (such as dressing, showering, and toileting) and will also receive training to assist with activities such as wheelchair transfers, physical therapy, and more. Also, volunteers will gain 144 hours of community service for their time at camp!
The volunteer will have a wonderful opportunity to learn from the campers, other counselors, medical staff, and more.  Volunteers will also be given a chance to create memories with campers while developing a special friendship that can last a life time.
2014 Camp Details:
Muscular Dystrophy Association 2014 Summer Camp
                         At the Airfield Conference & 4H Education Center, Wakefield, Virginia
                        June 7-13, 2014
As neuromuscular diseases affect more boys than girls, we have a disproportionate need for male volunteers

We hope that you are able to attend camp this year and help to make the campers’ experience exciting and memorable! If interested in volunteering please contact Michael Yeomans, MDA Camp Program Coordinator, at 804-285-2961 or by email at Camp will be June 7-13, 2014 but the deadline for applications is April 1, 2014Here is a YouTube video for those interested in learning more about the camp.
Click here for the information sheet and here for the volunteer application.