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Volunteers Needed for MDA Camp

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The Muscular Dystrophy Association needs help with their summer camp this year.

They are looking for volunteer counselors and medical staff to help care for the kids with the disease.

The volunteers must be at least 16 years old, and you will be assigned to one camper to help them with different activities like swimming, sports, horseback riding.

If you want to be a part of the medical staff, then you will supervise all the campers.

Here's more information released by MDA leaders:

WHO:   Individuals who want to be volunteer counselors and medical staff to care for youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

Volunteer counselors must be at least 16 years old. Campers' ages range from 6 to 17. Each counselor is a companion to an MDA camper, helping them with camp activities (swimming, sports, horseback riding, arts & crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing).

Additionally, MDA is seeking physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, physical therapists and other medical professionals to be volunteers for the camp's medical staff. Medical staff will supervise and maintain the health and well-being of all camp participants.

WHAT:  Help make the magic happen at annual MDA summer camps throughout the country. More than 4,300 volunteers are needed to help provide some 3,500 campers with an unforgettable week at MDA summer camp. To volunteer at a camp near you, or to learn more about summer camp, contact an MDA office near you by visiting mda.org/locate.  

WHEN:  Now through the summer at nearly 80 MDA summer camps throughout the United States.

WHERE:  At nearly 80 MDA summer camps throughout the United States. Visit mda.org/locate for the camp near you.

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