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Cause Areas

When

Sat Jun 03, 2017 - Sat Jun 10, 2017

Where

402 N Cedar Bluff RoadSte 412Knoxville, TN 37923


About

As part of MDA’s mission to save and improve the lives of people fighting muscle disease, MDA provides a summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 - offered at no cost to their families. Each year, nearly 200 kids with muscle diseases in Tennessee attend MDA Summer Camp. Kids look forward to MDA camp year-round, and they almost all agree "it’s the best week of the year." This year MDA Camp is being held at YMCA Camp Widjiwagan in Antioch, TN.; Right outside Metro Nashville.

MDA needs caring people to volunteer as camp counselors. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so that they can do all the fun activities that summer camp offers. Counselors serve as a "buddy" for the week and participate in activities with the campers. They push wheelchairs, lift and transfer youngsters and provide assistance with daily living activities as needed.

In addition to bringing joy to our campers, this is an amazing opportunity to gain hands-on experience in education, recreation, family social sciences and medical professions and so on. As a camp volunteer, you will acquire a week of experience working with children living with neuromuscular disease, and if you are a student, you gain168 volunteer hours. MDA staff and the camp medical team provide all of the medical training needed for the week. The only request we have is that you enjoy working with kids, have an open heart, and willing to learn. (Notes: Food and lodging are provided to our volunteers at no cost.)

Skills

  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full week June 3-10

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