Volunteer as a support group facilitator at the Muscular Dystrophy Association


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

East BayAlameda, CA 94501

About

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking a volunteer to serve as support group facilitator for a quarterly group for people living with Muscular Dystrophy and their caregivers. We are looking for someone with experience as a social worker, counselor, has mindfulness training or has experience supporting people with life-threatening conditions, addressing grief and loss and related support group experience.

The group would meet 4 times a year (Quarterly) either in San Jose or the East Bay Area. (There will be one group in each location.)

Who we are?

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is leading the fight to free individuals - and the families who love them - from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle-debilitating diseases. Together with our supporters, we’re helping kids and adults live longer and grow stronger. And here is how:

Cure: Finding research breakthroughs across related diseases,

Care: Caring for kids and adults from day one at 150 MDA care centers at top hospitals in US and Puerto Rico

Champion: empowering families with services and support.

To learn more, look at our website: www.mda.org

What is Muscular Dystrophy?

Muscular Dystrophy is an umbrella term used to describe the 43 different muscle conditions that MDA offers assistance to. They range from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to Spinal Muscular Atrophy and lesser known ones such as Bethlem Myopathy. All of these muscle-debilitating diseases take away physical strength, independence, and life."

Skills

  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Healthcare
  • Family Therapy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 4 times a year (quarterly). Each meeting is 3h.

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