Volunteers sought for MDA summer camp

Individuals who want to be volunteer counselors and medical staff to care for youngsters with muscular dystrophy and related diseases are needed for the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association summer camp according to Roxan Olivas, MDA public relations vice president.

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 and crafts, etc.) and day-to-day activities (eating, bathing and dressing).

Additionally, the association 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, said Olivas.

More than 4,300 volunteers are needed to help provide some 3,500 campers nation-wide with an unforgettable week at MDA summer camp.

To volunteer at Louisiana camp, or to learn more about summer camp, visiting mda.org/locate.

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