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Volunteering for Youth / Respite Services

Youth / Respite Services

We’ve all heard the term “Time is Money”, but there’s nothing more rewarding than volunteering your time for someone else.

You can volunteer with Muscular Dystrophy Ireland (MDI) in a variety of ways including:Youth Clubs, Summer Camps, Fundraising, Respite, Transport Services and Administration.

Getting involved is easy and you can get in touch by downloading the information below and returning the completed forms with appropriate attachments at your earliest convenience.  MDI welcomes volunteers from all sectors and backgrounds. Eg: Nurses, Social Care Students, Care Workers, Administrators, Drivers, etc.

Please note: There are two distinct types of volunteering within the organisation;

1) Service Provision
(eg Youth Clubs, Summer Camps and Personal Assistant Services) and

2) Fundraising & Administration
(eg, Bag Packs, Collections, Sponsored Events (Mini Marathons, Cycles etc) and office based administration
To volunteer for one or more of our Service Provision options please download, complete and return all of the forms below along with the appropriate information. Many thanks for considering to volunteer with MDI and we look forward to hearing from you.

Download Volunteering Handbook image

Below are the forms to be completed if you are volunteering for MDI’s Youth / Holiday Services.

If you wish to volunteer for fundraising services click here.
Volunteer Introductory Letter
Volunteer Declaration Form
Volunteer Application Form
GARDA Vetting Guidelines & Form
Volunteer Personal Contact Details Form

1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy
  •     •  General
  •     •  MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  •     •  Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  •     •  Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  •     •  Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD)
  •     •  General
  •     •  LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Congenital Fibre-type Disproportion Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositis

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Friedreich’s Ataxia

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified