FEMA Youth Preparedness Council - applications due March 8
FEMA is now accepting applications for the national Youth Preparedness Council, a group of students in grades 8 through 11 who are selected to support disaster preparedness and make a difference in their communities.  This is an opportunity for young people to engage with FEMA on their perspectives, feedback, and opinions related to preparedness, to grow their leadership skills, and to support the resilience of their communities.
Youth Preparedness Council members hold two-year terms and are selected based on their involvement in extracurricular activities, their leadership experience, and any experience related to preparedness and emergency management.
The newly redesigned online application, which officially launched on January 27, 2020, is expected to enhance the experience for applicants and encourage more young people to apply.  Students may complete their applications and submit online through March 8, 2020.  Selected candidates will be notified in May 2020.  Interested students can apply online at https://community.fema.gov/applytoYPC.
For more information about the Youth Preparedness Council or other youth-focused preparedness initiatives, contact  FEMA-Prepare@fema.dhs.gov.

MDA Summer Camp - Minnesota /Dakotas - Volunteer information - Application deadline is April 26
Want to learn how to work with children with neuromuscular disease and gain invaluable skills like: problem solving, collaboration, people management and persuasion?
MDA Minnesota/ Dakotas holds TWO WEEKS of MDA Summer Camp where you can gain those skills and so much more. As a volunteer you'll be paired with a child with neuromuscular disease, you'll be there to help them with their daily tasks but your also there to help them have fun. New volunteers can volunteer for one week, but you can also volunteer to help with other tasks while we prep for the 2020 camp season if you're interested. We do office in the metro so it could be very convenient if you're from that area.
MDA Summer Camp is located in Maple Lake, Minnesota at True Friends – Camp Courage. This is a totally accessible camp, meaning everyone can do everything! From ziplining to gathering around the campfire. 
If you're interested, please contact us as soon as possible because the deadlines for camp volunteer applications approach fast. The Deadline is April 26th 2020. Once you email me, I can send you the links to sign up for camp or answer any questions you might have!
If you're ready to say "Yes" to volunteering for MDA Summer Camp you can follow the step below.
Please follow the steps below to apply for 2020 MDA Summer Camp:
  1. Please complete the short questionnaire by clicking the following: Interested Volunteers
  2. The next step is to watch MDA's HIPAA training.
  3. After you've viewed this training, please visit UltraCamp to begin the MDA camp application process. You will have the option to choose the MDA Summer Camp session you would like to volunteer for.
Name of Minnesota Dakotas Camp Sessions:
MN - True Friends Conference & Retreat Center - Week #1 - VOLUNTEER: 6/6/2020-6/12/2020 – (Serving Campers ages 8-12)
MN - True Friends Conference & Retreat Center - Week #2 - VOLUNTEER: 6/13/2020-6/19/2020 – (Serving Campers ages 13-17)
Again, there isn't a better way to cultivate your skills for working with people and people with disabilities for the future. We can also provide letters of reference for any future job seekers and you can network with all the volunteers who have various professions.
We look forward to speaking with you.
Heather Hedgecock and Abby Meyer
Care & Clinical Services Specialist
Muscular Dystrophy Association
7401 Metro Blvd Suite 325
Edina, MN 55439
o: (952) 832-5517 option "1"
f: (952) 831-7131