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The Colorado-Wyoming Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Colorado and Wyoming and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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  1. Fundraising Events

    Volunteer for Bike MS

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    Volunteer for Walk MS

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    Volunteer for MuckFest MS

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    Volunteer for Hike MS

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    Boulder County MS Ambassadors, On-going Position

    MS Ambassadors assist the Chapter by increasing public awareness and understanding of multiple sclerosis and how the National MS Society supports people with MS.

    Volunteers represent the Colorado – Wyoming Chapter at speaking engagements, health fairs, community events and other venues.

    Anna Russo
    970-494-5987
    Email
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    Admin Volunteer, Western Slope

    Assists staff with administrative duties around the office. The volunteer will answer the phone, assist with recruitment calls, thank you cards to sponsors, team captains and top fundraisers,with file organization and general office up-keep. Time commitment varies, ideally at least once a week for 2-3 hours.

    Grand Junction, CO81501
    Suzie Reel
    (970) 263-4393
    Email
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    Programs Volunteer, Western Slope

    Assists programs staff by putting together new client packets for doctors offices, ensuring the Western Slope Service Provider list is up to date, creating a spreadsheet of library materials and brochures.

    Time commitment varies, ideally at least once a week for 2-3 hours.

    Grand Junction, CO81501
    Suzie Reel
    970-263-4393
    Email
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    MS Ambassador, On-going Opportunity

    MS Ambassadors assist the Chapter with increasing public awareness and understanding of multiple sclerosis and how the National MS Society supports people with MS.

    Volunteers represent the Colorado – Wyoming Chapter at speaking engagements, at health fairs, community events and other venues.

    Sarah Ness
    Email
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    Data Entry Matching Gifts Volunteer, On-Going Opportunity

    A volunteer is needed to help process matching gift donations. We're looking for someone with basic Microsoft Excel, data entry, internet search, and basic Microsoft Access ability, legible handwriting, mailing, faxing, attention to details.

    Time commitment is one time per week 2-3 hours now through event season (mid-July). There will be a 3 hour training before starting. 

    Denver, CO80209
    Sarah Ness
    303-698-5443
    Email
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    Fundraising Website Editor, On-going Opportunity

    Assist our operations team by ensuring fundraising participant pages are up to date. Must be comfortable using computers and the internet with a strong attention to detail. Training will be provided. 

    Time commitment is one day per week for 2-3 hours. Once proficient in the skills required, this job can be completed at home.

    Denver, CO80209
    Sarah Ness
    303-698-5443
    Email
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    Front Desk Volunteer, On-going Opportunity

    Assist our Front Desk Staff with front desk responsibilities including answering incoming phone calls and greeting visitors to the office, providing telephone support to callers.

    Requires the ability to project a professional, enthusiastic, and positive telephone voice and in-person demeanor to those calling or visiting the Chapter office and to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding client and donor information.

    Time commitment is one Wednesday a month from 10 am-1:30pm for the year.

    Denver, CO80209
    Sarah Ness
    303-698-5443
    Email
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    Programs and Services Peer Support Projects

    Project 1
    Assist a constituent living with MS in the Denver area with website maintenance for their non-profit. Volunteer will assist in converting the website over to a software program called Coffee Cup. Constituent is willing to pay a small wage to the right individual.

    Project 2
    Assist a constituent living with MS in the Denver area by taking dictation for a book he is writing.

    Sarah Ness
    303-698-5443
    Email
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    District Activist Leader

    Have you met with your elected official and shared how MS affects you? Are you interested in growing this relationship to keep people with MS are front of mind as he or she considers legislation? Lead the way in your community by becoming a volunteer District Activist Leader.

    As a District Activist Leader, you will build and foster critical relationships with the elected officials in your legislative district. You will serve as a liaison between these officials and the Society, helping to develop a reliable grassroots movement across the state and the country.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Take a leadership role in engaging with elected officials via multiple avenues to help foster a relationship between MS activists and elected officials.
    • Collaborate with your State’s Government Relations Committee
    • Attend MS State Action Days and/or Public Policy Conference when possible
    • Receive elected official’s email/mail communications
    • Monitor and track the elected official’s district activities and public events
    • Attend town hall meetings and other public forums to engage on issues that impact people affected by MS
    • Help build the MS movement’s profile of elected officials by providing key biographical data and information to Society government relations staff
    • Conduct in-district legislative visits when needed
    • Complete on-going training
    • Raise awareness of MS policy issues by utilizying multiple media strategies

    Qualifications:

    • Responsible and reliable
    • Able to communicate respectfully and use good judgment
    • Able to represent MS movement position on local, state and federal issues
    • Comfortable with public speaking
    • Strong Interpersonal skills
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills
    • Good note-taking and ablity to follow-up
    • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel, internet)
    • Interest in growing Social Media skills to connect with elected officials
    • Able to travel to and from district meetings/events

    Time Commitment:

    This is an ongoing position requiring a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per month (some months more and some months less depending on legislative cycles) for a minimum of two years. Regular calls and meetings with Society government relations staff will be required to discuss progress and strategize next steps. (in-person or by phone).

    Education and Support:

    Training and support will be provided by Society staff as well as other volunteer leaders

     

    To volunteer, complete a volunteer registration form.  A regional Advocacy staff member will contact you with next steps.

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