Volunteer Opportunities - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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The National Capital Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


  1. Volunteerism

    Programs & Services Volunteer

    The Programs and Services department is looking for volunteers who are available to come into the office on a regular basis to help with phone calls and data entry. Days and times are flexible. Call 202-296-5363, option 2, or email VolunteerDC@nmss.org.
  2. Volunteerism

    Community Representative

    Are you a people person? Do you love educating people about MS? Are you looking for a new way to get involved with the National MS Society?
    If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you may be a great fit for the National Capital Chapter's Community Representative Program. Community Representatives attend various workplace giving and health fairs in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia to speak with the public about MS and the work of the National MS Society.
    To learn more about becoming a Community Representative, please call 202-296-5363, option 2, or email VolunteerDC@nmss.org.
  3. Volunteerism

    Volunteer Photographer

    Love to take photos? We're always looking for volunteer photographers to shoot our events and programs. Call us at 202-296-5363, option 2, or email VolunteerDC@nmss.org.
  4. Volunteerism

    Outreach Specialist

    Are you a health care professional or do you know someone who is? We're looking for volunteer health care professionals to help us do outreach in rural Fauquier County, Va. Read the complete job description, or pass this on to someone who might be interested.
  5. Volunteerism

    Administrative Assistant Volunteer

    We're seeking an administrative assistant volunteer who is comfortable answering phones, signing for packages, distributing faxes, and filing.  If you can volunteer one day a week, we'd love your help!  Call us at 202-296-5363, option 2, or email VolunteerDC@nmss.org.
  6. Volunteerism

    Sign up to be a Friendly Visitor

    What is a Friendly Visitor?

    Friendly Visitors are remarkable individuals who recognize that by making one monthly visit to a nursing home resident with MS, they can help change a life. Visitors will receive comprehensive training before the initial visit and continued support as needed throughout the program.

    What is expected of a Friendly Visitor?

    • A one-hour per month commitment for a minimum of six months
    • Participation in regular training sessions
    • A warm and caring personality

    If you are interested in becoming a friendly visitor, please complete the Visitor Registration Form.

    Emily Smith
  7. Fundraising Events

    Volunteer at a local event (Walk MS, Bike MS, Run MS, etc.)

    We depend on hundreds of volunteers to help with our fundraising events. Volunteers are needed to host rest stops, drive support vehicles, help with registration, cheer on our participants, and more. We also need administrative help in our office before and after each event.
    To learn more or register, please select an event:


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