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

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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.

    Rusty Benton
    (678)534-3588
    Email
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    Volunteer at the MS Life Center in Atlanta

    We are leaders in the worldwide MS movement, mobilizing millions of people to do something about MS now. One of our primary strategies is to expand the impact of the MS movement by fully integrating volunteer talents and skills Society-wide and by developing new and enhanced community collaborations and partnerships.

    Join us in our movement to create a world free of MS, volunteer at the MS Life Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Volunteers are needed every day in our office. The MS Society office is a busy place, especially in the spring and late summer. Staff depends on the help of volunteers of all skill levels to assist with a number of tasks. Some examples of ongoing work include: stuffing envelopes, collating, copying, filing, answering phones, data entry and making calls to clients and donors.

    We also offer a wide variety of project-specific or one-time volunteer opportunities, such as preparing bike tour numbers or counting money after a walk event. Another way that volunteers can help is by working directly with one staff member over an extended period of time either in the office or by serving on an event or program committee.

    For more information on volunteer opportunities please contact Russell Benton, Events Specialist.

    General:
    Volunteer Office Assistant
    Day of Cash Processing Volunteer (Walk MS)

    Communications:
    Marketing
    Graphic Design
    MS Ambassador
    Information Technology (IT)
    Phone Calls

    Rusty Benton
    678-672-1000
    Email
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    Volunteer at Bike MS: Cox Atlanta Ride

    Thank you for your interest in participating as a volunteer. There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check.
     

    Rusty Benton
    678-534-3588
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