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The Greater Illinois Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS across a 73-county territory, starting at the Wisconsin-Illinois border and extending south through the northern and central areas of Illinois, and to raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


  1. Volunteerism

    Research Symposium (Oct. 17, 2015)

    The annual Fannie and Charles Penikoff Research Symposium will take place on Saturday, October 17 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, IL from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This free educational program will offer presentations by experts who will speak on topics related to research, treatments and wellness programs.  There will also be a Health Expo, luncheon, Annual Meeting and a Volunteer Recognition Awards program.  

    We need volunteers to assist with various areas of this day to ensure a successful program.  To sign up as a volunteer, please go to this Research Symposium volunteer registration page.  

    Volunteer Department
  2. Volunteerism

    Menu of Volunteer Opportunities

    The Greater Illinois Chapter offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for you to choose from.  We invite you to view our Menu of Volunteer Opportunties to see what may be the right type of volunteer position for you.  


    Ready to sign up?  We invite you to complete our volunteer application online.  Our staff will contact you with information on volunteer assignments that may be a good fit for you.  

    Volunteer Department
  3. Volunteerism

    Walk MS Peoria and Urbana (Sept. 13, 2015)

    Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. When you participate in this community event, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. We’ve been walking since 1988 and to date have raised more than $870 million to support life changing programs and cutting-edge research.

    Volunteers are needed on Sunday, September 13 in the areas of check in (registration, volunteers), activities (food tent, join the movement, kids area, spirit/cheer) and logistics (route support, clean up/tear down).  Time shifts are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Select one or more shifts to help out. 

    Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt, refreshments, and lots of appreciation from everyone!  

    To sign up as a volunteer, go to www.WalkMS.org and select either Peoria or Urbana. 

    Volunteer Development office

Sign Up to Volunteer

Tell us more about your interests by completing our Volunteer Application form!

If you would like to speak with us about which volunteer opportunity is right for you, please ask for the Volunteer Development department by calling 312.421.4500 or email us at VolunteerIllinois@nmss.org.


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