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The Gateway Area Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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  1. Advocacy

    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.

    Sarah Gentry
    314-446-4193
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  2. Volunteerism

    Marketing and Communications Intern

    The intern will support the overall communications efforts of the agency including media relations, news and feature-story development, and website updates. Work will include a variety of projects to strengthen the Chapter’s visibility in our 90-county service area, support marketing efforts for the fundraising and services department, and provide information to important audiences on MS and the organization.

    For more information: click here

    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  3. Volunteerism

    Wellness and Therapeutic Recreation Intern

    The student will participate in developing and implementing programs and documenting outcomes for therapeutic exercise, wellness/educational programs for people with multiple sclerosis and their families.

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    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  4. Volunteerism

    Public Policy Intern

    The intern will support the advocacy efforts of the chapter through monitoring proposed legislation (spring semester), organizing and communicating with grassroots volunteers, conducting issue research, and helping to distill complicated legislative issues into simple language for a variety of audiences.

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    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  5. Volunteerism

    Programs Intern

    The intern will assist in maintaining peer support program essentials and also be a part in developing new, innovative changes for our Talk MS (self-help) Groups. Summer term only: The intern will also help with pre-camp work, which could include filing, tracking applications, calls to screen campers, and program development.

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    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  6. Volunteerism

    Social Work Intern

    The intern will provide direct assistance support to the Financial Assistance and Care Management. The majority of client contact happens over the phone, with occasional home visits and visits to MS Comprehensive Care Centers at local hospitals. Interns will assist with processing applications & helping to determine eligibility for financial assistance, as well as offering guidance and referrals to other available community resources. 

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    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  7. Volunteerism

    Volunteer Recruitment Intern

    The intern will work with the Volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator to administer the 1,600 plus volunteers the agency utilizes. The intern will assist with human resources related tasks including the recruitment, screening, and administration of the volunteer and internship processes during our major event season. 
     

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    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  8. Volunteerism

    Event Planning and Logistics Intern

    The intern will assist with the organization, and/or implementation of the special events and fundraising campaigns that make our chapter’s services and investments in MS-related medical research. 
     

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    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  9. Volunteerism

    Bike MS Volunteer

    The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer's contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of this event. 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. Below are some examples of Bike MS volunteer opportunities.

    • Registration
    • Parking
    • Meals
    • Snacks
    • Finish Line Festivities *Great for kids and groups!*
    • Rest Stops *Great for kids and groups!*
    • Set up/Clean up
    • Much more

    Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts between Friday, September 5th-Sunday, September 7th in Columbia, MO. Register to volunteer today!

    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email
  10. Volunteerism

    Walk MS Volunteer

    The success of Walk MS is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help make the event a great experience. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of skills, talents, abilities and interests. Your donation of time is greatly appreciated and needed to create successful events. From pre-event planning to day-of implementation, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make Walk MS successful. The only requirement we have of you is a sincere desire to help us end MS forever!

    Registration will begin at the beginning of next year. If you're interested in volunteering in one of our Fall walks please contact Amanda Dieker. 

    Amanda Dieker
    1-800-344-4867
    Email

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