Volunteer and Internship Opportunities - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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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.


  1. 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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    Traci Buss
  2. 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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    Traci Buss
  3. Volunteerism

    Social Work Intern (Practicum)

    The intern will provide direct assistance support to the Financial Assistance and Wellness  programs. All client contact is on the telephone.
    • Assist with provision of agency services to people living with MS.
    • Identify and refer clients who may be eligible for MS Society, government benefits, or other agency services
    • Compile and evaluate statistics about service provision and customer satisfaction.
    • Research and compile information on community resources related to financial assistance to support individuals with MS.
    • Provide intermittent Service Management support to individuals with MS and their care partner, including processing appropriate documentation and following up with other community resources.
    • Students with interest in Social Work or the helping professions who have good written and verbal communication, computer and problem solving skills are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Physical Requirements:
    • Must have ability to perform various office duties, computer skills, knowledge of word and excel and strong interpersonal skills
    Training / Orientation Provided:
    • Training and education about MS, the agency, and the internship.
    • Clearly defined department priorities.
    • Explanation of intern’s scope of responsibilities.  An intern work plan is drafted and signed by both the intern and supervisor at the start of the internship.
    • Ongoing support and supervision provided by agency staff.
    At the end of the internship, the staff person supervising the internship fills out the Intern Evaluation Form and discusses it with the intern relating to his or her performance.  
    Time Commitment:
    14 to 16 hours a week with the regular business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, with the exact days and times to be determined according to your schedule.  
    Traci Buss
  4. 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.


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