Volunteer Opportunities - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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


  1. Volunteerism

    Development Intern

    Working in the Development Department, the Development Intern will be responsible for assisting with the general development functions including: sponsor relations for Walk MS, Bike MS, and Gala; support for Walk MS, Bike MS; and Relationship Coordinator and fundraising support. The intern will provide event support to the Development Team and assist with distribution, recruitment, and fundraising.
    Wendy Allison
  2. Volunteerism

    Gain Skills while Interning at the National MS Society

    Interested in event planning and fundraising? Would you like to learn more about non-profit development work? The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon Chapter is looking for highly motivated individuals who work well on a team as well as independently. Do you also have super organizational skills? Even better! These are unpaid internships.

    Open Positions

    • Development Intern
    • Development Intern - Walk MS
    • Development Intern - Bike MS

    Time Commitment: 8 - 10 hours per week

    Wendy Allison
  3. Volunteerism

    MS Ambassador

    MS Ambassadors are a group of dedicated volunteers that spread the word about MS and the programs and services offered by the National MS Society. These volunteers educate, engage and encourage others to Join the Movement® to create a world free of MS.
    MS Ambassadors expertly represent the Society’s movement toward a world free of MS by mobilizing the community and increasing public understanding, awareness and education of MS. Ambassadors have a variety of responsibilities:
    • Educate the general public about MS, the Society and Chapter activities by participating in local health fairs, visiting community/civic groups, public speaking opportunities and media appearances.
    • Attend Chapter programs, fundraising events, and Walk MS and Bike MS team fundraisers/kick-offs to talk about the Society and Oregon Chapter.
    • Advocate locally and nationally for issues that impact the MS community.
    • Recruit new volunteers and participants for Chapter activities.
    • Participate in MS Awareness Week activities.
    Wendy Allison
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    Professional Volunteer

    A professional volunteer is a volunteer who does one or more of the following:

    • Takes charge of a project, program, event, training, or serves on a committee
    • Shares their professional skills in areas such as finance, technology, law, graphic design, marketing, etc. 
    • Coordinates their assignment and is accountable for its success
    • Communicates the details of their assignment and serves as a resource for other volunteers
    • Organizes, leads and inspires volunteers before, during and after their assignment
    • May initiate new projects



    Wendy Allison
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    Receive an educational foundation and gain experience while making a difference in the lives of people with MS. Students support Chapter staff in planning, cultivating, marketing and other duties that provide lasting skills and contribute to the Chapter’s success.

    Janis Kramer


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