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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.

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  1. Volunteerism

    Internships

    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.
     

    Wendy Allison
    503.445.8356
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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

    The Good Egg Project

    For professional volunteer opportunities, also check out The Good Egg Project
     

     

    Wendy Allison
    503.445.8356
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    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
    503.445.8356
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  4. Advocacy

    MS Activist

    Raise your voice in local, state and federal government advocacy to advocate on behalf of people living with MS!

    Wendy Allison
    503.445.8356
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  5. Marketing & Communications

    The Good Egg Project

    Introducing The Good Egg Project: Marketing + Content that Matters

    Whether you’re a student looking to dip your toes into social media, a freelance designer thirsting for projects with deeper meaning, an agency who wants to give back to the community, or a well-established creative who wants to squeeze a little more from the “work that matters” orange, we’ve got the zing for you.

    Powered by an elite team of volunteers and interns, Good Egg will support the marketing efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Oregon chapter.

    Learn more

  6. Marketing & Communications

    Social Media Powerhouse

    If you LOVE Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, prepare to spark goodness. You’ll work with our Marketing Director to plan, write and schedule posts across multiple social channels, help build our fan base, blog, manage monthly reports, and live tweet/Instagram at our events. You probably also appreciate dogs. Dogs, according to Mark Twain, are nice. We agree.
     
    Time Commitment: 6 month internship (2-3 hrs/wk + extra during event season)
    Number of volunteers needed: 1-2
    Location: Remotely/Chapter Office
    auGi Garred
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    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
    503.445.8356
    Email
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    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
    503.445.8356
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    Super Blogger

    Do you love to write? Actively blog? Want to build or expand your writing resume? We’re seeking ambitious, community-focused content creators to contribute regularly to our blog. Articles range from personal interviews to event recaps. Interested?

    auGi
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    Web Producer

    Internship/volunteer opportunity (unpaid)
    10-15 hrs/week
    3 month minimum commitment
    Works remotely or in office (located in John's Landing, Portland)
     
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities
    • Manage ongoing content updates
    • Format text and images
    • Identify and fix rogue HTML code (sometimes text formatting needs a little manual assistance)
    • Run monthly Google Analytics reports

    Experience

    • 2-3 years managing websites through an enterprise-level CMS
    • Basic HTML knowledge
    • Intermediate use of Photoshop
    • Organize and categorize deep levels of content
    • If you have SEO skills, even better
    • Familiarity with SharePoint and Basecamp a plus
    Feel like you've got the goods?

    If so, send a brief cover letter, 2-3 sites you've worked on and the answer to this question: in high school, what rock star did you most want to emulate?

    Thanks!
     
    auGi Garred
    augi.garred@nmss.org
    augi Garred
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