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The National MS Society works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Texas and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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  1. Advocacy

    Client Relations Specialist

    Overview:

    The Client Relations Specialist will serve as an early point of contact for people newly diagnosed with MS, welcoming them to the National MS Society and helping to determine their needs.

    Mary Deschler
    210-694-3223
    Email
  2. Marketing & Communications

    Contributing Writer: MS Connection

    Overview:

    As a contributing writer, volunteers will be responsible for gathering and organizing information from event constituents, volunteers and people living with multiple sclerosis and writing articles for MSConnection magazine. MSConnection is distributed throughout the South Central Region quarterly and available online.

    Lee Kilborn
    (469) 619-4703
    Email
  3. Volunteerism

    Volunteer Wellness Partnership Cultivator

    Overview:

    Wellness is a dynamic state of physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual and social well-being that can be achieved even in the presence of a chronic illness or disability. The South Central Region makes wellness programs available through a variety of approaches. This volunteer role is a unique opportunity to work with the Society staff to lead efforts to create new wellness opportunities, by connecting to community wellness instructors and/or community based wellness organizations.
     

    Lissa Giacco
    713-394-2928 or 800-323-4873
    Email
  4. Volunteerism

    MS Ambassador - Austin Area

    Overview:

    Serve as the “face” of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by helping spread awareness, educating the public and keeping the community aware of our vital mission year round.

    Melaine Riall
    712-394-2941
    Email
  5. Volunteerism

    MS Ambassador - Lubbock Area

    Overview:

    Serve as the “face” of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by helping spread awareness, educating the public and keeping the community aware of our vital mission year round.

    Lee Kilborn
    469-619-4703
    Email
  6. Volunteerism

    MS Ambassador - North Texas

    Overview:

    Serve as the “face” of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by helping spread awareness, educating the public and keeping the community aware of our vital mission year round.

    Lee Kilborn
    469-619-4703
    Email
  7. Volunteerism

    MS Ambassador - San Antonio Area

    Overview:

    Serve as the “face” of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society by helping spread awareness, educating the public and keeping the community aware of our vital mission year round.

    Lee Kilborn
    469-619-4703
    Email
  8. Fundraising Events

    Voluneer Leadership Team Member (BP MS 150)

    Position Overview

    Volunteer Leadership Team (VLT) Members will serve as volunteer group leaders and/or event area volunteer coordinators, creating a working infrastructure during BP MS 150 event weekend.

    Melanie Riall
    713-394-2941
    Email
  9. Volunteerism

    Volunteer Connection Facilittor - Houston

    Overview:  Welcome Volunteers to the MS Society through peer-to-peer communication and help identify the most meaningful volunteer positions(s) availab.e

    Melanie Riall
    713-394-2941
    Email
  10. Volunteerism

    Database Management Volunteer Module

    Overview:

    Assist the Volunteer Engagement department with duplicating and editing volunteer positions for Fiscal year 2015 in our constituent database, Altair.  Constituents consist of members, event participants, program participants, volunteers and donors.

    Connie Kobitter
    713-394-2959
    Email
  11. Volunteerism

    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.

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Take a leadership role in engaging with elected officials via multiple avenues to help foster a relationship between MS activists and elected officials.
    • Collaborate with your State’s Government Relations Committee
    • Attend MS State Action Days and/or Public Policy Conference when possible
    • Receive elected official’s email/mail communications
    • Monitor and track the elected official’s district activities and public events
    • Attend town hall meetings and other public forums to engage on issues that impact people affected by MS
    • Help build the MS movement’s profile of elected officials by providing key biographical data and information to Society government relations staff
    • Conduct in-district legislative visits when needed
    • Complete on-going training
    • Raise awareness of MS policy issues by utilizying multiple media strategies

    Qualifications:

    • Responsible and reliable
    • Able to communicate respectfully and use good judgment
    • Able to represent MS movement position on local, state and federal issues
    • Comfortable with public speaking
    • Strong Interpersonal skills
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills
    • Good note-taking and ablity to follow-up
    • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel, internet)
    • Interest in growing Social Media skills to connect with elected officials
    • Able to travel to and from district meetings/events

    Time Commitment:

    This is an ongoing position requiring a time commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per month (some months more and some months less depending on legislative cycles) for a minimum of two years. Regular calls and meetings with Society government relations staff will be required to discuss progress and strategize next steps. (in-person or by phone).

    Education and Support:

    Training and support will be provided by Society staff as well as other volunteer leaders

     

    To volunteer, complete a volunteer registration form.  A regional Advocacy staff member will contact you with next steps.

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