Volunteer Opportunities - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Welcome to the Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter, serving residents of Utah and Idahoans living south of Idaho County. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone impacted by MS.The Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Utah and Idahoans living south of Idaho County and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


  1. Volunteerism


    Interns are a vital part of our team and they do a variety of work depending on our current needs. We strive to create a valuable learning experience to best support those interested in nonprofit work and becoming more involved in the Society. Although internships are unpaid, they can count for school credit. Please check with your school advisor to learn how this process works at your school or through your educational program.

    To inquire about internships please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at GetInvolved@nmss.org or by calling (801) 424-0113 for more information.

    Salt Lake City, UT84108
  2. Advocacy

    MS Activist

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

  3. Volunteerism

    Lead Volunteers at Walk MS

    Have experience working with and leading other volunteers? Enjoy being the "go to" person? The National MS Society, Utah-Southern Idaho Chapter is seeking fun and friendly Lead Volunteers to help orient, train, and work with day of event volunteers that come out to support Walk MS Utah and Walk MS Idaho. 
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  4. Fundraising Events

    Walk MS Volunteer

    We welcome volunteers with a wide range of skills, talents, abilities and interests to make Walk MS an outstanding experience for all participants. Be inspired. Get connected. Join us as a Walk MS volunteer!

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    See all Walk MS Volunteer opportunities.
  5. Fundraising Events

    Bike MS Utah Volunteer

    Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS all year, from serving on planning committees to providing overall support at the event. Join us at this year's ride!

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  6. Volunteerism

    Professional Volunteer

    Lend your professional skills as a volunteer! Whether you write, practice law, specialize in technology or are great at creating floral arrangements – whatever your professional skill – we need your help! 

  7. Volunteerism

    Office Assistance

    Looking to fill a few hours each week or month with a meaningful activity? Consider volunteering at one of the Chapter offices to provide office or administrative support!

  8. Advocacy

    Share Your Story

    Each person touched by MS has a unique story. By sharing your experience, we raise awareness, engage others in the MS movement and provide hope to everyone affected by MS.

    Please take a few moments to answer a few questions about yourself and what you’re doing to support our mission. Feel free to attach extra pages or a photo of yourself, especially if you have any photos from Society events or programs.

    This information may be used in Society publications, Web sites, for events or advocacy awareness, or for media interviews.

  9. 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


    • 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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