Volunteer Opportunities - National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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The Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Central & Eastern Virginia, as well as in the Pasquotank, Camden and Currituck counties of North Carolina, and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


  1. Volunteerism

    Programs Advisory Committee (PAC)

    The Programs Advisory Committee (PAC) works with chapter staff to develop, execute, and evaluate programs and services. Members of the PAC, including healthcare and community professionals, as well as those living with multiple sclerosis, make recommendations based on their knowledge of MS, the clients served by the chapter, and the chapter’s resources.


    Jessica Ramirez
  2. Volunteerism

    Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC)

    The Clinical Advisory Committee (CAC) is a group of neurologists, nurses, and other health care professionals who oversee the chapter’s medically related programs and advise on topics relating to the clinical care of people with multiple sclerosis. CAC members also act as chapter spokespersons on medical topics.
    Kathryn Zapach
  3. Volunteerism

    Pro Bono Opportunities

    Are you a legal professional? A budding graphic designer? A talented writer? We welcome individuals who would like to do pro bono work with the Chapter.


    Deborah Richards
  4. Fundraising Events

    Bike MS Event Committee

    The Bike MS Committee helps organize and develop the chapter’s Bike MS events. Committee members assist with event logistics, securing sponsorships and in-kind donations, acquisition of new cyclists, volunteering at training rides or other sporting events to promote upcoming Bike MS events, recruitment of volunteers and mentoring participants. The time commitment is once a month for Committee meetings, some Saturdays at bike shop training rides or other sporting events, and the weekend of the event.

    Karla McCarraher
  5. Fundraising Events

    Walk MS Event Committee

    The Walk MS Committee helps organize and develop the chapter’s Walk MS events. Committee members assist in the coordination of team captain recruitment, training and support, securing sponsorship and vendor commitments, mentoring participants with fundraising, distribution of marketing materials in local communities as well as a variety of event day set up and clean up.
    Clare Lorio
  6. Fundraising Events

    Women on the Move Event Committee

    The Women on the Move Committee helps organize and plan the chapter’s Women on the Move events. Committee members assist with venue and food selection, coordination of event logistics, securing sponsorship and in-kind donations, obtaining silent auction items, marketing the event, decorating and breaking down the room day of and assisting with the honoree process.
    Tiffany Epley
  7. Volunteerism

    Movement Ambassador

    Becoming a Movement Ambassador prepares you to have formal and informal conversations about the Society and its mission. You will learn how to raise awareness about MS and the chapter, as well as how to engage others to join the movement.

    Learn more.

    Robyn Hirsch
  8. Volunteerism

    Self Help Group Leader

    Peer-led self help groups provide much needed support to people living with multiple sclerosis and those who love them. Monthly meetings and valuable connections could not occur without the dynamic leadership of group facilitators. The National MS Society supports interested volunteers through trainings, funding, staff support and communications.

    Jessica Ramirez
  9. Volunteerism


    Build real-world skills while helping to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. The Central & Eastern Virginia Chapter is looking for qualified full or part time college students to intern. Internships are available in a variety of fields. Academic credit/community service credit is available.

    Available Internships:

    • Business Administration
    • Client Programs/Social Work/Health & Human Services
    • Communications/Public Relations/Marketing
    • Corporate Relations
    • Special Events
    • Volunteer Program Management
    Deborah Richards


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