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

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  1. Fundraising Events

    Event Volunteers

    Volunteers are vital to the success of our special events. Their enthusiastic support, organization, and dedication is used to plan, organize and publicize our events and to assist staff on the day of the event. There are many volunteer opportunities available for each of our events.

    Volunteer jobs include, but are not limited to, rest stop assistance, first aid, sag wagons, registration, serving food and much, much more!

    To register as a volunteer for one of our events, call us or visit our Join an Event page to register as a volunteer
    Wisconsin Chapter Office
    262-369-4400
    Email
  2. Volunteerism

    Office Volunteers

    Our office is a very busy place, especially during the spring and summer. We are looking for volunteers at all skill levels to help with a variety of administrative work. Some examples of the ongoing work that we have are stuffing envelopes, copying, filing, answering phones, data entry or making phone calls to clients or supporters. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

    Wisconsin Chapter Office
    262-369-4400
    Email
  3. Volunteerism

    Chapter Programs

    The programs department helps individuals successfully meet the challenges of living with and coping with multiple sclerosis. The department offers educational services, counseling groups, referrals to community resources, advocacy programs and help with employment concerns. Contact the Wisconsin Chapter if you are interested in volunteering for one of our Chapter Programs.
    Wisconsin Chapter Office
    262-369-4400
    Email
  4. Advocacy

    District Activist Leader

    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.
    Denise Jendusa
    (262) 369-7166
    Email

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