Volunteer Engagement at Greater New England Chapter
The Greater New England Chapter of the National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and addresses the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
Our organization depends on the commitment of volunteers at every level. As one of the nation’s best voluntary health agencies, the Society embraces, values, and recognizes the work of our volunteers. We can’t fulfill the promise of our mission without you.
Women and men of all ages and backgrounds participate in our events, comfort peers living with MS, lend their professional talents to special projects, and programs, chair Do It Yourself Fundraising, lobby elected officials, and even provide leadership as members of our Board of Trustees.
Our Chapter welcomes the diversity that volunteers bring to our mission of creating a world free of multiple sclerosis. As an organization, we are committed to providing growth and development for those choosing to contribute their time and resources as volunteers.
In this past year, we filled over 5,500 volunteer positions. It is this dedication, expertise, and experience that makes our Chapter have successful events and programs. Whether you have a few hours, a day, a week, a month, or even a year, we will work very hard to engage you as a volunteer and match you with the right job.
Kathy Ray and Tony McCook.
Volunteers at the MS Challenge Walk.
As we move forward into 2013, we already have many volunteer opportunities available. Please see the insert in this edition of MSConnection for the 2013 Walk MS dates. You can register as a volunteer for any event at www.MSnewengland.org . If you are interested in program volunteer opportunities, please fill out the Volunteer Application form on the volunteer section of our website. Please feel free to call Brenda Barbour, Associate VP of Volunteer Development with any questions at 800-344-4867.
Computer Outreach Program Technical Support Volunteers Needed
We are looking for Technical Support Volunteers for a new program that provides laptop and desktop computers to people with MS who are restricted to their homes or live in long-term care and do not have access to a computer or internet. Qualified volunteers must have proficient technical knowledge and skills to refurbish equipment and install software. They also need to deliver and set up new computers in client homes and provide basic computer information to the client upon delivery.
All volunteers for this position must pass a CORI background check. Please fill out the Volunteer Application form that is on our website under “Volunteer” if you are interested.