Be a Walk MS ambassador!
Do you or does someone you know have a connection to multiple sclerosis and a story to share?
The chapter is looking for ambassadors to represent 2014 Walk MS events. An ambassador is the “face” of the event and uses his or her personal story to inspire, engage and educate the community. Through speaking engagements, media interviews and public outreach, ambassadors energize others to get involved with Walk MS.
Nominate yourself or someone you know to be honored as the Walk MS ambassador in your community! If you nominate someone else, be sure to ask him or her about this important role before you submit a nomination.
For more information, contact Anna at 612-335-7918 or email@example.com.
Who can be a Walk MS ambassador?
Anyone with a close connection to MS, who has been involved with Walk MS for at least one year, and has a story to tell. We're looking for someone whose story will inspire and motivate people to register and raise money for the event.
We also encourage couples and families to be ambassadors together. MS affects more than just the person living with the disease. These are important stories that need to be told, and it can be empowering to share the role of ambassador with your loved ones!
What does a Walk MS ambassador do?
The Walk MS ambassador serves as the “face” of the event. The ambassador's story will be featured in event materials, the Society website, emails and in press releases and alerts to local media.
Ambassadors often help promote the event by hanging posters, handing out trading cards and participating in MS Awareness Week.
In the months leading up to Walk MS and at the event, the ambassador may be asked to do media interviews or talk to other participants about getting involved in the MS movement.
It's up to the ambassador how involved they want to be in sharing their story and helping with outreach. We can be flexible to meet the ambassador's needs.
What's the time commitment?
Ambassadors usually spend an average of 25 hours promoting the event in the months leading up to the event.
Why should I be a Walk MS ambassador?
Being a Walk MS ambassador is a fantastic way to raise awareness about MS in your community and become more connected to the National MS Society. Ambassadors receive volunteer hours for their work as well as fun tools and training opportunities.