Our Philosophy for Volunteerism
Volunteers are integral partners in the movement to end multiple sclerosis. Volunteers across the country contribute resources, time, knowledge, skills and leadership that infuse the organization with energy and passion that will move us closer to achieving a world free of multiple sclerosis.
Who Volunteers with the Hampton Roads Chapter?
Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and mobility levels offer their resources, time, knowledge, skills and leadership in support of the mission and help others. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the chapter, from helping with mailings and fundraising events, to participating on committees and boards.
With volunteer opportunities ranging from one-time events and projects to yearlong commitments, nearly everyone can find the volunteer opportunity that best suits them at the Hampton Roads Chapter.
What to Expect
Volunteers are given an assignment, orientation, and on-going training. All volunteers work directly with trained staff to ensure that their assignments are compatible with their interests, skills and availability.
What Should I Consider When Thinking about Volunteering
Taking some time to consider these aspects of volunteering will ensure the best fit for your time, your talents and your energy!
- What is the time commitment involved with this opportunity and do you have time in your life for another commitment?
- How flexible is your schedule? Are you available to work during weekdays, evenings, or weekends?
Interests, Strengths and Skills:
- Would you like to work independently or as part of a group?
- Do you want to help at a special event/program or in the chapter office? Or both?
- Would you like to work a "sit-down" job or would you like to be on the go?
- What do you consider to be your strengths working with a team - management, taking initiative, communication, support, working in stressful situations?
- What do you enjoy doing? Are there projects or tasks that are undesirable to you - planning, fundraising, recruiting, phone calls, clerical tasks?
- What training, professional experience or skills would you like to share - graphic design, law, first aid, adaptive exercise, public relations?