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The Pacific South Coast Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in San Diego, Orange, and Imperial counties, and the Hawaiian Islands, and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.


  1. Advocacy

    District Captain

    The District Captain is responsible for monitoring the activity of congressional, state senate and assembly members relative to healthcare and disability issues.  They will also represent the Society’s policy interests and positions to their respective elected legislators.

    Stewart Ferry
  2. Fundraising Events

    Event Volunteer

    Join us at one of our fundraising events to help cheer, set-up, serve food, and more!

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  3. Volunteerism

    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


    • 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.

  4. Fundraising Events

    Call Team Volunteer

    Help our chapter provide outstanding customer service by phoning and thanking top fundraisers for their dedication, asking past participants to register, getting RSVPs to various functions, and a host of other phone customer service needs. This opportunity can be done at home and some customer service needs are appropriate for people with MS.

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  5. Fundraising Events

    Corporate Partnerships Volunteer

    Bring awareness of the MS Society to companies within the chapter’s territory. The winning candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people, learn how to recruit and manage large numbers of volunteers and assist with the execution of large events.

    Blanca Buelna
  6. Volunteerism

    General Volunteer

    We are looking for a student intern or a volunteer who wants to update his or her skills. The winning candidate will have the opportunity to work with a dynamic group of people, learn how to recruit and manage large numbers of volunteers and assist with the execution of large events.

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