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The Mid-South Florida Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Central and Southern Florida and raise funds for critical MS research. Join the movement toward a world free of MS.

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  1. Fundraising Events

    Bike MS Volunteer

    Join hundreds of volunteers who help hand out water and food to cyclists, help decorate, direct cyclists, drive support vehicles, loading and un-loading bikes and luggage, cheering on cyclists and assist staff with a diverse list of volunteer opportunities.

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    Bike MS Team
    954-731-4224
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  2. Fundraising Events

    Walk MS Volunteer

    The South Florida Chapter hosts 7 MS Walks throughout South Florida. Volunteers assist with set-up, handing out water, registering walkers and handing out goody bags. Volunteers are also needed to assist with committee positions and leadership roles.

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    Walk MS Team
    954-731-4224
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  3. Volunteerism

    Programs & Services Volunteer

    Self-help groups bring together people who share a common life experience for support, education, and mutual aid. They share a belief that positive personal change can happen through individual effort with the support of others. Leadership volunteers are needed to facilitate these support groups for people affected by MS.

    For more information about becoming a Support Group Leader, call Tanya Newton at 954-731-4224 or email msprograms@fls.nmss.org.

    Tanya Newton
    954-731-4224
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  4. Volunteerism

    Office Support Volunteer

    Volunteers are the arms and legs of the South Florida Chapter. Volunteers of all skill levels are needed to assist in completing work in many different areas. Some examples of ongoing work are stuffing envelopes, collating, photocopying, filing, answering phones, data entry, making calls to clients / supporters, assembling packets, updating computer files, and several other diverse in-office volunteer opportunities.

    Interested in joining our team of volunteers? Call the South Florida Chapter at 954-731-4224, or email fls@nmss.org and a staff member will follow up with you soon.

    South Florida Chapter
    954-731-4224
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  5. 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

    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.

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