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Learn About Volunteering


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society depends on the commitment of volunteers at every level of the organization. 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 office work, chair their own fundraisers, lobby elected officials and even provide leadership as members of our Board of Trustees.

The Greater Illinois 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.

Visit the National MS Society's Volunteer Orientation page to:

  • Get an overview of the organization
  • Learn more about multiple sclerosis
  • Find out about the history of the National MS Society
  • How you can get involved

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • You can meet new people and have fun

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of people living with MS

  • Feel good about giving back and helping others

  • Receive training to help you develop professionally

  • Gain or enhance leadership, communication, problem solving and team building skills

  • Enhance your resume

  • Become part of a movement that will end MS

Whether you can volunteer once a week, everyday or once a year, you make a difference and we thank you!




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