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A Simple Way to Align Your Talents with Purpose

January 17, 2014

By Wendy Allison

Do you love to lead people, brainstorm, build stuff, write articles or have meaningful conversations? We’ve got an opportunity for you.

Volunteers are the heart of the National MS Society. Without them—without you—there are so many tasks we couldn’t accomplish. And there are so many purposeful ways to contribute to the MS movement. You can provide office support, check in participants at an event, submit articles to our blog, assist with our marketing efforts, or even provide leadership on one of our event planning committees.

Are You Part of an Existing Group, Club, or Organization?

If so, your group can make a big impact at one of our events. For example, a group of bank volunteers might fill all the volunteer shifts for registration at Walk MS. Or a cycling club could manage a Bike MS rest stop, and decorate the space however you’d like to make it super fun.

Volunteering Can Be More than Your Time

The time you donate as a volunteer is priceless. We encourage you to consider fundraising, too. Simply by sharing your experience and passion to stop MS, you can inspire others to support you. Money raised at events goes to fund programs and services that impact the lives of people living with MS right here in our community, as well as fund national research.

We Also Offer Long-Term Opportunities and Internships

To see available positions, go here.

There is Really Just One Requirement to Be a Volunteer:

The desire to do something about

Are you ready to join us?

It’s Easier than You Think

Let’s talk about your interests, skills, and experience to help match you to a volunteer position. It’s simple. It’s fun. It’s a way to fight MS. Don’t wait. Sign up now!

I hope to hear from you soon.

Wendy Allison
Volunteer Coordinator
503-445-8356 |

About Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.


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