Someone who has “been there” can provide tips, suggestions and emotional support to help you through the challenges that MS throws at you.
Peer Connections volunteers have been through a rigorous screening and training process.
- Choose from a list of trained peer support volunteers from many different walks of life, including family members of people living with MS.
- Connect confidentially via email, telephone or messages within the online community (once you're connected, let your peer know your communication preference)
Find your peer today.
MSFriends volunteers complete a rigorous screening and training program and are focused on the needs of those who call for support.
Family members of people living with MS
- know first-hand what it is like to live with MS.
- are there to help you deal with the changes brought about by MS.
- are a sounding board for good decision-making and problem solving.
may leave a message with the volunteer who answers, and a trained volunteer who also has a family member with MS will call you back to provide support.
Volunteers with MS are available 9 a.m. to midnight ET, 7 days a week. All of your conversations are confidential.
Would you like to be a peer-support volunteer?
- Personal relationship to MS (person with MS, partner or family member of a person with MS)
- Strong listening and communication skills; empathetic listener
- Knowledge of and access to internet/email technologies and equipment
- Dedication to the mission of the National MS Society and a desire to make a difference in the lives of people affected by MS
Contact us at email@example.com.
National MS Society Peer to Peer Connection Programs are made possible through educational grants from Biogen, Genentech, Bayer Healthcare and Sanofi Genzyme.