Skip to navigation Skip to content

Peer Connections: One-on-One


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.


  • 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.
Call 1-866-673-7436
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?

Qualifications include:

  • 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

National MS Society Peer to Peer Connection Programs are made possible through educational grants from Biogen, Genentech, Bayer Healthcare and Sanofi Genzyme.


Your input is important!

We believe that people affected by MS live better lives when they're connected.  To help us provide you with the best resources, support and information, please provide your feedback in a short survey.
Take the survey