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Welcome to the Peer Connections Volunteers resource page – we’re glad you’re here! Our Peer Connections Volunteers are trained individuals who focus on the needs of people affected by MS needing support. This page is designed to support you in your role(s) as a Peer Connections Volunteer by providing relevant information and resources to prepare and ensure continued success in working with individuals in the MS community.

This page provides links to general MS information, Society services and support, and the resources specific to your volunteer role. Additionally, you’ll find best practices and tips for successfully hosting a self-help group, handling difficult conversations, and resources to share with participants for additional emotional support.

If you have any questions about the content below, please reach out to your staff partner or the Peer Connections Resource Team at PeerConnections@nmss.org. We’re thankful to each of you for volunteering your time and passion!

How Can I Become a Peer Connections Volunteer?

  1. Self-help Group Leader – these volunteers are trained to lead virtual and/or in-person groups to facilitate emotional and social connections to others in the MS community.
  2. MSFriends – these volunteers provide confidential one-to-one conversations via a helpline or a virtual pairing with a participant to meet at a pre-determined time for ongoing communication.
  3. Social Media Moderator – these volunteers help ensure content on Society’s group/community social media pages is appropriate and provide resources and timely responses to individuals seeking support.
 If you’re interested in becoming a Peer Connections Volunteer, review the job description links above and email PeerConnections@nmss.org for more information and next steps.

MS Navigator Program

Providing people affected by multiple sclerosis with the information, resources and support required to address the challenges of MS.
 

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Educational Resources and Toolkits

Videos, materials & toolkits on a variety of topics to support group learning. Includes virtual & in-person materials and resources.

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About MS

Disease overview with information about definition of MS, what causes MS, types of MS, common FAQs and related conditions
 

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Recorded All Society Leader Calls

Support Volunteers Drop-in Calls: View older recordings and slides on our archive page.

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