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VOLUNTEERING

We couldn’t do it without you

Thank you for your interest in connecting with others as a volunteer at Walk MS. The Success of Walk MS is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help make the event a great experience. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of skills, talents, abilities and interests. Families, groups and individuals are welcome to participate.  

Your donation of time is greatly appreciated and needed to create successful events. From pre-event planning to day-of implementation, it takes thousands of volunteers to make Walk MS successful.

The only requirement we have of you is a sincere desire to help us end MS forever. 

Click your Walk MS location below to sign up to volunteer today!

Walk MS -  South Dakota

May 3, 2014

Walk MS - Minnesota

May 4, 2014

 Walk MS - Iowa

May 17, 2014

Walk MS - North Dakota

Sept. 6, 2014

 

Volunteer positions

Below are examples of some of the available volunteer positions.
* = greatest need

Truck drivers *

Assist in loading and unloading supply trucks. Drive trucks throughout designated points along the route to provide supplies. Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance are required as well as the ability to lift 50 pounds and familiarity with and ability to drive a 26 foot straight truck.


Support and gear driver

Continuously patrol assigned route and provide transportation and assistance to participants. Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance are required as well as first aid certification.


First aid *

Provide minor medical assistance and evaluation of minor injuries. Recognize major injuries and facilitate arrival of advanced medical attention. Must provide proof of certification and/or specialized degree.


Route marking *

Mark route with directional signage. Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance are required as well as the ability to lift 30 pounds.


Money counter *

Help count money that is brought in on the day of the events at the National MS Society Office.


Intersection safety *

Assist walkers safely through intersections.


Parking assistant *

Help direct incoming participants to the appropriate places to park.


Registration

Assist in setting up registration area and check in participants. Some lifting may be necessary. Volunteers must have the ability to remain outside for four or more hours.


Set-up/tear down

Help to set-up or tear down the finish line. Some lifting may be necessary.


Food services

Help serve breakfast or lunch to participants and volunteers. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 pounds.


Rest stops

Unload supplies from trucks, help set up rest stop and serve food and drinks to participants as needed. Some lifting is necessary, as well as the ability to remain outside for four or more hours.


Photographer

Take photos along the route. Photographers must shoot digital. Proper equipment and valid experience is required.


Massage therapist

Provide massages to participants.


Shuttle busses

Direct shuttle busses which bring participants back and forth from the parking areas to the start site.


VIP Tent

Help keep the VIP Tent stocked and clean throughout the day while spending time thanking our top fundraisers.

Volunteer 

Sign up to volunteer today!


 

THANK YOU TO OUR NATIONAL SPONSORS

National MS Society - Upper Midwest Chapter
Upper Midwest Chapter offices
800-582-5296 ; specialevents@MSsociety.org

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