Volunteer Voice

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered at our events this spring, including Walk MS and Preakness at the Piazza, and everyone who assisted with inventory at our warehouse. Thank you for helping to make our events a success!

 

We need volunteers for one of our biggest events, MuckFest MS Philly, on June 8 and 9 in Newtown Square, Pa. We especially need your help on Sunday, June 9. Support 4,000+ runners as they get dirty to fight MS. Have fun cheering them on and help with registration, food, t-shirts, gear check, along the obstacle course, and more! Volunteer on one day or two. All ages are welcome. You don't have to get dirty if you don't want to! To sign up, click here or reply to this email.

 

We are excited to announce that volunteer registration for the 2013 Bike MS: City to Shore Ride is now open! Visit the new volunteer page to find out how you can get involved at the ride on September 28 and 29. This is a huge event and we need help in the lead up as well as ride weekend. We have ongoing volunteer projects available throughout the summer for all ages. Contact us to find out more.

  

Check out more volunteer opportunities below. If you have any questions, please contact us. We hope to see you soon!

 
Warm regards,

Joy McManus, Volunteer Manager 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

To see the list of current volunteer opportunities in your area, please choose from the list below:

BucksBucks County

 

June 3: Patient Education (Bucks County Sheraton, Langhorne, Pa.)

We need two volunteers to help at the information table between 5 and 8:30 p.m. and provide information about the chapter's programs, services and events. We will provide instructions on how to man the table in advance. Contact Joy to sign up.

 

June 4: Patient Education (Villa Barolo, Warrington, Pa.)

We need two volunteers to help at the information table between 5 and 8:30 p.m. and provide information about the chapter's programs, services and events. We will provide instructions on how to man the table in advance. Contact Joy to sign up.

  

DelawareDelaware County

 

June 8 and 9: MuckFest MS Philly (Newtown Square, Pa.)

Support and cheer on our runners as they get dirty for a good cause! All ages are welcome and you can stay clean (if you want to!). Click here to register. 

 

NewJerseyNew Jersey

 

June 24: MS Flags of Hope (Trenton, N.J.)

Join us at the state capitol to help raise awareness of MS amongst our elected officials. Help us put 14,000 orange flags on the grounds of the state capitol building, one flag for each person diagnosed with MS in NJ. We need 40 to 50 volunteers to help insert the flags and remove them at the end of the day. Choose from a variety of shifts. For more information, contact Karen Mariner.

 

September 28 and 29: Bike MS: City to Shore Ride (Various locations)

Join us as 7,000 cyclists raise money to fight MS. There are a variety of volunteer locations and opportunities available. Click here for details.

   

PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Area

 

May, June and July: Office Projects (Center City Philadelphia)

Help out with ongoing preparation, post-event and program support. Tasks typically include sorting, stuffing and labeling envelopes, for example to prepare rider number packets for the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride. All ages and groups are welcome. Contact Joy to sign up.

 

PoconosPoconos

 

July 11: Taking Control of Your MS Relapses (Peppe's Bistro, East Stroudsburg, Pa.)

We need two volunteers to help at the information table between 5 and 8:30 p.m. and provide information about the chapter's programs, services and events. We will provide instructions on how to man the table in advance. Contact Joy to sign up.

 

ReadingAreaReading Area 

 

June 5: Positive Approaches to MS (Inn at Reading, Wyomissing, Pa.)

We need two volunteers to help at the information table between 5 and 8:30 p.m. and provide information about the chapter's programs, services and events. We will provide instructions on how to man the table in advance. Contact Joy to sign up.

 

June 20: MS Family Night with the Reading Fightin Phils

Adult volunteers are invited to help out at this fun, family-friendly event for people living with MS and their families. Volunteers must arrive at 4:30 p.m. to assist with registration and the MS Lab and may be asked to direct people to their seats. You may stay for the game after your volunteer shift is complete. Contact Joy to sign up.

Events
Please find two of our upcoming educational events below. For our full calendar of events, click here.
  
June 11: Living Well with MS: Lifestyle, Diet and Complementary Therapies
Tune in from 3 to 4 p.m. for a live nationwide webcast about examining risk factors for MS progression, combating cognitive challenges, and more. Click here for more information and to register.
 

June 12: Improving Independence in Progressive MS Teleconference

Join us from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to learn how to navigate the world of assistive technology and ways to modify your environment, at home and at work, to optimize independence. Register online or call 1-800-FIGHT-MS and select option 1.