Volunteer Voice
Summer is in full swing and so is our preparation for the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride on September 28 and 29. There's only two months to go and lots to do at our office and warehouse in Center City Philadelphia. Find out how you can get involved behind the scenes and during ride weekend below.

We are looking for four interns to join our team from August through October. If you know someone who might be interested, please help us spread the word!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Happy summer!

Joy McManus
Volunteer Manager

Current volunteer opportunities
Pre-CTSCity to Shore - Behind the scenes

Warehouse help (Aug. 13, Sept. 17, Sept. 20 and Sept. 30) - Help with inventory and packing supplies at our warehouse located on Delaware Avenue in Philadelphia. Contact me to sign up.    


Rider Expo (Aug. 28) - This event in Philadelphia offers cyclists the chance to learn everything they need to know about City to Shore in one place. Help out by manning the volunteer or MS information table, or roaming the venue to network with cyclists and promote volunteer opportunities with the chapter. Volunteers should arrive at 4 p.m. Contact me to sign up.     




Neighborhood lettering (Aug. 31 and Sept. 1) - Go out in pairs to spread the word about City to Shore to people in the South Jersey area. Contact me to sign up. 


Rider number pick up (Sept. 16 to 27) - Hand out rider numbers at our office in Center City Philadelphia. This is a great opportunity for someone who is computer savvy and available during office hours. Volunteer on one day or more during the last two weeks before the ride. Contact me to sign up.    


CTSCity to Shore - Ride weekend


Sign up now and help make this year's ride the best yet! Choose from a variety of fun volunteer jobs, including ask me volunteers, volunteer photographers and truck drivers. Click here for more information and to sign up.   




Calling all groups!

If you are part of a group (church, community center, military group or other), why not invite your friends to join the fun? We have jobs that are perfectly suited to a crowd, like the bike concierge or bike parking roles in Ocean City, or the rest/lunch stops along the route. Many of our rest stop groups pick a theme and decorate the whole stop, fun for them and the cyclists! Any questions? Contact me or ask your group leader to get in touch.   


MSServiceDayMS Service Day


Save the date for the next MS Service Day on Saturday, October 26 in South Jersey. Help local people living with MS with outdoor projects (raking, cleaning yards or painting) made difficult by fatigue and other symptoms. For more information and to sign up, contact Pat Thieringer


City to Shore internships (August through October) -
Want to help plan one of the largest Bike MS events in the country? Apply for the event planning internship or marketing and communications internship and learn valuable skills while working with a fun and dynamic team. To apply, email me with your resume and cover letter. If you know someone who might be interested, forward this email or post on Facebook or Twitter.

Fall internships (September through November) - We are also recruiting for the chapter's fall internship program. Click here for a list of internships, including new roles in finance/accounting and services/social work. Positions fill up fast, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Gloucester County Community Outreach Day (July 29) - If you are living with MS in Gloucester County, schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our services team at Penn Therapy and Fitness in Woodbury Heights, N.J. Learn more about MS and the latest research, and find out about the MS programs and services available in your community. Click here for more information. To schedule an appointment, call Karen Sheppard at (215) 271-1500.

Care for the Carepartner Teleconference Series (August 6, 13 and 20)
- If you are the carepartner for someone living with MS, join us from the comfort of your own home to learn how to take care of yourself while caring for someone else. Register for all three calls in the series, or just the one(s) that interest you. Click here for more information and to register.

Young with MS Happy Hour (August 8) - If you are in your 20s or 30s and living with MS, kick back with us at one of Philly's favorite spots, The Field House. Meet other people your age who are living with MS in the city of brotherly love. Sip some cold ones while chatting about the latest celebrity gossip (the royal baby!) and swapping roommate horror stories. Bring a sidekick/wingman, but everyone must be 21 or older. Click here for more information and to register.

Visit the chapter calendar for a full list of upcoming events.