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Volunteer with Ontario & Nunavut Division!

  • Volunteering & Fundraising

A willingness to contribute your time and talents to the effort to end MS is all that is needed to make a positive difference for people living with multiple sclerosis. Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the MS Society. Why
not join the team that makes a difference each and every day for those with MS in your community?

The MS Society has a volunteer opportunity to meet your needs and availability. Whether it’s serving as a director on the board, pitching in as an event volunteer, joining an event committee or visiting MS clients, we’ve got the job that’s right for you!

Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

Board of Directors

MS Society board volunteers provide the vision, organizational skills and connections required to build and maintain effective chapters and units. Volunteer boards of directors oversee all aspects of chapters and units within their communities. Board experience is not a requirement as support and training is available from both the local chapter/unit board and Ontario Division.

You may be right for the board of directors if you would like to develop or use your skills in leadership in a role involving the planning and development of an organization.

Programs & Services

As a programs & services volunteer you could enable people affected by MS and enhance their quality of life. Here are some of the ways client services volunteers touch the lives of those with MS:

  • being a friendly visitor for someone living with multiple sclerosis
  • being a support group facilitator
  • connecting people with the services they need in their community

Fundraising

We depend on our volunteers to help us raise the valuable funds we need to provide our programs and services to those affected by MS and to fund research to find the cure. Here are some of the fundraising programs that require volunteers:

Mandarin MS Walk
MS Bike
MS Carnation Campaign

Many other events across Ontario need your help, including golf tournaments, sporting events, bingos, galas, dinners, and many more!

Social Action

Become active in advocacy efforts by writing letters to different levels of government, and communicating with local politicians to influence policy development.

Public Awareness

Share important MS Society messages by:

  • talking about the MS Society of Canada at community events
  • working with the local media, distributing public service announcements and other materials to newspapers, television and radio stations

Education

Help people with MS and their families have a better understanding of MS by:

  • organizing and facilitating speakers and workshops
  • promoting events to MS Society clients

Find out more about how you can make a difference: e-mail us at msvolunteers@mssociety.ca.

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