We Couldn’t Do It Without You
Volunteering is a great chance for folks who want to be involved with the National MS Society to Join the Movement, without walking you can still be part of your team! We can't do this without you.
Sign up to volunteer today!
The success of Walk MS: Maryland is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help to make the event go off without a hitch. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills. There is only one requirement: to want to do something about MS NOW.
Become a Walk MS Volunteer Today! Once you've chosen the Walk site where you would like to volunteer, please select the option to "Register as an Individual" and then select "Event Volunteer" on the following page.
For additional questions and to find out more how you can become a volunteer, please contact Ellen Hannibal at email@example.com or 443-641-1195.
- - Join a Walk Site Committee
Are you interested in getting more involved with the walk site in your local community? Committee volunteers will work to grow the site in their area through sponsorship, product donations and walker and team recruitment. If you are interested in joining a Walk MS Committee, please contact Katie Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-641-1209.
- - Volunteer on the Walk MS Phone Bank
Phone bank volunteers assist MS staff with making phone calls to Walk MS participants. This volunteer opportunity is very flexible and allows volunteers to make phone calls from their homes. If interested in learning more about the phone bank please contact Katie Amos at email@example.com or 443-641-1209.
- - Volunteer at your local Walk MS:
Volunteers work with National MS Society staff to bring the Walk MS to life the day of the event. Your help is needed! Whether you plan on walking and want to volunteer before or after the walk, or you want to help out throughout the event, we need you! If you are interested in volunteering the day of your local walk site, please contact Ellen Hannibal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-641-1195.
Below are examples of some of the available volunteer positions.
Join us in the morning to set up and prepare the site for the day’s events. Jobs may involve unloading and distributing supplies, setting up tables and chairs, and hanging banners and signage. Set-up may be different at each site and may involve a variety of tasks, but your help is critical in ensuring that everything is ready to go before the walkers arrive! (lifting involved) You will need to be available from 6 a.m. - 8 a.m.
Registration volunteers greet and check-in walkers, collect pledge envelopes, distribute t-shirts and provide general event information to walkers checking in. Registration volunteers will be trained on the specific process at mandatory training sessions the morning of the event. You will need to be available from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Set up rest stop supplies and re-stock supplies as needed. You will create a fun atmosphere for all by cheering and providing food and beverages for participants as they take a short rest. You will need to be available from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Got a special talent? Share your skills with Walk MS participants to make it a memorable experience for all. (Massage therapists, comedians, musicians, face-painters, truck drivers, etc.)
Say cheese! You will take team photos, start and finish line photos, and route and celebration photos. You will need to be available from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ensure that all walkers have a safe and enjoyable experience by providing medical support as needed. You will need to be available from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Finish Line Celebration Cheerleaders:
Let's party! This is the time for celebration! Finish Line volunteers will cheer walkers across the finish line and celebrate with walkers as they return! You will need to be available from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tear down volunteers are all-stars! You will help clean up the site, pack supplies and tents, and remove banners and signage. (lifting involved) You will need to be available from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
When you register online, you will receive the same fundraising tools our walkers enjoy through the Participant Center. And, when you fundraise as a volunteer, you are considered a "Super Volunteer" and are eligible for the same great prizes available to walkers!