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, corporate groups, and individuals
are welcome to participate.
Are you a part of a group that would like to volunteer at Walk MS together? There are several options where your group can volunteer as one unit. These opportunities are marked with an (*).
Your donation of time is greatly appreciated and needed to create successful events. From pre-event planning to day-of implementation, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make Walk MS successful.
The only requirement we have of you is a sincere desire to help us end MS forever.
If you have questions, please contact Deborah Richards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-591-3034.
Below are examples of some of the available volunteer positions.
Join others to help plan and implement Walk MS.
Walk MS committees meet regularly and we ask that members dedicate two to three hours a week of their time to assist with planning for the event.
Join us before the walk 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)
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. Background check required.
Greeters will welcome walkers and direct them to the appropriate areas at the walk site, ensure registration lines are moving quickly and that walkers have all necessary materials complete before they get to the front of the line, and answer questions as needed.
Route Support (SAG) Drivers:
Support walkers along the route, transport walkers and supplies to various locations along the route or to the Start/Finish area, must be encouraging and enthusiastic to walkers, and report potential emergencies or problems along the route to the site leaders. Requires use of own vehicle and valid driver’s license.
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.
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.
Ensure that all walkers have a safe and enjoyable experience by providing medical support as needed.
*Finish Line Celebration:
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!
Tear down volunteers are all-stars! You will help clean up the site, pack supplies and tents, and remove banners and signage. (lifting involved)