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Ways to give
Volunteering: the experience of a lifetime By Helen marie russon
Since my diagnosis with MS in 1997, the Society has been my rock — providing me with information and community resources. It only makes sense that I would want to give something back. In doing so, I have gained at least as much as I have (hopefully!) given. One way I’ve volunteered is by participating in community projects such as giving people rides to their doctors or teaching someone how to use a computer. When I feel less energetic, I contribute in more sedentary ways. My chapter can always use someone to stuff envelopes, put in a shift at the front desk, or help with updating volunteer lists. And it goes without saying that the “office atmosphere” is far from traditional! Helen Marie Russon is a volunteer at the Oregon chapter.
Interested in voluneering for the Delaware Chapter? Call Ainsley Hertrich at (302) 655-5610 or email Ainsley. Hertrich@nmss.org
We need YOU to volunteer Volunteering for the Delaware Chapter can be the experience of a lifetime — and we need your experience. It takes thousands of volunteer positions to keep the Society running. Here is a sampling of ways to volunteer. Caring Hands: On November 17, 2012, help organize projects such as painting, minor repairs and yard work to help people living with MS Office Projects and Front Desk Volunteers: Help with mailings, phone calls and other office tasks. Fundraising Events: Volunteers are the backbone of all special events. Upcoming events include Bike to the Bay, Thanksgiving Run/Walk for MS, and Walk MS. Friendly Visitors: Visit someone living in a long-term care facility each month to lend an ear and your support.
Volunteers Needed Bike to the Bay! Sept. 22nd and 23rd The Delaware Chapter needs over 250 volunteers for Bike to the Bay. Volunteers help to: • hand out rider numbers and T-shirts • load and unload the equipment truck, • hand out prizes to the cyclists, • prepare and serve meals, • and much more!
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