VOLUNTEER WITH US
WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU
Thank you for your interest in connecting with others as a volunteer at Challenge Walk MS. The success of Challenge 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. 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 Challenge Walk MS successful. The only requirement we have of you is a sincere desire to help us end MS forever.
(3) TYPES OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Challenge Walk MS has three types of volunteer opportunities:
- Super Crew
Extraordinary volunteer who works all three event days and fundraises $750 or more.
Dedicated volunteer who works all three event days.
- Event Day Volunteer
Spirited individual who volunteers for a 2-4 hour shift for one, two or all three days of the Challenge Walk. No Registration Fee.
*Please note that volunteers under the age of 17 will need to have a parent or guardian complete the waiver attached to the application.
EXAMPLE VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS & DESCRIPTIONS
Set Up/Break Down
Help load/unload supplies, set up and break down the event sites. Must be able to lift at least 30 lbs.
Help serve lunch, cheer on and assist walkers, and keep the lunch area clean.
Athletic Trainers/Physical Therapists
Health professional crew members are needed to assist with morning stretches and assisting with overall health and safety on the event. These crew members will be stationed at rest stops along the walk route and at the start and finish lines.
Requirements: Basic first aid knowledge or greater; athletic training experience
Trained medical professionals are needed at the start, finish, on the route and at rest stops to monitor injuries and well-being of walkers.
Requirements: Paramedic, EMT, Nurse (LPN or RN), Doctor, Nurse Practitioner
Ham Radio Operators
Ham Radio Operators provide critical communication from check points and along route.
Requirements: Appropriate equipment and certification
Help soothe the aching muscles and feet of the hundreds of walkers who are putting their bodies to the test at Wild Dunes on Friday and Saturday.
Provide support to walkers who need assistance along the route. Basic supplies will be provided for rest stops, but we encourage all rest stop volunteers/crew members to go the extra mile! Decorations, themed rest stops, candy, music, etc. are a big hit at rest stops...and remember, all rest stops are judged by the walkers and a daily winning rest stop will be announced each night!
Use your photography skills to capture moments of challenge and triumph. Must provide own camera. National MS Society provides film. We ask that you provide ALL images on CD or DVD within a week of the event. We provide your images to participants online and in printed materials as special memorabilia of the event!
Requirements: Strong photographic skills needed. 35mm preferred.
Professional videographers are needed to record events of the weekend from the start to the finishing ceremony.
Requirements: Provide own equipment.
Transport supplies to rest stops and pit stops along the route, as well as help set up rest stops and pit stops.
Requirements: Must be over 21 and provide copy of driver's license. Must be able to drive a 24-foot truck and can lift at least 30 lbs.
Volunteers must have transportation to and from their assignment. Shuttle services are for walkers only. There are many ways to help and we hope that you will join us. For more information, contact ChallengeMS@nmss.org