Are you living with MS in Kansas, Nebraska, or Missouri?
Self-help groups in the National MS Society bring people together who share a common life experience (living with MS) for support, education, and mutual aid. Within the Society, self-help groups are considered those groups that are peer-led, with members being people who share the similar experience of being affected by MS.
If you’ve been looking to get involved but aren’t sure how to get connected in your community, consider leading a peer support group. Self-help group leaders and co-leaders, with the assistance and participation of group members, serve as a resource for the chapter and provide a community presence for the Society.
If you want to volunteer and have the following characteristics, we strongly encourage you to consider becoming a self-help group leader.
- Personal relationship with MS
- Personable, empathetic and welcoming personality
- Ability to work with minimal supervision from staff
If you’re reading this and thinking, "That’s me!" then please reach out to Leanne.Mersmann@nmss.org today to learn more about a life-changing opportunity. We look forward to speaking with you!
- People Skills
- Basic Computer Skills
- Community Outreach
- Relationship Building
- Program Management
- Group Facilitation
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- A few hours each month
- Personal relationship with MS, social, ability to work with minimal supervision from staff