Help us plan Walk MS: Topeka by joining the committee!


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3421 SE Leisure Ln,Topeka, KS 66605

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Do you want to make a long lasting, measureable impact on the Topeka community? Join the Planning Committee for Walk MS: Topeka!

The event will take place on April 22 nd at Lake Shawnee. Committee members will meet once a month until then and volunteer during their downtime to plan the event.

We’re currently looking for members interested in the following volunteer positions:

1. Route & Logistics Coordinator

  • Selects and coordinates a route
  • Develops a site plan for set-up
  • Marks the route
  • Ensures that all equipment needed for the event is on-site
  • Secures transportation if necessary
  • Creates communication plan for the day of the event
  • Identifies risk management issues and resolves any safety problems

Tip: Someone with event planning experience either from their career or through volunteering would be a great fit for this position.

2. Recruitment & Teams Coordinator

  • Distribution of brochures (in stores, churches, schools, health clubs, beauty parlors, barber shops, etc.)
  • Share information about prizes and fundraising with participants
  • Present at service clubs and organizations to recruit walkers and volunteers
  • Recruit teams through service clubs, schools, and businesses
  • Organize registration at the event

Tip: An active service or social club member, a business leader or high community officer would be perfect for this position.

3.Sponsorship & In-Kind Coordinator

  • Secure donations to enhance the supplies given to you by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (such as refreshments, drinks, and give-a-ways)
  • Create a letter to local businesses for cash sponsorships
  • Visit local businesses to secure their involvement and support of the walk
  • Ensure that all sponsors are recognized before, during and after the event

Tip: A businessperson, local store owner, restaurant manager, or salesperson would be perfect for this position.

4. Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator

  • Promote the walk through newspaper, radio, and television
  • Ensure that the walk date is on all community calendars
  • Collect and submit human interest stories for local newspaper or journals
  • Provide local businesses, organizations, schools and clubs with information
  • Contact city officials and ask for their support
  • Arrange for day of the event coverage

Tip: A local newspaper reporter, editor or a DJ (on-air personality) from a local radio station would be able to do a wonderful job in this position.

5. Right Arm

  • It is a good idea to have a person that is your back up. Keep him/her informed of everything that is going on so that, he/she can step right in and keep the ball rolling if you are unable to fulfill any duties.
  • This person can be a committee member listed above or someone else.

Interested in learning more? Contact the MS Society volunteer coordinator, Leanne Mersmann at or call 816-448-2195. Or, you can visit our website


  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Donor Management
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Management
  • Community Outreach

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Meet once a month, a few hours each month

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