Part of a GREAT group of volunteers to guide riders through the packet pick-up (PPU) process.
CRITICAL to the success of the Texas MS 150.
NEEDED! Please sign-up below to show interest in volunteering with Packet Pick-Up.
PLEASE help by signing-up for multiple PPU dates!
Activities: Greet and direct riders; assist with rider registration (using printed lists) distribute rider acknowledgment forms, t-shirts, goody bags, and more!
Notes: Our Rider Registration volunteers will be assigned individual work areas where they will check in the rider and dsitribute the assigned packet. Each work area will be socially distanced from other volunteers.
Our Rider Services volunteers greet riders, help direct the flow of foot traffic, assist with maintaining social distancing protocols, and run our t-shirt & goody bag distribution table.
Our Data Team volunteers will help with the entry of our on-site paper forms into our online systems. This will take place in socially distant work stations and will involve the use computers provided by the MS Society. Tech savy-volunteers are encouraged to sign up for this position.
All teams will adhere to the below protocols and undergo an online volunteer health screening shortly before the event.
MS doesn’t stop because of this crisis, and neither will we. But we will implement a variety of new protocols in keeping with current guidance on event attendance from the CDC, state, city and other local agencies to keep our participants, volunteers, staff and host communities as safe as possible. These practices may be adjusted as directed by evolving medical information to ensure your safety at this year’s events. Here’s what to expect:
Masks - will be required by all volunteers and staff at all times. Riders will not be required to wear masks while riding outdoors.
Participants will be asked for additional self-sufficiency as well as doing their part by conscientiously practicing physical/social distancing, frequently washing hands, using hand sanitizer, and not participating if they are feeling unwell or showing any signs of illness.
Event support will also look different, with enhanced no touch protocols, "self-service" pre-packaged food and beverage, contactless check-in’s, enhanced health screening and more.
We will continue to share the most accurate and reliable guidance possible to help people with MS find their best path forward through this unprecedented crisis.
Email VolunteerTexasMS150@nmss.org with any questions
Please visit our official volunteer registration portal below to find out more details on shift times, role descriptions, and the number of volunteers currently needed:
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Vision The National MS Society's vision is: A World Free of MS. Mission The Society's mission is: We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society funds more MS research, offers more services to people with MS, provides more professional education programs and advances more MS advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world. Through its home office and fifty-state network, the National MS Society provides assistance to over a million people annually in its continuing mission to mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS..
The South Central Region, headquartered in Houston, TX is made up of five states: Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico.
Seeking out and engaging volunteers to join the movement is at the very core of our organization.
We engage volunteers at every level. Join an event committee, volunteer at a walk or bike event, advocate at the capitol, volunteer at our office, no matter how you choose to contribute, you are doing something about MS now!
The Society is looking for passionate volunteers with expertise in areas such as: marketing communications, public relations, corporate and donor development, medical, legal, administrative and organizational expertise.
We are always looking for volunteers who want to share their time and talent to help stop MS!