National MS Society - California

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • Health & Medicine
  • People with Disabilities
  • Women


1700 Owens StSuite 190San Francisco, CA 94158 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is to end the devastating effects of MS.


Founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports more MS research, offers more services for people with MS, provides more professional education programs, and furthers more MS advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world.

We do this through the extensive research we support to find the cause, cure and improved treatments of the disease; the comprehensive services we provide to people with MS and their families; the professional education programs we offer to assist health care providers better serve their MS patients; and through our advocacy efforts on state and federal levels to encourage public policies supportive of the needs of people with multiple sclerosis. This is why we at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are here.

Volunteers are vital to the work of the National MS Society. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills. There is only one requirement: to want to do something about MS NOW. Your valuable skills and fresh perspectives will make the Society a stronger and better organization. There are so many ways to contribute, whether through advocacy, programs, fund-raising or special projects. We can always use your help.


Would you recommend National MS Society - California?
19 reviews Write a review
by Oromena E. (May 15, 2023)
It was a overall fun experience, I got to work with people and ultimately spread awareness about multiple scleriosis
by Kathleen P. (June 5, 2022)
Fairly organized. Directions were not the most accurate. Emailed my point of contact for an email that states I volunteered on April 30, 2022 for x amount of hours and they no longer respond.
by YAZMIN D. from bakersfield, CA (April 2, 2019)
It was fun and enjoyable to work, and it was very straightforward. The staff was helpful, and gave instructions easily. I got to participate in something that effects my family and they were very supportive of that.
by Lili C. from walnut, CA (June 6, 2018)
my husband, my son and I were really enjoyed this event. look forward having more opportunities in the future.
by Natalie F. (September 20, 2017)
The organization was friendly, accommodating, and kind to its volunteers. We never felt out of place, and were all occupied with our respective tasks. Some volunteers enjoyed helping out so much that they stayed past their previously registered shifts! All in all a great experience with great people and a fantastic cause.
by Zhanbei Y. from Sannyvale, CA (August 3, 2017)
Nick is very kind to people and passionate about the MS Society community. Guidances, Lemonade, pizzas, and a cool Volunteer T-shirt are provided during the volunteering. The volunteers were helpful and they are great teammates. I had a great experience and learned a lot.
by Scott M. (November 14, 2016)
I volunteered for the Bike MS in San Diego event. The staff was professional and well organized. They clearly knew what they were doing and spent significant time in prepping for the event. Their organization made volunteering effortless and fun. The ride participants were all grateful for the volunteers. Overall, this was a fun and easy morning and I would recommend anyone looking to support the MS Pacific chapter do so.
by Dalton M. (September 22, 2016)
I volunteered on and off at the NMSS Sacramento office for about 2 months. The Sacramento office does an excellent job of encouraging event participants in the region. The work they do with and for patients shows their passion for a world free of MS. I highly recommend volunteering at NMSS for the great experience and the phenomenal staff.
by JUNE M. from San Francisco, CA (April 20, 2016)
Enjoyed this event so much that I volunteered the next day for MS Walk 2016 Walnut Creek.
by Mel G. (January 31, 2016)
Volunteered at the Farmers Open Golf Tournament 2016 at the concessions stand. Great group of people for a great cause!
by JOHN F. (October 20, 2015)
Lots of great energy and people trying to do their best. So many smiles and laughs, I will be back next year if they will have me. Thank you for the opportunity to be apart of making a difference in the MS Society.
by Joselito V. from virginia beach, VA (August 9, 2015)
their is a lot of opportunity and good people.
by Mary T. from San Francisco, CA (September 9, 2014)
It was a fabulous, well organized event. The people involved were enthusiastic and the absolute joy on the bikers' faces when they crossed the finish line was more than enough to make me come back again this year.
by Jennifer B. from Los Angeles, CA (April 6, 2014)
This was a great event for a great cause. I am happy I was able to give my support!
by Barbara. G. from TX (July 29, 2013)
It was a relaxed environment and the work went by super quick.had to file and organize paper work
by Mary T. (April 15, 2013)
They help people like me with MS. My family is joining this walk "Team Mary's Fairies" They walk because they love me~! I'm supporting this chapter because of them and because in their asking for volunteers it shows me they care about the MS and disabled! This enables everyone to participate knowing they are safe to do so! Thank you San Diego Chapter for your compassion! It relieves my mind to know my family can participate and be safe in knowing someone cares!
by Jessica S. from tulsa, OK (March 19, 2009)
i all ways wanted to help others in away i want them to help me in the long run am good at helping when theres someone who wants help are who dont want help my name is jessica scott am 21yrs old my number is (918)378-8491)

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