The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The National MS Society is committed to building a movement by and for people with MS that will move us closer to a world free of this disease.
The New York City Chapter serves the thousands of New Yorkers living with MS and their families by providing comprehensive support services and educational programs and by funding a national research initiative seeking the cause, treatments and cure for this chronic neurological disease.
The chapter provides outstanding, comprehensive programs and support services designed to help people with MS and their families better cope with the consequences of this complex illness. Whether providing the latest research and referrals, helping people obtain or keep jobs, providing comprehensive medical care or running rehabilitation and counseling programs, the goal of the chapter's support system is to empower people with MS and their loved ones so that they can better control their lives and wellness.
Since it was founded in 1946, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society has spent more for MS research than any non-governmental agency in the world. The Society invests more than $34 million annually to fuel the efforts of hundreds of researchers throughout the U.S. and abroad. That investment is paying off in significant advances toward finding improved treatments, as well as better diagnoses, rehabilitation and symptom therapy.
The Staff from MS were warm. Other volunteers were nice and fun to work with. I not only helped on a great course, but also had meaningful conversations. Overall, it was a valuable and rewarding experience. I would like to do it again!
I did some illustrations for a poetry binder this organisation was putting together. I enjoyed working with them, and i'm very proud that i could be a part of something special. They were even kind enough to send me a copy of the finished binder. Communication between myself and this organisation was excellent and would definitely consider helping out again in the future. They do excellent work and are wonderful friendly people. More people should do something to help this organisation.