We Couldn’t Do It Without You
Thank you for your interest in connecting with others as a volunteer at Walk MS.
The success of Walk MS is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help
make the event a great experience. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of
skills, talents, abilities and interests. Families, corporate groups, and individuals
are welcome to participate.
Your donation of time is greatly appreciated and needed to create successful events. From pre-event planning to day-of implementation, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make Walk MS successful.
The only requirement we have of you is a sincere desire to help us end MS forever.
Online registration is closed for all locations, but we are still in need of volunteers! Volunteers can register at the NYC walk site beginning at 9 a.m. Click here for Walk MS event details.
Reminder: Walk MS NYC will take place rain or shine!
Information for registered Walk MS volunteers:
Thank you for registering as a volunteer for Walk MS on Sunday, May 4! New York City volunteer assignments were emailed out beginning on April 28. All volunteers will be required to fill out a Volunteer Consent Form when they arrive at Walk MS. Help save time and fill out your form in advance. Click here to print out the Volunteer Consent Form!
We realize none of this would be possible without the help of dedicated volunteers like you so feel free to bring your friends and family and ask them to volunteer too! They can register at the Walk site.
Please note that volunteer assignments are subject to change based on the needs on event day. We thank you in advance for your flexibility.
If you're interested in joining a Walk MS Planning Committee, please read about Committee leadership opportunities here.
Below are examples of some of the available volunteer positions.
Helps check in the participants and get their event day started.
Event Information Team:
Provides information about sponsors, event activities, emergencies/inquiries, communication issues, comments and feedback and lost and found. Volunteers must be personable and enthusiastic.
Food & Beverage Team:
Serves breakfast prior to the start of the walk and a variety of snacks and beverages throughout the day.
Distributes t-shirts to participants who raised a minimum of $125.
Located at the finish line, volunteers distribute information about the sponsors’ programs and services in the area as well as distribute giveaways.
Volunteer, Marshal, and Support and Gear (SAG) Check-in:
Checks in and checks out all volunteers, marshals and SAG personnel.
Helps direct the participants to the correct walk route and encourages and cheers them along the way. This position requires standing for extended periods of time.
Photographers are needed to take engaging pictures of the participants. Photographers will also take pictures of the event, scenery and other event day aspects. Experienced photographers are preferred.
Wall of Hope:
This area is for Walk MS participants to make their mark against MS and leave messages of hope and support. Volunteers encourage the participants to sign the board.
Team Meeting Area:
Helps organize participants in the area where team members meet and have their pictures taken.
Team Hospitality and Top Fundraising Areas:
Manages the check-in and support of all Top Fundraisers that are eligible for the Top Fundraiser Tent (Top Fundraisers wear green bibs and E200 wear yellow bibs) or Super Teams. Volunteers must be enthusiastic and courteous.
Assist with making, packing and distributing cotton candy and popcorn. Assist with the vendor’s activities for the children.
Activities for the day will include manual labor such as: moving barricades, tables, chairs and other heavy objects as well as hanging/removal of signs and banners. This activity requires considerable muscle strength. Groups and/or individuals are welcome.
Cheers on participants as they arrive at the finish line to make them feel welcome and congratulate them on their achievement. This position requires a lot of enthusiasm. Groups are welcome for this activity.
Provides participants with water encourage participants and makes them feel welcome. Groups are welcome for this activity.
Visit our other event sites for additional volunteer opportunities:
When you register online, you will receive the same fundraising tools our walkers enjoy through the Participant Center. And, when you fundraise as a volunteer, you are eligible for the same great prizes available to walkers!
If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact us at NYCSNY.Volunteers@nmss.org or 212-463-9791.