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We can’t do this without you. Volunteer today!
The success of Challenge Walk MS is directly related to the wonderful volunteers who help make the event go off without a hitch. We welcome volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills. There is only one requirement: a desire to end MS Now. There are many jobs to choose from including registration and cheering at the finish line! To register to volunteer, please fill out the online registration form or contact Will at 612-335-7992.
If you can volunteer both days of Challenge Walk MS, consider volunteering as a Crew member. Crew members receive the same perks as participants but instead of walking, they act as support for the entire weekend. Crew members are active at every phase of the journey, from the starting line to the overnight ceremony to the closing celebration. They are part of the challenge every step of the way, sleeping, eating and working with the walkers until the final step across the finish line. Crew members pay the same registration fee as walkers and receive T-shirts, free lodging and meals. To register as a Crew member, click here and select "Crew" as your registration type.
Crew and volunteer job descriptions
Assist in loading and unloading supply trucks. Drive trucks throughout designated points along the route to provide supplies. Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance are required as well as the ability to lift 50 pounds and familiarity with and ability to drive a 26-foot truck.
Mark route with directional signage. Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance are required as well as the ability to lift 30 pounds.
Support and gear driver
Continuously patrol assigned route and provide transportation and assistance to participants. Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance are required as well as first aid certification.
Patrol the route and ensure safety of and for participants. Valid driver’s license and current vehicle insurance are required as well as first aid certification.
Provide minor medical assistance and evaluation of minor injuries. Recognize major injuries and facilitate arrival of advanced medical attention. Volunteers must provide proof of certification and/or specialized degree.
Help count money brought in on event day at the National MS Society Minneapolis office.
Help set up or tear down the finish line. Some lifting may be necessary.
Serve breakfast or lunch to participants and volunteers. Volunteers must be able to lift 30 pounds.
Assist in unloading supplies from trucks, help set up rest stop and serve food and drinks to participants as needed. Some lifting is necessary, as well as the ability to remain outside for four or more hours.
Assist in setting up pit stop area, hand out water and cheer on participants. Some lifting is necessary.
Take digital photographs along the route.
Assist in setting up registration area and checks in participants. Some lifting may be necessary. Volunteers must have the ability to remain outside for four or more hours.
Assist walkers safely through intersections.
Provide massages to participants.
Finish Line Cheering
Cheer for participants at the finish line. Volunteers may be asked to help set up or tear down finish line.
If you're interested in learning about other volunteer opportunities with the National MS Society, click here.