Recruitment Open for Volunteering to Help Change Lives for People with MS

December 4, 2019

A recruitment campaign offering exciting volunteering roles to help support local people with multiple sclerosis (MS) has launched.

MS Society North Durham supports more than 500 local people with multiple sclerosis by providing social activities, information, support and much more for people living with or affected by MS.


Multiple sclerosis affects over 100,000 people in the UK, and is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults, but can affect adults at any age. It is a lifelong condition which affects the brain and spinal cord, giving a range of problems including vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.


The group is now offering new opportunities to get involved as it expands its small core volunteer team, with roles specialising in organising activities, fundraising and co-ordinating the team.


The roles are varied with volunteers being supported by being part of a large national charity as well as by existing local team members.


These new roles give volunteers the opportunity to help shape the group’s future by organising and running events, raising money, developing new opportunities and activities and helping

personally to develop services for those with, or affected by MS in the local area.


Team Volunteer, Alistair Crisp, said: “There are more than 500 people living with MS in the North Durham area and our group is working hard to provide support, help and a bit of fun for everyone. We are a really friendly team of volunteers, but we want to expand what we’re able to do and reach out to support more people, so we’re looking for other enthusiastic individuals to join us.


“Anyone who is able to volunteer for a few hours a month or more would be really welcome. It is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and make a real difference to the lives of people affected by MS in our local area. In return we offer a flexible volunteering opportunity, training, ongoing support and the chance to be part of a friendly team with plenty of opportunities to see the positive impact of your role.”


Volunteers need to have skills relating to the role, some spare time and plenty of enthusiasm. For more information about the volunteering opportunities please visit: or to get involved contact Sally Snowball on 020 8438 0805 or email

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