Volunteering blog

Find out what our fantastic volunteers are up to, and how you can make a different to people affected by MS.

Latest entries

Volunteers' Week: thanking our volunteers

Volunteers’ Week is the UK’s biggest celebration of volunteering and a chance to thank all of you who give your time to help others. To start off the week, our Chief Executive, Michelle, wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to our inspirational volunteers across the UK.

Mumford and Sons, Ted Dwane, MS and me

On Friday night I stood in Hyde Park watching Mumford & Sons play to 60,000 people. I was invited by the bass player, Ted Dwane. No, I'm not that well connected and I don't know him personally – I volunteer for the MS Society.

Ted's mum has MS, and in supporting her he also supports the charity. This includes giving free tickets to volunteers to thank them for what they do. 

BBC Gardeners’ World Live: raising awareness of MS

MS awareness border at BBC Gardener's World Live

You wouldn’t automatically associate MS with flowers – but Derby College did just that and won gardening gold in the process.

How Community Champ Paula found the right volunteer role for her

Paula Miller reviews, edits and comments on our publications, providing personal insight and professional expertise. In return it’s helped her feel close to the MS community. 

Being an information reviewer is a fulfilling role. I learn a lot about what the MS Society has to offer. It helps keep my brain going and I feel good about being able to help.

15 years on the MS Helpline - three special stories

Our MS Helpline celebrates 25 years of providing support and information to people affected by MS all over the world. Many volunteers have given up their time over the years, including Tamara, Dot and Kay who have each volunteered for the Helpline for 15 years.

Community Champ David helping change lives

On 27 April, David Allen was on stage, applause ringing out as he collected his ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award at the MS Awards ceremony in London. 

Selected from many thousands of everyday superheroes, he was honoured for his work as Chair of our Luton, Dunstable and District Branch.

Thanking our Community Champs in Volunteers' Week

Today marks the start of Volunteers Week 2016, a national celebration of volunteers across the UK who make a huge difference to people's lives. Our Chief Executive Michelle wanted to take the opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our marvellous volunteers up and down the country.

Volunteering to help others helps Community Champ Tina too

Champion volunteer Tina has found lots of ways to support others living with MS, and everyone is feeling the benefits. 

I can’t work because of my MS so volunteering means I’m not just sitting at home. I’m out and about, doing something and seeing how MS affects everyone in different ways.

"One day I'm going to change that" - Community Champ Jan

When volunteer and MS Award nominee Jan found no MS support groups near her home in Leeds, she decided to do something about it. Eight years later MS Chat still provides vital support to many people in the area.

Community Champ Aleks' MS Helpline experience

Aleks is one of the Everyday Superheroes who volunteers taking calls on our MS Helpline. He tells us about his first call to our MS Helpline, and why he decided to become a volunteer.

I first read about the MS Society’s MS Helpline in a pamphlet given to me shortly after being diagnosed with MS, and when I called for the first time, it wasn’t what I expected.

What's new?