Bike MS

National MS Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter

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Volunteer

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is a collective of passionate individuals, moving together to create a world free of MS. The success of Bike MS depends on volunteers like you! Each volunteer's contribution, large or small, is critical to the success of the event. Volunteers provide key support to Bike MS all year, from serving on planning committees, calling past participants to providing safety for our riders and overall support at the event. When you Volunteer MS, you become a part of Bike MS. Together we will provide support, raise money, have fun, and make a difference in the lives of people living with MS.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in Volunteer MS! There are many volunteer opportunities at Bike MS; families, corporate groups and individuals are encouraged and welcome to participate. Some volunteer positions require a criminal and/or DMV background check.

Volunteer Teams

Did you know volunteers can join an existing team of Bike MS cyclists? Or that you can create your own volunteer team? Volunteering is a great opportunity for schools, clubs, organizations and any other groups to spend time together assisting at a great event. Gather up your friends and join the movement!

Don't forget, as a volunteer, you're eligible for any of our amazing fundraising incentives available to our participants! When you register online, you may access your Participant Center and set a fundraising goal, update your personal page to share your story with others, email supporters and track your fundraising progress. **link to fundraising info page** Every dollar makes a difference in the lives of those living with MS!

Register

To register as a volunteer for Bike MS: Coast the Coast, Bike MS: Hops to Hops or Bike MS: Country Challenge, please visit our Bike MS event pages.

If you would like more information about volunteering and/or fundraising for Bike MS, please contact Emily Borsetti, Manager of Teams and Volunteers, at emily.borsetti@nmss.org or call (732) 508-4424.

 

 

Check-in/Registration Volunteers

Check-in and register volunteers and riders by collecting participant envelopes, assigning rider numbers, answering questions and handing out T-shirts. Check-in volunteers may also assist with breakfast set-up, distribution and clean-up.


Parking/Traffic

Help direct auto and cyclist traffic into the start area.


Luggage

Help load cyclists' luggage onto the truck at the start and finish lines. Moderate to heavy lifting is required.


Rest Stop Volunteers

 Assist with set-up and clean-up of rest stop area, hand out snacks and refreshments and cheer on riders as they enter and leave rest stop area. Rest stops are located approximately every 10-15 miles along the route.


Finish Line Volunteers

 Cheer on the riders as they cross the finish line, hand out medals and assist with finish line clean-up. Volunteers may also be asked to assist with luggage and the information table.


Massage Therapists

One of the services we offer the cyclists upon the conclusion of the ride is a $5 10-minute massage. Whether riding 25 or 200 miles, our cyclists truly look forward to this time of relaxation. Bike MS is an excellent way to use your talents for a charitable cause, while meeting prospective clients in your local communities and mingling with other volunteer massage therapists.


Photographers/Videographers

Photographers are needed throughout the Bike MS weekend to take team, volunteer and candid photos at the start, finish and along the route. Videographers are also needed to capture the action along the ride.


Medical Team

To ensure the safety of our cyclists and volunteers, we are in need of EMTs, nurses and other medical personnel to volunteer at various points along the route. Volunteers must be licensed or certified professionals for this position.


HAM Communications

HAM radio operators are needed to be stationed at rest stops along the route and finish lines. This team will help to communicate any emergencies or incidences to ensure the safety of our cyclists.


Entertainment

Calling all entertainers! DJs, musicians, radio stations, cheerleaders, dance groups, National Anthem singers, comedians, caricaturists, face painters and children's activities leaders are needed to make our event engaging and fun!


Motorcycle Marshal

Marshals patrol the route, assist with Tour control, check well-being of riders and respond to emergencies and traffic situations.


Bike Loading Team

Load and unload bikes from buses at our finish lines. Moderate to heavy lifting is required for this labor-intensive position.


Planning Committee

Help to plan and organize the Bike MS event.


Supply Truck & Van Drivers

Drive, load and unload trucks and vans carrying supplies, ice and refrigerated items. Moderate to heavy lifting may be required. Drivers with commercial licenses preferred.

 

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