The success of Challenge Walk MS depends on volunteers with a wide range of talents and skills are welcome. Sign up by completing the registration form or calling 262-369-4400 or 800-242-3358.
There are three different volunteer options for Challenge Walk MS:
Volunteers: Volunteer your time by helping at Challenge Walk MS in a variety of roles throughout the weekend. Registration is free for volunteers.
Crew: Like volunteers, Crew members handle multiple jobs throughout the weekend and do not pay the registration fee. However, if you volunteer as a Crew member and raise $750, you receive Friday night lodging and participate in the Friday evening celebration dinner.
Super Crew: Super Crew members are those who volunteer for the weekend but also pay the registration fee and raise the $1,500 pledge minimum. In exchange, they receive overnight accomodations Friday and Saturday night and participate in all celebrations and activities.
1. What is a Super Crew member?
Super Crew members are dedicated volunteers who pay the registration fee, raise the $1,500 pledge minimum and receive all the same benefits as walkers. Super Crew members assist with a variety of volunteer responsibilities throughout the Challenge Walk weekend.
2. What is a Crew member?
Crew members are not required to pay the registration fee, but they are encouraged to fundraise. Overnight accommodations and meals are not included for Crew Members. However, Crew Members who raise $750 will receive Friday night lodging and participate in the Friday evening celebration dinner.
3. What will I do as a Crew member?
This varies with your skills and interests. Once you fill out the volunteer registration form, we will set up a time to meet with you to identify the best fit.
4. Will I be trained?
You will receive a Challenge Guide and Crew Information Manual with detailed job descriptions for each Crew position.
5. How many Crew members will there be?
There is limited space for Crew members. Crew members are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you have any questions about registering as a Crew member, please contact us at info.wisMS@nmss.org or call 800-242-3358.
Please note: All Super Crew members must pay a $125 registration fee to participate. The helps underwrite the cost of accommodations and food, and ensures that all Challenge Walk MS donations support the mission. Super Crew members also raise the pledge minimum $1,500.
Regular Crew members are not required to raise the minimum pledge, but are encouraged to raise pledges. If you volunteer as a Crew member and raise $750, you receive Friday night lodging and participate in the Friday evening celebration dinner. Those who want to go above-and-beyond by pledging to raise $1,500, can register as Super Crew.
Help set up a rest stop and serve food and drinks to participants as needed. Help keep the rest stop area clean. Provide an “artistic flair” to decorate the rest stop and make it a fun, festive stop for participants. Must have the ability to remain outside for four or more hours.
Help set up, serve and clean up breakfast and/or lunch for participants and volunteers.
Route Support Drivers
Provide transportation and support to walkers who need assistance along the route and/or deliver supplies to rest stops. Also may assist in rest stop set up. May require use of your own vehicle or the ability to drive a van or 15-foot truck. (Must provide proof of vehicle insurance if using your own vehicle.) Requirements: Must be over 21 years old and provide copy of driver’s license. Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds.
Organize groups to cheer the walkers on along the route and at each day's start and finish lines.
Trained medical professionals are needed at the start and finish lines, rest stops and at the headquarters hotel to monitor walkers and assess injuries. Volunteers must provide proof of certification and/or specialized degree. Requirements: paramedic, EMT, nurse (LPN or RN), doctor, nurse practitioner.
Ham Radio Operators
Ham radio operators provide critical communication from check points and along the route. Requirements: appropriate equipment and certification.
Use your photography skills and equipment to capture moments of challenge and triumph throughout Challenge Walk MS. Requirements: strong photographic skills and equipment.
Assist in setting up and providing check-in services for Walkers, Super Crew and Crew.
Drive 15-passenger van to transport walkers from 10-mile point or finish line to the headquarters hotel. Requirements: Must be more than 21 years old and provide copy of valid driver’s license.
Meet and assist walkers when they return to the headquarters hotel each day.
Assist with execution of weekend activities. Positions may include: staffing the information table at the headquarters hotel, pre-event set up, stewarding the silent auction, coordinating half-day bag supplies, etc.
Bike Ride Gunner
Ride your bike along the route to help monitor Challenge Walk MS until all participants have crossed the finish line.
Volunteer at the Hartland office and help prepare, organize and distribute Challenge Walk MS materials.