Interested in starting an affiliated MS self-help group in your community? Great! Self-Help Group Leaders of affiliated MS self-help groups are valuable volunteers for the National MS Society. All new potential group leaders must complete a background check as part of the Chapter’s application and screening process.
Here are some things to consider and review prior to starting an affiliated MS self-help group:
- Best Practices for Managing and Leading Self-Help Groups: A Manual for National MS Society Self-Help Group Leaders, a handbook for leaders containing group management guidelines, strategies for maintaining group member engagement, managing difficult behaviors, and tools for measuring the group effectiveness.
- Self-Help Group Leader Job Description (PDF)
- SHG Expectations Document (PDF)
To find out more about becoming a group leader in your community, please fill out the Leader Application Form. A Self-Help Group Leader manual is available to new leaders as a resource; a hard copy will be mailed to you following your screening.
Questions? Contact Heidi Eastman at email@example.com or 800-344-4867, option 2.