27 msfocusmagazine.org This spring, MS Focus will choose people with MS from around the country to serve as MS Focus Outreach Volunteers, formerly called MS Focus Ambassadors. These people will become leaders in the MS community by: • Representing MS Focus and connecting people with its programs and services. • Attending local and regional MS Focus events. • Working with MS Focus to organize and host fundraising and awareness events. • Speaking at support groups and health fairs. • Participating in public outreach, and more! Volunteers will have the chance to participate in leadership training to help them become advocates for MS Focus, and work closely with MS Focus to help meet their advocacy goals. Volunteers will have opportunities to raise awareness about MS in their communities, however the main goal of the program is raising awareness about MS Focus programs and services within the MS community and with the public at large. • Applicant must include a typed essay, 800 words or less, and a photo. • All materials submitted to MS Focus will not be returned. • Application must be postmarked or time- stamped by April 15, 2018. • Volunteer grants MS Focus the right to use their name and photograph in connection with this program. • Volunteer may be asked to travel within their region to attend MS Focus programs. • Volunteer may be asked to speak with members of the media about MS. Official Guidelines Applications must meet the following criteria: