Do you have the skills to help MS Otago navigate our future?

MS Otago aims to empower people with Multiple Sclerosis, their families and carers by providing them with support to participate actively in the community in ways that are meaningful to them.

We employ a Field Officer to provide the support to clients and their families but the overall governance of MS Otago is handled by a committee of volunteers. There are 9 positions vacant on the committee this year. We are encouraging capable people  who care about great lives for people with MS to join us!

The Committee has the job of looking ahead, anticipating what’s going to affect MS Otago, helping it avoid obstacles and ensuring it has what it needs to deliver on its mission. Our focus for 2021 will include:

  • Becoming a self-sustainable organisation
  • Reaching more people living with Multiple Sclerosis and associated conditions (MSAC) and reach them earlier
  • Developing stronger collaborations with other community groups and groups with associated conditions.

We invite people with a range of skills, expertise and experience to take up this exciting opportunity to be involved in creating MS Otago’s future!

Don’t be put off if you haven’t been involved in a governance role before. The new committee will be undertaking governance training and this will help you understand the role. 

Members of the Society can stand for election to the committee but we also have the power to co-opt those with the right skills to help us deliver. If you have a talent and the passion to help please email MS Otago President Glenys Forsyth at and let her know what you’d bring to the job.

Our AGM 2021 is on Saturday 20 February.

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