Meet our volunteer coordinator, Theresa Yorek. Reach out to her with questions and inquiries about volunteering at theresa@researchms.org.

1 Trifest for MS Encouragers

We need 400 encouragers (aka, volunteers) to help host the Trifest for MS! Volunteers are needed to help with welcome and registration; set-up/tear down; kids race support; traffic control; water stations; food tents; parking; body markers; packet pick-up; awards; silent auction and more.
Helpful skills: A heart for encouragement and hands willing to help!
Time commitment: You tell us! Opportunities are available in a variety of time slots.

2 Trifest for MS Volunteer Committee

Whoever said it takes a village must have run a foundation and put on an event or two! The Trifest for MS planning committee is looking for a few more members to serve in chair positions or as committee members. Contact Ruth Sawkins, race director, if interested.
Volunteer Need: 2-4 volunteers.

Helpful skills: A can-do attitude that approaches problems with possibility and enjoys working with others.

Time commitment: 1 meeting/month and on-site support race weekend as needed (based on role)

3 Digital Contributors

Anyone can share the power of encouragement. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Commit to sharing our efforts online with friends and family. We also welcome guest posts to our blog.

Volunteer Need: 3-5 volunteers.

Helpful skills: Calling all creatives! Writers, Editors, Photographers and Video Producers. Time commitment: You tell us! From penning a blog article, to shooting a promo video, if you have the interest, we have the need.

4 Year-Round Opportunities

Support community outreach, help brainstorm new ideas, provide ongoing input and help share the power of encouragement online. Opportunities that arise include cheering on athletes during the Bentonville Half Marathon, visiting with organizations, students, and community members providing education on MS and bringing people together to support athletes of all abilities, especially youth paratriathletes and kids with special needs.

Volunteer Need: 40-100

Helpful skills: A heart for encouragement and hands willing to help! Time commitment: At your leisure. The power of encouragement is growing. Join 140+ encouragers in our volunteer Facebook group to stay in the know of upcoming volunteer needs and opportunities.