Become an Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador

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Epilepsy Awareness Ambassadors are passionate and dedicated volunteers who work to grow epilepsy awareness across their community. Ambassadors receive a monthly newsletter that helps them to promote all areas of the Epilepsy Foundation’s mission to both people living with epilepsy and the general public. The Ambassador initiative is a “choose your own adventure” volunteer opportunity designed to provide options for Ambassadors with different interests and availability, allowing them to incorporate epilepsy awareness into their daily life and beyond.

Responsibilities:
  • Become Seizure First Aid Certified
  • Spread awareness in your community
  • Understand and share Epilepsy Foundation resources and information
  • Engage in awareness-centered activities to include:
    • Educating the community through social media
    • Participation and promotion of key Epilepsy Foundation programs and resources
    • Organization and execution of awareness-based activities & events
  • Review and sign Volunteer Handbook
  • Follow guidelines within the provided Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador tools and resources
Qualifications:
  • Passionate about spreading awareness
  • Responsible and accountable
  • Reliable
  • Self-driven
  • Experience using social media platforms a plus
  • Knowledge of epilepsy and the Epilepsy Foundation or willingness to learn
Process, Trainings, and Resources:
Time Commitment:

Time commitment will vary by activities you choose. During months that Ambassadors participate, average time commitment ranges from 1 – 10 hours a month.

Volunteer Benefits:
  • Opportunity to learn more about epilepsy
  • Ability to connect with, and build community Ambassadors through, Discord and social events
  • Be part of a team of fellow awareness-minded individuals
  • Participate in epilepsy education and network gatherings with Epilepsy Awareness Ambassadors
  • Educate family, friends, and community members about epilepsy
  • Increase awareness about the Epilepsy Foundation and epilepsy among the general public and people living with epilepsy and their families

Authored By:

Valerie DiCristoforo

on Sunday, March 15, 2015

Reviewed By:

Jackie Aker

on Sunday, March 15, 2015

Resources

Epilepsy Centers

Epilepsy centers provide you with a team of specialists to help you diagnose your epilepsy and explore treatment options.

Epilepsy Medication

Find in-depth information on anti-seizure medications so you know what to ask your doctor.

Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline

Call our Epilepsy and Seizures 24/7 Helpline and talk with an epilepsy information specialist or submit a question online.

Tools & Forms

Download our seizure tracking app, print out seizure action plans, or explore other educational materials.