Volunteer with the Epilepsy Foundation

Volunteers have been an important part of the Epilepsy Foundation for more than 50 years. You help us to advocate and spread awareness, to organize events, to fulfill our mission through programming and research, and to fundraise so we can make a bigger impact. Members of the community from coast to coast are involved at both the local and national level and play a vital role in working to END EPILEPSY® for individuals and families impacted by seizures.

The Epilepsy Foundation has many volunteer roles. Volunteers help us fulfill our mission which focuses on a number of areas including awareness, education, support, advocacy, empowerment, and research. Raising money to fund our mission is also vital. The Foundation has opportunities for volunteers to play an important part in each of these whether it’s educating classrooms of students, handing out information at health fairs, working with kids to help them learn and give back, leading a support group, meeting with legislatures, organizing a walk, and more. We welcome the contributions of your time and talents and look forwarding to working with you to END EPILEPSY.

What the Epilepsy Foundation Provides for Our Volunteers:

  • The opportunity to contribute to a team of people (staff, volunteers, people impacted by epilepsy) who are dedicated to serving the epilepsy community.
  • The Epilepsy Foundation team will work with you to find a suitable assignment based upon your interests, skills and availability.
  • Orientation and training from our staff to help you have the best experience possible while volunteering with our team.
  • The support you need to fulfill your volunteer role, including necessary equipment and supplies and kind, helpful guidance and direction.
  • The opportunity to give feedback about your volunteer experience.
  • The chance to grow and develop as a volunteer through participation in other Epilepsy Foundation volunteer activities and training.
NOW is the time to get involved.




Committee Member

Volunteer Committee Member

The Epilepsy Foundation offers volunteers the opportunity to support initiatives from planning to execution by serving on committees. Committee members meet regularly to discuss and implement a strategy for reaching their goals. Committees focus on areas including but not limited to: events, programs, advocacy, development, and marketing/promotions.





Office Support/Professional Services

Volunteer Office Support

Volunteers with administrative or other professional skillsets are invaluable in building the capacity and strengthening the infrastructure of the Epilepsy Foundation. Volunteers support with activities such as: filing, graphic design, envelope stuffing, event planning, grant writing, and fundraising.






Program Support

Volunteer Program Support

Program support volunteers make the successful execution of Epilepsy Foundation programs possible by helping to run our community based programs. Volunteers enable us to expand our reach to the epilepsy community and help in roles such as: support group leader, Kids Crew leader, and camp counselor.






Event Support

Volunteer Event Support

Event support volunteers help the Epilepsy Foundation through ad hoc non-recurring volunteer opportunities. These volunteer opportunities are great for volunteers who have limited time to volunteer but still want to make a big impact to the running of the foundation’s events! Types of events volunteers support with include walks, galas, and tournaments.






Volunteer Outreach

Volunteers passionate about educating their community are needed to spread awareness and education to community members. Opportunities include educating classrooms, advocating, and health fair/conference booth attendant.







Volunteer Leadership

Volunteer leaders work closely with the Epilepsy Foundation leadership to enable the mission of the foundation to be realized by supporting the purpose, goals, policies, and programs of the foundation. Volunteer leaders include advisory board members and board members.
***Note - Volunteer Leaders opportunities have a higher level of commitment