epilepsy awareness ambassadors at an event

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Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador

Epilepsy Awareness Ambassadors are passionate and dedicated volunteers tasked with virtually growing epilepsy awareness across their community. Ambassadors engage in monthly activities that 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.


  • Become Seizure First Aid Certified
  • Spread awareness in your community
  • Understand and share Epilepsy Foundation resources and information
  • Engage in a minimum of 3 monthly 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
  • Complete Awareness Tracker form on a monthly basis
  • Follow guidelines within the provided Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador activities
  • Communicate with the Epilepsy Foundation’s Volunteer Engagement Team on a regular basis


  • 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:

  • In order to become an Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador, volunteers must participate in an Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador Information Session and complete an online application.
  • If selected, volunteers will need to complete the Epilepsy Foundation’s free Seizure Recognition & First-Aid Certification training.
  • Additional training tools and monthly resources and volunteer management will be provided by the Volunteer Engagement team.

Time Commitment:

Time commitment will vary by activities you choose with a minimum of three activities completed per month. 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

Apply to Be an Epilepsy Awareness Ambassador

Authored By: 
Valerie DiCristoforo
Authored Date: 
Reviewed By: 
Jackie Aker
Monday, March 15, 2021