Volunteer

Together, We Can End Epilepsy

Our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Together, our volunteers make it possible for Epilepsy Foundation New England to get critical resources, information, and support to members of our communities who are living with epilepsy.

The Independent Sector calculates the value of volunteer time as $24.14/hour. Our volunteers contributed over 4,700 hours in 2017. That translates to more than $110,000 in services to the Foundation. Thank you!

Our Volunteer Application Process

1. Look for volunteer opportunities

Click here to look for volunteer opportunities. Our volunteer application is an easy fillable PDF form, which will be automatically sent to you once you sign up on Volunteer Match for the position you choose. Questions, please email Sarah Specht at sspecht@epilepsynewengland.org or call (617)506-6041 x111.

2. Interview

After we receive your application, you’ll have a brief phone or in person interview with Sarah Specht, Volunteer & Camp Coordinator.

3. Reference Check

Following your interview, we’ll call the reference listed on your application to discuss your qualifications as a volunteer. (Certain positions may require more than one reference.) Be sure to list someone who knows you well!

4. Background Check

Certain volunteer positions, including all camp volunteers, all support services help desk volunteers, and all volunteers working 1:1 with clients, will require background checks. Our background checks are run through a secured platform Sterling Volunteers (previously known as Verified Volunteers.)

Become A Volunteer
Become A Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Epilepsy Foundation New England! Our volunteers are critical to the success to our programs and services.

 

Apply Today:

Apply Here

Questions? Contact Sarah Specht, Volunteer & Camp Coordinator at (617) 506-6041 x111 or by email.

Volunteer of The Month

Tim Young , August 2019

Tim Young started volunteering with Epilepsy Foundation New England as a member of the Maine Advisory Council in 2018. Since then, Tim has been a valuable support to our young adults and kids with epilepsy. He has never hesitated to be a volunteer at our Young Adult Retreat and camps. The reason Tim is such a dedicated volunteer is because he did not have the support himself growing up with epilepsy.
Tim is a devoted husband and father to his 8 year old son, Jake. In his free time he is training to be a certified Yoga instructor and participates in road races once a month in his area.
Sarah Specht, Volunteer & Camp Coordinator says: "Tim is extremely patient and fun for the kids to be around. He is willing to take on anything we ask him to do."

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