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 @email 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

Roseanna Drysdale, April 2021

We are delighted to introduce our April Volunteer of the Month, Roseanna. Rosanna lives at home in NH with her 2 daughters, husband, 2 cats and her dog Pugsly. Roseanna helps facilitate our SHARE group that centers around schooling and educational topics. She is kind, warm and caring and offers a unique perspective and guidance to families as a parent of a child with epilepsy and an educator. Roseanna is a music teacher, flutist, and singer. In addition to volunteering with our SHARE groups, she helped write and record a song for the My Friend Matty Program. She recently joined EFNE's NH Council and is looking forward to helping with the NH Walk and exploring advocacy opportunities. When Roseanna is not at school or volunteering, she enjoys hiking with her dog Pugsly, gardening and reading.

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