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

Lee Anne Davids , September 2019

Epilepsy Foundation New England is pleased to announce the September 2019 Volunteer of the Month: Lee Anne Davids. Lee Anne has been involved with our Purple Camps since summer 2018 and was our lead nurse for Grotonwood Kids Sleepaway camp this past summer. There were many sleepless hours throughout the night while keeping watch of all 39 campers. Between seizures, bug bites, minor injuries or just a hug to a homesick child, Lee Ann was always there. 

Camp Coordinator, Sarah Specht says, "Lee Ann was a huge help at Grotonwood camp. Every camper received amazing care from Lee Anne. Having Lee Anne be a part of camps has been amazing. Communication, organization and genuine heartfelt compassion for all of our campers is what makes camp a success. I am looking forward to many more camps with Lee Anne as a lead nurse."

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