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

Almost the Cure , July 2020

After many months of planning and searching, Francesco, Giovanni, Blair, Sheilah, Mathieu and Raphael came together to form this new band in 2018.  All coming from the bio-pharmaceutical industry, although different companies, members of Almost The Cure (ATC) are as passionate about their music as they are of their quest towards scientific breakthroughs and the discovery of new medicines.  ATC has embarked on a mission of becoming a high energy, edgy and, most of all, fun rock and roll band, along with fostering a strong sense of community.  Just a little over three months after forming, ATC played it’s first gig in early May at the Battle of the Biotech Bands, where they raised over $15,000 for Joseph’s HOPE Epilepsy Foundation Scholarship fund which was formed by Frank and Vicky Salituro. 
Thanks to the band’s efforts over the years, Epilepsy Foundation New England was able to award $28,000 in scholarships in 2020!  Most recently, Almost the Cure performed a virtual concert to benefit the Joseph’s Hope Emergency Aid Fund and raised over $27,000.  Thank you to Almost the Cure for pioneering these events and making a substantial impact in the epilepsy community!

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