Volunteer of the Month Archive

Volunteer of the Month Archive

As we mentioned before, our volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Each month we like to recognize a volunteer (or two, or 18!) for going above and beyond. Below is the list of previous volunteers of the month.


Young Leaders Network , November 2018

Our Young Leaders Network is our fastest growing program. What started as a pilot in January 2017 with 5 young people in Boston has turned into hundreds of high school and college aged students meeting monthly+ in 7 cities in New England.  We couldn’t do our work without the thoughtful leadership…

Philips Health Care, October 2018

In October, Epilepsy Foundation New England is pleased to recognize a wonderful group of volunteers from Philips Healthcare. In 2017, a crew came together from Philips Healthcare to design and build a traveling wall that serves as a beautiful memorial tribute to those in our epilepsy community who…

Lacey and Laurie Douglass, September 2018

Lacey Douglass is a high school student with a strong commitment to helping others. She spent a summer weekend at Epilepsy Foundation New England’s Family Camp. “Lacey was such a natural with our campers! She provided support and encouragement to ensure that everyone participated and felt included…

Andrew Duncan, August 2018

Once he heard about our inaugural Studio E Program, an expressive arts program for people with epilepsy, Andrew jumped in with enthusiasm to lend his artistic talents to our group. Our summer 2018 series was the first to focus on young people, ages 11 to 18, and our first in Lowell, at the Brush…

Heart Group at Eagle Investment Systems, May 2018

Epilepsy Foundation New England is pleased to recognize the Heart Group at Eagle Investment Systems as our Volunteers of the Month for May. This group represents the very best in philanthropic philosophy and participation and EFNE is grateful to be the beneficiaries of their work on our behalf and…

Chris Donovan, April 2018

We are happy to announce that Chris Donovan has been selected as our Volunteer of the Month for April! Chris serves as a volunteer member on the EFNE New Hampshire Council. He plays an integral role in each board meeting, by creating solutions for folks with epilepsy and their family members,…

Michelle Dexter, March 2018

Our Volunteer of the Month for March is Michelle Dexter! Michelle came to EFNE through the Matty Fund where she got involved after her daughter Grace was diagnosed with epilepsy. Never one to sit back, Michelle could be seen at every event from the Snow Angel Ball to Matty Hatty programs to the…

Gina Condon, February 2018

Our Volunteer of the Month for February is Gina Condon! Gina has contributed to the support of our epilepsy community in several ways, including facilitating parent support groups, volunteering at EFNE events, assisting with administrative work to help our education trainings run smoothly, helping…

Kim Cutler, December 2017

Our Volunteer of the Month for December is Kim Cutler! Recently, Kim served as Co-Chair of our Annual Candlelight Gala in Boston. She spent numerous hours leading up to the event assisting with the planning of the gala, recruiting volunteers, and soliciting donations for our silent auction. Susan…

Chanda Gunn, November 2017

Our Volunteer of the Month for November is Chanda Gunn! Over the past 18 months, Chanda has shared an incredible amount of her volunteer time with EFNE. She contributes to the foundation in many ways, including heading up our EFNE Young Leaders Network, assisting in developing our camp programs,…

Theresa Haggerty, October 2017

Our Volunteer of the Month for October is Theresa Haggerty! For nearly a year, Theresa has been volunteering in our office on a weekly basis. Most recently, she has been helping expand our outreach to preschool and elementary schools. She is frequently praised by EFNE staff members for her…

Kevin and Christine Crowell, September 2017

We are pleased to announce that our September Volunteers of the Month are longtime volunteers Kevin and Christine Crowell! For the last six years, Kevin and Christine have been heavily involved in the planning and execution of our Boston and Springfield Walks for Epilepsy. With over 1100…

UMass Memorial Medical Center Nurses, August 2017

Our Volunteers of the Month for August are an amazing group of nurses from UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA! These 18 nurses, led by Nurse Manager Mary Bonner, were integral to the success of our Massachusetts Purple Camps. During our MA Purple Camp for Kids , they provided caring,…

Vivien Qiao, July 2017

Our Volunteer of the Month for July is Vivien Qiao! Vivien, a local high school student, has spent countless hours working remotely on a research and data entry project for our Teen and Young Adult Leadership Program. Vivien has been a reliable and enthusiastic volunteer with EFNE. Our Youth…

Lauren, June 2017

Lauren has been volunteering with EFNE for over seventeen years. You’ll find her at EFNE events all over New England, most often behind the registration desk! She’s also willing to jump in and help out in other roles, and we greatly appreciate her can-do attitude and positivity. In addition to her…

Joy Buzzell, May 2017

Our May Volunteer of the Month is Joy Buzzell! Joy lives in New Hampshire and volunteers with our Development team. Joy has spent countless hours working on the planning and execution of our New Hampshire fundraising events, including our Candlelight Masquerade Gala and our Swing 4 Epilepsy golf…

State Street Corporation Engineering Team, April 2017

Epilepsy Foundation New England (EFNE) is excited to recognize a committed volunteer engineering team from State Street Corporation as our Volunteers of the Month for April! State Street has set the gold standard for corporate team based volunteerism, and we are so grateful to them for sharing…

Brittany Wallace, March 2017

We are happy to announce that Brittany Wallace has been selected as our Volunteer of the Month for March! While most of Epilepsy Foundation New England’s (EFNE) volunteers live and volunteer locally in New England, Brittany does her volunteer work remotely from her home in Kingston, Ontario,…

Carol and Doug Reynolds, February 2017

We’re excited to kick off 2017 by featuring two of our most devoted long-time volunteers, Carol and Doug Reynolds. Carol and Doug have been volunteering with EFNE for over 10 years. You may not know Carol or Doug, but if you’ve attended our annual Candlelight Dinner you’ve seen them hard at work…