Epilepsy Action is always on the lookout for volunteers, by joining this network you can help others in the Epilepsy community and help shape our work.
As a volunteer you will be supporting people affected by Epilepsy, making sure to respect them, help them seek fairness and signpost them and their loved ones to the right resources. This can help them get the understanding they deserve.
We have a number of volunteering roles available suited to different people’s needs. Epilepsy Action has roles for those who want to work from home and face-to-face roles for those who want to be on the ground helping out.
Volunteers are vital to what we do at Epilepsy Action, and we already have a strong network of people working in various sectors helping other people impacted by Epilepsy.
There are lots of flexible volunteering opportunities that fit around everyone’s lifestyles. Your commitment depends on the role, some roles may require more regular volunteering such as running local groups or being a part of our Befriending Service.
Other roles include reviewing our literature and online content, which might suit someone who is looking for a more flexible volunteering experience. We really do have roles to suit everyone.
Whatever you are doing, you will be contributing to Epilepsy Action’s vision for all affected by epilepsy to receive the support they need as well as respect and fairness.
By giving up your time, more people will be able to access our services and be aware of the support available to them. You can also connect to the already existing network to share your experiences and help shape Epilepsy Action’s work.
Our volunteers have said how “amazing” volunteering has been and praised the rewarding nature of helping people living with epilepsy.
Kerry Ann, one of our Talk and Support volunteers said: “If anyone asks me about Volunteering for Epilepsy Action, I tell them how much of an amazing experience it is to be able to support others.”
Letizia, who volunteers for the Befriending service, said: “It’s a very rewarding role, but please don’t take it lightly. Users who reach out are suffering and need support and help.
“If you can commit to the process and form those relationships, then you can really help your user as well as gain valuable experiences and development yourself”.
Lisha, another volunteer for the Befriending service, added:
“You can learn so many skills and learn so much about all different types of people from different walks of life, all with one thing in common, epilepsy. Make a difference to those living with Epilepsy, make a difference to people who are like you.“