Talk and support group volunteers

Our Talk and support volunteers are at the heart of our groups. We have a mixture of face-to-face and virtual groups across the UK, who all share the same aim of offering a lifeline for people affected by epilepsy. If you are patient, compassionate and understanding, then this is the role for you


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What’s it like to be a Talk and support group volunteer?

Our Talk and Support group volunteers lead meetings in the community or online, ensuring that everyone feels included to share their experiences with epilepsy. They also do a little bit of organising and admin to ensure the meetings run safely and smoothly.

Watch the video below to find out more about Talk and support groups


Face-to-face Talk and support group volunteer essentials

Face to Face groups meet once a month in larger towns and cities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. We are looking for volunteers to join existing groups and help start new ones.

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This role is in the community
A regular monthly commitment
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Approx. 3-4 hours per month
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People and communication skills

Virtual Talk and support group volunteer essentials

We have a variety of virtual groups which meet online every week.  You can pick and choose which groups you want to help support.

This role is home based
A regular, flexible commitment
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Approx. 2-3 hours per month
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People, communication and IT skills
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The difference you'll make

The Talk and support group volunteer role requires a regular commitment and the benefits for people with epilepsy are fantastic. Here’s what some of our service users felt about their local groups.



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“It’s the first time I’ve ever been able to speak about my epilepsy and how it affects my life and have someone else understand”

“We were made very welcome and loved chatting to those who were there”

“These groups are so amazing, every time I have left I have learnt something new”

What support will I receive?

You’ll have regular check-ins with your dedicated volunteer supervisor. There’s training and ongoing support to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in your role. If you want to connect with other volunteers, you’ll also be able to join regular meet-ups where you can chat to other Talk and support group volunteers, share your experiences and learn from each other.

Why I volunteer

“The best part is seeing what the group means to each person who attends. It’s great to see people open up and feel like they are in a safe place with no judgements.” – Bec

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Who can volunteer in this role?

If you are friendly, enjoy meeting new people and can give 3-4 hours per month, we’d love to hear from you!

This volunteer role is open to anyone over the age of 18 living in the UK.  You don’t need previous experience volunteering or have a connection to epilepsy. We welcome people from all backgrounds and with all interests.

From applying, through to getting started as a volunteer, the process couldn’t be simpler.

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Complete our online application form by answering a few short questions
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We will be in touch to arrange an informal meeting to talk through your application
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You’ll complete a DBS check and we’ll follow up your references
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Once all the paperwork is complete, you will be ready to get started!

Become a Talk and support group volunteer

If you want to chat about this role or have any questions about volunteering, please get in touch: or call 0113 210 8795

If you are happy with everything that being a volunteer involves, we would love to receive your application.

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