We exist to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy


Why Volunteer?

Volunteers help build a brighter future for people living with epilepsy. People raise money for us, support people living with epilepsy and help in many other ways. Volunteers also make sure that the work we do at Epilepsy Action is relevant. In return, our volunteers gain satisfaction, have fun and develop their skills. Read some of our volunteer stories.

Ways to Volunteer

There are many ways to volunteer. You can support people with epilepsy by  volunteering in your local community. You can help raise money by joining in a  fundraising event or through one of our fundraising roles. You can support our work from home or at our head office near Leeds, West Yorkshire (see head office roles). You can help us raise awareness or with our communications.

The difference our volunteers make

Our volunteers make an enormous contribution to improving the lives of people with epilepsy. For example, volunteers raise fantastic amounts of money for us. In 2012 over 200 volunteers held their own fundraising events, ranging from concerts to car boot sales and even a ploughing competition. Between them they raised a staggering £160,000! That’s enough to equip 8,000 new volunteers with resources to raise awareness of epilepsy in their local community. There are many ways to fundraise such as taking part in an event or filling a home money box.

Local community volunteers are actively supporting people with epilepsy. For example, we have a network of  branches and coffee and chat groups. These groups are a great way for people living with epilepsy to meet and talk.

Every year we celebrate the fantastic achievements of our volunteers at our annual Volunteer awards event.


We have many roles. Whatever skills you’d like to volunteer with please get in touch and we’ll see how we can work together. Follow a link to find out more and apply.

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