Volunteering for students

Do you want to volunteer during your studies? We have a wide range of interesting roles that can work around your timetable, develop your skills and support more people living with epilepsy.


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Why volunteer with us?

We have a variety of  volunteering opportunities that can easily fit around your timetable and busy schedule. Your experience volunteering with us will help you to develop transferable skills and demonstrate a wider social consciousness.  Giving  you something unique and interesting to add to your CV, personal statement or to talk about in job interviews.

Volunteering can help you to take a break from studying and to connect with other volunteers, expanding your social circle. You’ll become part of our amazing volunteer community all whilst helping to raise awareness and support more people living with epilepsy.


What will you gain from volunteering?

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Learn new skills
You’ll have training and regular support helping you to develop and learn new skills
Enhance your CV
The experience you gain provides a fantastic boost to your CV to make it stand out from the rest
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Meet new people
Our volunteer meet-ups and socials help you to connect with other like-minded people
Improve your wellbeing
Giving your time to help others is a great way to improve your mental and physical health

How would you like to volunteer?

We have a volunteer role for you, whether you have a little or lots of time to spare.  If you have  lived experience of epilepsy or none at all, we haves roles for you and would love you to join us.

I would like to volunteer flexibly

If you want to help raise awareness and promote our work online or in your local community, these roles are the perfect match. These roles are flexible, allowing you to pick and choose when you volunteer.

I would like to volunteer regularly

If you feel able to volunteer on a regular basis, our roles  supporting people with epilepsy are ideal.  Depending on the role you could be volunteering online or in the community.

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I have lived experience of epilepsy

If you have lived experience of epilepsy, these roles will be just right for you. You might be involved in reviewing health information or making a valuable contribution to research projects. You’ll be volunteering online, picking the time and days that suit you.

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Think you don't have time to volunteer?

Think again! Join our Action Team

If you want to volunteer, but you’re not sure where to start, our Action Team is an easy and flexible way to try a range of opportunities at a time that suits you.

  • Quick and easy manageable tasks
  • Minimal time required
  • Maximum difference made


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Got questions?

If you want to chat about any of our opportunities  or have any questions about volunteering, please get in touch:

volunteering@epilepsy.org.uk 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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