Volunteer of the Month

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, Canada. Despite the distance, Brittany is one of our most active volunteers, and we are grateful to her for her hard work and commitment to our organization.

We connected with Brittany online last November, and for the last few months, she’s been working diligently to update our Virtual Resource Guide. The guide contains important information on epilepsy and contact information for local resources in MA, NH, ME and RI. The virtual guide will be available on our website for people living with epilepsy, their families, friends and caregivers to access.

Brittany has been working on this project with our Chief Operating Officer, Elaine Kiriakopoulos, who shares, “Brittany has demonstrated the power of an individual to contribute to a cause which they feel passionate and committed to, despite an obstacle like distance. Brittany has been dedicated to helping EFNE build our virtual resources for constituents, and has been able to do so remotely from her home in Canada. As a young college graduate, there are many ways to spend time. The fact Brittany has chosen to share her time, and talent with EFNE is so very appreciated. We hope her example is an inspiration for others, and we welcome any student interested in volunteering with EFNE.”  

When asked what she likes about volunteering with EFNE, Brittany responded, “I guess I would say foremost, it's a cause I care about. I have a brother with epilepsy who would have benefited from access to an organization like this one. I consider this to be good work.”

Thank you, Brittany, for your valuable contributions to our organization and congratulations on being named our Volunteer of the Month!



Interested in joining our volunteer team?

Fill out our volunteer application here: http://bttr.im/wo2nl.

For a list of available volunteer positions, please visit our page on VolunteerMatch!

Questions? Contact Jenna at (617)506-6041 x115 or jwhitney@epilepsynewengland.org.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Epilepsy Foundation New England! Our volunteers are critical to the success to our programs and services.

 

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS

1) Fill Out Application
Our volunteer application is available online here. A paper application is also available. To request one, please email Jenna at jwhitney@epilepsynewengland.org or call (617)506-6041.

2) Interview
After we receive your application, you’ll have a brief phone or in person interview with the Volunteer Coordinator. 

3) Reference Check
Following your interview, we’ll call the reference listed on your application to discuss your qualifications as a volunteer. (Certain positions may require more than one reference.) Be sure to list someone who knows you well! 

4) Background Check
Certain volunteer positions, including all camp volunteers, all support services help desk volunteers, and all volunteers working 1:1 with clients, will require background checks. If you have questions on this process, please contact Jenna at jwhitney@epilepsynewengland.org.

Again, thank you for your interest in volunteering with Epilepsy Foundation New England!