Volunteers of the Month

Our June Volunteer of the Month is longtime volunteer Lauren Welby!


Lauren has been volunteering with EFNE for over seventeen years. You’ll find her at EFNE events all over New England, most often behind the registration desk! She’s also willing to jump in and help out in other roles, and we greatly appreciate her can-do attitude and positivity.

In addition to her work at so many of our events, she has also served on our Employment Services Advisory Council since its inception in February of this year.

EFNE President and CEO Susan Linn remarked “Whether I’m at our gala in NH, a walk in RI, a conference in ME, a concert in MA, or any EFNE function in between, it seems that every time I turn around, Lauren’s smile and helping hands are there ready to greet me and to serve our cause with us. From registration tables to children’s programs, Lauren does it All with aplomb, and I don’t know where we’d be without her, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be a fraction as good as it is with her.”

Elaine Kiriakopoulos, Chief Operating Officer, said "Lauren is someone who shares her time, talent and effort to benefit others. Her commitment to the epilepsy community in New England is remarkable. Her positive spirit, and compassionate character allow her to motivate others to take action. Epilepsy Foundation New England is fortunate to have Lauren Welby on our volunteer team."

All of us here at the foundation are truly grateful to count Lauren among our team of committed volunteers. Thank you Lauren, for all your hard work!


Volunteer of the Month Archive

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.



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!