Volunteer of the Month

For more than 30 years, volunteers have played a vital role in Epilepsy Foundation New England’s (EFNE) ability to deliver high quality programs and services to our clients. In order to recognize some of our most committed volunteers, we’re starting up a “Volunteer of the Month” recognition program. We’ll feature one (or two!) volunteers each month who go above and beyond. 

We’re excited to kick off 2017 by featuring two of our most devoted long-time volunteers, Carol and Doug Reynolds. Carol and Doug have been volunteering with EFNE for over 10 years.

You may not know Carol or Doug, but if you’ve attended our annual Candlelight Dinner you’ve seen them hard at work behind the registration desk. Upon arriving at the event, each attendee is welcomed by Carol, Doug, or a friend or family member they’ve recruited to help out. According to Judy Bowe, EFNE’s Director of Development, “Many guests have commented that the dinner would not be same without their presence.” 

Carol and Doug’s efforts aren’t limited to the evening of the dinner. In the weeks and months leading up to the event, they devote hundreds of hours to recruiting volunteers and managing logistics. They’re thoughtful, and detailed, and we couldn’t ask for a better duo to handle the job.

Susan Linn, President and CEO, says, “Carol and Doug’s generous gifts of time, energy, and skill translate into tens of thousands of dollars of camp, scholarship, financial assistance, support groups, and other programs we provide. In addition to their friendship with EFNE, their magnanimous spirit is inspirational, and I’m honored they have become part of the EFNE family.” 

Judy echoed Susan’s sentiments, saying “Carol and Doug are consummate professionals whose expertise, dedication and hard work have been invaluable to the success of EFNE’s annual dinners for over a decade.” 

We are all inspired by, and grateful to, Carol and Doug for their years of committed service to our foundation and the clients we serve. Thank you, Carol and Doug, for all of your hard work!

Interested in joining our volunteer team? Fill out our volunteer application here: http://bttr.im/wo2nl. 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. 

Interested in volunteering?

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

Please fill out an application here! 



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.

5) Sign Volunteer Waiver and Release Form

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