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Volunteer

Volunteers are an important part of the Epilepsy Foundation. Whether it’s working with kids at summer camp, helping with office tasks, or volunteering at one of our fundraising events, we appreciate all that our volunteers do. We couldn’t do this work without you!

Epilepsy Foundation volunteer opportunities range from one-time events to ongoing committee work. We also occasionally have opportunities to sponsor workgroups or clubs to complete volunteer projects.

An adult assists two children with crafts in a classroom at camp.
A young woman works on an art project at a table with papers and art supplies.

Volunteer Opportunities:

All Epilepsy Foundation volunteer opportunities are for individuals 18 years of age and above unless otherwise noted in the description. There are opportunities to volunteer all across Minnesota. Please check to make sure your preferred opportunity is available in your location, or a location to which you’re willing to travel.

Administrative

Assist with office work: mailings, event materials, packing literature, organizing files, data entry, etc.

Location: Bloomington, MN and Home based

*Under 18 applicable
Time requirement: Flexible
Desired skills & abilities: Attention to detail, organization; Skills dependent on task
Frequency: Dependent on task

Advocacy
  • Citizen Advocate packet: assist with putting together welcome packets for new advocates, including resources for sharing your story, basic legislative documents, etc.
    Location: Bloomington office
  • Meet with Senators and Reps: Volunteers can work one on one with the advocacy department to prepare their story and schedule meetings with their state legislators.
    Location: Home based

*Under 18 applicable
Time requirement: Flexible
Desired skills & abilities: Advocacy event experience and/or general professionalism
Frequency: Varies depending on the opportunity

Camp Oz

Interact with campers during EFMN’s Camp Oz for youth with epilepsy. Act as an extra set of hands to help camp counselors with different activities like rock climbing, group games, arts & crafts, horses, archery and/or teambuilding.

Dates: Monday, June 19th – Thursday, June 22nd. Pick one or more days to come out to camp during the week.
Shift: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm with a 90 minute lunch break.
Location: Outdoors for the entire day at YMCA Camp St. Croix, Hudson, WI

Connect Programs Preparation

Administrative tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Putting together camp boxes and toolkits, organizing supplies, preparing welcome packets, writing Thank You notes, stuffing envelopes, etc.
    Location: Bloomington office
  • Reviewing and editing content and design documents
    Location: Home based
EFMN Exhibits

Represent EFMN at community or industry events and exhibits.

Time requirement: 2-8 hours
Desired skills & abilities: Comfortable interacting with public, networking in the community, awareness of local events of interest
Frequency: Varies
Location: Throughout Minnesota

Research

Assist with project-based research.

Frequency: Varies
Location: Home based

Special Events

Assist with special events, like Gala and Walks.

Frequency: Varies
Location: Home based, On-site of special events

Thriving with Epilepsy

Meet Kevin Reed

Kevin Reed is an active EFMN volunteer. He was diagnosed with epilepsy after suffering three tonic-clonic seizures during college and has since used his passion for photography to show others that living with epilepsy doesn’t have to be a barrier to reaching your goals and dreams.

Read Kevin's Story
A man in a Minnesota sweatshirt holds a camera and stands next to one of his photographs.
Three people, the founders of the epilepsy art showcase, standing together and smiling.
An adult and a child, both wearing helmets, work on a ropes course at camp.

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