The quest to heighten the awareness and dispel the myths of epilepsy is urgent, we need your help. Volunteering is an exchange of skills, friendship and empowerment. Your ability to donate a few hours a month directly impacts the quality of life of those touched by epilepsy. Joining our network of dedicated volunteers upholds the self-esteem and commitment of those with whom you volunteer and together you directly impact the quality of life for so many.
From May 6th thru May 10th Epilepsy Durham Region joined the RCMP and a local network of education, police, agencies, businesses and industry partnners to educate grade 5 students throughout Durham Region. Racing against Drugs Durham is designed to promote healthy, drug-free lifestyles through an exciting school program, including a cirriculum and a visit by the students to the Racing against Drugs event.
We would like to extend our thanks to the diligent planning and work of the RADD Committee and the dedication of our volunteers Miriam and Vicki throughout the whole week!
Benefits of volunteering with Epilepsy Durham Region
Why should you volunteer? What's in it for you?
- cultivate new skills
- gain real-world experience
- keep your skills up-to-date and acquire new ones
- build self-esteem and gain a new sense of purpose
- meet new and interesting people, develop professional contacts
- make a difference in your community
- learn about epilepsy and how you can help
- its just a fun way to spend some time with friends
Why are we so glad to have volunteers?
- complete tasks faster, allowing the organization to do more
- it's a chance to build relationships with the community we are working to serve
- get new and interesting ideas from fresh minds
- allows Epilepsy Durham Region to move beyond office work
- allows Epilepsy Durham Region to meet the growing needs of so many
Become a Volunteer
Please complete the volunteer profile and submit to Epilepsy Durham Region.
Use valuable skills while giving back to your community. Choose from a wide range of volunteer tasks. Assist with the organization of fund raising and awareness events, create parent and teacher toolkits, assist with the creation of our quarterly newsletter or get some exercise and fresh air working in our garden. What interests you?
Peer-to-Peer / Ambassador
Wish you could talk with someone... peer-to-peer?
A diagnosis of epilepsy can be life altering. Speaking with and sharing your successes and challenges can be insightful. We invite you to become an Epilepsy Ambassador and or a Peer-to-Peer support advocate. The goal is to inspire, offer compassion, empathy and encouragement. For further information download Peer-to-Peer/Ambassador volunteer form and return it to the office.
Youth Volunteering (Community Service Hours)
Volunteering can be a great asset to a young person trying to gain experience in the working world. Explore career options, become socially aware, gain self-confidence and experience while completing your curriculum requirements. During the school year some tasks may be completed at home. Enquire about our Lora the Lavender Labrador Campaign and how you can help. In the summer you can assist us with Gladioli Flower Campaign. Contact our office and find out how you can get involved.
Student Co-operative Programme
Are you a post secondary student and would like to complete your internship placement with Epilepsy Durham Region? Send an email stating the details of your desired co-op along with an up-to-date resume and cover letter in MS Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Events volunteering
If you would rather help with a specific event, have a look at our main fundraising events.
"I have been volunteering for many years now. During this time I have learned new skills, showed off my talents and made many new friends. Volunteering has made a difference in my life."
Epilepsy Durham Region is pleased to recognize organizations who have generously supported community programming benefiting those touched by epilepsy. With ongoing support we will continue to foster hope and courage for a better life with epilepsy. Sometimes, the greatest contribution you can make is the gift of your time.