As a non-profit agency with a large service area, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus relies heavily upon volunteers to provide services and help in raising necessary funds. Volunteers assist in many ways. Some of these include:
Camp Flame Catcher
Voulnteers assist at camp as counselors. They lead the children to various activities and help the staff to create a fun, yet safe atmosphere at camp. Volunteers may help out for the day or may spend the entire weekend or week at camp. Volunteers must complete a background check before working with children.
Volunteers play a key role in assisting our Community Educator as he provides the community with important facts about epilepsy and dispels many of the myths associated with the disorder. After going through an intense training orientation, volunteers assist with in-services and with the ever-popular “Kids on the Block” puppetry presentations.
Day Activity Program
Located in Clermont County near Owensville, this program works with approximately 30 adults with disabilities on a daily basis. Monday through Friday, volunteers assist in leading programs. Opportunities are also available in the summer to assist with the horticulture and animal programs at the Center. Training and supervision are provided to make this a positive experience for all.
Throughout the year, the agency hosts a number of special events to provide necessary funds for its many programs. Volunteers assist by serving on Planning Committees, helping to procure donations, working at the event and much more. Presently, the Epilepsy Foundation annually hosts:
- Emerald Miles 5K Run/Walk near St. Patrick’s Day
- Taylor Huth Memorial Golf Outing in the summer
- Mason Half-Marathon in early November
- Entertainment Book sales in October, November and December
- Stroll for Epilepsy -January
- Viva Las Vino-May
- Mud Volleyball-July
To volunteer with these or any of the other programs of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati and Columbus, simply print off a Volunteer Application and a Volunteer app release form, complete it entirely and submit it to our main office. A staff person will contact you to get started.
Thanks for your willingness to make a difference in the life of a person with epilepsy!