Current Volunteer Opportunities
General Volunteer: If you can help once in awhile with office work, answering phones, putting together information packets, or data entry, we need you.
Health Fairs: The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio is involved with educating the community about epilepsy and informing the public of our services through our Epilepsy Health Fair Booth. From high school gymnasiums to hotel lobbies, we need folks to help pass out brochures and fliers. If you like to meet a lot of people…this activity is for you.
Special Events: The Epilepsy Foundation of Central Ohio’s Mud Volleyball Tournament (held the last Saturday in July) is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year. The annual tournament is the nation’s largest mud volleyball even and usually attracts over 2,400 participants. The volunteer opportunities are many, such as refereeing, setting up, tearing down, manning the general store, and filling in where needed. You won’t believe it ‘til you see it!
There are other fundraisers throughout the year – with a little less mud!
Camp Counselors: Camp Firebird is a camp for elementary and middle school students who have epilepsy. One week out of the summer the kids are able to participate in activities most kids take for granted, such as swimming, canoeing, horseback riding, and going to the movies. The camp is held in Ashley, Ohio July 5 thru 10th. The camp consists of cabins and indoor bath facilities. There is a RN present the entire week. Training in seizure first aid, CPR, and counselor orientation is provided. There is a small stipend but the rewards will be far greater.
H.O.P.E. Mentoring Program and the Mentor Match: The H.O.P.E. Mentoring Program (Helping Other People with Epilepsy) was created to allow people who live with epilepsy to educate others and share their experiences. There is a training program requirement. The Mentor Match pairs people who live with epilepsy to support and encourage others who may need a confidence booster.
Donation of Supplies: In-kind donations of office supplies; grocery, discount, and drug store gift certificates; Camp Firebird craft supplies, such as stickers and beads, and Christmas gifts for people who are isolated due to their seizure disorder.