Epilepsy Action

About us

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. We want high quality, accessible healthcare services, so that people with epilepsy have the support they need to manage their condition. We want wider awareness and understanding of epilepsy, so that people living with the condition are treated with fairness and respect.

Our supporters, members, staff and volunteers are united by these common goals. Together we provide support and expert advice and fight for a better deal for people with epilepsy.

Volunteering opportunities

Virtual Student Volunteer Fair
Epilepsy Action Remote Weekdays +1

We are delighted to announce the launch of our first ever Student Volunteer Fair! They'll be a general introduction to volunteering at Epilepsy Action with an overview of some of our volunteering opportunities.

Fundraising Event Support Volunteer (Great North Run)
Epilepsy Action Gateshead Onsite Weekends

We're looking for enthusiastic people to join us and help cheer on our runners at the Great North Run 2023. You'll be there to cheer on the runners and make as much noise as you can! We'll be meeting at Mile 4 near Heworth Metro Station to cheer on the runners and would love to have you there!

Fundraising Event Support Volunteer (London Marathon)
Epilepsy Action London Onsite Weekends

Join us and thousands of runners on 23rd April 2023 as you soak up the atmosphere at the iconic London Marathon. There are lots of different ways to get involved. You could join our cheer point on Tower Bridge or be in the charity village to provide support to our runners after they finish. This is your chance to get involved in the fantastically inspiring London Marathon with Epilepsy Action!

Fundraising Event Support Volunteer (Bradford 10k)
Epilepsy Action Bradford Onsite Weekends

Join us at our very own annual 10k road race though the historic streets of Bradford on 28th May 2023! There are lots of different ways to get involved. If you’re an early riser you could help set up the event village or join us before the start to take up a position on route as a marshal ensuring everyone stays safe. Alternatively, you could shout encouragement or join a water station!

Talk and Support Group Volunteer (Maidstone)
Epilepsy Action Maidstone Onsite Weekends +2

Living with epilepsy can be tough and impact on someone’s everyday life. It can affect independence, relationships, employment and education. Our volunteer-led Talk and Support Groups offer a lifeline for people affected by epilepsy. If you live near Maidstone, are patient, compassionate and can empathise with the challenges people, and their families, face when living with epilepsy why not apply?

Talk and Support Group Volunteer (Clacton-on-Sea)
Epilepsy Action Clacton On Sea Onsite Weekends +2

Living with epilepsy can be tough and impact on someone’s everyday life. It can affect independence, relationships, employment and education. Our volunteer-led Talk and Support Groups offer a lifeline for people affected by epilepsy. If you live Clacton-on-Sea, are patient, compassionate and can empathise with the challenges people, and their families, face when living with epilepsy why not apply?

Facebook Challenge Champion
Epilepsy Action Remote Flexible

This May we are launching our latest Facebook challenge. We expect lots of supporters to take on the challenge and join our Facebook Challenge group. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help moderate our Facebook challenges, cheering on fundraisers and signposting them to other support. You'll be helping to create an inspiring and positive environment that our fundraisers won't forget.

Talk and Support Virtual Group Volunteer
Epilepsy Action Remote Flexible

Are you patient and compassionate with excellent leadership and facilitation skills? Can you engage with a diverse range of service users? This is an exciting and rewarding role as a virtual Talk and Support Group volunteer providing a service that our users rely upon and value.

Talk and Support Group Volunteer (York)
Epilepsy Action York Onsite Weekends +2

Living with epilepsy can be tough and impact on someone’s everyday life. It can affect independence, relationships, employment and education. Our volunteer-led Talk and Support Groups offer a lifeline for people affected by epilepsy. If you live near York and are patient, compassionate and can empathise with the challenges people, and their families, face when living with epilepsy why not apply?

Befriender
Epilepsy Action Remote Flexible

Are you a good listener, able to show empathy and understanding as well as being able to spot the positive things in life? This could be the perfect role for you! We are looking for volunteers who have a couple of hours a week to give on a regular basis to make friendly calls to people living with epilepsy who are feeling lonely or isolated.