There are a lot of ways to get involved with Epilepsy Association of Calgary. Our volunteer program has evolved over the past year to include more opportunities designed to appeal to a variety of interests, skill sets and backgrounds. At EAC we believe that a volunteer’s experience should be rewarding and inspiring. You will find role descriptions below as well as a list of current opportunities.
Ready to get started? Begin by telling us a little more about yourself by filling in the form below and selecting opportunities of interest to you. When your form is received for currently available opening(s), a staff or volunteer from Epilepsy Association will follow-up with you to invite you to the next volunteer information and welcome session – don’t worry, these are pandemic compliant as long as social distancing requirements are in effect, and are offered online. Depending on the role you select, you may require a current police background check before you can get started in your volunteer role. Following attendance at the welcome session and background check (where applicable), you will receive training either one-on-one or in a group based on the type of volunteering you want to do.
Volunteers at EAC are required to review and sign-off on applicable policies, as well as sign a confidentiality agreement. Youths aged 15 – 17 will require the permission of a parent or guardian. Exceptions may be made for certain roles such as Special Event and Casino Fundraiser.
Epilepsy Association of Calgary’s volunteer program is designed to be a true partnership. Over the course of your volunteering you will be invited to provide feedback periodically so that we can make the program even better for our volunteers. Volunteers truly are the heartbeat behind Epilepsy Association of Calgary’s work in the community and we are so grateful you stopped by to check these opportunities out.
Questions about our Volunteer Program? Want to volunteer for something not listed in our roles? Contact reception at 403-230-2764, ext 102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VOLUNTEER ROLES WITH EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF CALGARY
- Peer Mentor* – Adult, Parent or Caregiver, and Youth
- Peer Group Facilitator* – Adult and Youth
- Online Group Facilitator*
- Safety Companion*
- Social Connection and Recreation Leader*
- Volunteer Management & Coordination*
- Community Epilepsy Educator
- Special Projects
- Special Events
- Casino Fundraiser (various roles; held every 18 – 24 months)
- Director/Officer – EAC Board of Directors
*denotes need for current police background check
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE OPPORUNTIES
Harvest Half Marathon Race Volunteer (click for info pdf)