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Volunteering

Volunteering your time or skills is one of the best gifts you can give. Our fantastic volunteers provide invaluable support to our students and staff through a variety of roles and activities.

Whether you can spare a few hours a week or a few times a year, becoming a volunteer is a great way to learn new skills, meet new people and gain experience.

Find out how a little time can make a big difference

 

Volunteer at our offices

We have different office based roles available, depending on your level of experience and how much time you can spare.

If you have specific skills or there is something in particular that you would like to help with, then we are always keen to know more. Simply email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Our current volunteering opportunities at our campus are:
  • Supporting children and young people in our residential accommodation.
  • Helping in the classrooms in St Piers School or College.
  • Driving students on trips out Gardening and horticulture at St Piers College.
  • Administration support.

We provide thorough induction training and support, and for many of our volunteering opportunities, you won’t need any previous qualifications or experience.

For more information about how you can volunteer at our offices, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Media volunteer: share your story

Sharing your story will help to highlight the impact of epilepsy on children, young people and their families.

Each story is unique and by becoming a media volunteer, you will be giving support to others living with the condition.

Your experience, whether positive or negative,will help raise awareness of epilepsy and our work with the media, on our website and in our publications. It could be care from the NHS, at work, at school or any other aspect of living with epilepsy as young person or parent of a child with epilepsy.

Send your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01342 831310.

Anything you email to us is strictly confidential - we will be in touch as soon as we find a media opportunity that would work well with your story.

Volunteer at an event

If you can give just a few hours of your time, we’d love to hear from you.

You’ll part of a dedicated team organising and planning an event. You don’t need any previous experience, just have fun and mingle with people from your community – it’s also great for the CV too!

Find our latest event opportunities

Raise money as a volunteer

Help us to raise vital funds for children and young people with epilepsy in your local area.

This could be as simple as organising a tea party or perhaps a fundraising event such as a ‘race night’.

All you need is time, enthusiasm and good communication skills as well as knowledge of your local area. You’ll receive top class support from the fundraising team to help you every step of the way.

Check out our fundraising ideas for inspiration

Even just managing a collection box in your local community would help us greatly. You would only need to empty, count and record amounts of the box you manage.

Raise awareness

Spreading the word about our work and championing us will provide a chance for those children and young people with more complex needs to visit our world class medical centre for diagnostic assessment.

Raising awareness could be as simple delivering speeches and presentations about our work to a variety of audiences, from school assemblies to local community groups.

Alternatively, you can help us spread the word about our fundraising events, for example on your website, blogs and social media profiles or by distributing flyers, so that as many people as possible have the chance to take part!

Get in touch on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01342 831 245.

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Misdiagnosis rates in the United Kingdom are between 20–31%.

Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE).
Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

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