Epilepsy Foundation

Virtual Volunteers

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Virtual Volunteers

Virtual Volunteers are those who are able to lend a hand to help with the Foundation's national and local online presence.

Members: 111
Latest Activity: Mar 12

Volunteer Description

Do you like to post on message boards, blog, or communicate through social networking tools? Then volunteer from the convenience of you own home! Tell people about epilepsy and make a huge difference for those affected by the condition!

We need you to help us get information out about epilepsy. With your help, we will ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.

* Students in highschool are enouraged to apply to fulfill their volunteer hours.

Skills

* Writing/Typing
* Reading
* Willingness to help others
* 2 hours a month committment
* Computer knowledge
* Connection to the internet

Here is how it works:
Look for posts from one of our affilate offices and reply back to that person with the amount of hours you can dedicate to their project. Someone from the affiliate office will contact you if you are a good match for their project.

Discussion Forum

Medicines

Started by Karen L Catlin. Last reply by Tonia Carter Mar 4, 2012. 8 Replies

PEACE and JOY!

Started by Kari Lynne Brauer. Last reply by Roxanne Dec 16, 2009. 1 Reply

2 hr. a month commitment

Started by cmscribbles. Last reply by cmscribbles Oct 29, 2009. 18 Replies

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Comment by Don E. Rosenblam on March 12, 2014 at 3:38pm

Hope all is well with everyone. I am now seizure free for 8 years after the corrective surgery, and trying to get my drivers license. I am also trying to become a volunteer with my local chapter for Epileptic Foundation Northwest. I hope to be able to support others that have seizure activity still and start a support group in the Bend Redmond area in Oregon. 

Comment by Filippo Biondo on February 11, 2014 at 3:49am

Service dogs can be a wonderful help 

& friendship also ! good luck with it and

best wishes and regards from Mom & i !

Comment by AndresBity on February 10, 2014 at 6:56pm

Hope everyone is doing well in here today. So far I have not had a seizure in awhile, and I am hoping to keep it that way. Though I am going to speak to my doctor about a service dog.

Comment by Filippo Biondo on February 9, 2014 at 4:09am

Hi All,

Hope all is blessed and well for you

and your friends and families this coming

Saint Valentine's Day Week ! Best Wishes !

& HAPPY SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL!!

Comment by Pam Sullens on February 7, 2014 at 7:08pm

Hello there. I just found this site and really would like to help-but can't seem to have any type of place to begin. Why is the last post been so long ago/It's now 02/07/2014!

Comment by Monica Perez on May 20, 2013 at 4:40pm

Hi, am very active in virtual volunteering, mostly about animal rights.  Hope to help out!

Comment by EDIE WISE on March 2, 2013 at 8:52pm

I want you  to know  that  have  had  seizure all my life  and am 57  and I could  tell you what it  like going through a seizure it's no fun  at  all  I haven't had one till last Wed I had stare seizure and my husband and my mother were with mr my mother nows what it's like to go throgh one she has been with me  till I got married in 1982 so the seizure are no fun I hope that I hear from you soon,

Comment by Filippo Biondo on March 1, 2013 at 3:43pm

Hello one & all at Virtual Volunteers!

We are glad to join in & are hoping

to be of help! So thank you for letting

us join in your interesting group!

Comment by Gabby Severino on March 28, 2012 at 8:43pm

Hi,

I'm Gabby and I suffer from absence seizures. I am extremely interested in this role; it is perfect for me because I love writing to help people- especially for epilepsy. I have been searching for months for an oppourtunity like this. I was going to volunteer at epilepsy clubs but I haven't been able to get to the location; which is why this job is perfect.

 

I believe that there are many people who would be good for this role but honestly I think this role should be given to someone who suffers from the condition themselves. I know I would be perfect for this. I understand why people who know someone with epilepsy would be good for this also- however you can't quite understand unless you have the condition yourself. Their advice and help only goes so far- there will always be things and emotions that they can't quite understand.

I write a lot of blogs, for myself most of the time, getting my feelings out, my stories about living life with epilepsy and my advice- some reply, some message me for confidential advice and some simply just read; but I know that people are taking my wise words in.

 

I'm a strong believer about how dealing with epilepsy emotionally hurts far more than physically and thats something I would especially like to help others with. I know what it is like to have to deal with the life altering condition and the way it makes you feel. I can empathize with people's feelings about the things they cannot do, such as driving, drinking with your friends, going to see live music and clubs; I understand all of that.

 

I have my days where I feel in despair, lost and sad but I always see the positive side of things and thats what I love showing people, reaching out to them and making sure they see the good side of it all. We all need a little hope and sometimes all you need is to hear is the thoughts and ideas from other people. Sometimes all you need is to read an inspiring blog who can help give other people relief and answers and finally realising that they are not alone.

 

I also want to commit to all the different aspects of epilepsy such as other ways I can communication with others- such as raising awareness, giving advice to people who need answers for their children or family/friend members who suffer from it. And any other ways to reach out and help.

 

Someone wise and very close to my heart once said to me " Always believe in positive thoughts and I promise you the universe will give you what you wish for- if you think you are unlucky, you'll attract bad luck"

That was one of the most helpful quotes anyone has ever said to me and I it is a quote that stays close to my heart. It's the quote that makes me realise and gives me hope that never doesn't exsist. I believe my epilepsy will go away one day and if it doesn't- I still have that hope and faith that it will and that still makes it easier to deal with.

 

So as I said- you can't quite understand unless you have the condition yourself. Other people's advice and help only goes so far- there will always be things and emotions that they can't quite understand.

 

Please consider choosing me for this; I know I have the ability to change people's lives and outlook on this all- simply by blogs etc.

 

Stay sweet all.

 

Much love,

 

Gabby xo

Comment by keritiger on March 1, 2012 at 6:12pm

I would be happy to try to volunteer some time to helping the cause.  I currently have seizures myself and they can't seem to quite figure out what's "causing the storm" in my head.  So if I can help some other people out, great!  I was volunteering at the hospital and going to college but had to stop because of the toll my seizures were taking on me.  It's also hard being a mom too!    Just let me know where I can help out.

 

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