Some of the volunteering opportunities with the Epilepsy Foundation include:

Epilepsy Foundation Stores – Retail Assistant roles
Our community of supporters donate good quality recycled clothing and merchandise which helps us raise funds. There’s no holiday close down period for us! Op Shop sales help us support more people living with epilepsy. Your enthusiasm and positive attitude will make all Op Shop customers feel welcome. Complete tasks like sales, promotion, cash handling and visual merchandising. Motivation for volunteering differs between individuals: giving back, sharing expertise, gaining experience, developing new skills and experience. Whatever your motivation, we highly value our volunteers and offer roles that are fun, fulfilling and offer a great opportunity to learn from industry professionals. The Epilepsy Foundation is an approved organisation to host job seekers undertaking voluntary work as a Centrelink activity. Click the button below to read the Position Description.


Volunteer Marketing Support Officer – Walk for Epilepsy (W4E)

We are seeking two digitally savvy people to provide ongoing support in the development and implementation of our marketing and PR strategy. You should be someone who loves social and digital media, and who feels comfortable meeting and working with new people. This is a great opportunity for highly-organised and proactive people to really make a difference in their community.  

Choose your own hours and days of work. We’re looking for a commitment of 5 hours per week commencing approximately 1st August and one month post event for debriefing / collating stats: approximately 25th November. You’ll be working at our Head Office in Surrey Hills. As knowledge builds, Working from Home arrangements are possible.

Top five Tasks

  • Schedule approved content into Hootsuite/Canva/Creator Studio for publishing
  • Monitor the social media community and flag questions, comments and queries
  • Create a resource pack/marketing collateral for fundraising events (e.g. Purple Day and W4E)
  • General adhoc admin tasks 
  • Assist with producing marketing reports and analysisng campaign performance

This is an ideal role for someone who would like to develop their digital marketing skills, and would be well-suited to a current university student or recent graduate.

You must hold a National Police Certificate issued within the last 12 months. If you are a candidate experiencing financial hardship, the Epilepsy Foundation will cover the cost for you

How to apply
Send a cover letter and resume to Georgia Tappy, Social Media Coordinator, to: smedia@epilepsyfoundation.org.au By closing date: 11.59 pm, Wednesday 21st July 2021.


Administrative Volunteering – Individuals with specialist skills

Depending on vacancies, at any given time we seek candidates for:

  • Data Entry Operators
  • Administrative Support Officers
  • Short-term Project Managers
  • Single-day volunteers to support Walk for Epilepsy
  • Occasional photographers and/or videographers

Click on the buttons below to see the Administration Support and Data Entry Position Descriptions.

If you would like to apply to become an Epilepsy Foundation volunteer please enter your details below:

Application to Volunteer

Giving back, sharing your expertise or developing new skills and experience – whatever your motivation, volunteering at the Epilepsy Foundation is valuable to us and rewarding for you. Complete our quick and easy online application and tell us about your volunteering preferences.
  • The Epilepsy Foundation is an NDIS registered organisation. As the recipient of NDIS funding, Project Grants and financial assistance through other means, when making a funding application the Epilepsy Foundation may be required to provide de-identified statistical information about our engagement with community members who identify as someone with a disability. What we mean by the term de-identified information is that you will remain anonymous and anything that identifies you (such as name, address, phone number, appearance etc) will not be shared with any external organisations seeking these statistics. * Definition: the total or partial loss of the person’s bodily or mental functions (The Disability Act 1992). Describes a person’s impairment of body or function, a limitation in activities or a restriction in participation when interacting with their environment.
  • Volunteering with the Epilepsy Foundation is a Centrelink approved activity.
  • In accepting a volunteer role with the Epilepsy Foundation it is implied that you agree to abide by the values of the organisation. Values include but are not limited to: acceptable behaviour – towards manager, colleagues, customers; abiding by the values and policies/procedures of the organisation, recognising and practising responsibility for ensuring EF’s workplaces are OHS compliant, people’s wellbeing is upheld, free from discrimination, respectful etc.; that volunteers recognise they are representatives of the Epilepsy Foundation and must behave in a way that presents the Foundation in the best possible light; protect the reputation of the Epilepsy Foundation.

Privacy and Insurance

  1. Privacy and confidentiality is central to Epilepsy Foundation operations. Your personal details are collected and stored in line with Privacy Legislation. Our privacy statement can be viewed on our website Click here
  2. The Epilepsy Foundation is bound by legislation to retain a volunteer’s private information for seven (7) years for roles that have client contact.
  3. Completing this form ensures that you are formally registered for our volunteer programs and covered under the Epilepsy Foundation’s insurance policy while working with us as a volunteer. Details are available from the Epilepsy Foundation.
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