Get Involved!

We need you to get involved with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. Whether it’s joining a Community Action Board, volunteering, or being a member of the EFGC Youth Council, your involvement helps us lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure, and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.  Get involved today and make a difference! 

 

Community Action Boards

It’s time to do something about epilepsy in your community and we need your help. Join us at a meet & greet in your neighborhood and learn about how you can participate in a Community Action Board. Together we can make a difference in the lives of the more than 130,000 people currently living with epilepsy in Illinois.

Community Action Boards are the first line of contact for many of the communities we serve. Whether it’s establishing program opportunities, planning event initiatives, or discovering new fundraising opportunities, these powerful action boards build lasting relationships throughout Illinois, and help the Foundation realize its goal of creating a seizure free world. It’s time to empower, engage and educate!  Please call 312-939-8622 or email info@epilepsychicago.org for more information. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities 

 There are many programs and services that the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago could use your support and expertise to make successful. Volunteers are needed across the board in a variety of different areas. Whether it’s mentoring someone who has epilepsy, organizing a teen group outing or helping with office administrative work, we can use your help!

If you have any questions, or are interested in volunteering, please call Maria at 312-939-8622 ext 218 or email msultemeier@epilepsychicago.org. We look forward to working with you!

 

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EFGC Peer Alliance

 There are many struggles that young people go through on a daily basis. They can range from self-confidence issues and bullying to the stresses of school and not being able to find a job after graduation. Here at the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, we recognize that dealing with epilepsy can be just as much, if not more, of a struggle. We also know that young people with epilepsy can live happyand healthy lives, uninhibited by seizures.

 Living with epilepsy can be difficult, but the Peer Alliance is here to help! We are dedicated to helping young people accept and be proud of who the are. We are committed to educating people in the Chicago area about epilepsy and helping lead the fight against misconceptions, prejudice, and negative stigmas. We are here to create communities where people with and without epilepsy can work together to become advocates, spread education and awareness, and help those with epilepsy lead positive, healthy lives.

You don’t need to have epilepsy to join the Peer Alliance, all you need is a passion for helping others and a desire to work for a great cause. There are many positions available and endless ways to help. We need people to develop education plans, lead advocacy events, fundraise, recruit members, market the council, and contribute their talents to help build our organization. If are interested in joining, please contact us at msultemeier@epilepsychicago.org, or join us on Facebook at Epilepsy Peer Alliance.