Community Action Network
Community Action Network volunteers bring the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado’s services directly into the communities where we live and work with activities such as:
- Raising awareness about epilepsy
- Providing support by bringing programs and services directly to our communities
- Planning service activities
- Advocating for needs
- Discovering new fundraising opportunities
These powerful networks build lasting relationships in our neighborhoods, because CAN is everywhere we need to be.
Volunteers are always needed to support the Foundation in a variety of different areas. You can lead a support group or conduct community training sessions. Host a clothing drive or represent us at health fairs and other public events.
Youth Leadership Opportunities
Youth living with epilepsy who become involved in leadership can give back to the epilepsy community while having many wonderful opportunities. Youth who participate in our leadership programs can develop important life skills, gain confidence, become a leader and engage with others who are living with epilepsy.
Youth Council is for teens/young adults ages 15-22 who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or are a sibling or a child of a parent who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. If you are compelled to make a difference and speak out about epilepsy, this could be the opportunity for you! To join or for more information, contact us at 303-377-9774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Kouncil is for kids ages 11-14 who have been diagnosed with epilepsy or are a sibling or a child of a parent who has been diagnosed with epilepsy. If you are a natural born leader, want to speak out about epilepsy, and would like to meet other young leaders with epilepsy, this may be the opportunity for you! To join or for more information, contact us at 303-377-9774 or email@example.com.
Teens Speak Up!
Teens Speak Up! is one of our centerpiece advocacy initiatives. Every year, one lucky teen and their parent or caregiver joins over 150 other advocates from around the nation, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, teens, doctors, and volunteers, in Washington DC to speak with Congress and share their stories of living with epilepsy.
Teens Speak Up! provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation’s capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories.
Teens are nominated by Foundation staff and selected by the National Epilepsy Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action back here in Colorado through the Year of Service program. If your teen is interested in learning more, please contact us! Information about recent TSU events can be found here.