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Volunteer Eating Disorder Recovery Mentor

Remote, Volunteer must be in United States

Details

Time Commitment:A few hours per week
Recurrence:Recurring

Description

Volunteer Eating Disorder Recovery Mentor

ANAD’s Recovery Mentorship Program offers free, online support for individuals who suffer from eating disorders and are motivated for recovery. Recovery Mentors are people who have walked the difficult road to recovery from their eating disorder and are recovered for at least 2 years. Mentors support their mentees in their journey as a source of hope, wisdom, and empathy.

Recovery Mentors provide ongoing encouragement, perspective, resources, and ideas to people in outpatient therapy for their eating disorders. ANAD trains and supervises volunteers so they have help every step of the way. All Recovery Mentors must complete required ANAD volunteer training. Volunteers commit to 6 months of service at a time. During these 6 months, mentors:

  • Provide 1 hour of video chat support to each assigned mentee every week
  • Share recovery story with mentee when appropriate
  • Attend monthly supervision calls; participate in online discussions

How This Helps Our Community

This program is beneficial to someone in recovery, because many times they will feel very alone and like no one understands them which can trigger eating disorder behaviors. Having a Recovery Mentor will allow them to reach out for support from someone who understands what they are going through and who will not judge them.

Recovery mentors must be over 18 years of age, recovered for at least two years and based in the United States. Visit anad.org/volunteer/opportunities/recovery-mentor/ to apply.

ANAD’s Recovery Mentorship Program offers free, online support for individuals who suffer from eating disorders and are motivated for recovery. Recovery Mentors are people who have walked the difficult road to recovery from their eating…

Location

Remote
Volunteer must be in United States
Associated Location
Chicago, IL, United States
Directions

Mentors and Mentees communicate by phone, email, and text, and are not matched based on location. Anyone in the USA can join and become a mentor via online training.

How to Apply

Visit our website to complete an application. If approved, you will complete an online training, and connect with ANAD staff before being matched with a mentee.

Visit our website to complete an application. If approved, you will complete an online training, and connect with ANAD staff before being matched with a mentee.

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