The ANAD Recovery Mentor program pairs someone who has recovered from an eating disorder with someone who is working on recovering from an eating disorder.
A Recovery Mentor will be available by phone, email, or text, and will help model for the person in recovery how to safely express and feel their feelings, give them space to feel and be themselves, and support them in committing to their recovery.
Recovery mentors must be over 21 years of age, and based in the United States. Visit anad.org/volunteer/opportunities/recovery-mentor/ to apply.
How This Helps Our Community
This program is beneficial to someone in recovery, because at many times they will feel very alone and like no one understands them which can trigger eating disorder behavior. 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.
How to Apply email@example.com https://anad.org/volunteer/opportunities/recovery-mentor/
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.
About NATIONAL ASSOC OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS INC
220 N GREEN ST, CHICAGO, IL 60607, US
To alleviate suffering and provide support to those struggling with eating disorders
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, (ANAD) is a non-profit (501 c 3) organization working in the areas of support, awareness, advocacy, referral, education, and prevention.
ANAD is the oldest organization aimed at fighting eating disorders in the United States. ANAD assists people struggling with eating disorders and also provides resources for families, schools and the eating disorder community.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 14, 2020
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
Time commitment is negotiated between mentor and mentee, but is usually only 1-3 hours per week.
Mentors must be in strong recovery from an eating disorder, willing to share skills and coping mechanisms that they learned, and willing to go through online training.