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Eating Disorders Peer Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)

  • 23 people are interested

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.

Visit anad.org/volunteer/opportunities/recovery-mentor/ to apply.

Application Process

  1. Apply
  2. Interview
  3. Sign the agreement
  4. Train
  5. Get matched with a mentee!

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About National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders (ANAD)


PO Box 409047, CHICAGO, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

ANAD’s mission is to relieve suffering by providing support & education to those struggling with disordered eating and body image.


ANAD is the leading nonprofit in the U.S. that provides free, peer support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder, regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background.


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This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Mental Health
  • People Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment is 1-3 hours per week.
  • Recovery mentors must be recovered for at least two years and based in the United States.

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