ANAD’s oldest support service are our eating disorder, self-help support groups. Support group leaders donate their time and expertise in helping people with eating disorders and their loved ones try to find recovery for themselves.
As a Support Group Leader, you will be responsible for:
Securing a free, safe and easily accessible location for members to meet on a regular basis
Committing to arriving on time to every group meeting, and if you are unable to attend, communicating this to ANAD and to your support group and providing a substitute leader if possible
Passing an initial background check
Leading your group properly by following ANAD guidelines on how to lead a safe and supportive group
It is not required that Support Group Leaders are clinicians nor have a background in psychology.
Apply at anad.org/volunteer/opportunities/lead-support-group/
How This Helps Our Community
Peer support groups can help tremendously when someone is suffering with an eating disorder, because it allows them to share what they are feeling and thinking is a safe, non-threatening environment where they will not be judged for having an eating disorder.
How to Apply firstname.lastname@example.org https://anad.org/volunteer/opportunities/lead-support-group/
Visit our website to apply. If approved, you will complete an online training, phone screen with ANAD staff, pass a background check, and locate a space to host your group.
Support group leaders are required to be above 21 years of age, and to be in strong recovery from an eating disorder (if applicable) before beginning.
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.
October 15, 2020
Counseling / Mental Health
Must be at least 21
Groups meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, at the discretion of the group leader.
Group Leaders must be able to pass a background check, and secure their own location and meeting times.