Volunteer Eating Disorder Recovery Mentor

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

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.

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Fee Amount: None

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