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VOLUNTEERS

Development/Fundraising Volunteer

Summary: 
Contribute to NEDA’s mission of expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected along with support for their loved ones through education, advocacy and research! Assist staff in recording donations and donor acknowledgement, as well as researching corporate and foundation prospects. Tasks may include data entry, mailing thank you letters, internet research, cleaning up donor records, mailing projects and organizing files.

Annual Conference Volunteer

Summary: 
The National Eating Disorders Association hosts an annual conference that brings together treatment providers, researchers, educators and individuals, families and friends impacted by eating disorders. This coming year it will be held October 16-18, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. Volunteers will be needed from Thursday, October 16th through Saturday, October 18th to support the production of this important event. If you are interested in joining our team of dedicated volunteer, first read the full position description and contact us by clicking Apply Here above, to submit your application.

Helpline Volunteer

Summary: 
Information and Referral Helpline volunteers will offer information and referrals to callers and answer basic questions regarding body image and eating disorders in a caring and compassionate manner. The Helpline volunteer may also assist with other duties in the National Eating Disorders Association office as needed (i.e. writing letters, assisting with information distribution, etc.). This position is a great learning opportunity and involves a minimum of 15 hours of training.

Proud2Bme Volunteer Moderator

Summary: 
Proud2Bme is a new online community where teens can connect with peers online for support in healthy behaviors, self-esteem and positive body image. The moderators will help to keep the site a safe, positive environment for teens. Volunteers must be available to come in to the NEDA headquarters in Times Square for trainings, but, afterwards, will volunteer from home. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in online communities and help steer teens toward positive support and information. It's also a great way to stay current on trends in the media and among adolescents.

Special Events Volunteer

Summary: 
The National Eating Disorders Association hosts or is associated with many events throughout the country for which we need volunteers. Please contact us for further information by email at sdawber@myneda.org. Please include the city, state or region in which you are available and we will contact you when an event comes to town.

NEDA Online Forum Moderator

Summary: 
NEDA Forum Moderators will help oversee all comments and posts from members of the NEDA online community. Using the community guidelines and knowledge obtained through reading the forum guidelines, volunteers monitor new posts and add comments to posts that need to be addressed. Occasionally, volunteers will reach out to the community to encourage them to contact the NEDA Helpline for support and to mediate serious conversations.

NEDA Support Group Facilitator

Summary: 
NEDA Support Group Facilitators help to guide the NEDA Support Groups in an efficient manner. It is the Facilitator’s responsibility to create an open, safe, constructive and pro-recovery environment for the group participants. The Support Group Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating regularly scheduled groups, communicating with the Helpline Manager and fellow facilitators about ongoing issues as well as being focused on constantly maintaining a group environment where new and previous participants will want to return.

Navigator Volunteer

Summary: 
NEDA Navigators are volunteers who have first-hand experience with eating disorders and are well into their own or their loved one’s recovery. Applicants are familiar with navigating the complex and overwhelming systems and emotions involved with seeking help for an eating disorder.