Can you help us?
Have you provided care and support to a loved one in recovery from an eating disorder? Would you like to support other carers on their journey?
We’re currently recruiting volunteers to support our strive Carer Support Groups and online Facebook group. If you’re passionate about supporting other carers and bringing hope to those traveling the road you’ve been on, we’d love to hear from you.
- Volunteer strive online Facebook moderator
- Volunteer strive Support Group moderator
- Volunteer state and speciality support groups
Volunteer Moderator – strive online Facebook Group
1 day per week or 1 day per fortnight.
Availability to review posts and comments every couple of hours on your rostered day.
The strive Facebook group provides a supportive community and a safe, confidential, comfortable space, for adult caregivers of individuals living with an eating disorder. By providing reassurance and sharing knowledge and experience, carers support each-other to feel more empowered, validated and confident. The group provides hope and optimism that recovery is possible and helps carers to feel less alone.
Our team of moderators play an important role in reviewing posts and comments to ensure content complies with the group rules. They also acknowledge and comment on posts to provide support, information and encouragement to carers.
Skills needed: strong communication skills; empathy and understanding; respectful of others; open to different ideas; problem solving skills; genuine desire to help others; working as part of a team.
Volunteer Facilitator – strive Online Carer Support Group
90 minutes via zoom (evening)
Once each month or quarter depending on the group. Additional 1 hour for preparation and attending the facilitator monthly team meeting.
Our online carer support groups provide a safe, supportive place for carers to meet in relaxed environment that allows for both knowledge sharing and peer support. Our facilitators have lived experience of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder and bring authenticity and passion to the role of helping others. They work in teams of two or three to create an inclusive, comfortable environment where carers can benefit from the understanding and experience of others on a similar journey.
Skills needed: strong communication and listening skills; empathy and understanding; respectful of others; open to different ideas; problem solving skills; genuine desire to help others; working as part of a team.
Training is provided and there is also the option to join the team in a support role assisting other facilitators, before gradually transitioning to a facilitator role.