Volunteer with EDFA

Can you help us?

Eating Disorders Families Australia (EDFA) is a volunteer, not for profit organisation, supporting and advocating for parents and carers as they battle to save their loved ones from eating disorders.

Eating Disorders are potentially life-threatening mental illnesses.

Volunteer at Eating Disorder Families Australia to help parents and carers in their recovery journey
Volunteers help parents and carers on the eating disorder recovery journey.

As a national organisation, we provide empathetic and helpful support to families and carers across the country and beyond. Our services cover the breadth of the eating disorder journey, from first diagnosis to recovery, relapse and maintenance.  

Our services include strive Carer Support Groupseducation seminars, mentoring, treatment and clinician advice and more.

If you have these skills, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Facilitate online Carer Support Groups
  • Marketing and social media
  • Fundraising
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • New business development
  • Graphic design
  • Resource and training development.

We thank you for your support as we pursue our vision of ‘An Australia where eating disorders struggle to emerge, thrive or persist’.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Current volunteer opportunities with Eating Disorder Families Australia helping families recover.

Marketing communications/graphic design and administration.

Project: Upcoming TBT-S Webinar Series

Skills needed include:

  • Marketing: writing material for website, social media and promotional flyers.
  • General administration and logistical arrangement: arranging accommodation, venues, and minute taking

strive Carer Support Group Facilitators 

ProjectStrive Carer Support Groups across Australia

Are you the parent of a loved one in recovery?

Skills Needed: Empathy, lived experience of an eating disorder in the family, friendliness, understanding, a genuine desire to help families.

We needs parents or carers with lived experience of caring for someone with an eating disorder (who is currently well) to volunteer to be trained as support group facilitators to run monthly meetings (as part of the EDFA team) to support other parents and carers as they navigate the difficult road to guiding a loved one towards recovery.

If you feel you would like to give back to support other carers, be a voice of hope and encouragement, and you are willing to be trained as a facilitator, or can help in any other way, please contact us today. 

Become a member of EDFA for $25 per year (Australian Carers Only)

EDFA is a proud not for profit, predominantly volunteer-run organisation. 

We invite you to be part of a revolutionary peer support group making positive changes in the Eating Disorder space. Strength in numbers means we are able to affect change and have the collective voice of the carers recognised.

We provide opportunities to connect with other parents and carers who share your experiences…helping you to feel less alone and isolated.

Yearly membership is just $25.

Membership gives access to:

 – Access to a range of resources in our Member Only section of the website including Educational Recordings, Member Recommended Clinicians and Services, and more.

 – Over 70 support groups and education sessions per year. including;

 – monthly state-based strive Carer Support Groups

 – twice monthly education sessions

 – monthly sibling support group

 – monthly national strive ARFID Carer Support Group

 – quarterly strive support groups for carers of people with Bulimia, Binge Eating Disorder, as well as a group for male carers

 – discounts to eating disorder events and conferences. 

 – daily online support through our private strive Australia Facebook Group and the opportunity to connect, share, learn and ask questions is another benefit of being part of our EDFA community.

Your membership helps EDFA with ongoing costs of running a not-for-profit organisation, and importantly, shows Government that families value, need and believe in this type of lived-experience support. Strength in numbers helps EDFA lobby as the collective voice of carers for  better services, treatments, access to expert clinicians and specialised ED units, to help our loved ones in their recovery journey and to acknowledge the impact of an eating disorder diagnosis on the entire family unit.

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