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 groups, education seminars, mentoring, treatment and clinician advice and more.

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

  • 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

Trainee 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.

EDFA is planning to expand on our successful Melbourne Eating Disorders Parent Support Group, by training facilitators to run local support groups in each state.

We need 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

EDFA is a proud not for profit, 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.

Members will receive a welcome pack, including information sheets, introductory discounts on selected Eating Disorder books, discounts to Eating Disorder conferences and events, free access to monthly statewide strive support groups, bi-monthly national education sessions and daily online peer support through the private strive FB groups.

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