As a peak national organisation, we provide services to families and carers across the country. Our efforts to support carers reflect a comprehensive approach to eating disorder services – from prevention and early intervention to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and maintenance.
For many people, volunteering with EDFA offers the chance to give something back to the community, and make a difference.
Are you a carer who is currently supporting a loved one’s eating disorder journey? Has your loved one recovered and you are ready to give back to others who are facing similar struggles?
Carers with lived experience have unique insights and empathy to support other carers.
Initially started by a passionate group of parents, EDFA continues to be driven by a dedicated volunteer group. Their aim is to help others navigate the challenges of caring for a loved one with an eating disorder – and provide hope for recovery and healing.
Lived experience as a carer is considered helpful as a volunteer. However it is not essential as there is a lot to be done to support carers and your contributions may be able to help EDFA accomplish this.
Volunteering also provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge.
We have immediate volunteer opportunities.
Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteering for a not-for-profit organization has many benefits, both personally and professionally.
- Gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a sense of achievement
- Meet people
- Become part of a community
- Take on new challenges
- Help you understand and define your career goals
- It helps you understand and define your career goals
- Allow you to explore and develop new skills
If you have any of these skills, we’d love to hear from you:
- Facilitating online Carer Support Groups
- Marketing and social media
- Fundraising and grant writing
- Research skills
- Project management
- Data entry and analysis
- Corporate sponsorship
- New business development
- Advocacy campaign 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’.