If you are recovered from an eating disorder and want to give back to our community, you can apply for one of two roles:
Group Facilitators facilitate group on a rotating basis, encouraging meaningful conversation between a group of 2-12 attendees in various stages of recovery.
Some groups will be “affinity groups,” welcoming people who also hold an identity underrepresented in eating disorder recovery spaces.
Time Commitment: Three hours per week, at the same time every week.
Training: One in-person, two-day session, on a weekend
Timeline: Recruitment is open for trainings taking place Spring 2019
Location: Must be located near support group location. In 2018, this will include volunteers in NYC, LA, SF, Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.
Peer Mentors meet one-on-one with a mentee every week to support them in their recovery.
Time Commitment: Three hours per week, timing varies based on the mentor and mentee’s schedules.
Training: Online, three hours per week over the course of 10 weeks.*
Timeline: Recruitment is open for training beginning Summer 2019
Location: Can serve from anywhere in the U.S.
*The Communities of HEALing Mentor Training Program is a collaboration between Project HEAL and the Carolyn Costin Institute. The training is designed to ground mentors in the 8 Keys to Recovery, a framework developed by renowned clinician and eating disorder recovery advocate Carolyn Costin, as well as gold standard practices for peer support and mentorship.