Volunteer Opportunities

NEDIC relies on the support of our dedicated team of volunteers. With their input, passion and commitment, NEDIC is able to effectively reach more people every year. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities available - check out the volunteer opportunities listings below to learn more about how you can join us in helping to prevent eating disorders and addressing food and weight preoccupation.

Please note that due to the high volume of volunteer applications only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants contacted for an interview can expect to be contacted by NEDIC staff within two weeks of applying online. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NEDIC!

Volunteer applications are accepted online. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

 

Available positions:

NEDIC welcomes volunteer applications from students, people who have been affected by eating disorders (recovered), persons with disabilities and members of marginalized communities. All volunteer positions report to Kelsey Johnston, Outreach & Education Coordinator. 

Volunteer Time Frame and Commitment:

Completion of two mandatory full-day training sessions per year.
Commitment of 3 hours per week.
Time commitment of one year at minimum.
Provide reasonable notice to Supervisor of anticipated scheduling conflicts/changes.
Work at NEDIC headquarters, in downtown Toronto. Evening shifts available. Outreach & Education Volunteers may be asked to travel for presentations within the GTA. 

 

Outreach & Education Volunteer

Outreach & Education Volunteers represent NEDIC in a variety of ways – providing public education and professional development about eating disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and body image to members of the public within the Greater Toronto Area. This is a rewarding opportunity for an outgoing and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about preventing eating disorders and is a skilled public speaker who enjoys working with others. Experience working with children and youth is an asset.

Outreach and education volunteer duties include:

  • Deliver interactive workshops for students and youth.
  • Represent NEDIC at community health and education fairs.
  • Provide educational presentations for service providers such educators, dietitians, fitness professionals, etc. 
  • Develop expertise on eating disorder prevention and treatment.
  • Help to develop content for Outreach & Education presenter database.
  • Create helpful handouts and resources for distribution.
  • Assist staff with ongoing educational and outreach projects.
  • Print and send out thank you letters following community outreach presentations.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong public speaking skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills; past experience using PowerPoint a must.
  • Able to work effectively independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding of eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation.

 

Research Volunteer

At NEDIC, we are committed to providing the public with up-to-date information relating to food and weight preoccupation and eating disorders. We are seeking skilled research volunteers to help us collect this information and tailor it to our outreach audiences. This is a rewarding opportunity to contribute to public education and professional development around the topic of eating disorders.

Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in academic research
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to work effectively and independently as part of a team
  • Understanding of eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation

 

Apply for the role of Outreach & Education Volunteer or Research Volunteer here

 

Calling all Bloggers!

The NEDIC blog is a public forum for education and creative expression on eating disorders, body image and food and weight preoccupation. Updated weekly, we are always looking for talented writers to contribute content for the blog. We welcome established bloggers, professionals and clinicians looking to expand their audience or discuss their work, and for writers who are passionate about health at every size and eating disorder recovery. We welcome submissions of 300-500 words, and all submissions will be considered. NEDIC welcomes blog submissions from students, people who have been affected by eating disorders, persons with disabilities and members of marginalized communities. Please note that because of the high volume of blog submissions we receive, we cannot publish all blog entries that we receive.

Send your blog for consideration to nedic@uhn.ca with the subject line ‘Blog Submission'