NEDIC relies on the support of our dedicated team of volunteers to supplement our work in the community and online.
Please note that due to the high volume of volunteer applications only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants selected for an interview can expect to be contacted by NEDIC staff within two weeks of applying online.
Volunteer applications are accepted online. No phone calls or walk-ins, please.
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 Aryel Maharaj, Outreach & Education Coordinator.
Instant chat volunteers will work with our direct client support team to provide support, information, and referrals to service users using our instant chat program. This is a rewarding opportunity for an individual who is passionate about providing support to individuals across Canada who are affected by eating disorders and food and weight preoccupation. Volunteers are asked to commit to one year with NEDIC, providing 4 hours of volunteering a week. Shifts may include daytime and/or evening hours. All volunteers are required to have up-to-date vaccinations, including TB testing.
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.
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.
The Social Media Volunteer will update and curate content on NEDIC Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Tumblr page. This is a great position for an individual with a strong interest in online communication and social media for non-profit organizations. We welcome new creative ideas and initiatives for growing our social media reach and impact. Past experience with using social media and communications is required, as is a non-dieting philosophy. Social media duties include:
NEDIC offers unpaid placements to students from a variety of college and university programs. Typically, our placement students are from human services or business programs. If you would like to do a placement at NEDIC, please contact us as soon as possible. Placements are often filled well before the school year begins.
To apply for a placement position with NEDIC, please send your resume and a cover letter. In your cover letter, please tell us why you would like to do a placement at NEDIC. Let us know what your program requires, including hours, days, length of placement and learning objectives. Send your application to Suzanne Phillips, Program Manager, by e-mail (nedic@ uhn.ca) or fax (416-340-4736).