Volunteer

NEDIC relies on the support of our dedicated team of volunteers to supplement our work in the community and online.

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Thank you for your interest in volunteering with NEDIC!

Please note that due to the high volume of volunteer applications only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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

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 are available. Outreach & Education Volunteers may be asked to travel for presentations within the GTA.


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CANDIDATES

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 Ary Maharaj, Outreach & Education Coordinator. 

Volunteer Role Descriptions

  • 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 online. 

Please fill out the form.

Apply Online

Student Placement

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 in May/June (for a September start), October/November (for a January start), or March/April (for a May start).



Human Services placement students may come from programs such as: 

  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Counselling
  • Nursing
  • Health Promotion


Note: We do not meet the requirements for most graduate-level placements in social work, counselling, or psychology that require face-to-face direct client contact. If you are interested in working in the eating disorders field, browse our service provider directory to get the contact information of other potential options!

 

Business placement students may come from programs such as: 

  • Public Relations
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Fundraising

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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).